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19 Nov, 2007

The coast is clear, commence squeezing

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs |Health

Dick Wilson, the actor famous for portraying Mr. Whipple in Charmin commercials, has passed away at the age of 91.  From the Associated Press:

Wilson made more than 500 commercials as Mr. George Whipple, a man consumed with keeping bubbly housewives from fondling toilet paper. The punch line of most spots was that Whipple himself was a closeted Charmin-squeezer.

The first commercial aired in 1964 and by the time the campaign ended in 1985 the tag line and Wilson, a former Canadian airman and vaudeville veteran, were pop culture touchstones.

We’ll miss you, Dick.  Squeeze all the Charmin you want in that great bathroom in the sky.

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