The man whose snappy patter enticed you into the tent (That'll be five cents, please!) or sold you that bottle of miracle elixir.

Step right up! Come see the MIRACLE TWO-HEADED FROG!! Line up right here folks, and YOU, TOO can KISS the frog! It'll cure your ills, you won't need no pills, you can say goodbye to those doctor bills!

The role of the carny barker has now been supplanted by the electronic pitchman, the carnival replaced by our radios and TVs.

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