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1960s? Jumpin' Jack O'Brien

Jack O'Brien doing a Municipal Auto Sales commercial

NW 36th Street, Miami, Florida

Jumpin' Jack as ingrained in millions of memories.

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Don Boyd18-Apr-2015 03:47
Guest, thank you for informing us of your dad's death 40 years ago. Your dad's name of Ed "Mark 'em Down" Lane is also ingrained into many many memories of those who grew up down here.

Thank you everyone else for your comments. Chuck Stewart, you are a godsend when it comes to all those great old videos and thank you for sharing them with so many people on the internet.

Guest 17-Apr-2015 18:27
ed mark em down lane died 40 years ago he was my dad
Doug Mathis 10-Oct-2012 18:17
My gradfather and father worked for M.A.S. Ed and Doyle Mathis we used towatch for him when he would drive the cars in the commercials
Tony DelGiudice 26-Jan-2010 17:22
Just happened on this site. Searching for info on Municipal Auto Sales in Warwick, RI. Had no idea another existed. The one in Warwick goes back 40 years.
Marie 23-Jul-2009 17:32
"You get the best for less at MAS!"
Chuck Stewart 05-Apr-2008 07:09
Good Gawd.......I can't believe I found this site by accident. I was the director of these commercials at WLBW-TC, Ch 10 when the studio was at 2133 NW 11th Ave next to a garbage truck depot. We had to spray the studio every night with fly killer so Molly Turner had a fly free studio when she came in to do the morning show.
Check out this Jack O'Brien classic from my
While you're there, check out for some Rick Shaw classics and more.
Chuck Stewart, former Producer/Director WLBW and WPLG-TV
John 19-Jan-2008 03:45
J.J Ob and Don, I would have never remembered Jumpin Jack w/o this site. Thanks again Don. I think I grew up about 5 or 6 streets north of where you lived Jack. Weren't you just south of 136th street right off 83rd Ave?? Also, didn't you used to "smack" the sides of the cars on your commercials after you announce the vehicle and at the moment you would announce the price, i.e., Hi, I'm Jack Obrien, MAS, and this great Corvette can be purchased for "bam" $2195? My Mom was Hy Stanton a producer at WLRN (Ch 17). She retired in the late 80s and died in 1990. Did you know her by chance?
Don Boyd15-Oct-2007 19:41
Thanks for writing again with more memories, Jumpin' Jack! Best wishes to you and your family. Don't spoil those grandkids too much. Don
JJackack 15-Oct-2007 19:18
This particular picture was actually taken at the lot on NW 36th Street...the one and only time we ever did a "remote" from there. All other commercials were actually done at the television stations..."out the back door" so to speak. This night was a particularly wonderful time, cause we could show the cars and the satilittle and the big MAS took me months to convince the owner of Municipal, Merrill Friedman, to do a "live" cost a lot of money, but it was worth it...we did get a ton of comments!
Jack O'Brien Municipal Auto Sales Spokesman
Any comments or whatever, I can be reached at
I now live in middle Tennessee, I wonder why? I guess to be near four of my eight grandchildren!
Guest 18-Jul-2007 13:51
And whatever happened to Ed "Mark 'em Down" Lane?