Ed Barbara was a Bay Area TV pitchman extraordinaire --he had a furniture store that was the subject of a series of commercials in the 80's that were so bad and yet funny, they, (and he too), developed a cult following.
"Hi kids, ED BARBARA, Furniture USA" was the opening line of this ubiquitous and annoying ad--didn't matter what type of credit you had, Ed would take good care of you, got it? Bye Kids
The deals, as it turned out, were too good to be true. Barbara was eventually investigated by the cops and ended up in a ton of legal woes and had to do time. Bye Kids.
Ed Barbara, Junior, his son, to the rescue.
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