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.

4 comments:

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.