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“How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?” According to various studies, it takes anywhere from 252 to 3,481 licks to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop, but DSN will take the wise old owl’s word for it: “A one, a two-HOO, a three. Three.”
There are two things amazing about this commercial. First, that the O’Donoghue family depicted in it, numbered 15 children in all. Second, the baby James Jr., grew up to be the soccer coach for DSN publisher Wayne Bennett’s son Alex.
According to a 1978 survey, George Whipple, the fictional shopkeeper who had Charmin-squeezing issues of his own, was the third best-known American at the time, behind former U.S. President Richard Nixon and evangelist Billy Graham.
“Let’s get Mikey [to try it],” Mikey’s older brothers conspire, “He hates everything.” There is an undeniable honesty to the pitch that helped make it one of the most iconic and longest running commercials in television history — “Mikey” was in college by the time the ads stopped appearing.
Two fun facts about Morris the Cat: all three orange tabbies who played the role were all rescue animals; John Erwin, the actor who gave “the world’s most finicky cat” his voice, is also famous — if you can call it that — for having voiced “He-Man” from the 1980s kids animated series, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.” With that kind of range it’s a wonder Erwin never made it to “Inside the Actor’s Studio…” Not really.
There are probably a few hundred former offensive linemen who wished that all it took was a bottle of Coca-Cola to make Pittsburgh Steeler legend Joe Greene a little less “Mean.” As the story goes, it took more than a few takes to get this 1979 Clio-award winner shot; having just chugged a full bottle of Coke, the first few times Greene said, “Hey kid, BURP…”
Indisputably the best of the “Snickers: You’re not yourself” campaign, maybe the only thing funnier than Betty White saying, “That’s not what your girlfriend says,” to the 20-something guy in the huddle, who had just accused her of playing “like Betty White” in their pick-up mud football game, is Abe Vigoda getting pummeled in the final sequence.
Some may remember Herschel Bernardi for his Emmy-nominated role as Lieutenant Jacoby on TV’s Peter Gun, but he’ll always be known best as the voice of “Charlie the Tuna,” a fast-talking tuna in a Greek fisherman’s hat and sunglasses, who was always working a different angle to prove he had what it took to be caught, processed and packed into a 4-oz tin can with water (or oil).
Long before Dos Equis gave us “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” Miller Brewing gave us the Lite Beer guys, a motley group of former professional athletes, coaches, sports writers…and Rodney Dangerfield, too. All you could ever want in a beer commercial — and less.