Charlotte Rae is a very talented and prolific actor, but like most actors, Mrs. Rae has done some commercial work. Most memorable of this work was this appearance from the 1960s, taking a shower, and talking with a voiceover about the amazing power of oil heating. I saw this commercial for the first time in the 1980s on one of those “Best of” classic commercial shows. As a person who was just familiar with Rae from her work on Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes, I have to say it was a real eye-opener.
Besides the implied nudity, this commercial really shines because Rae hams it up for the camera, her theater training is very evident and the twist at the end is good for a chuckle.