Goodbye, Bobby: Iconic Charlotte air-conditioning character is moving away

Goodbye, Bobby: Iconic Charlotte air-conditioning character is moving away

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jane Wester/Charlotte Observer) - Charlotte TV won't be the same without Morris-Jenkins commercials featuring the character "Bobby" – really James Roy Adduci, an actor with stage and screen credits beyond the commercial business.

In a new Morris-Jenkins commercial, Mr. Jenkins and Bobby are shown together in the HVAC company's truck, where they've filmed a number of commercials. Mr. Jenkins gives Bobby a parting gift of $100,000 and wishes him luck in his next adventure in Hollywood.

Morris-Jenkins confirmed to the Observer Sunday that Adduci really is moving to Hollywood, and he won't be making Morris-Jenkins commercials anymore.

The reaction on Twitter was swift.

"That's a horrible thing to tease if not true," one user said.

Adduci has been appearing as Bobby in Morris-Jenkins commercials for at least six years, according to YouTube. Over the years, he sang songs from "Frozen," played with Play-Doh and showed off a very bad haircut.

Clearly, he'll be missed.