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Who is the Better Mascot?

Jolly Green Giant
12 (70.6%)
Toucan Sam
5 (29.4%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Voting closed: February 15, 2008, 03:29:59 PM


Author Topic: Great Mascot Tournament: Round 1, Match 3- Jolly Green Giant Vs. Toucan Sam  (Read 2250 times)

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Offline GregMcduck

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64 Advertising Mascots Go In, Only One Will Be Crowned Champ



Jolly Green Giant (Green Giant) Vs. Toucan Sam (Fruit Loops)


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The original televised Jolly Green Giant was nothing more than a puppet that, through the use of stop-motion animation, stalked through the "valley" and said little more than "fo fum fi fe" (perhaps a reference to the fable Jack and the Beanstalk). The commercial, which first aired in 1953, was deemed too scary for younger viewers and the puppet was discarded. The next commercial featured several different animated elves (similar to the Keebler elves) working in a "factory" around the valley while Keith Wegeman (shown in far-away shots) stood over the area, chanting the now-famous "ho, ho, ho" phrase.

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The cartoon character Toucan Sam was originally voiced by Mel Blanc, using an ordinary American accent. Blanc's original commercials were noted for their use of Pig Latin (referring to the cereal as OOT-fray OOPS-lay). The ad agency later decided to switch to the English accent more commonly associated with the character. They then employed Paul Frees to do what is, in effect, an imitation of Ronald Colman. In the most recent cartoon advertisements for Froot Loops, Toucan Sam's voice has been performed by Canadian voice actor Maurice LaMarche.


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I vote Jolly Green Giant because I've seen the statue.
Correction: the coat hanger should be upside down.


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My uncle used to work for a Green Giant plant in our town.  Down with the bird. 


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Come on! Toucans are intelligent, colorful and fun to be around.

It doesn't matter if his cereal sucks, I want to be his friend.
�mike5150� how tall are you?.....in gallons?


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I'm not voting for some fake English Toucan, JGG get my vote.


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Sure, he's jolly now, but I doubt he'd be that way if he loses to a bird.  I'm going with the mascot that could crush me.


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You have obviously never been bitten by a Toucan ;)
�mike5150� how tall are you?.....in gallons?


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Maybe I *have* been bitten by a toucan, and that's just one more reason why I don't want to give it my vote.

Ok, no, I haven't.


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Jolly green giant was my rugby squad nickname, so I'll go with him.


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I'm pro-Giant.  In these politically-correct times, I respect a man who's willing to lay it all on the line and say, "Ho."


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Re: Great Mascot Tournament: Round 1, Match 3- Jolly Green Giant Vs. Toucan Sam
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2008, 03:32:24 PM »
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

JOLLY GREEN GIANT MOVES ON TO ROUND TWO


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Re: Great Mascot Tournament: Round 1, Match 3- Jolly Green Giant Vs. Toucan Sam
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2008, 04:50:32 AM »
Oh Jolly!