Monday, October 26, 2009

Scared Yet?

I heard an ad on the radio for some sort of Halloween thing. I wasn't paying attention. It might have been for a haunted house or haunted hayride, but the announcer was using that traditional Halloween radio voice: 2 parts Crypt Keeper, one part Count from Sesame Street, one part Billy Fuccillo.

It's a really annoying voice.

The ad ended with the creepy voice slowly saying, "Discount coupons available at Dunkin' Donuts."  

The voice guy refused to break character for the Dunkin' Donuts tie-in despite the fact that it's basically impossible to instill fear when the word coupon is involved.  Try saying "coupons" using your scariest voice. "Boo!" is decidedly scarier. 

Note: 1,000 instant points of rad to those readers who actually tried saying coupons with a scary voice.


Brina said...

I tried to say it!! COUPONS!!! Mwah-ha-ha!!

Yessica said...

When I tried to say it, I got stuck on the word "doughnut" and realized that I sounded like a possessed version of Homer Simpson.

Jess said...

Bri, I thought of you when I heard it. I do enjoy your scary voice. and your, "The tent is up!" impression.

Jessica, I did something similar. doouughnut. (shudder).