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Why is a Mr. Bill called Mr. Bill

 


Poll: Why is a Mr. Bill called Mr. Bill
Meaning of Mr.Bill 2 / 40%
Mr. Bill 3 / 60%
5 total votes
 
LimaZulu

Jun 5, 2017, 9:30 AM
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Right now I've done 11 Mr. Bills.
Can anyone explain why is it called a Mr. Bill?


councilman24  (D 8631)

Jun 5, 2017, 9:58 AM
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If you knew Sluggo you'd know why.😉


keithbar  (A 14048)

Jun 5, 2017, 10:17 AM
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I'm not sure what the poll is about. But it comes from an old Saturday night live sketch that was ongoing . With clay figures


keithbar  (A 14048)

Jun 5, 2017, 10:21 AM
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Just google " mr. bill snl "


LimaZulu

Jun 5, 2017, 10:30 AM
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Sorry my mistake. I won't open a poll!


keithbar  (A 14048)

Jun 5, 2017, 10:58 AM
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It's all good. Btw it's not a real mr bill unless the hanger on yells " OH NOOOO!" As he falls away Wink


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Jun 5, 2017, 3:09 PM
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"Oh No, Mister Hands! He's going to be mean to me!" I loved those skits...


LolaJov

Jun 5, 2017, 5:53 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Bill

That's the character upon which it is based. And then from there, I think the idea was that a Mr. Bill jump was so dangerous that it was bound to end in calamity, and someone would be crushed or dismembered just like Mr. Bill.


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DBCOOPER  (D 24112)

Jun 25, 2017, 8:06 AM
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I was at Ft Benning in 1979 in IOBC and made a Mr Bill out of C4 with a blasting cap for his belly button. Most there had no idea who Mr Bill was.



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