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Sunday, December 26, 2010

We love all things retro here at Woodstock Candy. And that doesn’t stop with sweet treats! We have a fun Mr. Bill bendable figure so that you can recreate some of those now immortal Super 8 films. Here’s a little biography about Mr. Bill.

Mr. Bill came to national attention on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s. Those Super 8 films brought this little clay man into the national spotlight. Since then, he’s done pretty much everything—network TV, cable TV, movies, home videos, music videos, a book, a tribute at the Smithsonian…

He got his big break during the Saturday Night Live home movie contest. He was originally submitted as a parody of bad animation. He and his creator Walter Williams went on to spend seven years on the show. At one point, Mr. Bill was making 10 appearances per season.

When he left the show, he went on to do many other things. In the Mr. Bill 20th Anniversary Special, you can see the revival of many of his old co-stars. You can see Spot, Ms. Sally, and Mr. Hands. To Mr. Bill’s surprise and dismay, he finds out (all too late!) that his nemesis Sluggo is directing the show. The cameraman is also Sluggo, and everyone in the audience is, too!

Oh, Noooooooooo!

by: Woodstock Candy


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