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Ernest Goes To Cerritos Auto Square, Knowhutimean?
Hey Vern! Are you hungry for video lunch? Are you wishing you could celebrate my would-be birthday by watching one of the vintage commercials that helped propel my wildly popular Ernest character into an unlikely stardom that included a TV series, a series of films and a Daytime Emmy for a Children's Series?! Knowhutimean, Vern? Happy birthday, Jim Varney.