Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mr Clean


House Peters, Jr., the first actor to portray Mr. Clean in live-action commercials, has gone to that great laundry room in the sky.

Go here to see an actual commercial from 1958, though in this spot, Mr Clean is animated.
But even in cartoon form, the suspicion remains. Check out his body language: folded arms, hands on hips, the great swooping hands. With his bald head, muscles bulging, pierced earring, and earnest desire to clean everything in sight, do we need to state the obvious?

Mr. Clean gets rid of dirt and grime and grease in just a minute.
Mr. Clean can clean your whole house and everything that’s in it.
Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean!