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Please Don't Squeeze The Charmin

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Mr. Whipple, played by character actor Dick Wilson starred as the supermarket manager in over 500 commercials for Charmin toilet paper from 1964 to 1985.  The first commercials were ironically recorded in Flushing New York.  He only had to work two weeks a year and was able to take in a salary of over $300,000.  After being off the air for 14 years the company relaunched his role in 1999 that portrayed him on why he couldn't stay retired.  The role often had stock boy Jimmy who is Adam Savage, the star o MythBusters.  

 

Dick Wilson was British born Canadian and passed on November 20, 2007 at the age of 91.  He died of natural causes.

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