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Daily Trivia – 9/19/11

Question: What Eddie Murphy movie was originally slated to star Sylvester Stallone?

Last Question: What bubble gum brand was hyped by a Wild West “gumslinger” who calmly noted: “Big bubbles, no trouble”?

Answer: Hubba Bubba

Hubba Bubba promoted their gum as being less sticky as other brands. The earliest series of TV commercials for Hubba Bubba that aired in the U.S. were set in a Wild West town and featured a character known as the Gum Fighter, played by actor Don Collier.

Collier was known for being in television Westerns in the ’60s. He played U.S. Marshal Will Foreman in the 1960-1962 NBC series Outlaws. He had also appeared in Gunsmoke and Bonanza. Leter on, he also appeared in The Waltons and Little House on the Prarie.

But for us, he will always be known as the Gum Fighter. At the end of each commercial, the Gum Fighter declared, “Big bubbles, no troubles.”