Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 98 12:43:40 -0700
Subject: Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo
From: Anne Marie Merritt <email@example.com>
Last December, my friends and I watched in utter shock, amazement and
unending amusement as "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo" made his Comedy Central
debut on South Park. We especially enjoyed the commercial for the Mr.
Hankey product (you fish out your own poo, and the project gives you various
"Mr. Potato Head" type accessories to bring your excrement to life.) which
appeared during one of the breaks.
William M. Shubert wrote:
> > * The show business newspaper Daily Variety reported in December
> > that John Kricfalusi, creator TV's "The Ren & Stimpy Show," was
> > threatening legal action against the producers of the Comedy Central
> > show "South Park" for ripping off a cartoon character. According to
> > Kricfalusi, his character "Nutty the Friendly Dump," an animated piece
> > of excrement, must have been the basis for "South Park"'s "Mr. Hankey
> > the Christmas Poo," a holiday-dressed, singing, dancing piece of
> > excrement.
So it *wasn't* revolutionary! Could have fooled me... But I guess not all
talking poo has what it takes to make the big time.
© 1998 Peter Langston