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The Alpha-Getti Gobbler Ad


Blogging is one of the cooler hobbies.  If there's something I can't find anywhere, I just need to write about it and eventually someone who can help me will find my entry and make my day.  This happened with the Saint Ralph soundtrack, when I couldn't find or buy Gord Downie's version of "Hallelujah", and it's happened again.

In April 2007 I found myself blurting out "you're the Alpha-Getti Gobbler" to my daughter.  That sparked a memory of an Alpha-Getti commercial I saw numerous times as a kid.  I hit the web searching for the ad or at least a screen cap and I came up empty.  That's when I wrote this entry about the Alpha-Getti Gobbler, now #1 when you Google this elusive beast.

Over a year passed until Ryan Barnett left a comment on that entry.  He was Googling the ad and found my entry.  Ryan Barnett was one of the three children in the Alpha-Getti Gobbler ad and he had the advertisement on DVD.  That sparked this Gobbler alert from earlier today.

Not only has Ryan agreed to an interview, but he's already ripped the ad to a digital file that he's kindly emailed to me.  I promptly uploaded the vid to my YouTube account, and now, without further ado, I'm sharing the hold grail of canned pasta ads.  Here's the Alpha-Getti Gobbler.

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