Dick Wilson: 1916 - 2007

You probably don't know who Dick Wilson is, but some of you may be old enough to remember his character "Mr. Whipple" who screamed at housewives "Please dont squeeze the Charmin" in the commercials.

Wilson's Whipple (man that sounds bad) was a classic of television commercials:

I actually got to meet him once at the launch party for TV Land way back when. They had him standing in front of a huge pyramid of toilet paper. I didnt have the nerve to ask him how sick he must be about being this character for so long. Now I wish I had.

So long, Mr. Whipple. I hereby swear that will squeeze the Charmin in defiance of you nevermore.

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