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How to Have a Money-making Garage Sale

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If you can suspend disbelief enough to think that Phyllis Diller ever had a garage sale, then you’ll appreciate the practical tips and corny jokes in this how-to video from 1987. 

It also features Brandon Scott in his Golden Globe-nominated role of “The Nitpicker,'' which forever changed how hagglers were portrayed on screen. Eagle-eyed fans of second-hand merchandise instructional sales videos will also spot the incomparable work of Russ Vogel, best known for, according to the sole notation on his IMDB page, “his work on How to Have a Money-making Garage Sale.” Join Bridget and Mary Jo for this straight-to-video video - which you’ll probably be able to find at a garage sale near you!  

Written by: Mary Jo Pehl and Matthew J. Elliott

Rated TV-EPDLHOJ for excessive Phyllis Diller Laughing at Her Own Jokes

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Average: 9.1 (96 votes)

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Release date

March 10, 2021


26 minutes