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tabitha

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Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:52 pm Post subject: Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh???

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Sometime in the late 60's or 70's, there was a commercial for laundry detergent where an Asian man was behind a dry cleaning counter. A lady asks what kind of wonderful laundry detergent he uses. He tells her it's an "ancient Chinese secret."

His "wife?" comes into the picture and says, "Honey, we need more _________!"

Our family is going nuts trying to remember the name of this detergent. We have our theories: Calgon; Downy; Oxydol; or Fab.

CAN ANYONE OFFER ANY ANSWERS? Please help!!

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Thanks!!

tabitha

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:53 pm

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My guess is Calgon.

I hope somebody can confirm yes or no.

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SerenityNow

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Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:15 am

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Calgon..you're right...I found it on this page, about half way down.

http://www.tripletsandus.com/80s/commercials.htm

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tabitha

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Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:10 am

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SerenityNow!

You are a peach!

Thank you so much!

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Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:04 am Post subject:

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You're welcome! Glad I could help.

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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:03 am Post subject:

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My first thought was Calgon, but then I had to second guess myself beacuse I remembered "Calgon take me away" and that was bath stuff.... ahhh warped mind! "My husband, some hot shot....."

tabitha

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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:20 am

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I'm with you.

I'm not sure if Calgon makes laundry detergent anywhere in the world anymore.

Anyone?

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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:09 am

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Here is the Calgon site.

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slowpoke

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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:19 am

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I had almost forgotten that 'laundry' commercial.

The one I remember the most was the stuff for your bath..."Calgon... take me away"

(but it never really DID... I'd get out of the tub... and I'd still be THERE... in my bathroom... with the kids and the hubby right outside the door asking if I was done yet... and WHERE was their clean underwear !)

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tabitha

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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:39 am

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at slowpoke!

Well, Calgon, take me away, it does still exist!

If I knew how to insert a pic, I'd put one on here.

I'll just twinkle my nose, and we'll pretend, K??

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Guest *~Squeeks~*
OMGosh! I remember that commercial & I still use that line lol.. And I was a kid when that commercial was airing...
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Guest BaileySue

Calgon wasn't laundry DETERGENT. You added it to the laundry and it worked in conjuction with your detergent. It was a strange "sandy" consistency, something like powdered bleach.

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