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THE BIG FIG NEWTON

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arcana_j: It's three o' clock in the morning and I am fucking researching the Big Fig Newton. I am going to bed.

So, who was the Big Fig Newton? Lisa said Victor Buono, I am sure it was Charles Nelson Reilly.

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thebfg
May. 28th, 2007 11:02 am (UTC)
It is midday and now I am also researching the Big Fig Newton. I don't even know what the hell this thing is but it sounds important.

P.S. All signs point to Buono.
jbacardi
May. 28th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't think it was either of them, but i can't tell you who it was otherwise.


So I'll just shut up and wait.


Has anybody asked Mark Evanier? If anybody would know, it would be him.
jameshanrahan
May. 28th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
Hmm.. I know Charles Nelson Reilly was The Big Banana for Bic.



But this forum suggests (scroll about 2/3 down) that the Big Fig Newton was character actor James Harder.
jbacardi
May. 28th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
A claim backed by Wikipedia, for what that's worth...

And here's a direct link to that Forum entry.

Glad that's been settled!
foomf
May. 28th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
WOAH! Confirmed by his WIFE even.

And if a woman in her mid-late 70s can use internet forums and LOL, what does this portend for the fate of the world in this post-singularity time?
arcana_j
May. 28th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
...ohmygod. I had totally forgotten that commercial.
jameshanrahan
May. 28th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
yeah, it's a shame he just died.
arcana_j
May. 28th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah. My mom is kinda freaked out about it too, as he was only 5 years older than she is.
jkcarrier
May. 28th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
I remember that commercial, but I don't think the actor was anyone I recognized. He goes pop off a Charles Nelson Reilly-ish cackle at one point, but I don't think it was him.
danx35
Sep. 28th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
the BIG FIG NEWTON
The big fig newton was played by Jimmy Harder. The commercial was done around 1970-1971. It ran about 9 years according to Jimmy Harder. Jimmy said he came up with the dance he did for the commercial it wasn't part of the script. He was told he can create his own dance which he did.
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