Tall Paul Rides yet again as creators remember Paul Meade Insurance advert campaign

Tall Paul Rides yet again as creators remember Paul Meade Insurance advert campaign

The telephones really don’t ring as substantially as they once did at the Paul Meade Insurance coverage Agency, but Nick Meade knows its mobile phone amount is however trapped in quite a few memories of all those who lived by means of the heyday of UHF tv.

Three many years have handed due to the fact the Tall Paul commercials with the catchy jingle previous aired, however the character and the track have an on the net pursuing. A handful of decades ago, Oklahoma indigenous Blake Shelton posted a online video declaring the business jingle his preferred followed by his individual effectiveness of the tune.

“Defending all the factors you very own like cars and trucks and cell houses, accidents and tickets also, just contact and he’ll take treatment of you, 524-1541.”

Nick Meade, his mother, Marcella, and father Raymond, with the Tall Paul puppet (and a larger office display) that won a fanbase in the 1980s that lives on today with their commercials still being viewed online.

Nick Meade, who functions at the company with his father, Raymond Meade, often will get calls from people wanting them to provide Tall Paul back to television. The old commercials still entertain on-line with views topping 70,000.  

“I think it brings again recollections that folks are fond of – it was that time during the 1980s and 1990s,” Nick Meade explained. “They like the Tall Paul character. He’s obtained this rabbit at his side and he plays a guitar.” 

Paul Meade, founder of Paul Meade Insurance, was  6 feet 2 inches tall, but his family believes the "Tall Paul" reference applies more to his  presence at the agency and how he interacted with customers. His portrait is displayed in the agency's lobby.

Unique era

Tall Paul and the real Tall Paul loom massive at the office environment the relatives has maintained at 4220 N Classen for the past four many years.

The puppet employed in the end-animation industrial greets visitors at the entrance although a greater version is seated at a close by desk. Portraits of founder Paul W. Meade and his wife, Madeline, are prominently displayed at the reverse close of the foyer.