February 23, 2012

From 1971: When American Housewives Are Tormented By The Exotic Birds In Their Lives Because Of Common Laundry Problems

And who is this actress? She looks so very familiar to me.

And a question: who taught the parrot to say "ring around the collar" as a taunt to this beleaguered housewife? I suspect the 1971 Husband here in this clip. He looks like the type to badger his wife about those pesky stains and complain about her lousy cooking. Or perhaps the bird was a fan of soap operas, and learned the statement from other Wisk commercials.


  1. God, I hate when you see a familiar face and can't place it. I know her too, and can't figure out her name...

  2. DiscoDollyDeb14 July, 2011

    She looks a little like Joyce Van Patten but I don't think it's her. Whoever she is, I believe she was also in a couple of "Love American Style" episodes.

  3. Anonymous25 July, 2011

    Her name is K Callan, she has done movie and TV work for years, most recently she was Daisy LaRue in Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns.