Sunday, May 22, 2011

No, I don't like coffee. Oh really?!

Now this was such a delightful discovery for me.
In 1957, the legendary puppeteer Jim Henson, best known as a creator of The Muppets was approached by a local coffee company to produce commercials for Wilkins Coffee.
The ads starred the cheerful Wilkins, who liked Wilkins Coffee, and the grumpy Wontkins, who hated it. Wilkins would often do serious harm to Wontkins in the ads such as blowing him up, stabbing him with a knife, smashing him with a club, among many other violent acts.
From 1957 to 1961, Henson made around 179 commercials for Wilkins Coffee and other Wilkins products.

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