After more than 50 years as America’s favorite bath-time buddy, Mr. Bubble continues to be one of the top-selling bubble baths in the United States.
Mr. Bubble was born in 1961 when Harold Schafer and the Gold Seal Company found a way to make bubble bath affordable, moving it from department stores to drug stores. The original Mr. Bubble formula used powdered bubble bath flakes that promised to “Bubble kids clean” and leave no bathtub ring.
Mr. Bubble is born, introduced with the slogans "Helps Bubble You Clean and Eliminate Bathtub Ring" and "Makes Getting Clean Almost As Much Fun As Getting Dirty"
In the late 1960s, a new version of the character is introduced, with Mr. Bubble shown at home in a bathtub surrounded by overflowing bubbles
Dirty Bert television ads debut
New liquid bubble bath introduced and powder is reformulated1972
Another great television ad featuring Mr. Bubble debuts
Mr. Bubble-shaped packaging doubles as a bank, quickly becoming a hit with kids everywhere1976
Mr. Bubble stars in a special comic-strip ad
The Super Friends appear on the latest Mr. Bubble packaging1984
Mr. Bubble is mentioned in the film Gold Through the Fire
Mr. Bubble is conspicuously placed sticking out the top of a grocery sack as it is being carried in the house in the 1996 comedy film Ed starring Matt LeBlanc1996
Mr. Bubble is referenced in the hit show The Simpsons: Lisa tells Bart that he can use Mr. Bubble to wash his hands and Bart says "It's like giving your fingers a bubble bath."
Mr. Bubble appears in The Big Lebowski1998
Mr. Bubble make an appearance in the award-winning Clint Eastwood film Gran Torino
Mr. Bubble is acquired by The Village Company and reformulated to create more bubbles with a gentler formula.2008
More expansions are made to the Mr. Bubble family in 2009 with the introduction of the Mr. Bubble Foam Soap and the Original 3in1 Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner.
Mr. Bubble celebrates his 50th birthday with a year-long celebration for both consumers and retailers, and he's redesigned to be the character you see today.2011
Mr. Bubble introduces a great new source of bath-time fun, the Fizzy Bubble Bomb