Date: May 11th, 2007
Cate: Regular

Bob Kaufman and Cathy Poulin*: NOT MARRIED

(*Also known as “Bob from Bob’s Furniture, you know, ‘COME ON DOWN!’” and “the lady from Cruising Connecticut”)

Their status of non-wedded-bliss is confirmed by a source no less authoritative than Eastern Connecticut State University Magazine:

Easily recognized by television viewers in the Northeast, many people believe that the woman who has rocked, reclined, and lounged her way through numerous TV and radio commercials for Bob’s Discount Furniture is Mrs. Bob Kaufman. In reality, Bob’s sidekick is Cathy (Horan) Poulin ‘89.

She first met Bob Kaufman while working for a cable advertising company in Manchester. The company had launched a new local access channel and needed to develop its programming. In 1992, Poulin created the half-hour show “Cruising Connecticut” in which she drove around in a Corvette with a male cohost and visited the company’s local clients.

Poulin resides in Hebron with her husband, Paul, and one-year-old daughter, Madison, who she acknowledges is her “greatest accomplishment by far.”

This has been yet another public service announcement from messy-78.

And for the record, the official editorial position of messy-78 is that Bob is awesome, and his commercials are not so much annoying as they are… “memorable”.


  1. October 8th, 2008

  2. i like horse and your stupid


  3. October 8th, 2008

  4. your not a poulin because a poulin is a baby horse


  5. February 13th, 2011

  6. Not married? This is mind blowing. I need to sit.