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From a little-known Houston agency called 808 Inc. comes TV comedy from a little-known client, Affinity Holding Corp. We learn nothing about the company beyond the fact that it has something to do with the financial aspects of retirement, but that notion is memorably demonstrated via the title "Retire on time," and vignettes of a motivational speaker who pauses in his spiel to say, "I gotta tell ya, I'm drawing a blank here." It goes downhill from there, as he's reduced to spouting mangled cliches on his way to becoming a stuttering mess. In another spot, a grouchy Fred Rogers type who's snapping at the tykes on his kiddie show is pretty good, too.

Client: Affinity Holding Corp. Agency: 808 Inc. CD: Robert Campbell Agency Producers: Peter Steinzeig, Gene Hollister Director: Steve Burrows/Backyard Productions Editor: Jeff Hinman/Blue Collar Composer: Matt Cartsonis/Cartsonic Music

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