Furniture stores run lots and lots of commercials. You hear them all the time on the radio. You see them all the time on TV. You see them on billboards and just about anywhere else there is advertising. It's hard to watch a Patriots or Red Sox game without seeing a TV commercial for Bob's Discount Furniture.

In the past, Bob was featured in these commercials with an actress that was portraying his wife. It was a little over the top and campy, but that was just part of the theme of the commercials. Years later, the real-life Bob was replaced by a claymation-type Bob. OK, it was a little weird, but the recognizable voice of Bob was still heard.

I always wondered why they made this move. If Bob was too busy to shoot the commercial, he still had to take time out of his day to lend his voice to his animated character, but hey, who am I to judge?

Bob's Discount Furniture YouTube
Bob's Discount Furniture YouTube

But what I saw today crossed the line. One of my friends who relocated from the SouthCoast to San Diego, California tipped me off to the disturbing new development in the Bob's Discount Furniture advertising campaign. I saw it for the first time today, and I'll share it with you now:

Apparently, Bob has opened up a new store in the San Diego area. I'm happy for him, but it's just disturbing to hear some "imposter Bob" voicing the California version of their new commercial. Imposter Bob apparently lost his Boston accent, and that is unforgivable.

Come on, Bob. You're a New Englanda'. Act like one. Don't use some phony, generic voiceover guy. San Diego deserves the original!

This is outrageous.

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