“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Is that the new Mr. Clean on Coconut Drive?
Thursday, October 9, 2008

A reader forwarded me the following very-sad news: House Peters Jr., 92, the original Mr. Clean, has died. An obituary read: Peters Jr. played many supporting roles ... working with Roy Rogers and Gene Autry on their television shows. He also appeared in "Perry Mason," "Gunsmoke," "The Twilight Zone" and "Lassie." Here are some pics from the www:

The first one is of him playing Flash Gordon. The second is him in his older years.

I had no idea the Dude of Cleanliness had been patterned after someone real. But take a look. There certainly IS a resemblance:

Now ... here's where I need your help. I want to be the next Mr. Clean. I mean, look at my credentials. First, the visual:

(I hope you're not tired of my obsession with this new pic of me. It's my favorite publicity shot to date!)

At any rate, Ad Hudler should be the next Mr. Clean. He knows how to scour toilets, he owns plenty of tight-fitting white T-shirts, he looks the part, and he already has a big following of caregivers because of his "domestic" novels. My house is immaculate. Other reasons: I love gin, and gin looks very clear and clean. Oh, and I, too, have an odd name.

Mr. Clean is totally cool: He's fit. He's aware of the evils of dirt. He's very helpful. Women need and desire him. See why I want to dress up as Mr. Clean for Halloween? (Still working on that muffin top, by the way. Mr. Clean needs a tapered waist and mine, well, mine's still a good two inches away from that. CONFESSION: Not much progress in the Mr. Clean Transformation.)

Here's where you come in: We need to let the people at Procter and Gamble know that they need not look any further for a Mr. Clean replacement. Here's the link. Click on the email contact on this page, and write them a nice little note, and direct them to adhudler.com.

Go on now. I'm serious. Do it!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Popeye comes to mind--all you need is a pipe and a can of spinach

October 19, 2008 at 8:09 AM  

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