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Mr. Whipple Now Squeezing Charmin with the Angels

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One of the best known personalities in tv advertising, Dick Wilson, better known as Mr. Whipple died today in the Valley, he was 91.

The iconic character actor made over 500 commercials where he'd try to protect the precious tp from being felt up and smelled, while at the same time falling for its charms.

Says the AP:

The man famous as TV's "Mr. Whipple" died of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, said his daughter Melanie Wilson, who is known for her role as a flight attendant on the ABC sitcom "Perfect Strangers."
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Although he was originally reluctant in the 1950s to take work in commercials, after his decades-long run as the Proctor & Gamble's best known star, he balked at going into film work in the '80s."The kind of pictures they're making today, I'll stick with toilet paper," he told the AP in 1985.

After the jump a few more Charmin commercials including a newer one from the Brits which is funny, but it definately ranks #2 behind Mr. Whipple.

Newer Charmin commercial for the UK