336. “Aren’t you glad you use Dial? Don’t you wish everybody did? I do.”

The episode:Gamera vs. Gaos,” ep. 308

The riff: Monologued by Servo as a bunch of excitable Japanese people on the interior of a bullet train bustle around and point at the monster outside.

The explanation: It’s the train setting in particular that inspired this reference to Dial-brand soap. In a series of commercials that apparently aired all the way from the 1950s to 1990s, this exact slogan was used: “Aren’t you glad you use Dial? Don’t you wish everybody did?” The commercials were set in crowded places with lots of people, including on the train.

Novelty factor: Never heard of the slogan before, but I was able to track down the commercial in question.

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2 thoughts on “336. “Aren’t you glad you use Dial? Don’t you wish everybody did? I do.”

  1. My mother entered the gingle contest
    and sent in, “Aren’t you glad you use Dial soap? Don’t you wish everyone would? “Would” was changed to “Did.”
    She never received a dime because the form was not notarized as her idea.

    Needless to say my parents and I have never used any Dial product, ever.

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