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.