Monday, November 2, 2009

Palmolive Commercial and Madge. SHUT HER DOWN. Nut Case.

I made a reference to Madge from the Palmolive commercial to my Twitter friend @ChesterCo_PA and she didn't know what I was talking about so I'll clarify here.

Madge was the annoying beauty parlour lady that used Palmolive dishwashing liquid to soak the hands of her clients. Here's the video:




WTF?

Client: You're using dishwashing liquid to soak my hands? And I'm paying you for this?

Madge: Oh don't worry. I'm a sassy like that. Now if you'll step over to the sink, I'll condition your hair....with URINE..

(Close up of camera then Dr Zibbs takes off Madge wig)

Dr Zibbs: Hi. I'd Dr Zibbs. You may know me from the famous blog THAT BLUE YAK. Google it. You'll find it. I'm here to say that if you have a beauty parlour worker that uses non beauty parlour products on you..please..call the fuzz.

This was a public service announcement by THAT BLUE YAK.

20 comments:

JenJen said...

totally gnarly.
Everyone knows that urine is good for jellyfish stings and other assorted stinging fish bites.
Duh.

Dr Zibbs said...

JenJen - you me lady ..are very learned.

JenJen said...

Dr Zibbs
ha!
Was it the "duh" or "totally gnarly" that earned me that thinly veiled insult?

Dr Zibbs said...

JenJen - I don't know. Ima just saying you're very learned*

(say: Learn-edd)

JenJen said...

Dr Z I know how to pronounce "learned" correctly.
Snot.

Chemgeek said...

I remember those commercials from my formative years. I never understood them. It still doesn't make sense.

Dr Zibbs said...

Chemgeek - I thought you'd chime in and tell us how it would work to soak in it.

Being that you're all chemistry and stuff.

Son of a Thomas said...

I grew up on Madge so back off!

BTW, you and JenJen sure got sumptin going (wink wnik nudge nudge)

diane said...

My mother actually believed those commercials, and so of course we did the dishes with Palmolive because WE.WERE.JUST.THAT.LUCKY.

Moooooog35 said...

You can't imagine the money they charge you in Germany to have that done to you.

madtexter said...

I used to LOVE the 'Madge' commercials! Although it wasn't until years later that I thought how rediculous to use dishwashing soap to help with a manicure. (But I admit, too, I HAVE done it!)

WendyB said...

Madge was an important part of my childhood.

Slyde said...

im always amazed when people dont get big pop culture references like that.

i guess i just watched too much fucking tv when i was a kid.

Dr Zibbs said...

Wendy B - like she was a role model?

Yeah. That's what you mean.

ChesterCo_PA said...

After some research, I determined that I knew an older Madge. The 80's Madge. I was probably 8 when I became aware of Madge, but never knew her name. It all comes together now. Palmolive and douche commercials were the high points of 80s TV ads for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG55k6HisCs

Dr Zibbs said...

ChesterCo_PA - Oh THAT commercial. I would leave the room whenever that one came on.

ChesterCo_PA said...

Because you got that "not-so-fresh feeling"?

CrotchPains said...

Hmm. I thought you had to be Korean to do nails...my mistake.

Dr Zibbs said...

CrotchPains - thanks for the racist comment. First the comment about the Jews, now this.

Dr Zibbs said...

..nice...nice.