Monday, September 12, 2011

Where Are They Now?


This series accounts the lives and events of people that were once famous and now you don’t know what they are doing. I’m here to give you the lowdown.

I am here to tell you the whereabouts of the Maytag Repair Man. I am sure a lot of you are wandering what happened to that man. I am going to divulge some secrets about the Maytag Repair Man. He didn't know anything about how to fix a washer or dryer. He had no mechanical experience at all. He was just a face behind the name. Most people that needed service on their appliance just assumed that he would be the one to stop by their house. The actual repair man would have to lie and tell the customer that he was out on another service call.

The fact that he couldn't fix an appliance isn't his biggest secret. He was hiding something from the company for awhile that he just couldn't keep to himself any longer. He told them that he was a cross dresser and could no longer hide it from the world. He demanded that he be able to "be himself" in the commercials. He was still under contract and the company couldn't discriminate against his lifestyle so they shot the commercials with him dressed as a woman. The company told him that they would air the commercials after the old ones did their run. They ran one of the new commercials at 3 in the morning. They waited until his contract expired and then they fired him for some bullshit reason. He was devastated.

He tried looking for other spokesperson positions. He auditioned for the Chiquita banana lady, Welch's grape juice girl and one of Barker's beauties on The Price is Right. Nobody would hire him. He goes by the name Ruth and only dresses as a man when he attends church. He spends a lot of his money at Victoria's Secret. You might see his at your local Walmart if you look hard enough.

20 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe he should be a Walmart greeter then. No one would notice.

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

Laughing out loud.

I once read a book about cross dressers and it was...interesting.

LoneIslander said...

Could always be a carnie, no responsibly there

A Beer for the Shower said...

I always thought there was something off about him. That smile he always gave the camera--it wasn't friendly. It was creepy. Like he was trying to tell me, "I'm wearing thong underwear beneath this jumpsuit."

Mark said...

It seems like that's what the smile meant ABFTS lol. Poor guy :(

Tony Van Helsing said...

My wife said she once met a guy who claimed that he was Ronald McDonald. It could be anyone under that make up.

mjunta said...

interesting. lol

Birgit said...

Well I know he did a stint at the nuthouse becasue he saw a 6 ft tall rabbit and then he owned a radio station but he really had no clue what he was doing. He found his calling at Maytag and he wants everyone to believe he goes by the name of Ruth but it is really Dame Edna-Poor man..er woman.er...

AllenTesch said...

Do downward spiral of drugs and alcohol? Pretty weak, Maytag Repairman.

Ms. A said...

Didn't he appear on "I've Got A Secret?"

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I hope I never become the subject of one of your where are they now posts.

Marlene said...

I always wondered what ever became of him!!

danjor21 said...

No wonder that guy always looked so bored in those commercials...he wasn't wearing a thong!

The Empress said...

Well that certainly has to be one of the more entertaining updates I've read in a while!

Chuck said...

You are being waaaaay too dramatic...he is dead. That's a fact. The outfit he was buried in....well that's another story altogether.

dirtycowgirl said...

I wish I had seen this commercial you speak of, whoever this person is I think this would be even funnier if I could conjure up a picture of him in a dress.

Since I can't I will instead imagine you in a dress PTM.

Yeah...hilarious.

Baby Sister said...

Funny. That poor guy. I think a Wallie World greeter is his only option.

julie fedderson said...

I would totally buy a washer/dryer combo from a man in drag. Who better to understand the perils of grass stains in jeans AND the nuances of cleaning lingerie?

Fresh Garden said...

Vigorously nodding my head in agreement with Baby Sister.

Pat Tillett said...

He had a pretty good gig going on. Too bad he couldn't just wear something slinky under his work clothes while on the clock...