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Beauty Flashback: Mr. Bubble

There's something innocent and sweet about this old Mr. Bubble commercial, which features a screechy grandmother trying to get little Hubert to take a bath. Granny needs some new spectacles (check out where she hangs up the phone) and Hubert seems a handful.

The spot was created in the 1960s by former Disney animators Art Babbitt and John Hubley. Fun fact: The latter was known for featuring his children's voices in his work, and it paid off — his daughter, Georgia, is the frontwoman for indie-rock group Yo La Tengo.

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Village-Company Village-Company 8 years
I represent The Village Company and we love hearing your comments! We are so glad to hear so many people love Mr. Bubble as much as we do!
bunnyOhare bunnyOhare 8 years
It gave me horrible UTIs! I still can't take bubble baths to this day for that reason :(
ivygreene ivygreene 8 years
That stuff made me break out in hives too!
shoppindiva shoppindiva 8 years
my son loves bubbles, i think ill buy some for him. hes only 2
0037sammie 0037sammie 8 years
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Oh my gosh! Mr. Bubble! I have one of the Mr. Bubble t-shirts too... pink. :)
rachelsmith rachelsmith 8 years
Aw. I have this super-worn, thin, practically sheer now Mr. Bubble t-shirt I stole from my dad's closet - I totally used it...
smiley13tree smiley13tree 8 years
aww. so adorable and yes, innocent. it shows how you don't have to always have some naked woman w/ perfect skin to advertise a good product.
emo_stacer emo_stacer 8 years
loved it-made the bath smell sweet.
omilawd omilawd 8 years
I loved that stuff when I was younger. Mmmm, bubblegum-scented baths.
norajeans norajeans 8 years
Wow only 49 cents, I like that! My ex-bf had never had a bubble bath in his life, so I bought some Mr Bubbles and ... well let's just say that bottle of Mr. Bubbles didn't cost 49 cents!
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
I remember those commercials! We made my mother buy it for us, then it broke us out in hives!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I loved Mr. Bubble as a kid. :)
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
I still use it and so do my kids :)
jasmint jasmint 8 years
Aw, I remember Mr. Bubble!
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