More Motel 6 - Y2K edition

Published December 23, 2019

Twenty years ago, the Y2K Millenium bug weighed heavily on our collective minds. It seems so far away in 2019. The same year Star Wars Episode I: the Phantom Menace arrived in theaters. "Weird Al" Yankovic's Running with Scissors album told the film's story in great detail prior to the movie's release. Al even mentions Y2K on the record (in "It's All About the Pentiums," if you were curious). The album received heavy airplay on The Dr. Demento Show that year—the only year I taped every single show off of the radio, commercials and everything. This recording came from one of my tapes.

Tom Bodett is in hilarious form here. Now that the threat of Y2K is looooooooooooooong since past (well, unless you have an older GPS, but that's a different topic altogether). Without further ado, here's my favorite radio commercial from that time of year. Watch it below:

 

"It makes sense to see the light at Motel 6…before it's too late," intones Tom Bodett in this Motel 6 radio spot from late 1999. It is certainly a relic of its time, so it is best to simply enjoy it for what it is. Nostalgia is truly is weird, isn't it?

About the blogger:
David Buck is an author, musician, copywriter, and voice over artist based in Colorado. His work has appeared on Nerdvana Media, The Nintendo Times, Star Trek.com, EN World, SyFy Wire and across the web. In his spare time, he composes music, writes science fiction, and paints miniatures.

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