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Puss Ice Cream
Cookie Puss Ice Cream
Cookie Puss ice cream
is a very popular character created by Carvel in the 1970s
as an expansion of its line of the
ice cream cake characters freshly prepared and sold only
in its stores, which also includes Hug-Me Bear and Fudge the
Whale. According to Carvel lore, Cookie Puss is at the space
alien who was born on planet Birthday. In his television commercials,
Cookie Puss had the ability to fly, though he requires a saucer-shaped
spacecraft for any interplanetary travel.
Cookie Puss' Appearance
Although the exact design
and composition of Cookie Puss had always varied over the
years and even from store to store, his basic attributes have
remained consistent. He is roughly pear-shaped and in the
flat, with an ice
cream cone nose and two round, bulging brown
eyes. He sometimes had arms and legs, but these are just icing
decorations, not additional parts.
There was a holiday version
of Cookie Puss specific to the Saint Patrick's Day, called
Cookie O'Puss. It was quite similar to the original but with
orange icing accents and a leprechaun-style hat.
Cookie Puss In Popular Culture
New York-based rappers the
Beastie Boys recorded in an EP called Cookie Puss in 1983.
The title track includes a funny prank phone call to Carvel
about Cookie Puss. The record also includes a toned-down and
censored version. Both versions also appear in the Some Old
Bullshit compilation album.
The sixth Leisure Suit Larry computer game, Love for the Sail,
has a Cookie Puss as one of the items in the ship's kitchen.
When told to examine it, the game's voice-over responds, “Cookie
Puss!".Cookie Puss was a famous featured on an episode
of the John Levitz animated TV show The Critic. When this
title character, film critic Jay Sherman, signs his son up
for judo lessons, he got a free Cookie Puss for each class.
Later, the judo instructor (a demonic trident-wielding samurai
named Satoshi, Eater of Souls) holds up to a Cookie Puss cake
and threatens, "Cookie Puss, I will eat your soul!"