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August 14th, 2008


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11:57 pm - this is all I got, folks...
This commerical, which usually aired during Wonderama!, was one of the highlights of my childhood weekends, beyond singing in folk Mass. How much do I dig the shameless E.T. bandwagoneering [note the wily substitution of "celestial person" for "extra-terrestrial"], the cruddy special effects, and the tinny, neo-futuristic brogue of seasonal delicacy Cookie O' Puss? Fudgie the Whale can spout off all he wants (yuk yuk) but HE never inspired the Beastie Boys to sing his praises while sampling their own prank calls to Carvel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3urwTGqxwZ0

Where has YouTube been all my fuckin' life?

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From:penpusher
Date:October 16th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
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Three words: Snake Can Game.

Though Wonderama started on WNEW Channel 5. Metromedia Broadcasting. I don't remember Sonny Fox who was the original host of the show, but Bob McCallister was the guy... and he has some very interesting takes on teaching children stuff. He was an avid roller skater and would come to Central Park and skate on that road between the Sheepmeadow to the West, the Bandshell to the East, Bethesda Fountain terrace to the Northeast and those Volleyball courts to the south. (Uncle Bob also purchased his pot out there as well).

Bob died 10 years ago this past summer, so I feel fortunate that even though I never got on "Wonderama" I was a part of the whole thing, by meeting him years later.

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