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Re: I thought you were Dale? [message #260628 is a reply to message #85436] Sun, 13 July 2014 22:47 Go to previous message
shivadam is currently offline  shivadam
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On Monday, June 17, 2013 2:16:47 AM UTC-7, Chris Sampo Cornell wrote:
> From the FAQ:
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> Q: In many of the season eight episodes, when a character's hand was
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> shown or focused on, Mike or one of the bots say "I thought you were
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> Dale!" or some variation on that phrase. Who is Dale, and what is that a
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> reference to?
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> A: Actually, these references are all based on a mistake by Best Brains.
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> Here's the whole story. Back in the 1970s, there was a series of
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> commercials for Ivory dishwashing liquid, in which mothers were mistaken
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> for their daughters--because the Mom used Ivory and so her hands were
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> young-looking. At around the same time, there was also a commercial for
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> Grape Nuts, in which a teenage boy mistakes teenage girl Dale's mother
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> for Dale and utters the deathless line: "I thought you were Dale!" Best
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> Brains only vaguely remembered these two commericials, and apparently
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> mixed them up in their minds. There were apparently never any Ivory
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> Liquid commercials in which a character said "I thought you were Dale!"
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> And the Grape Nuts commercial in which that line was spoken had nothing
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> to do with hands. So basically they goofed. But the writers THOUGHT they
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> were making a reference to the Ivory Liquid commericals.
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> Sampo (and hello to Adam, hope all is well with you--he really is Dale's
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> brother, folks.)
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> In article <31466011-8e02-41ec-98e3-8d17ff4a942b@googlegroups.com>,
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> shivadam@phoenixdances.org wrote:
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>> It's from a Grape Nuts cereal commercial. Before you object, view the
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>> original commercial and read a message from Kevin Murphy here:
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>> BurkesGrapeNuts.com
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>> Adam Burke (brother of Dale, son of Mrs. Burke)
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>> On Friday, January 2, 1998 1:00:00 AM UTC-7, Ryan Dewalt wrote:
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>>> <delurk>
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>>> I was watching thru my expanse of Season 8 tapes, and I was wondering about
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>>> the "I thought you were Dale" running-gag references that keep popping up.
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>>> Can anymstie please tell me what the reference is from? The only
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>>> occurence
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>>> I've found so far, is from "The Kentucky Fried Movie", about 11 minutes
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>>> into
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>>> the film, there's a couple rolling around in bed, the guy looks at the
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>>> woman,
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>>> realizes she's not who she is supposed to be, and says "I thought you were
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>>> Dale"
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>>>
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>>> Normally that would be enough for me, but where does the hand reference
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>>> come
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>>> into play?
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>>>
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>>> (from "The Undead")
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>>> "Do you see my hand?"
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>>> Mike: "Do you think I'm Dale?"
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>>>
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>>>
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>>> ----
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>>> Ryan Dewalt mstie # 7-something-or-other... it's way up there...
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>>> rdewalt@meridianksi.com
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>>> tetsolfire@rocketmail.com

Hey, Chris! Great to find your "hello." I am well and hoping the same for you and yours. All of the Burkes are well, too, including Mrs. Burke and Dale! All the best, Adam
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