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Big Bill Hell's, sometimes referred to as Fuck You Baltimore!, is a parodic advert created in Maryland in 1990. The ad mocks local used car dealer advertisements and is complete with gratuitous swearing, wife-fucking threats, and Challenge Pissing ("That's right, Challenge Pissing!").
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The ad itself, however, was never actually meant to be seen by anyone outside of the Ad Follies, an underground Parody Commercial contest held by several Baltimore marketing companies, as it could have put the jobs of those who made it in serious jeopardy. Though, fortunately, the ad was then leaked to YouTube in 2006, where it would ascend to memetic levels.

Read its Know Your Meme page here.

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This advert provides the following tropes:

  • Abusive Advertising: Pretty much the golden standard for this, parody or not. Practically every single line is some degree of offensive to the viewer.
  • The Alleged Car: One of the first lines in the commercial is an admission that their cars are total pieces of shit that are prone to breaking down.
  • Ass Shove: If you find a better deal than theirs, then you should shove it up your ugly ass. You heard them right, shove it up your ugly ass!
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick:
    • "Bring your trade! Bring your title! Bring your wife! We'll fuck her!"
    • “Don’t wait! Don’t delay! Don’t fuck with us or we’ll rip your nuts off!
  • Card-Carrying Jerkass: The advertiser openly admits that their business is run by scummy people, stating that they are home to "the meanest sons of bitches in the state of Maryland".
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  • Cluster F-Bomb: Big Bill’s is the only dealer that tells you to fuck off! HURRY UP, ASSHOLE!
  • Establishing Character Moment: "FUCK YOU, BALTIMORE!"
  • Groin Attack: Don't fuck with them, or else they'll rip your nuts off!
  • Honest John's Dealership: A Card-Carrying Jerkass version of this trope. They proudly admit that they are going to wring every possible cent out of you for a car that barely works, because they think you're such a stupid motherfucker, you'll still fall for their bullshit. Guaranteed! Oh, and try to screw them over in any way and they'll fucking kill you, or so they say at least.
  • Impossible Task: The goal of Challenge Pissing is to piss six feet into the air, straight up, without getting wet. Anyone who succeeds doesn't have to pay a down payment. Also, the event ends the minute after you write them a check. (And it better not bounce, or you're a DEAD motherfucker!)
  • Incoming Ham: "FUCK YOOOOU, BALTIMORE!" And he doesn't get any less hammy from there.
  • Insane Proprietor: Whoever Big Bill Hell actually is, one thing is for certain that, with all his insult slinging, physical threats, and offers to perform coitus with your wife, he is not of sound mind.
  • Jerkass: Big Bill Hell is an open scam artist who insults his customers, screws their wives, and threatens said customers with violence.
  • Kick the Dog: It's heavily implied that, if they get a check that bounces, they will get the cops involved.
    Voice A: This event ends the minute after you write us a check!
    Voice B: (over footage of a cop pulling someone over) And it better not bounce, or you're a dead mother fucker!
    Voice A: Go to Hell!
  • Large Ham: The announcer is very loud and excited.
  • Moral Myopia: While they proudly brag about ripping off their customers by selling them lemons, they threaten to kill anyone who tries to rip them off with a bad check.
  • Motor Mouth: The entire ad is under a minute long. Pauses have been completely removed, to the point that the narrator's sentences actually overlap each other.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Frankly, anyone willing to make a deal with (Big) Bill Hell is likely a "stupid motherfucker" indeed.
  • Our Product Sucks: The announcers proudly proclaim that their cars are complete lemons, and you'd have to be a complete schmuck to buy a car from them. Which you are, so you will. Yes, even after being told this. That's just how much of a schmuck they think you are.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: The announcer proudly proclaims that Big Bill Hell's is "the only dealer that tells you to fuck off!"
  • Parody Commercial: It's a used car commercial where the announcers blatantly yell profane insults at the audience. It's clearly not to be taken seriously.
  • Place Worse Than Death: Outright advertised as the rudest, most inconvenient car dealership in Baltimore, and makes no further effort to make themselves look any better. In an advertisement that begins with the phrase "Fuck You Baltimore!", you know it's not going to be pleasant.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The commercial is meant to be as mean spirited and vulgar as possible.
  • Ridiculously Loud Commercial: The advertisers really love to shout.
  • R-Rated Opening: The very first words spoken (and shown on-screen) are "Fuck you, Baltimore!"
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: The advertisers use quite a lot of vulgar language.
  • Stock Footage: Of 1988-1991 GM cars, of the type expressly made for local dealers to splice into their ads.
  • Take That, Audience!: It starts by telling the entire city of Baltimore to go fuck themselves, and spirals out of control from there.
  • Viewers Are Morons: "It's our belief that you're such a stupid motherfucker, you'll fall for this bullshit! Guaranteed!" And given that the dealer's name, you probably are.

 
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Big Bill Hell's

The ad opens by swearing at the viewer, and it only gets more vulgar from here.

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