Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, but sometimes word-of-mouth advertising is more effective than attempting to create your own commercial. Take this video for Arlen's Transmission in Burbank, CA, for example. It is equal parts hilarious and creepy, and comes from the mind of comedy duo Rhett & Link, who've made quite a name for themselves turning a love of local commercials into an art form. The pair finds local businesses looking for free promotion, and then works with them to create masterpieces like this one, all for free.

If you think starting a commercial with "Hey baby, how does your car run?" is bad, things only go downhill from here... with the exception of a clean-looking Volkswagen Thing, of course. If you're up for a good chuckle, check out the commercial posted below. You can also visit here to see more Rhett & Link local commercials, as well as nominate your own favorite local business for the same treatment.

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