Well, What Is It Then? February 14, 2011 by Daisy Bateman Also, the toaster oven is not a dust mop and the refrigerator is not a banjo. You’re welcome.
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A la "Sparkle" on SNL many years ago: It's a floor wax. It's a dessert topping.
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 ]"