Monday, September 05, 2005

You Otter Go Get You Some Otter Pops

In the late 70s and into the 80s everyone exceptPhats experienced the refreshing, fun and fruity taste of an icy Otter Pop on a hot day.
Kids would run out to meet their mother pulling up into the driveway in her big Country Squire to get their grimy little paws on a box of Otter Pops.

The longest time was that time spent waiting for these little plastic packs of magic to freeze into a delightful snack.

We knew them as Alexander the Grape, Stawberry Short Kook, Sir Isaac Lime, Louie Bloo Raspberry, Pancho Punch, and Little Orhan Orange
Hard names for a 7 year old to memorize, but we did it.

Our parents knew us by flavor.

20 odd years later, thay have shortened their names to Alexander, Isaac, Louie, Pancho, Lil and Kook.

By shortening their names, how are kids going to be aware of these valuable historical icons? Back in the day, ask any kid, he'd tell you...

Who discovered mathematics? Duh! It was Sir Isaac Lime!

Alexander the great was not Colin Farrell, it was this guy-

Okay. So take away their credibility and stick them in a band. Yes, the Otter Pops are now in a band

When did this happen?
They are called the Otter Popstars...Each popstar has a biography on the Otterpops webiste! Who knew?
They have a music video!

So there you have it folks...Torn from their past by the Corporate Slime known as the Music Industry, the Otter Popstars.

Just like the once great band Menuedo, the Otterpops are selling out venues all over Mexico...

It's all Pancho Punch's fault.

But a cool thing, Leonardo DiCaprio has a link on their site to his 'Save the Otters' organization.
How tender.


Blogger Phats said...

Okeh I am so going out and buying me some otter pops! A side note here, I was a BIG fan of emmit otter's jugband, they rocked big comet.

10:29 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

You have a Kroger on Dixon Rd. out there.
I know they sell them, cuz I buy em at Ralph's here, and its the same company.
Emmit Otter's Jugband....thank gawd for the internet...I'd otherwise miss something good!

this word ver was painful zseszgz

10:36 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

Ahhh! the muppets!
Emmit Otter's Jugband...
you will not cease to amaze me with your 80s worthiness...lets start a side blog with nothing but 80s stuff..

10:39 PM PDT  
Blogger Phats said...

Wow I am starting to wonder if you are stalking me! haha! You know your kokomo roads, IMPRESSED!

Emmit Otter's jugband was better then sliced bread! They totally kick ass over the country bear jamboree at Disney.

11:58 PM PDT  
Blogger H said...

sir isaac lime was, and always will be, the best.

7:30 AM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

Agreed...Sir Isaac Lime was the best flavor...2nd was Louie Bloo, but wasn't it called something different? I am surprised they even have this one these days, with all the over-protective parents.
"Little Dylan might drink Windex!"

Yes, phats. if I stalk you, its all fair game...

8:54 AM PDT  
Blogger Bobby said...

How did I miss out on otter pops? Maybe it's contained in some of my repressed memories....

9:01 AM PDT  
Blogger Nutz On A Roll said...

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9:58 AM PDT  
Blogger Nutz On A Roll said...

okay...LBseahag I about lost it AT WORK when I saw your banner with Jinx the Wonder Cat and his cape!! LoL that is great!! Thanks for the laugh!

10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger DaMasta said...

I dunno about otter pops either, bobby. But when we put dead rats in the freezer so that they'll keep until we can bury them, they are called Rat Pops.

Does that count?

10:33 AM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

I cannot believe that so many of you were deprived the joy of the otter pop...
what about candy buttons?

or what about those plastic wax coke bottles filled with fruity juice-stuff (that may be only for us Hispanics!)
Nutter, I laugh at your icon every time I see it...glad you liked the flying cat...fat cats r the best!

11:00 AM PDT  
Blogger platkat said...

I think Otter Pops were a regional thing. In Chicago, we just had boring old Freeze Pops. But we also had candy buttons and little wax coke bottles. And POP ROCKS!! THE ACTION CANDY!!

11:36 AM PDT  
Blogger Eat The Cupcake! said...

Look for Otter Idol on Fox this fall.

11:59 AM PDT  
Blogger Phats said...

Don't eat Pop Rocks and drink a soda you're tummy will explode :)

I have had freezer pops, but they don't seem quite as cool as Otter Pops.

How is the research on the Iron Lung?

12:12 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

Has he lost his mind?
can he see, or is he blind?

Opps...that's Iron Man,
not Iron Lung!

Freeze pops are not as good, but they were bigger....

Pop Rocks! I loved those!
I think a kid in my elementary school drank soda and pop rocks and blew up his stomach with those...
Hell...i'd do that now if it would help me lose weight...its like a carnie wilson deal!

12:34 PM PDT  
Blogger DaMasta said...

What's up with us mexicans and that darned spicey liquid candy shite?

word ver - "eybofv" - Eyebrow Foe, one that intends to do harm to an eyebrow.

1:10 PM PDT  
Blogger Nutz On A Roll said...

Fat cats ARE the best. Do you have anymore pics of Jinx???

1:21 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

I hate that stuff...I am 1/2 mexican and 1/2 spanish, and i refuse to eat those fricking lollypops dipped in chili powder...

how come Blair from the Facts of Life (Lisa Weltchel) got a lot of backlash for dropping tabasco on her kids' tongues for punishment, when somewhere in east L.A. a little nino is sucking on one of these before he's had his breakfast?

Let the kid curse, give him the pepper...or not...

not kidding- my word ver is fpuss.
i am gonna post it on the blog...

1:37 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

Nutter, I do, have more, but not here at work....
he will be ready for his closeup tonight...i will post more!

1:46 PM PDT  
Blogger Sherri said...

Oh, I loved pop rocks! In fact, I still have a packet of them somewhere from back in the day. Sad, but true, I hang on to the stupidest stuff. Like, a straw paper that a guy who I had a crush on in 10th grade wadded up and threw at me.

2:04 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

That is sweet...I still have a napkin I stole outta the red hot chili pepper's hotel trashcan back in 92...
memories...i bet that guy thinks of you every time he slurps up his drink...heee hee

2:10 PM PDT  
Blogger Design Goddess said...

My question is, has anyone actually FOUND the Cap'n?! I mean, he went missing every year when I was a kid and then, the searches stopped. So, was he found? Did any kid really win the "reward" once they found him?

And I think only the "richies" had OtterPops when I was growing up. We got the "freezee-pops" which the plastic always seemed to slice the corners of your mouth when you ate them...or was that b/c I was eating the plastic? That would explain a lot!

And, I am not hispanic, but must have been in a past life as I loved the juice filled wax bottles. I think I ate those too...hmmm...I see a pattern developing.

7:13 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

You are a past-life Cholita, Design...
And why is he called cap'n?
The winner was always a little boy named Stewart who lived in Milford, Delaware.
You ever wonder if people actually write for a list of winners in contests? I always wanted to...
One time I won a Hands Across America T-Shirt at Skate City.
That was a good day. (Phats, I know you remember this day)

Those Freezee pops were ghetto...the good humor man sold those...the flavors were necer quite right...and they sell em at Kmart (Kame Apart)...

7:30 PM PDT  
Blogger Jorge el Curioso said...

My mom was BROKE AS HELL, but you are DAMN RIGHT that I had me some Otter Pops in the freezer. They were right next to the generic grape juice and about 75 bags of frozen chili's that we roasted EVERY DAMN YEAR and brought up from NEW Mexico (that's as Mexican as I get...)
Kill Whitey.

9:26 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

you had the generic ones called som'otter pops..
Your momma eats wheat thicks...

9:29 PM PDT  
Blogger Design Goddess said...

you know LB you're always WAS a little boy named stewart in the new england states somewhere. Rat bastards!!! I tried my hardest to win that damned contest! I think that's why I'm such a loser...can I sue the Cap'n for that?

7:29 PM PDT  

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