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Old 03-22-08, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default Anyone else sick of the Lexus commercial guy's voice?

I figure the guy is about 100 at this point but his raspy laryngitis sounding voice, while once cool, now is just irritating to me. I wish Lexus would change. It may have worked for the high end LS, but this ad I just was was for an IS, and it seemed totally out of place.
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Old 03-22-08, 12:16 PM   #2
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Not as bad as when Infinity used Jonathan Pryce talking for 30sec about how the clock is in the center of the dash...It was like their whole marketing scheme was based on if the clock is so good, imagine how good the car is.

Or the Jaguar ads....Some thick British pompous accent pronouncing Jaguar...Jag-ooo-ahr.
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Old 03-22-08, 12:21 PM   #3
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I also used to like the Lexus guy's voice. I get the ads down here since I can access DirecTV, and everytime I my friends and cousins are over and I say look, a Lexus ad, they say the voice comes off with a sheer lack of enthusiasm.
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Old 03-22-08, 12:50 PM   #4
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its okay...i think all lexus ads are very good and have like a deeper meaning. therefor, it kinda equals out with the voice. wonder how much he gets paid
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Old 03-22-08, 01:33 PM   #5
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i like it. he is the embodiment of trademark Lexus class. like Chick Hearn was the Lakers, **** Vitale is college hoops, Vin Scully is the Dodgers, Michael Buffer is American boxing, that "OH BABY" guy is And 1. The guy who does all the previews in motion pictures, and the IMAX voice. You get the point.

If it aint broke, dont fix it.
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Old 03-22-08, 04:05 PM   #6
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nope.. his voice is very soothing. It's like a signature to Lexus' commercial, everytime i hear it, i pay attention to the tv
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nope.. his voice is very soothing. It's like a signature to Lexus' commercial, everytime i hear it, i pay attention to the tv

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It begins to grate on me too. Much like that raspy guy who did all the movie preview intro's for the past quarter century...I hate movie previews and his voice.

(I am trying to continue my online vacation but looks like I've been pulled back to CL. )
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Old 03-22-08, 04:48 PM   #9
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I think the worst voice for Car commercials is the one for sansone... sounds like the guy is on drugs lol
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I think the worst voice for Car commercials is the one for sansone... sounds like the guy is on drugs lol
What's 'sansone'!?
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Old 03-22-08, 08:26 PM   #11
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(I am trying to continue my online vacation but looks like I've been pulled back to CL. )
haha, welcome back! resistance is futile.
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haha, welcome back! resistance is futile.
Yeah. I had been strong...the shakes went away and I could walk away from the pooters and not think of them. I needed some new tires...so I tried reading other sites...I was curious what had occurred on CL so I peeked in, that was it...shakes and all are back.

I dunno why commercials don't use more female voices? Male voices don't draw me...a bubbly female voice...
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Old 03-22-08, 09:50 PM   #13
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FYI his name is James Sloyan.
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Old 03-23-08, 12:20 AM   #14
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What's 'sansone'!?
It's guido for Samsung!
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Old 03-23-08, 01:10 AM   #15
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I like his voice, i call out Lexus before others because they don't recognize his voice.
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