We all remember the comedy duo that kept us entertained with their classic children’s TV series, Chuckle Vision. Well, Paul Chuckle was left angered after he learned of a removal company using his and his late brother Barry’s name and image.
He shared the image on Twitter to show his annoyance writing: “Unbelievable ..disgusting. This should not be allowed when will it stop!! This is obviously nothing to do with us, using our name and faces.”
The image shows the iconic Yorkshire duo on the side of the van with their catchphrase “To Me, To You.” The van is a removal van service, and Paul’s annoyance comes from not been asked for their images to be used – with the name Chuckle Bros Removals being used.
The 73-year-old’s post raises an interesting question about the use of famous people’s faces etc. For one thing, the Chuckle Brothers weren’t known for getting a job done successfully, making them not the best frontmen for a removal business.
Unbelievable ..disgusting. This should not be allowed when will it stop!! This is obviously nothing to do with us, using our name and faces. There is also the argument that it can be taken as a compliment that they’re still in the pop culture eye and that people are still fond of their incredible humour.
One guy wrote: “From me to you, this is free advertising. From what I remember of the series you guys aren’t very good at removals even if you do get a surprising amount of work somthing always goes wrong.”
Whereas another wrote: “You don’t see it as a compliment and tribute? It does help to keep the brand relevant, no?”
Some others made some humour jokes surrounding the image with their classic catchphrase: “oh dead… Oh dear oh dear”.
According to The Daily Star, briefly spoke to the company, who claimed they didn’t directly copy his name.
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Image Credit: Twitter/ Paul Chuckle Insta