It Came From YouTube: Stone Cold Steve Austin and D-Lo Brown 1-800-COLLECT commercial

14 Submitted by on Thu, 23 May 2013, 22:42

Crapper Paul S. submitted this commercial and writes:

I don’t know if you ever did this one. I love that the whole premise of the commercial is built around Austin being unprofessional in the ring. Oh yeah and remember what life was like before everyone had mobile phones, and having to awkwardly spell 1-800-Collect on a payphone was actually a thing? Yeah I’m old.

You and me are both old, my man! Some of you Crappers are probably too young to remember when long distance calls actually cost money.

I always thought this commercial was really funny, too.

Thanks for the submission, Paul.

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14 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Stone Cold Steve Austin and D-Lo Brown 1-800-COLLECT commercial"
  1. E-Squared says:

    I certainly still remember this commercial. Also, does anybody else get a vibe that Austin and D’Lo are acting like they could be, you know, a pair? It just seems so funny.

    By the way, I feel old, too. Cellphones existed, but they were mainly phones, not the next generation of two-way palm pilots (Like how text messaging is these days), music players, etc.

  2. Brian says:

    Hey I submitted this on tuesday!

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Well; you put it in the comments section which is great, but I don’t always get a chance to read the comments. If you really want me to see something, email me at with the link and whatever text you want me to include.

      But yes; you did post it in the comments before Paul S. emailed it to me; if that’s important to you. 🙂

  3. Paul says:

    I, too, am old enough to remember the awkwardness of 1-800-COLLECT on payphones. I also used it to call this girl I knew in Jersey from home. They’d send bills… occasionally. I think that, besides cell phones, the reason companies like this went out of business was because they hardly ever billed their customers hahaha

  4. Down With OPC says:

    This was one of the first things I saw when I started watching wrestling in 1999. I thought D’Lo Brown was one of the top guys thanks to this commercial.

  5. Bastard1 says:

    D-Lo’s best promo ever.

  6. Sir Thomas says:

    “1-800-COLLECT: dial it, or an angry redneck in a speedo will kick your ass!” Still one of my all time favorite comercials from those guys, though.

  7. TMS says:

    I too remember the days of 1-800-COLLECT (and the aforementioned 10-10-220). Was that really 20 years ago?

  8. Mister Forth says:

    Fun ad that takes one back.

  9. WC Fan says:

    I completely forgot about this commercial. It was pretty funny.

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