“Mr. Owl in the 1969 Tootsie Pop commercial”

Paul Winchell – 1922

As a ventriloquist and comedian, Winchell created a career by making voices.

Some of his credits include Tigger in many of Disney’s animated Winnie-The-Pooh television series,

Mr. Owl in the 1969 Tootsie Pop commercial, and Gargamel in the Smurfs.


This is a 1969 vintage tv video commercial from Tootsie Pops and titled How many licks does it take..

Tootsie Pops are known for the catch phrase “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?”.

We hope you enjoy the commercial, please subscribe and as always thanks so much for watching.


Scott Lanter
I just saw this on TV tonight.
I can remember this commercial from 50 years ago.
In fact, I was in the next the room and heard the boy ask how many licks.
I thought, “No way! That can’t be the Tootsie Pop commercial from when I was a kid”.
But, it sure was. What a great memory to relive.
I used to love that commercial as a little boy.
Nathaniel Schwartz
I remember seeing this ad constantly on TV when I was little, and every time I saw it I was always so curious to find out the answer, because Mr. Owl cheated.
So one day I bought a tootsie pop and I tried it, I licked it around 70 times and then my tongue got numb and then I didn’t like it anymore, so I had to wait quite a while before I could have another one.
Zayne Underwood
Not to be a spoiler or anything but University students at Purdue figured out it takes 364
licks on average to get to the Tootsie roll center of the Tootsie Pop…..
Just sayin
Leo Getz
October 2021 and I’ve seen this commercial about a dozen times the past two days.
Watching reruns of Blue Bloods and Criminal Minds on ION TV.
Just wondering if ION bought the rights or for some reason this commercial is making a comeback

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