Take a look at this Roto-Rooter commercial from the 80's featuring a talking drain. Watch now on the Roto-Rooter Video Library.
You'll never believe what happened to me today, I should be talking to a drainpipe? I was washing clothes in my basement laundry and everything was go.
I put in the soap and set the machine and the stopped up drain said, "No!"
I said, "What?"
It said, "No! You can't run water through a stopped up drain and got tree roots growin' through.
And there's lint in the throat and grease in the trap and I'm all choked up with goo.
Call Roto-Rooter, get 'em here quick, they know what it's all about. I'm gettin' weak,
too weak to speak and the lights are goin' out.
I got clothes to do, dishes to wash, and the kids all need a bath.
Company's comin', my hair's a mess, it definitely needs a shampoo.
I know what I'll do! I'll call Roto-Rooter, that's the name.
And away go troubles, down the drain!