Perhaps you remember the bespectacled store manager, Mr Whipple. Always concerned about the quality of his merchandise, the poor guy had a heck of time keeping his female patrons from squeezing the Charmin toilet tissue, in a series of memorable television commercials that spanned over two decades.
Of course, Mr Whipple had a dark secret of his own – when the coast was seemingly clear, he fell victim to the softness that was Charmin and gave it a few squeezes of his own when he thought nobody was looking. They usually were, and a sheepish Mr. Whipple had to admit that it was almost impossible not to fall under the Charmin spell.
One of the most beloved advertising mascots of all-time, Mr. Whipple was portrayed for an astounding 24 years by actor Dick Wilson, who sadly passed away in 2007. Wilson also appeared in numerous episodes of Bewitched, McHale’s Navy, Hogan’s Heroes and The Bob Newhart Show, to go along with his over 500 Charmin commercials.
Share your memories of this beloved television mascot as we remember Mr. Whipple and Dick Wilson here at Retroland.