The seat belt dummies, Vince and Larry have been nominated for the induction in Advertising Age’s Icon Hall of Fame. If you get a chance, go to Ad Age and cast your vote. As we like to say in Texas, vote early and vote often!
Quite frankly, I think they are more deserving of the award than Jerrod from Subway or Tucan Sam from Fruit Loops or the Maytag Repairman.
Funny thing is, the tagline “You could learn a lot from a dummy. Buckle your safety belt”, isn’t up for the HOF. However, Eat Fresh is being considered. Go figure. That’s like Scoresee not winning Best Director for Raging Bull, yet the film won Best Picture. You can’t have one without the other, in my opinion.
I think Ronald McDonald deserves a shot at the HOF. But not that goof ball from Verizon who stands in the background and smiles like a jackass.
My predictions: Ronald on the third ballott. Little Debbie could be a spoiler. Mr. Clean and Captain Jack will probably cancel each other out. I like the Double Mint Twins. But which twins are we voting on? There are been multiple twins, but only one Green Giant. But what if Green Giants doesn’t get in, but Sprout does? I would have to question that vote. Afterall, the Green Giant beget the Sprout, who beget the Keelber Elves, who beget Snap, Crackle and Pop. ( I know all this because I spent 11 year at Leo Burnett, the home of just about every cereal critter on the “breakfast aisle”)
My head hurts!
I believe Mr. Mucas, The AOL running guy (who doesn’t even have a name!!!!), and the Microsoft Butterfly will never get in, unless they get some heavy coporate backing/PR at the end. I don’t really know these guys all that well, so I don’t really care of them all that much. It’s not that I don’t like you Mr. Mucas, I just don’t know you as well as Burger King who, again in my opinion, is a bit creepy!
If I didn’t want to cancel out my vote for Vince and Larry, I would go with either Big Boy ! I love the Big Boy! BB isn’t ashamed that he is a bit on the heavy side (like myself). I have always liked his pants and the way he combed his hair. There there’s Smokey the Bear! Smokey was beaten last year by the Geico Cavemen. Give me a break. That’s like putting Caesar Tovar in the baseball HOF before Babe Ruth! Or Terry Hanratty in the NFL HOF before Roger Staubach. I asked to see the results of the ballot, but was refused. I smell a fix!
That’s how I see it it.