The American Experience: Season 16, Episode 6

Tupperware! (9 Feb. 2004)

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This is about the origins of Tupperware in Massachusetts.

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Episode credited cast:
Will Le Bow ...
Earl Tupper (voice) (as Will LeBow)
Karen MacDonald ...
Brownie Wise (voice)
Brownie Wise ...
Herself (archive footage)


TUPPERWARE! follows the rise of reclusive inventor Earl Tupper's plastic bowls to icon status more than 40 years ago, thanks to the savvy marketing skills of a single young mother, Brownie Wise. The duo's unlikely partnership not only changed the way Americans stored food, but created the phenomenon of thousands of women making money by selling products from their living rooms. Written by Ian Mohr

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I've got that tupper-feeling, all in my head.....
2 November 2003 | by (Savanna College of Art and Design) – See all my reviews

When I first heard of this film , I thought to myself "a film about Tupperware? That's way can this be entertaining!" But I went and saw it at my schools film festival anyway! One of the reasons was because Robin, one of the co-producers, was here promoting the film and always ready to field any questions we posed to her.

Now, after having seen it, I have to say: GO SEE TUPPERWARE! Although the song will get stuck in your head for at least a couple of days, it is an immensely enjoyable film, comprised almost completely of home movie footage from the 50's, which is what gives it such a warm and personal feel. I learned things about Tupperware I didn't know I wanted to learn, and was very entertained in the process.

If this Film comes to a festival near you, go see it, if you can't make it, then tune in to PBS on February 9th 2004 and enjoy! If you ever read this, keep up the good work Robin!

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