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More Cagle/Muppet Nostalgia

I haven’t gotten many comments here, but I’ve been getting some nice e-mails about my Muppets post and I thought I’d put up a little more.

Most of my old Muppet work was pretty obscure; people remember the McDonalds glasses and, if they wore my Keds shoes or Timex watches, they remember those.  Two more that people seem to remember are: Post Croonchy Stars, the Swedish Chef cereal.  I did the puzzles and games that updated each month on the backs of the cereal boxes; kids read these as they ate their morning sugar.  I still have some boxes of Post Croonchy Stars in the garage, and I think they are still as fresh and edible as the day they hit supermarkets.

When little Muppet fans’ baby teeth rotted from all that sugar, we were ready with my Muppet Oral B toothbrushes; these seemed to stay in the stores for about 20 years.

Oh, those were the days.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post. For the past 35 years, Daryl has been one of America’s most prolific cartoonists.

One reply on “More Cagle/Muppet Nostalgia”

Hey Daryl….

I have one of those toothbrushes! Several years ago, my dentist wanted me to pay more hygiene attention to my wisdom teeth (now gone) and so gave me a child's brush, the one with Gonzo. I love Gonzo. I've always felt touched by his sad weirdness. My wife and I chose "I'm Going to Go Back There, Someday" from 'The Muppet Movie' for our first dance at our wedding. Anyway, I still have that toothbrush. And your art! How cool is that?

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