Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Hilarious throwback video shows Ernest telling Dallasites to clean up weeds
"They're in your yard, they're in the alley, they SHOULD BE ON YOUR MIND!"
DALLAS Ernest (the fictional character played by Jim Varney before his death in 2000) was a household name for a lot of people in the late '80s/early '90s. Who can forget the time Ernest saved Christmas? Or went to camp? Or … tried to clean up Dallas’ weeds?
An old city of Dallas commercial, posted on the r/Dallas subreddit on Reddit.com last week, features the iconic character warning his neighbor Vern (well, you, technically) about the war on weeds, and how weeds are going to take over if we’re not vigilant. It also sports a phone number without an area code, which is pretty weird to see today.