Junior Samples - BR-549


However, his most famous bit was as a used car salesman, inviting callers to call an older 5-digit phone number, BR-549 (in the show's later years, the number was changed to BR-1Z1Z). When Hee Haw episodes were later sold to the public through a TV ad, the initial 800 number was a takeoff of Samples' comedy bit. In 1993 BR5-49 was also taken as a name by an American country music band. The number also appears as a cell phone number on signs at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana cautioning against the use of cellphones. In the animated film Heavy Metal 2000, a destination for the mining spaceship is Asteroid BR-549.

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