Linda Soundtrack is back. This was first reported by the Gazette a few weeks ago, and on Friday it was on the FRONT page of NewsOK.com. Dear God, help us all.
In a very nostalgic way, I guess this is cool. That being said, I think it's kind of silly how everyone is getting so excited about this. It's like we are all forgetting how truly annoying this lady was. This would be the equivalent of living in the year 2030 and everyone cheering the return of the 1-800-2-SELLHOMES lady.
When I was a kid, my Grandpa would literally turn down the volume whenever a Linda Soundtrack commercial came on the air. Hell, I think he even threw a little party when the last Soundtrack closed in the early 1990s. Granted, my grandpa was also magician and collected toy trains, so maybe he's not the most reliable source when it comes to measuring ones Linda Soundtrack tolerance.
I'm also not too confident about the future success of the new Soundtrack. Call me crazy, but when your business model appears to be banked on the public's ability to identify with an annoying 1980's commercial pitch lady, your venture may be in for some hard times.
Also, can you imagine how annoying OKC will become if the new Soundtrack is a success??? I bet Broadway Ford will reopen in Edmond and bring back the black guy and his grandson to tell us "That's no bull." I wouldn't be surprised if Larry Evans and the guy who voiced the Oklahoma Discount Furniture commercials start making cameos in all the new Mathis Brother commercials.
Hell, I bet they'll even try to resurrect the old Credit Jewelers Cowboy. Unless you're Jesse James, that would actually be kind of cool.