Mr. Bubble Gets You So Clean, Your Mother Won’t Know You?


How dirty were children in the 1950s? I would have to be REALLY dirty to be unrecognizable. I always thought the kids looked liked the squeaky-clean kids from Leave it to Beaver, but I know better thanks to Mr. Bubble. Now I picture mud-caked filthy kids being dunked into steaming hot baths of Mr. Bubble by their parents once a month. Those parents screaming with anger when they realize that the excrement smeared goblin that they had been feeding for the last 30 days was actually the neighbor’s kid.


Garry Vander Voort

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2 thoughts on “Mr. Bubble Gets You So Clean, Your Mother Won’t Know You?

  1. angela(toao) says:

    I actually snorted aloud at “excrement smeared goblin”. How about a little warning next time?

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