The POP CULTURE WORLD loses Mr.Whipple…

The POP Culture World loses Mr. Whipple…

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LOS ANGELES, California, Dick Wilson, the character actor and pitchman who for 21 years played an uptight grocer begging customers “Please, don’t squeeze the Charmin,” died Monday. He was 91.

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Dick Wilson played Mr. Whipple in more than 500 commercials for Charmin toilet paper.

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.”

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.

He also played a drunk on several episodes of “Bewitched,” and appeared as various characters on “Hogan’s Heroes,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” and Walt Disney productions.
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Thank you AP News
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I bet there isn’t a Baby Boomer out there that doesn’t remember “Mr.Whipple.”

I remember him on Hogan, Bewitched and his commercials.

Rest in peace, Dick Wilson AKA Mr.Whipple…

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

~ by thebabyboomerqueen on November 20, 2007.

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