Saturday, July 14, 2007

With love, Cookie Puss

Commenter Eartha Kitsch points out in response to a post further down on this page that many of Tom Carvel's Cookie Puss TV ads are on YouTube.

How does one explain the TV ubiquity of Tom Carvel during the 1970s and 1980s?

One doesn't. One sits back and marvels.


Anonymous said...

That's one of the best ones. I'll agree that he had "ubiquity". I was a kid in South Carolina with no Carvel store for thousands of miles and when I saw those commercials, I was mesmerized and only wanted to once in my life get a Cookie Puss for my birthday.

MsYvone said...

I remember having temper tantrums about having to eat dinner in the middle of Wonder Woman, and never missing Donnie and Marie and the Hudson Brothers, not to mention the friday and saturday line ups of Dukes of Hazzard, Love Boat, Fantasy Island and all the Saturday Morning Cartoons. How in hell did I miss Cookie Puss? said...

Isn't there something kind of dadaist about a Cookie Puss commercial in the middle of The Tragedy of Carmen?

And this must be a fairly early commercial.It seems to have been made before M. Carvel contracted whatever disease made him sound like he was reading the scripts from his deathbed.