Mr Whipple dies

Hudson

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'Mr. Whipple' From Charmin TV Ads Dies

By JEFF WILSON,
AP
Posted: 2007-11-19 23:04:02
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Wilson, the actor and pitchman who played the uptight grocer begging customers "Please, don't squeeze the Charmin," died Monday. He was 91.

The man famous as TV's "Mr. Whipple" died of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, said his daughter Melanie Wilson, who is known for her role as a flight attendant on the ABC sitcom "Perfect Strangers."

Over 21 years, Wilson made more than 500 commercials as Mr. George Whipple, a man consumed with keeping bubbly housewives from fondling the soft toilet paper. The punch line of most spots was that Whipple himself was a closeted Charmin-squeezer.

Wilson also played a drunk on several episodes of "Bewitched," as appeared as various characters on "Hogan's Heroes," "The Bob Newhart Show," and Walt Disney productions.

The first of his Charmin commercials aired in 1964 and by the time the campaign ended in 1985, the tag line and Wilson were pop culture touchstones.

"Everybody says, 'Where did they find you?' I say I was never lost. I've been an actor for 55 years," Wilson told the San Francisco Examiner in 1985.

Though Wilson said he initially resisted commercial work, he learned to appreciate its nuance.

"It's the hardest thing to do in the entire acting realm. You've got 24 seconds to introduce yourself, introduce the product, say something nice about it and get off gracefully."http://news.aol.com/entertainment/story/_a/mr-whipple-from-charmin-tv-ads-dies/n20071119230409990002
Farewell you creepy old Icon
 

Sinn Fein

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RIP Mr. Whipple



Thank you for bringing us a superior brand of toilet tissue so that we can keep our assholes clean.
 

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He was also the "Time to make the doughnuts" guy.
Dunkin Donuts guy was Michael Vale. Croaked in 2005 at age 83.

I met him at a county fair in the early 80s, he was doing a tour to promote his new ad campaign as the donut guy.
Somewhere there is a picture of him with me and a hot high school chick.

Anyways, he's dead, I'm old, and she's probably not hot any more..