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I thought you were Dale?
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s***@phoenixdances.org
2013-06-14 22:49:14 UTC
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It's from a Grape Nuts cereal commercial. Before you object, view the original commercial and read a message from Kevin Murphy here: BurkesGrapeNuts.com

Adam Burke (brother of Dale, son of Mrs. Burke)
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I was watching thru my expanse of Season 8 tapes, and I was wondering about
the "I thought you were Dale" running-gag references that keep popping up.
Can anymstie please tell me what the reference is from? The only occurence
I've found so far, is from "The Kentucky Fried Movie", about 11 minutes into
the film, there's a couple rolling around in bed, the guy looks at the woman,
realizes she's not who she is supposed to be, and says "I thought you were
Dale"
Normally that would be enough for me, but where does the hand reference come
into play?
(from "The Undead")
"Do you see my hand?"
Mike: "Do you think I'm Dale?"
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Ryan Dewalt mstie # 7-something-or-other... it's way up there...
s***@phoenixdances.org
2013-06-14 22:49:36 UTC
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It's from a Grape Nuts cereal commercial. Before you object, view the original commercial and read a message from Kevin Murphy here: BurkesGrapeNuts.com

Adam Burke (brother of Dale, son of Mrs. Burke)
<delurk>
I was watching thru my expanse of Season 8 tapes, and I was wondering about
the "I thought you were Dale" running-gag references that keep popping up.
Can anymstie please tell me what the reference is from? The only occurence
I've found so far, is from "The Kentucky Fried Movie", about 11 minutes into
the film, there's a couple rolling around in bed, the guy looks at the woman,
realizes she's not who she is supposed to be, and says "I thought you were
Dale"
Normally that would be enough for me, but where does the hand reference come
into play?
(from "The Undead")
"Do you see my hand?"
Mike: "Do you think I'm Dale?"
----
Ryan Dewalt mstie # 7-something-or-other... it's way up there...
George Johnson
2013-06-15 04:05:48 UTC
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Post by s***@phoenixdances.org
It's from a Grape Nuts cereal commercial. Before you object, view the
BurkesGrapeNuts.com
Adam Burke (brother of Dale, son of Mrs. Burke)
<delurk>
I was watching thru my expanse of Season 8 tapes, and I was wondering about
the "I thought you were Dale" running-gag references that keep popping up.
Can anymstie please tell me what the reference is from? The only occurence
I've found so far, is from "The Kentucky Fried Movie", about 11 minutes into
the film, there's a couple rolling around in bed, the guy looks at the woman,
realizes she's not who she is supposed to be, and says "I thought you were
Dale"
Normally that would be enough for me, but where does the hand reference come
into play?
(from "The Undead")
"Do you see my hand?"
Mike: "Do you think I'm Dale?"
"Mrs. Burke, I thought you were Dale!" Grape Nuts commercial


Maybe it was really Chip all along?

Chip N Dale - Chips Ahoy - Episode 23 (Disney Cartoon)

Doug Elrod
2013-06-16 20:30:24 UTC
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Maybe it was really Chip all along?
Chip N Dale - Chips Ahoy - Episode 23 (Disney Cartoon)
http://youtu.be/IQ6xqpNA_YI
I just wonder if there are people out there who think that the woman might have been confused with DALE, as in "the town of men long-ago destroyed by the dragon Smaug" (as featured in the upcoming movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug")!

If so, we can only salute them for their dedication to all things Tolkien....

-Doug Elrod (***@cornell.edu)
George Johnson
2013-06-17 06:35:23 UTC
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Post by George Johnson
Maybe it was really Chip all along?
Chip N Dale - Chips Ahoy - Episode 23 (Disney Cartoon)
http://youtu.be/IQ6xqpNA_YI
I just wonder if there are people out there who think that the woman might
have been confused with DALE, as in "the town of men long-ago destroyed by
the dragon Smaug" (as featured in the upcoming movie "The Hobbit: The
Desolation of Smaug")!
If so, we can only salute them for their dedication to all things Tolkien....
Well, you know what they say.
The more you know. The more interesting & annoying you are at parties.

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If the hills have Dales, then who is the Villain?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ville

Ville (French pronunciation: ?[vil]) is the modern French word of Latin
origin now meaning "city" or "town", but the first meaning in the
middle-ages was "farm" (from Gallo-Romance VILLA < Latin villa rustica) and
then "village". The derivative suffix -ville is commonly used in English in
names of cities, towns and villages.

Derived words
Hooverville - an area where homeless people generally lived during the
Great Depression.
Village - another loanword from French used for a settlement that was
larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town.
villain - feudal serf, peasant cultivator in subjection to a lord.
villein - the same word used by modern historians.

THE FARMER IS THE VILLAIN?
He wasn't in the Dell?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell_%28landform%29
In physical geography, a dell is a small wooded valley. Like "dale", the
word "dell" is derived from the Old English word dæl.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale
Locations

Dale, or dael, is an Old English word meaning valley
Dale (landform), origin of the word Dale
Dale (place name element), list of place names ending in "-dale"


http://www.houseofnames.com/dale-family-crest
The origins of the Dale name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture.
It comes from when the family lived in the area referred to as the daleor a
valley.

Dale Early Origins

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system
of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found
in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name
Dale were recorded, including Dale, Daile, Dales, Dayle, Daele and others.

First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient
times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke
William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Chris "Sampo" Cornell
2013-06-17 09:16:47 UTC
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From the FAQ:

Q: In many of the season eight episodes, when a character's hand was
shown or focused on, Mike or one of the bots say "I thought you were
Dale!" or some variation on that phrase. Who is Dale, and what is that a
reference to?
A: Actually, these references are all based on a mistake by Best Brains.
Here's the whole story. Back in the 1970s, there was a series of
commercials for Ivory dishwashing liquid, in which mothers were mistaken
for their daughters--because the Mom used Ivory and so her hands were
young-looking. At around the same time, there was also a commercial for
Grape Nuts, in which a teenage boy mistakes teenage girl Dale's mother
for Dale and utters the deathless line: "I thought you were Dale!" Best
Brains only vaguely remembered these two commericials, and apparently
mixed them up in their minds. There were apparently never any Ivory
Liquid commercials in which a character said "I thought you were Dale!"
And the Grape Nuts commercial in which that line was spoken had nothing
to do with hands. So basically they goofed. But the writers THOUGHT they
were making a reference to the Ivory Liquid commericals.

Sampo (and hello to Adam, hope all is well with you--he really is Dale's
brother, folks.)
Post by s***@phoenixdances.org
It's from a Grape Nuts cereal commercial. Before you object, view the
BurkesGrapeNuts.com
Adam Burke (brother of Dale, son of Mrs. Burke)
<delurk>
I was watching thru my expanse of Season 8 tapes, and I was wondering about
the "I thought you were Dale" running-gag references that keep popping up.
Can anymstie please tell me what the reference is from? The only occurence
I've found so far, is from "The Kentucky Fried Movie", about 11 minutes into
the film, there's a couple rolling around in bed, the guy looks at the woman,
realizes she's not who she is supposed to be, and says "I thought you were
Dale"
Normally that would be enough for me, but where does the hand reference come
into play?
(from "The Undead")
"Do you see my hand?"
Mike: "Do you think I'm Dale?"
----
Ryan Dewalt mstie # 7-something-or-other... it's way up there...
s***@phoenixdances.org
2014-07-14 02:47:05 UTC
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Post by Chris "Sampo" Cornell
Q: In many of the season eight episodes, when a character's hand was
shown or focused on, Mike or one of the bots say "I thought you were
Dale!" or some variation on that phrase. Who is Dale, and what is that a
reference to?
A: Actually, these references are all based on a mistake by Best Brains.
Here's the whole story. Back in the 1970s, there was a series of
commercials for Ivory dishwashing liquid, in which mothers were mistaken
for their daughters--because the Mom used Ivory and so her hands were
young-looking. At around the same time, there was also a commercial for
Grape Nuts, in which a teenage boy mistakes teenage girl Dale's mother
for Dale and utters the deathless line: "I thought you were Dale!" Best
Brains only vaguely remembered these two commericials, and apparently
mixed them up in their minds. There were apparently never any Ivory
Liquid commercials in which a character said "I thought you were Dale!"
And the Grape Nuts commercial in which that line was spoken had nothing
to do with hands. So basically they goofed. But the writers THOUGHT they
were making a reference to the Ivory Liquid commericals.
Sampo (and hello to Adam, hope all is well with you--he really is Dale's
brother, folks.)
Post by s***@phoenixdances.org
It's from a Grape Nuts cereal commercial. Before you object, view the
BurkesGrapeNuts.com
Adam Burke (brother of Dale, son of Mrs. Burke)
<delurk>
I was watching thru my expanse of Season 8 tapes, and I was wondering about
the "I thought you were Dale" running-gag references that keep popping up.
Can anymstie please tell me what the reference is from? The only
occurence
I've found so far, is from "The Kentucky Fried Movie", about 11 minutes
into
the film, there's a couple rolling around in bed, the guy looks at the
woman,
realizes she's not who she is supposed to be, and says "I thought you were
Dale"
Normally that would be enough for me, but where does the hand reference
come
into play?
(from "The Undead")
"Do you see my hand?"
Mike: "Do you think I'm Dale?"
----
Ryan Dewalt mstie # 7-something-or-other... it's way up there...
Hey, Chris! Great to find your "hello." I am well and hoping the same for you and yours. All of the Burkes are well, too, including Mrs. Burke and Dale! All the best, Adam
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