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Video Vault: Mad Dog Vachon for Chicago-Lake Liquor, 1984

Whatever happened to completely awesome celebrity-driven local TV ads? You know, like this 1984 gem with Mad Dog Vachon hawking beer for Chicago-Lake Liquor. Yes, it's a hairy man surrounded a "mountain of beer." Not exactly Kent Hrbek hawking air conditioners.
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Yes, it's a hairy AWA legend surrounded a "mountain of beer."

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