There will never be another advertising campaign, national or local, quite like the Crazy Eddie ads in the 1980s. And even though seeing them gives us a slight heart attack each time (and inspires us), this Christmas ad does seem to capture the frenzied spirit of the holidays. Everyone should have an oversized candy cane defend him- or herself against snowballs while claiming "We will not be undersold!"

The actor in the commercials was not Crazy Eddie founder Eddie Antar (who was accused of fraud as the business collapsed) himself but a disc jockey named Jerry Carroll. At the height of the Crazy Eddie advertising during the 1980s, the NY Times reported Carroll's antics could be seen at least twelve times a day.

For fans of the low-budget but effective (who didn't know that Crazy Eddie sold electronics), check out the Crazy Eddie Tribute Page.