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Please Don't Squeeze The Charmin

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Please don't squeeze the Charmin
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"Please don't squeeze the Charmin" was an expression said by fictional supermarket manager Mr. George Whipple. The hugely popular, and successful television commercials ran in the US from 1964 to 1985 and showed Mr. Whipple scolding customers who "squeeze the Charmin" while he would secretly squeeze Charmin when he thought no one was watching.


The famous tagline was created by John V. Chervokas, a 28-year old advertising writer at Benton & Bowles in 1964, for Proctor & Gamble's toilet paper brand. British-born actor Dick Wilson who played grocer Mr. Whipple in over 500 Charmin commercials: "I've done thirty-eight pictures and nobody remembers any of them, but they all remember me selling toilet paper."


Watch this footage of Charmin being squeezed!  


Even starlettes like to squeeze the Charmin - It's funny to think that this is, after all, just toilet paper!

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