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Who is the better mascot?

Aunt Jemima
13 (61.9%)
Mr. Peanut
8 (38.1%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Voting closed: February 19, 2008, 04:24:00 PM


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G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« on: February 15, 2008, 04:24:00 PM »
64 Advertising Mascots Go In, Only One Will Be Crowned Champ



Aunt Jemima (Aunt Jamima) Vs. Mr. Peanut (Planters)


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Aunt Jemima is a trademark for pancake flour, syrup, and other breakfast foods. The trademark dates to 1893, although Aunt Jemima pancake mix debuted in 1889. The phrase "Aunt Jemima" is sometimes used as a female version of "Uncle Tom" to refer to a black woman who is perceived as obsequiously servile or acting in, or protective of, the interests of whites. The Aunt Jemima trademark has been modified several times over the years. In her most recent make-over in the late 80s/early 90's, as she reached her 100th anniversary she was transformed into a younger, thinner woman, dressed up, and her kerchief removed to reveal a natural hairdo and pearl earrings. This new look remains with the products to this day.

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Mr. Peanut is the dandy-like advertising logo and mascot of Planters, an American snack-food company and division of Kraft Foods. He consists of a drawing of an anthropomorphic peanut in its shell dressed in the formal clothing of an old-fashioned gentleman: a top hat, monocle, white gloves, spats, and a cane. Mr. Peanut is based on a drawing by a Virginia schoolboy, Antonio Gentile, an Italian-American who won a $5 prize in a 1916 contest for his "little peanut person." The mascot made its debut in 1918 in The Saturday Evening Post.


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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 04:29:49 PM »
Dont let his appearance fool you. That cane aint just for looks.
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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 07:05:40 PM »
Auntie J all the way, c'mon, you can have a good time in the kitchen with J. Not sure what sort of time the peanut would show you though presumable a less innocent definition of a "good time" would be involved.


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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 10:12:08 PM »
as far as i know no one can have as severe an allergic reaction to aunt j. as to mr. peanut, so there you go. auntie j all the way.


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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008, 12:34:02 AM »
I went with Aunt Jemima.  The fact that she IS the bottle is pretty cool too. 


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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008, 12:41:18 AM »
Another vote for Aunt Jemima, for actually being based on a real person, and at that the first African-American spokesperson.

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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008, 12:43:49 AM »
That's pretty cool.  I didn't know that. 


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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008, 12:47:32 AM »
You can learn a lot from Robert Wuhl HBO specials.   ;D
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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2008, 02:32:53 AM »
Mr. Peanut gets extra points for reminding me of this Freakazoid bit: (3:38 in)

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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2008, 02:55:02 AM »
I went with Aunt Jemima.  The fact that she IS the bottle is pretty cool too. 

The bottle is Mrs. Butterworth, who is sadly missing from these here polls :)
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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2008, 03:18:06 AM »
I went with Aunt Jemima.  The fact that she IS the bottle is pretty cool too. 

The bottle is Mrs. Butterworth, who is sadly missing from these here polls :)

I stand corrected.  Guess I'm not awake enough to pay attention that early. 


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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 18 - Aunt Jemima Vs. Mr. Peanut
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2008, 04:36:29 AM »
Still Luv's me some Aunt Jemima :-*