How many of these TV commercial mascots do you remember?

Can you match Mr. Whipple, Juan Valdez and Fred the Baker to the right brands?

 
TV commercials have given us just as many memorable characters as TV shows. Cartoon characters like Charlie the Tuna and the Jolly Green Giant convince kids to eat healthy, while Cap'n Crunch and Toucan Sam appeal to their sweet tooth. 

But we're here to talk about the humans. It's impossible to watch television today without coming across Flo pitching insurance, Jan pushing Toyota sales or the Sprint Guy, who used to be the Verizon Guy.

Let's roll the clock back a little further. You might recognize the following human mascots from advertising past. See if you can match these fictional characters to the correct products! Good luck!
  1. Mr. Whipple asked you to please not squeeze the…?
  2. This little man in a little boat set sail in toilet tanks for…?
  3. For Fred the Baker, it was always "time to make the…?"
  4. Rosie the Waitress demonstrated the power of…?
  5. Gordon Jump from 'WKRP in Cincinnati' was one of the actors to play the lonely repairman for…?
  6. Madge the manicurist said, "You're soaking in it!"
  7. Juan Valdez represented the coffee growers of which country?
  8. Joe here was the spokesman for this Japanese automaker.
  9. Josephine the Plumber touted the cleaning power of…?
  10. Mary Tyler Moore played the happy little elf for this brand.
  11. What were these two fellows selling?
  12. Finally, Marge Redmond of 'The Flying Nun' played a fictional innkeeper named Sarah Tucker for this brand in the 1970s.

How many of these TV commercial mascots do you remember?

Your Result...

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69 Comments

murgatroid45 11 months ago
Was Ted Knight the Ty-D Bowl man? It looks like his character in Caddyshack. And I remember Ted Baxter describing the commercial during a newscast on MTM.
WilliamJorns 11 months ago
12 out of 12! I almost drew a blank on #12, so I took my best guess. Turns out I was right! All the rest I knew by heart.
DylanSelf 25 months ago
On #7, you misspelled "Colombia."
MurielGad DylanSelf 23 months ago
No they didn't ... Colombia is the country not like the District of Columbia in the US.
MMeans1 25 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
You and television go way back. In fact, you could say it's your "main squeeze."

Man, the advertisers sure did their jobs!
DerekBird 33 months ago
You got 10 out of 12
You and television go way back. In fact, you could say it's your "main squeeze."
idkwut2use 48 months ago
Oof, only half. In my defense, I’m only 32. But I LOVE the Dunkin Donuts one and quote it often. He was on the back of the package of my beloved plastic doughnuts. xD
ndebrabant 57 months ago


You got 12 out of 12
You and television go way back. In fact, you could say it's your "main squeeze."
djw1120 60 months ago
And I still use Charmin Bathroom Tissue.
Sometimes, I even "squeeze" it too.
I never was too good at listening.
WilliamJorns djw1120 11 months ago
Yeah, now they use those overly cutesy animated bears to sell their paper. Over the top, and the ads have too much information on the TP's cleaning ability! It's just not the same without Mr. Whipple...
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