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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Mr. Six Revealed?
Status: Highly possible
image The debate over the identity of Mr. Six, that crazy old guy who used to dance around in the commercials for Six Flags (Six Flags no longer uses him), has raged on for quite a while. Many were convinced it was Jaleel White, the actor who played Urkel on Family Matters. Others thought Mr. Six was played by a woman. But no one really had any clue, and Six Flags certainly wasn't telling. Now, at last, the mystery seems like it might have been solved. Paul Davidson has posted on his blog that Mr. Six was Danny Teeson, an actor who now appears on Queer Eye for the Straight Girl:

the confirmation came to WFME [Davidson's blog] just recently when a source who had worked with individuals that had helped film the Six Flags commercials let the identity of Mr. Six (assuming it was OK since the campaign was now over) slip. Six Flags, of course, still has no comment — and continues to deny the true identity even now that the floodgates are poised to open.

Davidson's strongest evidence, besides the anonymous source, is that a special-effects company listed Teeson on its website as an actor in the Six Flags commercial, before pulling the reference. But the reference lived on in the Google cache. Personally, I think it's a decent theory. And Teeson does kind of look like Mr. Six. But to be absolutely certain, we'll have to wait and see if either Teeson himself or Six Flags ever confirms this theory.

Previous posts about Mr. Six:
June 26, 2004: Mr. Six (in the old Hoax Forum)
July 14, 2004: Who is Mr. Six?
Categories: Advertising, Entertainment
Posted by The Curator on Tue Feb 07, 2006
Comments (5)
It makes me happy that you posted a link to my topic! grin

This is pretty interesting, though. I can kind of see the resemblence, if I squint. I hope someone eventually confirms the theory so we can put it to rest for good!
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Tue Feb 07, 2006  at  06:10 PM
I think that Mr. Six is really an alien, of Bigfoot. Go ahead, prove me wrong!
Posted by Dracul  on  Tue Feb 07, 2006  at  06:22 PM
His name is just a cheap rip off of mine. Damn bastard!
Posted by Mr. Sex  on  Tue Feb 07, 2006  at  07:51 PM
Has Danny Teeson been observed in the presence of Mr. Six? No? Then they must be one and the same person.
Posted by Tom  on  Wed Feb 08, 2006  at  11:42 AM
Oh. My. Gosh.

Alex. There just aren't words. How do I explain the futility of this entry?? We so do NOT need another thread.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Wed Feb 08, 2006  at  08:20 PM
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