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Who is the better mascot?

Speedy Alka-Seltzer
6 (30%)
Coppertone Girl
14 (70%)

Total Members Voted: 19

Voting closed: February 19, 2008, 04:40:44 PM


Author Topic: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 20 - Speedy Alka-Seltzer Vs. Coppertone Girl  (Read 1469 times)

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Speedy Alka-Seltzer (Alka-Seltzer) Vs. Coppertone Girl (Coppertone)


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A well known icon was the "Speedy" character, an American advertising icon created by George Pal of the Wade Ad Agency in 1951 as Sparky, then changed to Speedy by a sales manager to promote "speedy relief." Speedy was either a little boy or an elf (opinions vary) whose body was primarily one Alka-Seltzer tablet while he wore another as a hat; he proclaimed Alka-Seltzer's virtues and sang the "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz" song in his high, squeaky voice (provided by voice actor Dick Beals).

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Coppertone became famous in 1959 when it introduced the Coppertone girl, an advertisement showing a young blonde girl in pig-tails in shock as a Cocker Spaniel sneaks up behind her and pulls down her blue swimsuit bottoms, exposing her pale white buttocks in stark contrast with her tanned body. Accompanying the ads was the impish slogan, "Don't be a paleface!" Modern Coppertone girl iconThe original artist, Joyce Ballantyne Brand, created this iconic image using her daughter Claire Blackburn as the model. Claire is now a political science major at Wake Forest University. Later, Jodie Foster made her acting debut as the Coppertone girl in a television commercial, when she was 3 years old.


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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 20 - Speedy Alka-Seltzer Vs. Coppertone Girl
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 07:03:17 PM »
er well the alka seltzer kid creps me out slightly more than the little coppertone girl. :speechless:


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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 20 - Speedy Alka-Seltzer Vs. Coppertone Girl
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 10:13:31 PM »
hmmm, another pedophile commercial...yippee


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Re: G.M.T.: Round 1, Match 20 - Speedy Alka-Seltzer Vs. Coppertone Girl
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008, 12:32:50 AM »
Well the coppertone video is no longer availible but that's one of the most well known logos of all time so the Coppertone Girl got my vote.