|Re: I thought you were Dale? [message #85436 is a reply to message #84996]
||Mon, 17 June 2013 05:16
Registered: November 2012
From the FAQ:|
Q: In many of the season eight episodes, when a character's hand was
shown or focused on, Mike or one of the bots say "I thought you were
Dale!" or some variation on that phrase. Who is Dale, and what is that a
A: Actually, these references are all based on a mistake by Best Brains.
Here's the whole story. Back in the 1970s, there was a series of
commercials for Ivory dishwashing liquid, in which mothers were mistaken
for their daughters--because the Mom used Ivory and so her hands were
young-looking. At around the same time, there was also a commercial for
Grape Nuts, in which a teenage boy mistakes teenage girl Dale's mother
for Dale and utters the deathless line: "I thought you were Dale!" Best
Brains only vaguely remembered these two commericials, and apparently
mixed them up in their minds. There were apparently never any Ivory
Liquid commercials in which a character said "I thought you were Dale!"
And the Grape Nuts commercial in which that line was spoken had nothing
to do with hands. So basically they goofed. But the writers THOUGHT they
were making a reference to the Ivory Liquid commericals.
Sampo (and hello to Adam, hope all is well with you--he really is Dale's
In article <email@example.com>,
> It's from a Grape Nuts cereal commercial. Before you object, view the
> original commercial and read a message from Kevin Murphy here:
> Adam Burke (brother of Dale, son of Mrs. Burke)
> On Friday, January 2, 1998 1:00:00 AM UTC-7, Ryan Dewalt wrote:
>> I was watching thru my expanse of Season 8 tapes, and I was wondering about
>> the "I thought you were Dale" running-gag references that keep popping up.
>> Can anymstie please tell me what the reference is from? The only
>> I've found so far, is from "The Kentucky Fried Movie", about 11 minutes
>> the film, there's a couple rolling around in bed, the guy looks at the
>> realizes she's not who she is supposed to be, and says "I thought you were
>> Normally that would be enough for me, but where does the hand reference
>> into play?
>> (from "The Undead")
>> "Do you see my hand?"
>> Mike: "Do you think I'm Dale?"
>> Ryan Dewalt mstie # 7-something-or-other... it's way up there...