Question: There's a commercial on TV these days that claims that a brand of cleanser is so good that it gives you a lot of free time; they illustrate the point by showing well-known TV maids and housekeepers on vacation. We recognized Marla Gibbs (Florence from The Jeffersons) and some of the others, but can you name them all? Especially the woman at the end who goes parasailing? (We think it's Shelley Morrison, who plays Rosario on Will & Grace.) Shawn W., Winnetka, Cal.
Televisionary: That's no mere cleanser, Shawn. That's the Swiffer Duster with Extendable Handle, which lets you clean in those hard-to-reach places around the house! (There... Now I've repaid the Swiffer people for being nice enough to return my call.)
You've already identified two of the TV ladies appearing in the ad. Also in the commercial are Ann B. Davis (Alice, The Brady Bunch); Robert Guillaume (Benson, from both Soap and, uh... Benson); and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air).