Oh, wow. I had almost forgotten all about those ads!But for a solid year, whenever a question was asked by either me or my brother directed to the other, the response was always the same."Calgon helps get clothes up to 30% cleaner."We were strange like that.Wait...that doesn't make sense...maybe we said the "Ancient Chinese secret" part. The drugs took a toll.
Ha! It's so funny that the "ancient Chinese secret" line became part of the vernacular. Of course, the fact that they ran those commercials for at least a decade probably guaranteed that would happen. It was an early, slow-motion meme!
When I was six, I had a thing for Mr. Lee.
He was a total stud.
Thank you, darling!Off to get my feet bound. Toodles!
HA!!!!!!! Love ya, Mitzi!
Back in the day, when my friends and I would run out of drugs we'd always say "We need more Calgon!"
Mrs. Lee is played by a Japanese-American actress.
Ancient Chinese Secret, huh?
And the circle's complete.
You wouldn't believe what it does for Chow Mein.
But does it work on old cum rags? I'll have to write to Martha.
My favorite commercial of all time.P.S. Topher pilfered his avatar from MattAdore Tumblr! :-)
Of course it is! And of course he did!
Your patron saint of race relations must have been twirling at high speed during this!