The Sad Truth About Why Ernest P. Worrell Suddenly Vanished From Your Screen

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For those of us who grew up in the 1980s, Ernest P. Worrell was one of the funniest characters around. The hapless maintenance man took center stage in a number of family-friendly films during the decade, but first shot to fame in a series of memorable TV commercials. Sadly, at the turn of the century, the character vanished from our screens.

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