Thursday, December 13, 2007


In looking for an appropriate picture to run with the story about Charmin's commercial tribute to "Mr. Whipple", I found a YouTube clip of the news story about Dick Wilson's passing from ABC's "World News Now", which featured an interview with him back in 1983. That tribute also featured a Charmin blipvert clip which teamed Mr. Whipple with another icon, Robbie The Robot (a future TV Crossover Hall of Famer).

The appearance of Robbie in the ad bolsters my contention that George Whipple was related to the Whipple family who ran a factory in an episode of 'The Twilight Zone'. In "The Brain Center At Whipple's", a Robbie the Robot clone was able to run the entire company without any assistance from humans.

It could be that George Whipple was able to secure the services of that robot, or a similar one from its original manufacturer, to handle squeeze control at his supermarket, thanks to his family connections.

It's pozz'ble, just pozz'ble as Mushrat would say.

Toby OB

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