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I'm gonna read these thingsthat I've never read.
We're gonna decide if themascots that they're referred to are real or fake.
– I like that look.
Yeah, it was a good look for us.
– I mean this is a little strippery' to wear a bowtie with with no collar but you know I'm not above that.
– In the 1990s, Pizza Hutlaunched a series of commercials dubbed the Pizza Head Show featuring a talking sliceof pizza aka Pizza head with a face made out of toppings.
Are you sure this isn't like.
– Max Headroom? – Well it seems like somethingthat middle school kids would call someone who is like.
– That's pizza face.
– Battling with some pimples, very mean.
Pizza head, Pizza head show.
I mean it was the 90s.
– I feel like.
I've seen talking pizza before.
I don't believe that it was.
I don't think that making something talk makes you want to eat it.
I think your mascots need tobe tangential to your food.
That's just my first thoughtso I'm gonna say fake.
– I think it's real and Ithink there are multiple and I think when and the pluralist Pizzaheads with a Z, Stevie? – [Emily] It is real.
– Oh, I do remember this.
– It's like a stop-motion thing.
– I totally remember this.
And I know why they don't do it anymore.
– Now that I see it again.
– That is not appetizing.
All right Rhett you do the honors.
– It's kind of hard towork with these gloves.
Rudy the great root beer in 1974 AMW introduced a brown bearnamed Rudy as a mascot.
He spots a tight-fittingorange turtleneck sweater and orange beret and a nicehelping of junk in his trunk.
Oh Rudy! – But dunker don't.
– Rudy's got a booty apparently.
– So uh are not, R-U-D-Yare R-double O-T-Y? – R- double O-T-Y.
Even had his own LinkedIn profile before being kicked offthe site for not being.
– A real person.
– Hold on.
They introduced it in 1974? – Yeah.
The same year LinkedIn was invented.
– That's fake.
I think there's time off about those.
– [Emily] I think you also said Rudy, the great root beer but it's bear.
– Oh Rudy the great root bear! That's real.
– I know it was a bear, it's real.
– [Emily] It is real.
It's little too uninteresting to be fake.
(audience laughing) Boring! – He's a root bear.
He drinks root bee.
– In the 70s and 80s, theBurger King had an arch nemesis called the Duke of doubt who resembles the terrifying villain from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and doubts everythingthe Burger King says.
– Well this is a horribleidea for a mascot.
But that well I've alreadyshown that that's.
– Oh Burger King! I just.
I, I know I do this laugh.
I just, I just disagree with your choice of toppings, I don't.
What is the burger you decide? – Maybe you're not theking, Mr.
Like you don't want that beingvoiced audibly in your ads.
You don't wannna giveyour customers the doubts.
– The Duke of doubt.
– Somebody is pulling outa Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reference to lie to us? I agree.
This is fake.
– [Emily] Those gloves though.
– That's the only reason to pull out a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reference.
These days it's to lie to somebody.
– [Emily] It's real.
– Oh gosh! – The Duke of doubt? What? (audience laughing) – Oh my gosh! That's scary.
– I don't, I don't knowabout that Burger King.
Maybe McDonald's is better.
Maybe McDonald's has served more people.
In fact, I don't think that's a rumor, I think that's a fact Burger King.
– [Emily] Saying that you like, are doing a spot-on impression of what he actually sounds like.
– Oh, ooh.
– I 'll also say thatyou look so freakish man.
– Hey Burger King, let's bring it back and I'll say things like, “I'm not sure if theseburgers are hormone-free.
” (audience laughing) It's like, what's the point? What's the point of this? – I know, it's like underminingthemselves in their own ads? – Olive Garden, Olive Oyl.
In 1998 Olive Garden brieflyincorporated the voice and likeness of Popeye'scartoon character, Olive Oyl into an ad campaign referredto as Olive Garden, Olive Oyl.
Popeye also made an appearance to promote and listen, salad and breadsticks.
– This makes sense.
– Somebody thought of this for sure.
– But it got shot downin the boardroom, fake.
It was an interns idea, fake.
– No offense.
– [Emily] It's fake but very well-written.
– Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
– In 1991, Dairy Queen.
I heard there was aDairy Queen in Lillington but they didn't have the right permits to like make burgers.
They only had hot dogsthat they had in water.
– They had to boil theirhotdogs and that's all you could get besides the blizzards of course but.
– [Emily] Wait, what? – All true, yes.
Would you like us to.
– The Dairy Queen inLillington which shutdown could only boil hotdogs.
– They couldn't make burgers.
– [Emily] But what kind of.
What do you mean about the permit? – A burger boiling permit.
– They didn't have a grill.
They didn't have the permittingthey needed for a grill so they had hot dogs thatwere in like the water, like in the food carts in New York.
– I only ate there once because if you got toLillington for a burger, there's some like reallygood holes in the walls kind of play like.
There was this place.
There was a trailer likea single-wide trailer and it was called Birds Drive in.
– Oh, Birds Drive in.
Oh Birds Drive in was so good.
– It's not their anymore.
They sell tacos out of it now.
– 'Cause Miss Bird I thinkshe probably passed away.
But what you would dois, you would walk in and you would order oryou would call ahead and you would orderand you sit in your car and she would look out the window where she was making the burgers and she would knowevery person who ordered just by looking at himand she'd give a nice wink and a nod and you'd come inand you get your burgers.
Best burger I've ever hadman and nostalgia taste good.
So I don't know if itwas really that good.
– Followed closely by BJ's.
– We have BJ's whenever we worked in.
We had our basement studio inLillington, North Carolina.
Birds was gone, a long gone by then but we would go to BJ's and you sit down and you could order.
– Street country burger.
– Well they would also make.
They have plates of food.
They'd have like a meatin two, meat in three.
– They would have a special.
– But it would.
Anyway, you'd be rubbingshoulders with the superintendent of public schools and like the mayor.
– You never knew who you'd see there.
– You know it's all types of peoples.
– Is that the superintendent? – And it was a small place.
There were like fivetables and you'd sit.
– His just like us.
– Everybody would talkto everybody at tables.
Man I miss that kindof a small-town stuff.
– He's thinking about allthe schools at the same time.
And we're sitting over here thinking about making a dumb video.
– Yeah, we were.
Word got around, it's likepeople started looking at us weird once we startedgetting in a local paper.
– They know not boardingthat basement over there.
(audience laughing) – BJ's, how that was good.
BJ's is not there anymore.
– They moved.
They moved to across from the courthouse.
– Well they changed hands.
– Changed hands but theystill called it BJ's because that's a good name.
– 1991 Dairy Queen incorporateda Disney-esque cartoon cow into their logo with purple eyelids and long eyelashes wearing a tiara.
That same year Blue Bell icecream filed a lawsuit against Dairy Queen claiming theirlogos were too similar.
Dairy Queen removed thecartoon cow as a result.
You got some litigation.
How do you, how do you combinea pun of litigation and cows? It's gotta be.
– Lactation and litigation.
– There it is.
– Yep, there it is.
Is this real or fake? – The.
– [Emily] Titigation.
– Titigation, thank you Emily.
(audience laughing) – I mean you don't call otters, tits.
– Otter is a tit, man.
– It's a tits, titagation.
– I think.
There's probably been afarmer that has been like, 'Oh grab, boy grab the tit harder.
' – Yeah, yeah, yeah you're right.
They'll say tit.
– Yeah they will.
– Farm talks, what they call that.
And also in Vermont, Vermontthey say chicken (beep) and it's not a bad word.
My dad told me that one time.
He sent me down when Iwas like 12 and he said, “Son, you know in Vermont(beep) is not a bad word.
– Thank God.
– I was like, boy I can'twait to go to Vermont and curse up a storm.
Never been to one of the states.
Have you been to Vermont? That's one of the state I haven't been to.
– I have been to that state.
– There's a handful ofstate I haven't been to.
Vermont is one of those.
– I distinctly remember Rhettcoming to school the next day and in the lunchroom tellingme what he just told you.
– I think this is real.
– It's not one of my bestmemories but I do remember it.
– Oh, that's a real.
The Dairy Queen cow and Bluebell.
– Yeah, this is real.
Too many details.
– I filed a lawsuit.
– Nobody here works hardenough to make all this up.
– [Emily] It's.
– [Emily] Fake.
– Oh you did it so youcould say titigation.
– Yeah, that's some goodstuff y'all, titigation.
– All right.
I can only tie.
The original version of Ronald McDonald.
Ronald McDonald you knowdidn't always look this way.
In 1963 McDonald's initiallycreated a clown mascot with a McDonald's Cup for a nose.
– Oh my gosh.
(Rhett whispering) – How you make a cup for a nose? – They rethought the characterafter the original actor was deemed too fat.
– Oh! So it wasn't about the cup nose? This is weird.
– I'm gonna say that this is real.
– I just can't picture a cup for a nose.
– It seems too, you know tooout there to not be real, cup nose.
– Well, let's see.
If I played.
I don't want to tie so I think this is fake.
– [Emily] It is.
– I want to win.
– [Emily] Real.
– Well, crap.
Now we've tied.
– Oh my gosh.
– That's the cup nose.
I'm glad we have a picture because I, I did not know what a cupnose would do on a man.
– Oh that's what it does right there.
– But he's not overweight I will say that.
– Well you know thosevertical stripes are slimming.
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