Two all time most popular women on commercials could be related?
Everyone knows Flo the Progressive Girl. She is cute, popular, and the most successful girl on a TV commercial.
Do you remember Josephine the Plunber? She was the sweet lady on the Comet Clenser commercial, during the 1960’s and early 1970’s. She is still alive and kicking at the age of 91.
These two successful and beloved characters have something in common. Besides being the two most popular ladies on TV commercials, suppose I told you that they have something else in common.
Flo is is a comically sincere, post-modern Josephine the Plumber who sincerely wants to help people solve a problem. When Josephine was popular, Flo admired her so, and wanted to follow in her footsteps. This is exactly what she is doing now, and has been doing for the last 9 years.
Why would Flo admire Josephine so much and want to follow in her footsteps? Simple. Josephine is her grandmother.