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Trivia Quiz - Commercial Spokespersons & Their Products


In the early days of television, certain performers were so closely tied to the products they plugged that when you thought of a particular product you thought of its spokesperson and vice versa. Let's see how good your memory is.

Quiz Number: 2402
Date Submitted: April 15, 2008
Quiz Categories: Business
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 53 percent
Times Taken: 135 times
Taken by Registered Users: 27

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1. What black comic actor did commercials for Jello pudding?
  A.   Gary Coleman
  B.   Dave Chappelle
  C.   Damon Wayans
  D.   Bill Cosby

2. One of the most beloved actors on television, this star used to shill for Ritz crackers with the line "mmmm mmmm...good cracker!" Who is he?
  A.   Don Knotts
  B.   Andy Griffith
  C.   Ron Howard
  D.   Don Adams

3. A few years before his death Bert Lahr, (he played the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz") became well known in a series of commercials for this product. What was the product?
  A.   Seven Up
  B.   Lay's Potato Chips
  C.   Planter's Peanuts
  D.   Schlitz Beer

4. The late actor Jack Gilford appeared in dozens of television and movie roles but will always be remembered for his commercials for what product?
  A.   Doritos
  B.   Ovaltine
  C.   Cracker Jacks
  D.   Colgate Toothpaste

5. This comedian, one of the pioneers of television comedy, wrote and starred in a series of commercials for Dutch Masters cigars that were considered to be quite unusual and provocative for their time. Who is he?
  A.   Jack Benny
  B.   Milton Berle
  C.   Sid Caesar
  D.   Ernie Kovacs

6. This former member of the cast of "WKRP in Cincinnati" became "the Maytag Repairman" after Jessie White, who first had the role, passed away. Who was he?
  A.   Gordon Jump
  B.   Clu Gulager
  C.   David Huddleston
  D.   Alan Melvin

7. Groucho Marx appeared in a number of commercials for this make of car, which also sponsored his program "You Bet Your Life". What car company was it?
  A.   Hudson
  B.   Packard
  C.   Studebaker
  D.   Desoto

8. Actress Gale Storm, who became famous as a regular in "My Little Margie" as well as her own show, was equally well known as the spokesperson for what product?
  A.   Lustre Creme shampoo
  B.   Toni home permanent
  C.   Listerine antiseptic
  D.   Maybelline cosmetics

9. Even cartoon characters got into the act. Mr. Magoo was the spokesman for what brand of electric light bulbs in the 50s and 60s?
  A.   General Electric
  B.   Westinghouse
  C.   Sylvania
  D.   Phillips

10. In the 60s and 70s, Anita Bryant was well known as the spokesman for what product?
  A.   Idaho potatoes
  B.   Wisconsin cheese
  C.   Florida orange juice
  D.   Georgia peanuts


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