New Tiddy Bear Commercial Explains That Name
About a year ago the TV commercial for a product called the Tiddy Bear became an Internet phenomenon. The Tiddy Bear is a teddy bear strapped to the seat belt and placed over the chest to relieve pain or discomfort. People laughed at this commercial because “tiddy” sounds like “titty” and the women in the commercial place the bear near their breast—also known as a “titty.”
Everyone wondered whether the double meaning of the product name was intentional or accidental. Some people even thought the commercial might just be a big joke and not for a real product at all. I suspected that the name “Tiddy Bear” was some foreigner’s ill-fated attempt at the English language.
Now there is a new version of the Tiddy Bear commercial, which clears up some of those questions:
So the Tiddy Bear was both created and named by two Americans—Dee Hoffman and Marcia Burke. Burke tells us, “It has a funny name to get your attention” and later, “As a breast cancer survivor, I need more comfort from my car shoulder strap so I created the Tiddy Bear.” We now can be pretty sure that the name Tiddy Bear was an intentional combination of “Titty” and “Teddy Bear,” although if they really wanted to get people’s attention they should have named it “Hooter Bear.”
Later Burke says, “Ellen Degeneres called it maybe one of the best products ever invented, and she even gave it out to her entire audience.” Uhhh…Ellen Degeneres is a comedian. She probably said that sarcastically and most likely gave out the Tiddy Bear to her audience as a gag.
People, when I say Klee Irwin is the greatest human being in history, please don’t believe me!
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