These tv spots were a hallmark of New York City area television throughout the late ’70s and well into the ’80s.The store chain began with a modest shop in the Coney Island section of New York.The Antar business enjoyed success there, and opened more shops through the ’70s, eventually spreading into Manhattan, the outer boroughs, Long Island and New Jersey.Despite the success, we saw little change in what we feel were the keys to success– terrific audio and video products and these unique advertisements.
His stare was maniacal, his voice boomed, he flailed his arms about, and we loved it!
This image personified the Crazy Eddie name just as the Antar family duo (father Sam and son Eddie) had intended.
For well over ten years, he was the spokesman for electronics chain Crazy Eddie.
His name is Jerry Carroll, and his persona while reading the Crazy Eddie ads was…well, crazy.
We recall a store chain that filled our lives with wonders of technology and made us grin with terrific commercials.These discount electronics stores are gone, but our memories of his products and advertising will never be forgotten. If you grew up around the Tri-State area, then the guy on the right needs no introduction.