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Old 08-03-2010, 09:36 AM
Markxxx Markxxx is offline
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The Tidy Bowl Man Gets Flushed

Sorry I don't like to disrespect the dead, but it's too good a line to miss

Stage and screen actor Dan Resin, who portrayed the dapper Ty-D-Bol man in television commercials for the toilet bowl cleaner, has died. He was 79.

Resin also played Dr. Beeper, the snobbish physician and country club member in the classic comedy film "Caddyshack."

Resin died Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease, said his daughter, Elizabeth Olynick.
Full story at the AP

Always one of my favourite commercials

Old 08-03-2010, 11:05 AM
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Just last night on No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain made a comment about becoming the Tidy Bowl man, and asked if that job was available.

Sounds to me like it is...
Old 08-03-2010, 12:42 PM
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I have to attend that funeral, just to hear the eulogy and the people trying not to laugh. It will be like a real life Chuckles the Clown incident.
Old 08-03-2010, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Annie-Xmas View Post
I have to attend that funeral, just to hear the eulogy and the people trying not to laugh. It will be like a real life Chuckles the Clown incident.
Well, except he didn't have an ironically catastrophic death like Chuckles the Clown. If I recall correctly, Chuckles had been costumed as a peanut and was mistakenly shelled by an elephant. Now if Resin had died in a boating accident...
Old 08-03-2010, 01:47 PM
TWDuke TWDuke is offline
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Let the record show that several actors played the Ty-D-Bol Man, the most comically named of which was Larry Sprinkle.

(Curiously, Resin's name doesn't seem to appear in Web articles about the advertising mascot before this week, although none that I could see were properly sourced.)
Old 08-03-2010, 01:48 PM
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Aw... poor little man in the boat.
Old 08-03-2010, 01:54 PM
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Wouldn't burial at sea be more appropriate?


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