Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How Many Licks...

I have to say that this is the best commercial ever.

A couple of years ago, Bud even had a t-shirt with the now iconic image of the boy and the owl.  It is simply timeless.

One of my all-time favorite candies is the Tootsie Pop.  Orange, preferably.  And I am proud to say, that my Ladybug is following in my footsteps.  But do you remember the rumor that if you got a wrapper with the entire picture of the Native American boy (Indian when we were kids.  We were far from P.C. in the '70's and '80's.) shooting an arrow at a star, that meant you got a free Tootsie Pop?  I, to this day, have no clue if there was ever any truth to the rumor or not.  My guess is that there was one retailer somewhere who decided to do this for the neighborhood kids.  And an urban legend was born.  I can't remember if I ever got an entire "Indian".  But it was something we all strived for.  And the desire to possess one made it all the more elusive.  Bud had one a few years ago, and it's hanging on his bedroom wall.  Tonight, Ladybug got a Tootsie Pop for dessert, and what do you know?

Yeah.  There he is, in the lower right hand corner.

How cool is that?  Her first complete "Indian"!