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The Great Oderus Urungus of GWAR and His Crazy Circuit City Commercial from 1994

Posted by on November 29, 2019 at 10:15 am

In my ongoing effort remind everyone the 1980s and 1990s were fucking great times, let's look back on the time Oderus Urungus (aka the beloved David Brockie of GWAR, RIP) joined forces with another Richmond, Virginia staple, electronics vendor Circuit City. The venture resulted in one of the most metal television commercials of all time.

Before we go any further, GWAR has a bit of history with commercials — mostly cheaply shot NSFW fake commercials the band dreamed up and would play at shows — like the one for a Slip 'N' Slide you'd never want to slip nor slide on (unless you're into that, I don't judge), and another starring GWAR member Slymenstra Hymen pushing fictional feminine products. 

GWAR's illustrious frontman, the late David Brockie, has appeared in real commercials, including a series of entertaining TV spots for HM Magazine, a faith-based music publication launched in 1985. When Circuit City needed a spokesperson to appear in a video game-centric ad 25 years ago this month for the annual holiday shopping stampede, they enlisted Oderus Urungus to growl about the virtues of video-game ownership in a commercial titled "Game Warrior."

In the ad, Brockie, as Oderus, gets to specifically point out GWAR's appearance in the 1994 Nintendo game Beavis and Butt-Head (or MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head: The Game).

So, as the shopping/fist-fight season over things that simply don't matter has arrived, here's David Brockie telling you to get your ass to Circuit City before he smashes your TV to bits!

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David Brockie in character as Oderus Urungus in a commercial for Circuit City filmed in 1994. 

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