Thursday, May 20, 2010

Childhood Confusions (or The Odd Story of Franjamin Binklin)

When I was really, really little... not a baby, maybe a toddler, but definitely able to talk and walk and make some sort of sense... I loved TV commercials.  I lived for them.  I watched the shows just to get to the commercials.  I really loved the Rosemary Clooney Coronet paper towels commercial.  ("Extra value is what you get,when you buy Coronet!")

But I would sometimes get confused and mix them up.. singing a mash-up of jingles which both amused and horrified my mother.  The one that stayed with me was the accidental mash-up of Long John Silver's and Reese's.  You can watch each below after the jump and then learn about Franjamin Binklin.

Somehow I ended up combining the two into a sickening new food item "Long John Silver's Peanut Butter Cups"... gross.  Imagine a chocolaty exterior with a flaky, fishy center.  BLECH!  

More after the jump.
Long John Silver's commercial (notice the appearance of Heather O'Rourke from Poltergeist)

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups commercial

But it wasn't ONLY commercials that I somehow mixed up.  I also managed to combine select historical figures into one super-mech-history-warrior.

Franjamin Binklin
The poor victims of my childhood were Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln who, for whatever reason, were merged into Mister Franjamin Binklin.

I am sure that if Franjamin Binklin had existed he would have been a staunch supporter of all things America.  And just maybe, through the combined powers of his two original, he would have invented the internet back in 1800.

I am also pretty sure that if either was alive at the same time as the other they would have been besties.


Denyse said...

You are going to hear me singing "Peanut Butter Cups!" all day long!

Thomas said...

Perfectly OK by me! I'll sing along. :)

Meg said...

Franjamin Binklin, I love it! I'm going to laugh at this a LONG time.

Thomas said...

I hope you do! I don't write this stuff down for just any reason. LOL.