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Post# 739560   3/5/2014 at 18:36 (1,565 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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the new Official Maytag Man site.......

definately easy on the eyes.....


Post# 739566 , Reply# 1   3/5/2014 at 18:47 (1,565 days old) by rockland1 (Wisconsin)        
Maytag Man

Wow...sure doesn't look like Jessie

Post# 739582 , Reply# 2   3/5/2014 at 19:20 (1,565 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I thought he resembled Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs....would have been a good choice...what better demonstration of cleaning than the man who gets the dirtiest...

Post# 739590 , Reply# 3   3/5/2014 at 19:27 (1,565 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Thanks for posting.  I saw this guy on TV in an ad for their dishwashers the other night and had meant to start a thread about him.


I gotta say, even though I know he's pushing re-badged Whirlpool product, I felt like buying anything he was selling.

Post# 739606 , Reply# 4   3/5/2014 at 20:03 (1,565 days old) by ptcruiser51 (Boynton Beach, FL)        
Dance: 10: Looks: 3

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This poseur couldn't shine Clay Jackson's shoes. OR Mike Rowe's for that matter.

Post# 739607 , Reply# 5   3/5/2014 at 20:05 (1,565 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
I Guess They Figured -

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A good-looking one made more sense, because I don't think Maytag repairmen are nearly as lonely as they used to be.

Post# 739739 , Reply# 6   3/6/2014 at 03:49 (1,565 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        
Maytag Man my foot...

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The little old ladies who I see on my route wouldn't put up with the 5 o'clock shadow. It is interesting how they seem to be going for the Mike Rowe image (possibly avoiding paying the price for the real thing per Whirlpool standard operating procedure...)

It almost turns my stomach (what's left of it anyway... Lol!) to see the Maytag Man pushing Whirltags... Jessie's doing a ton of rolling right now...


Post# 739749 , Reply# 7   3/6/2014 at 05:43 (1,565 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Here Here for Clay Jackson. He looked like someone right out of the Midwest corn fields. This one ain't got it!!

Post# 739760 , Reply# 8   3/6/2014 at 06:52 (1,565 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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As discussed in a previous thread ... that is actor Colin Ferguson.  :-)

Post# 739763 , Reply# 9   3/6/2014 at 07:22 (1,565 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Thanks Glen,  He looked familiar.   "You will have to get a new one",  is easier to accept if you are distracted. Cool

Post# 739771 , Reply# 10   3/6/2014 at 07:51 (1,565 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Has anyone seen the online split-side ads with the new Maytag tossing clothes?  Left side of screen is him pitching clothes, behind center content,  to his double, catching them on the right side of the screen.  Supposed to illustrate how Maytag top load washers work best with their matching dryers.  It is eye-catching to say the least and good to know he's versatile.

Post# 739797 , Reply# 11   3/6/2014 at 10:07 (1,565 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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No doubt the stubble is designed to appeal to the younger females who are setting up households, not seasoned housewives with machines that are 20+ years old.


On line articles about the new look also point out that Maytag no longer makes any reference to the dependability that triggered the original lonely Maytag Man campaign all those years ago.  Now he's just pushing product, tagging it with, "What's inside matters." 


Say what you will about him not being a corn-fed boy from Newton, but if I opened up my fridge and found him inside, I'd quickly take appropriate steps to warm him up.

Post# 739875 , Reply# 12   3/6/2014 at 15:50 (1,564 days old) by gus (Montevideo, Uruguay)        

Guys you are a THING! I love your wity comments. Thanks!!! You´ve made my day. Gus

Post# 739916 , Reply# 13   3/6/2014 at 18:17 (1,564 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

What ever happened to that Maytag guy they hired in that huge public campaign a few years ago? I only saw him on an advert or two.

Post# 739926 , Reply# 14   3/6/2014 at 18:56 (1,564 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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AMEN! Ralph.....

as you mention, if there is snow storm tonight, he is going on my tires!

hate him all you want....if just leaves more room for me! the ad says....its whats inside that matters!....the uniform that is!

Post# 739930 , Reply# 15   3/6/2014 at 19:24 (1,564 days old) by DigAPony ()        
the 5 o'clock shadow.

Thats way beyond a 5 o'clock shadow, more along the lines of "buddy can you spare a dime"..

Post# 740403 , Reply# 16   3/8/2014 at 17:07 (1,562 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Only One Maytag Man Did It For Me

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Mark Devine, the young tall cold drink of water who also appeared on a few episodes of Sex in the City.


Post# 740435 , Reply# 17   3/8/2014 at 19:45 (1,562 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

For those who missed the thread DADoES referred to, Colin Ferguson also played Sheriff Jack Carter on the series Eureka. His co-star was Ed Quinn who played Nathan Stark who ran Global Dynamics, the main employer in the town.

The actors had great chemistry and their characters were usually more concerned with each other than with whatever was going on in the show. I always hoped the writers would be bold and have them get together. Never Happened.

However, their interactions in the show provided fodder for countless Slash fan fiction stories in which those 2 characters DO get together.

I've attached a pic of Quinn. The 2 of them together? Yes, please!

Post# 741431 , Reply# 18   3/12/2014 at 17:56 (1,558 days old) by thor (Buenos Aires)        
Colin Ferguson

I just saw Colin Ferguson in an episode of Happily Divorced, playing the gay former fiancee of the gay present fiancee of the gay divorced husband of actress Fran Drescher. Could you get this?


Post# 741466 , Reply# 19   3/12/2014 at 20:01 (1,558 days old) by paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        
Here's a pix with me...

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Here I am with the Maytag Man at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry at their 100th anniversary.
Very nice guy; who was this fella?

Post# 741478 , Reply# 20   3/12/2014 at 21:40 (1,558 days old) by ptcruiser51 (Boynton Beach, FL)        
@ PaulG

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That's Clay. I met him at one of our Appliance Roadshows from THD a couple years ago. Hilariously funny. All the gals (and some of us guys) found him hot! If it weren't for that pesky wedding ring...

Post# 741479 , Reply# 21   3/12/2014 at 21:42 (1,558 days old) by paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        
He was a funny guy

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Very good with the crowd too. Thanks for reminding me of the name!

Post# 741502 , Reply# 22   3/13/2014 at 01:02 (1,558 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

Whatever happened to Clay? Wasn't he the one picked out of that huge contest Maytag had a couple of years ago?

Post# 741521 , Reply# 23   3/13/2014 at 06:17 (1,558 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
The Madness Will Continue!

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Maytag will keep going through Maytag Men until they settle on the one they should have picked in the first place - the best possible Maytag Man and all-around brand booster:

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