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Watch Our Five Favorite ‘Al Grace Appliance’ TV Commercials

A true Rockford icon passed away this week, and while Al Grace will be remembered for many wonderful reasons, these 5 commercials that stand out to us.

Al Grace, born Alfonso Graceffa, opened his first appliance store in 1962 on 9th St. in Rockford. For a decade it was just appliance repairs until the 1970s when expanded to retail. These 5 commercials remind us of how easy it is to spend money at Al Grace Appliance stores. The commercials were always silly, fun and memorable. And a few even included our very own Steve Shannon.

5. Many families have suffered through HD-ED… right?

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4. Famous Legumes In History should be required reading in all Rockford Public Schools

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3. The world famous ‘Peanut Sales’

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2. Al Grace… one true Rockford original. This one includes Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and 97ZOK’s Steve Shannon

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1. This number one choice is an absolutely ridiculous parody of American Idol with our own Steve Shannon starring in the role of Randy Jackson.

*The owner of this video will not allow us to put it on our website, so please click HERE to see it.

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