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Who is the better mascot?

Pets.com Sock Puppet
6 (28.6%)
Poppin' Fresh
15 (71.4%)

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Voting closed: February 15, 2008, 03:41:04 PM


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Pets.Com Sock Puppet (Pets.Com) Vs. Poppin' Fresh (Pillsbury)


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Pets.com had one massive marketing success: its advertising icon, the unnamed Pets.com dog. The puppet, performed by Michael Ian Black (an alumnus of MTV's surrealist comedy sketch show The State), was a simple sock puppet with button eyes, flailing arms, a stick microphone emblazoned with 'pets.com', and a Timex watch around its neck. As the puppet's notoriety grew through 1999 and 2000, it gained almost cult status and widespread popularity. The puppet made an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America, Nightline, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, and even had a balloon made in its image for the 1999 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition to the media appearances the Pets.com puppet made, merchandising was also done for the company including clothing, other trinkets, and a retail version of the sock puppet that delivered five of the puppet's famous lines.

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Poppin' Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy, was thought up by the Leo Burnett advertising agency's copywriter, Rudy Perz, as he was sitting in his kitchen in 1965, under pressure to create an advertising campaign. Perz imagined a living dough boy popping out of a Pillsbury Crescent Rolls can. To distinguish the dough boy from the rolls he gave it a scarf, a chef's hat, two big blue eyes, a blush when girls kissed him, and a soft, warm chuckle when poked in the stomach. The Doughboy was originally brought to life using stop motion clay animation, but now CGI Animation is used.


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As a rule sock puppets scare me.  Poppin Fresh it is. 


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GREAT (Ma)SCOT (Tournament)!


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Everyone knows to vote for Poppin' Fresh. Otherwise his relatives would put the hurt down...



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look, don't make me make my friends sign up on this hear board just to vote for the pets.com sock puppet! because they will, i have no life and I am very good at persuasion!


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Tee-Hee, Poppin Fresh by a country mile.


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The Sock Puppet muse be returned to his former glory!  He was waaaay funnier than Poppin' Fresh, and in better shape. 

"What goes up.... must come down... spinnin' wheeeel..."
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I vote Poppin' Fresh for his delightful turn as Ricky's brother in Boyz in da Hood.


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The Sock Puppet muse be returned to his former glory!  He was waaaay funnier than Poppin' Fresh, and in better shape. 

"What goes up.... must come down... spinnin' wheeeel..."

Debs and I know what the score is....now let's cheat


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Sock Puppet all the way.  The force is strong on Michael Ian Black.  (and again, to reiterate, because it makes me happy, my voice is featured on his comedy album.  Yes yes, thanks, no autographs please.)




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Until the Sock Puppet comes up with a catch phrase as awesome and instantly-recognizable as "Hee heeeeee!", it's the dough boy for me.


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Debs and I know what the score is

haha, Debs.  I'm suddenly hungry for Little Debbies snack cakes..
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Pets.com went bankrupt 2 years after its inception. Now that dog's hawking some stupid 1-800 number like the has-been he is.

It's the dough-boy, no contest.