Pennsylvania Lottery Christmas Commercial

We spend 17 times the length of a 30-second lottery commercial that had a whole commonwealth singing “FIVE CASH FIVES,” for a quarter-century talking about it.

On This Episode

  1. Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), local TV news theme song enthusiast.
  2. Joey O. (@ImGonnaDJ24) from Y-Not Radio.

Topics and Tangents

  1. The original Pennsylvania Lottery Christmas Commercial from 1992.
  2. The The updated commercial from 2012, remade shot-for-shot like 1998’s “Psycho.”
  3. PA Lottery’s Holiday Ad Gets Makeover (CBS Philly, 2012).
  4. Move Closer to Your World,” the greatest broadcast news theme song ever composed.
  5. Philadelphia Eagles fans’ longing for kelly green football uniforms.
  6. Major League Baseball’s endless array of ugly hats for every holiday.

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