Daisy Bateman

2 thoughts on “Well, What Is It Then?”

  1. Whoops–it was "Shimmer."

    "The original skit was on Saturday Night Live, Season 1 Episode 5. Dan Ackroyd was the husband, Gilda Radner the wife, and Chevy Chase the announcer.

    It’s become a bit of a Silicon Valley icon, standing for something:

    Wife: New Shimmer is a floor wax!

    Husband: No, new Shimmer is a dessert topping!

    Wife: It’s a floor wax!

    Husband: It’s a dessert topping!

    Wife: It’s a floor wax, I’m telling you!

    Husband: It’s a dessert topping, you cow!

    Spokesman: [ enters quickly ] Hey, hey, hey, calm down, you two. New Shimmer is both a floor wax and a dessert topping! Here, I’ll spray some on your mop.. [ sprays Shimmer onto mop ] ..and some on your butterscotch pudding. [ sprays Shimmer onto pudding ]"


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