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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:57:05 GMT

Thoughts on the Passing of a Scoundrel: Crazy Eddie Antar (1947-2016)  -  CEPro
Crazy Eddie became an international phenomenon. New York DJ Jerry Carroll, who voiced and acted in the ad spots, became a superstar. He was parodied by Dan Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live and spawned a recurring character on Futurama.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:42:13 GMT

Watch Homeboy Sandman 'Bus A Rhyme' in Visually Brilliant Ode to NYC Transit Life  -  Birthplace Magazine
Well, we all knew OF Crazy Eddie. Eddie Antar was the founder of retail electronics chain Crazy Eddie, which was famous for outrageous television commercials fronted by DJ, actor and eventual advertising executive Jerry Carroll, who, to many of us, WAS ...
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:02:27 GMT

Stuart Elliott: The Days When "Crazy" and "Insane" Referred to Ads, Not Politics  -  MediaVillage
The death recently of Eddie Antar brought a knowing nod from aficionados of a certain type of advertising. Antar was a founder of the Crazy Eddie chain of electronics stores, which flooded the airwaves in the '70s and '80s in markets such as Boston ...
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:45:00 GMT

Journalist Recalls Crazy Eddie Lingo  -  Fishbowl NY (blog)
CrazyEddieAd This is a tribute Eddie Antar, who passed away last weekend at age 68, would have been entirely sold on. It was written by the Daily Record's William Westhoven, who worked for a number of years at the Crazy Eddie store in Union, N.J. in ...
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:15:17 GMT

Remembering Crazy Eddie: His Prices Were Insane  -  The New Yorker
Growing up in Manhattan in the eighties, I loved the TV commercials for the electronics chain “Crazy Eddie.” What kid wouldn't? The pitchman, an unholy mashup of Pee-wee Herman and Donald Trump, would squeeze as many words as humanly possible ...
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:45:15 GMT

Crazy Eddie turned me into a journalist  -  Daily Record
I am 27 years into a rewarding second career as a journalist, 22 of them with the Daily Record. But before I put my college education to its intended purpose, I spent about seven years working for Eddie Antar — aka Crazy Eddie, who died last week at ...
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:30:03 GMT
'Crazy Eddie,' electronics retailer, dies at 68  -  Jweekly.com
Crazy Eddie” Antar, whose chain of eponymous electronics retail stores was a business and cultural phenomenon before he landed in jail on fraud charges, died Sept. 10 at age 68. A cause of death was not disclosed. The grandson of Syrian Jewish ...
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:12:58 GMT

Eddie Antar, owner of Crazy Eddie retail chain, dead at 68  -  Cosumnes Connection (subscription)
"Crazy Eddie" Antar, whose chain of eponymous electronics retail stores was a business and cultural phenomenon before he landed in jail on fraud charges, died Saturday at age 68. And his fall from grace was spectacular. "Crazy" Eddie Antar, center, ...
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:03:50 GMT

Eddie Antar, Founder of Famed NY Electronics Giant, Dies at 68  -  The Jewish Voice
Crazy Eddie” Antar, whose chain of eponymous electronics retail stores was a business and cultural phenomenon, died last Saturday at age 68. According to a report in the New York Times, Antar's death was confirmed by the Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish ...
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:17:10 GMT

Wistful for the 'Crazy Eddie' Era  -  Wall Street Journal
It would be dishonest to suggest I'm distraught over the death of “Crazy Eddie” Antar, whose electronics stores' ads, on TV and radio, blanketed the airwaves during the 1970s and 1980s. Mr. Antar died Saturday at age 68. I suppose he deserves credit ...