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    Bea Arthur Was A Spokesperson For A Canadian Pharmacy In The '80s And It's Truly Iconic

    If it was good enough for Dorothy, then it's good enough for me!

    You may have heard of Bea Arthur — you know, the star of Maude or most notably the tallest and sassiest of The Golden Girls.

    Well, TIL that Bea Arthur was ALSO the spokesperson of a Shoppers Drug Mart campaign that ran from 1984 to 1991 — and I had no idea what to do with this information other than write about it!

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    It turns out that although she held a position against doing advertisements, Bea decided the campaign for the Toronto based store chain would be fun since it would never air in the States. She was truly iconic — her "take no shit" image gave way to 35 (!!) super successful commercials because who doesn't love Bea Arthur???

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    So without further ado, let's watch some of these gems!

    1. Brenda's giving "The 5th Golden Girl".

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    2. Seen here: Bea Arthur being maternal.

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    3. Miss Arthur, you flirt you!

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    4. Truly, the hero we need but don't deserve.

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    5. Of course she had a lifetime membership on the "nice list".

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    6. She can truly sell me anything.

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    7. Gosh, Brenda, get it together!

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    8. "Pick, Pack, and Tote." Did ya get that?

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    9. And finally, why was there a fuel pump in the store?

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    You can find more of these ~high quality~ nuggets of pure brand loyalty on YouTube. Are there any other nostalgic celebrity ad campaigns you think I should know about?