Anyone who grew up in the New York/New Jersey space in the ’70s and ’80s remembers Outrageous Eddie. It was an electronics retail shop chain that experienced the most unforgettable and obnoxious commercials at any time.
So the person in the business was just an actor, but there was a serious Crazy Eddie — and he was way wilder than the Television set spokesman. Guiding the scenes and the screams, Eddie Antar hardly ever fulfilled a scam he failed to really like and was a pathological liar.
On this episode of Dirty Funds, co-hosts Jon Little and Dan Bova speak with Gary Weiss, creator of Retail Gangster: The Insane, Real-Daily life Story of Crazy Eddie, to get all the details on the electronics giant’s gigantic ripoffs, which attained him the nicknamed “the Darth Vader of capitalism” by U.S. Legal professional Michael Chertoff.
Keep on to your wallets, this is likely to be a wild a person!
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