Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Mr. Peanut Impersonator

They say imitation is the sincerest flattery. That's obviously true from this 1980 package of Nabisco Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich crackers featuring a faux Mr. Peanut. This peanut man sports a diminutive bowler hat, not the aristocratic top hat of our debonair original. He also lacks a monocle and cane, although his mis-proportioned lower half suggests the latter may be helpful.
Nabisco did not have to rely on this ersatz Mr. Peanut long. Just one year later in 1981 Planter's Standard Brands merged with Nabisco. Out of a job, this spokespeanut went on to star in the Broadway revue Fosse.

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