Mr. Hai Karate

    Not long ago, I was at a friend's parent's house. I had brought my oldest for the birthday party of my friend's oldest son, and there was much pool and other fun, including much enjoyment of birthday gifts. It was a nice warm day, and all involved had fun.

    Towards the end of the day, the number of kids dwindled, and I was hanging out with the few adults there. As I recall, the discussion worked it's way to theater, i.e. doing performing arts, and my friend's father mentions that he did Hai Karate commercials. Suddenly he starts looking familiar. Being the geeks that many of us are at this party, one of my other friends brings up YouTube on a handy gadget and does a quick search. Sure enough, he discovers this, amongst others.



    And yup, it is easy enough to recognize my friend's father. I've seen some of these ads, not when they originally ran, but in re-runs and a few years back when I picked up a cheap, at the time, CD of old TV commercials. Brings back memories of my childhood TV watching days. I always thought the Hai Karate commercials were fun, and was thrilled to find out the star is someone I know, who is a friendly, down to earth person. In a word, cool. He made several, although not all of the, ads for Hai Karate, but I haven't found any of the others he was in.

    I did some searching for that CD, as there were other fun commercials, but so far I haven't found it. I remember uploading it to a server at work, but I think that server died a few years back, so I doubt I'll find them there either. Makes me wonder how many other secrets are out there waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. \^-\^

Comments:

Cool.

Posted by Sandy Altucher on November 05, 2007 at 10:11 AM EST #

Here's another of his, though I haven't been able to find a version large enough to make out details:

http://www.tvparty.com/vault3/haikarate.ram

One of these days we'll get him to upload some of the commercials he still has on film :-)

Posted by Ellen on November 05, 2007 at 01:59 PM EST #

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