Kool-Aid Man: 35 Years of Running Through Walls

rewindI just found out the Kool-Aid Man is 35 years old this year. From Wikipedia:

In 1975 Kraft Foods created the character’s first costume with arms and legs. He also became more of an action figure in commercials — performing extreme sports and busting through brick walls. Kool-Aid Man is famously known for shouting, “Oh, Yeah!” as he is summoned by thirsty children with the phrase, "Hey, Kool-Aid!". Commercials of the era also featured a catchy jingle, always ending with the Kool-Aid Man's phrase.

Here's a typical Kool-Aid Man ad from when I was a kid.

And, here's the now legendary Kool-Aid Man appearance on Family Guy.

Happy Birthday, Kool-Aid Man!

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jason | getyouroj.com

1975?

Then I guess it was the Macho Man who is guilty of gimmick infringement. . .

July 25, 2010 @ 9:29 PM

Chris - Nachos at Midnight

He looks good for 35. :) Glad you included the classic Family Guy clip.

July 26, 2010 @ 10:31 AM

McNulty

Dave Hook (a local comic) did a great Kool-Aid man joke.

He died 4 years ago and was a pretty good guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY77Sw0wrXk

July 26, 2010 @ 3:12 PM

McNulty

Okay, so that didn't have the bit in it. Oops.

July 26, 2010 @ 3:19 PM

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