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Maytag Holds Casting Call For Ol' Lonely Repairman

Actor Gordon Jump portrayed Maytag's Ol' Lonely Repairman for many years. Actor Gordon Jump portrayed Maytag's Ol' Lonely Repairman for many years.

(AP) CHICAGO What do a bus driver, police officer, stockbroker and a professional football player all have in common?

They all want to be the next Maytag Repairman.

About 200 men showed up for an open casting call Tuesday in Chicago. The advertising character is known for being lonely and bored because Maytag wants to show that its products seldom need fixing.

One man at the audition sang "One Is the Loneliest Number" to an imaginary washer and dryer, then did a kick line. Another 20-something actor talked to the imaginary appliance like it was an underappreciated wife.

One of those trying out was Indianapolis Colts backup quarterback Jim Sorgi. Sorgi has some experience when it comes to waiting for something to do. He backs up Peyton Manning, who has only missed one play because of injury in his nine-year NFL career.

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