After posting the epic filler of Nannerpuss v. Cookiepuss v. Godzilla yesterday, it came to my attention that not everyone is familiar with the cast of characters. This is me filling you in:
Nannerpuss is the singing banana peel marionette from the Denny’s Super Bowl commercial:
He sings a catchy tune that goes something like this — “You can call me Nannerpuss, Nannerpuss… and guess what? I like pancakes!” before he gets smushed by a giant Denny’s logo.
Cookie Puss, on the other hand, is a specialty ice cream cake from Carvel — a mainstay ice cream vendor of the New York/New Jersey region:
Actually wait. According to Wikipedia, Cookie Puss is something entirely different:
Cookie Puss is a character created by Carvel in the 1970s as an expansion of its line of ice cream cake characters freshly made and sold only in its stores, which also includes Hug-Me Bear and Fudgie the Whale. According to Carvel lore, Cookie Puss is a space alien (his original name was “Celestial Person” and his initials, “C.P.”, later came to stand for “Cookie Puss”) who was born on planet Birthday. In his television commercials, Cookie Puss has the ability to fly, though he requires a saucer-shaped spacecraft for interplanetary travel.
I always thought I tasted crack in those cakes.