Old Friends

CBS Sunday Morning, which often covers the pop culture beat, has a delightful segment (online) devoted to friendly trade characters – their makers and remakers. From Speedy Alka Seltzer to Tony The Tiger to Mr. Peanut (now voiced by Robert Downey Jr., yes that one) thrown in. This clip is worth a look and listen.

Then see more characters here and here. And here’s a vintage Studio 360 podcast about the Big Boy brand. (That’s J.J. Sadelmaier holding his prized Speedy clock.)