Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Please don't squeeze the Charmin."

Our post a few weeks ago about Margaret Hamilton, The Wicked Witch of the West, shilling for Maxwell House got us thinking about other memorable pitchmen and women. One of the most beloved has got to be good ol' Mr. Whipple, who could never get shoppers to keep their grubby hands off the toilet paper.

Dick Wilson, the actor who played the friendly but frustrated store owner, starred in more than 500(!) commercials. He died in 2007.

Today, Mr. W. has been replaced by one of the more cringe-inducing bathroom-tissue campaigns, featuring a family of bears that...just can't keep their bottoms clean. Disconcerting? Does a bear...well, you know.

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