Monday, November 19, 2007

Dick Wilson-Mr. Whipple of Charmin ads--RIP

Another of the iconic actors seen in vintage TV commercials, Dick Wilson--Mr. Whipple of the "please don't squeeze the Charmin" toilet paper ads--passed away recently.

Here's a link to an obituary article:

A sad sidebar to the mention of Wilson's 1999 comeback as Mr. Whipple: Wilson joined the Screen Actors Guild commercials strike against commercial producers/ad agencies in 2000.  No more Mr. Whipple commercials were made.  Instead, Charmin introduced the animated "bear family" ad series--a campaign which lasts to this day.

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