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Opening Arguments

Another dead white guy

Am I the only one creeped out by long-dead-and-buried Orville Redenbacher still on TV as the pitchman for his popcorn? His company was around Valparaiso in northwestern Indiana, so I got to see him a lot on TV up there when I was in Michigan City from the mid-'70s to early '80s. I feel like I'm in a time warp. Just imagine them bringing back Dave Thomas commercials for Wendy's.

Posted in: Hoosier lore


Barry Wiggins
Tue, 01/22/2008 - 6:04pm

Yeah, definitely creepy. Even creepier, though, was "Orville Deadenbacher", the animatronic or animated Orville Redenbacher the marketing folks were using for a while.

They should go back to using his grandson or something. He didn't have his grandfather's charm, but he is, you know, alive.

A J Bogle
Tue, 01/22/2008 - 7:45pm

I was bothered by the gap using Audrey Hepburn in their commercials - I am sure she would have never approved

A J Bogle
Tue, 01/22/2008 - 8:05pm

ANd here I thought you were talking about Fred Thompson