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Say 'no' to crack, 'yes' to roller skating: New commercial from Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal

Screen grab from a commercial produced by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal for a Reno, Nev. roller rink, with an anti-drug sendup
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(CBS/AP) RENO, Nev. - The comedy combo of Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal have struck a chord with their distinctive, locally focused, dry as toast online commercials.

This time, they've had hundreds of thousands of hits, with a commercial on YouTube that tells kids to say "no" to crack and "yes" to a Nevada roller rink.

Good advice, guys!

The 90-second spot was developed for Roller Kingdom in Reno by the McLaughlin-Neal team. It had nearly 240,000 views on YouTube by midday Friday, four days after it was posted online.

The campy video features a drug dealer offering pills to a boy...a man trying to lure children into a van with candy...and gang members inviting kids to spray-paint bridges.

The children tell the bad guys they'd rather be roller skating.

The owner of Roller Kingdom, Brad Armstrong, told KRNV-TV that the duo offered to produce the commercial for free so they could show it on their cable TV show, "Rhett and Link: Commercial Kings."

That's also a hit.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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