Mr. Clean: Killing Germs Around the World

Part of the fun of visiting grocery stores while traveling (aside from the food, of course) is all the wonderfully weird adaptations of products your familiar with. Take these variations of Mr. Clean, for instance.

Wikipedia explains the name changes: “Mr. Clean is known as Mr. Proper in mainland Europe, probably to avoid confusion with Mr. Sheen and Mr. Muscle. In the United Kingdom it is known as Flash. In Canada, the French name is M. Net (nettoyer is the French verb for “to clean”‘). In Spain, the name changed from Mr. Proper to Don Limpio (limpiar is the Spanish verb for “to clean”), while in Mexico he is named Maestro Limpio (Master Clean). In Italy he is named Mastro Lindo (Master Clean, as in Mexico), in Germany Meister Proper, in France Monsieur Propre.”

The only thing that would make this better is if Mr. Clean changed his clothes into whatever stereotypical garb “commonly” worn in the country he’s being sold. A beret would look nice on Mr. Propre, for sure.