Big Black Musclebear Bartender Wearing A White Wifebeater In A Music Video Challenges You To Find A Specific Halls Candy TV Commercial

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Back in the day, I would randomly channel surf the television while I had a blank VHS tape in my VCR.  This VCR would then be on “Pause/Record” so that I could just hit “Pause” again with my remote control so that I could somewhat instantly record a “bearish” guy that shows up on the boob tube.  One of the annoyances of said VCR is that it automatically un-paused itself if I did not hit “Pause” within 5 minutes or so.  So, I’d be constantly hitting the freaking “Pause” button every 1 minute so that I won’t experience a “recording delay” common to VCRs.  You might be asking, “Hey, Will, what is this recording delay“?  Well, my DVR-spoiled brethren, there’s a margin of error of about 5 seconds before you truly began recording on a VCR.  And since I was always searching and waiting for “money shots” of our bearish kin, those 5 seconds are utterly crucial.

“Crucial”?  You might be laughing at such silliness, but take this precautionary tale to heart: I was enjoying an episode of DangerMouse on Nickelodeon when the VCR “timed out” and un-paused itself.  Suddenly, without any warning, that Halls Candy commercial with the two hairy, large, and beefy Turkish bears in a bath and only wearing a towel showed up while my Cheetos-encrusted fingers could not find the remote control’s “Pause” button in time.  And by the time I hit “Pause,” it was all too late.  All I recorded was the final 4 seconds of the commercial where I could only see the Halls Candy.  To this day, I’ve hunted for this commercial far and wide and I have been wholly unsuccessful.  This Halls Commercial is my Moby Dick…

Well, back on topic, that’s just an extra back story for my blurry collage of that big black musclebear bartender wearing a white wifebeater in a 112 music video titled, Anywhere.  There was a time in my life when I just watched music videos on MTV, VH-1, CMT, and BET.  That above collage are screenshots from my BET music video watching days.


1:35 | 1:42 | 1:48 | 1:54 | 2:01 | 2:19 | 2:32 | 3:38
(exact times you see the bartender)… lol

So if there is anybody out there who knows where we can view this Halls Commercial, I will be deeply grateful and I will send you a reward.  I’m not kidding.  Trust me on this, it will be a fairly great reward…

2 thoughts on “Big Black Musclebear Bartender Wearing A White Wifebeater In A Music Video Challenges You To Find A Specific Halls Candy TV Commercial Leave a comment

  1. “This Halls Commercial is my Moby Dick…”
    You are brilliant and hilarious… this (and the great pictures you post) is why I come back daily!
    Thank you so much.

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