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Yo Quiero Taco Bell

GidgetGidget, the Chihuahua best known for her Taco Bell ad campaign, died from a stroke the other night at age 15, People.com reported. “She made so many people happy,” said Gidget’s trainer Sue Chipperton .

The mostly retired actor lived out her days laying in the sun. “I like to joke that it’s like looking after a plant,” said Chipperton. “Gidget always knew where the camera was.”

Gidget also starred in Legally Blonde II: Red, White and Blue in the role of Bruiser’s mom and started a clamoring for purse size Chihuahua’s.

After being released from mascot duties by Taco Bell, Gidget was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where she was allowed a choice of a Taco Bell Chalupa or some KFC chicken.  She chose the chicken.

According to Gidget’s trainer, Sue Chipperton, the dog spent her retirement days laying in the sun, which is what she did on her last day.  Gidget was with Chipperton watching television when she began making strange noises and suffered a stroke.  The dog “had a good day and was running around as normal,” said her owner, Karen McElhatton.  “We’re happy that she was very well off right until the end.”

Watch ¡Yo quiero Taco Bell! commercial below.

The advertising catch-phrase for the Taco Bell commercial was “¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!” (”I want Taco Bell!”). The voiceover work for these commercials was provided by voice actor Carlos Alazraqui.

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July 23, 2009 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Just One More Pet, Pet Events | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment