Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Icons with staying power

I have a confession to make. I have been in love the the Pillsbury Doughboy for as long as I can remember. He is one of my favorite little icons and whenever I see him, I want to pinch his cheek and poke his belly. What is it about this little guy?!

Now my 7 year old has the same infatuation but without any influence from me. Yesterday, he told me he wished he had a little dough boy. I, too, always wanted one (it's really a simple and sweet pleasure to experience the same memories with your kids).

Clearly, Pillsbury did a great job choosing this little guy for their brand.

The Michelin Man is almost as cute. I've always thought of him as the Pillsbury Doughboy's big brother. Although, I've never understood his connection to tires.Of course, what's a great icon without an alter ego. The Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. Not so cute but just as memorable.

Here's some Doughboy fun:

Dancing Doughboy

TV add & blooper - Kisses


  1. I just sold a Pillsbury Doughboy stuffed toy from the 1970's at our last yard sale.
    We had him, the Jolly Green Giant, and his little friend Sprout. LOL

    Doughboy was definitely the cutest. :)


  2. Wow, I would have grabbed all three!


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