For your frittering pleasure: a Flickr set of “weird advertising characters” that’s a nostalgiafest, a kitschapalooza, and a bizarrorama. Step right up and see the seppuku-ing pig, the martini-sipping pink poodle, the shockingly un-PC Frito Bandito, the Doggie Diner doggie, the Chicken of the Sea mermaid, and much, much more.
Including, I’m happy to report, a trove of “mister” names and mascots.
Mr. Sketch water color markers. Credit: Waffle Whiffer. (Read my Visual Thesaurus column about other “sketch” trademarks!)
Mr. Chicken Plank. No idea what he was selling, but he had a companion called Miss Fish Fillet. Credit: Waffle Whiffer.
Mr. Blobby marshmallows, a UK brand from the 1990s. They’re blobbilicious! Credit: Jason Liebig.
You could get blintzes at Mr. Perky’s! Tray liner, c. 1960s. Credit: Poptartsbox
Mr. Melon watermelon candy. Credit: Wafflewhiffer.
Mr. Contac, pill-head. Credit: Isle of Lucy.