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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 09-20-2007 02:06 PM 1480 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just for fun. I found this old commercial that my brother and I did back in 1986. I’m the oldest one with the southern accent and the high pitched voice. My brother was the cute one. Notice I said was. My brother builds cabinets too, but works for Falcon Jet building high end interiors for private jets. I should post some of his work. WOW, awesome stuff.

I was about 12 then and still playing in the saw dust. It was another 3-4 years before I started making anything besides swords, stilts and oh, I did use to make miniature waterbeds where I would used zip lock bags for the mattress. Both my parents worked at the store, so my brother and I would spend a lot of time during the summer in the shop. We probably got in the way more then anything, but I bet we were put to work some. Did you know that child labor law don’t effect family businesses. Just kidding.

I thought this tape may be entertaining, at least for my family, plus I needed to get it in digital form before we lost the tape forever. Maybe someday I can embarrass my kids by having them do a spin-off of this commercial. Of course change the prices. Complete waterbeds for $129.95 and sheets for $19.95. How much was a 1X10 back then? Maybe we were used as slave child labor. The prices are now $399 without a headboard and $49.95 for the sheet sets.

If you want a good laugh check out the outtakes. Please go easy on the comments. Just playing , fire away.

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#1 posted 09-20-2007 02:32 PM

oh my goodness .. this is just too precious!!
child actors—gotta love them :)
what a great job, to stay focused all that time and keep trying. Very impressive.
lol just too cute.
I’m so glad you shared this with us – making my day!! :)

Well done!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 09-20-2007 03:52 PM

HAHAHAHA…nicely done! I never thought I’d replay the phrase, “Big ole waterbed…” Pretty cool! The out takes are a gas! Thanks for posting this Chris!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 09-20-2007 04:00 PM

You mean “Big ole waterbed….” isnt’ an everyday word where your from

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#4 posted 09-20-2007 06:54 PM

Chris, Nope. To hear that little man with the souther drawl say that phrase…it was just, well….cute, is all.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 09-21-2007 06:17 AM

Chris A great commercial.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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