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.
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.
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!"