Take Me To Your Mascot.

School has been back in session for a few weeks now which means it’s time for a pop quiz! Match the following advertising mascots with little known trivia about their personal lives.

  1. Mr. Clean
  2. The Jolly Green Giant
  3. The Energizer Bunny
  4. Snap, Crackle, and Pop
  5. Chester Cheetah
  6. Captain Morgan
  7. The Pillsbury Doughboy
  8. The Michelin Man
  9. Mr. Peanut
  10. Ronald McDonald


A. Also owns a modest chain of car wash places with locations in Van Nuys, Pasadena, and Yorbalinda.

B. Worked with Ted Healy in vaudeville before moving to food marketing.

C. Lives in Nebraska, only travels by hovercraft.

D. Showed up at an audition for mascots after misreading the ad as a sale for “ascots”.

E. Has 20/20 vision but can only read Braille.

F. Did an episode of Undercover Boss wearing a vintage toupee and fake beard previously owned by Eisenhower.

G. An accomplished bass player, often touring with Herman’s Hermits

H. Also has a line of athleisure wear.

I. Went to college to study nuclear physics, was expelled after a bizarre incident involving a Geiger counter, a box of Brillo pads, and an electric eel.

J. Can’t eat gluten.


1-2: You have no idea who most of these characters are. Congratulations–this is a winning score.

3-4: You were raised on a commune in upstate New York but have been acclimating to “normal” life. Good luck on your CPA exam.

5-6: One of your parents made you watch “Days Of Our Lives” with them each afternoon during the summer.

7-8: Both of your parents made you watch “Days Of Our Lives” with them each afternoon during the summer.

9-10: You are an advertising mascot.


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  1. Anonymous

    Fascinating and all make sense — after I read what each does! I’ll be thinking about this and other mascots and wonder what they do in their personal lives like The Keebler Elves — perhaps they work as counselors specializing in addiction? Okay, Chris, this is fun! Mona
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  2. Margot

    Your talent is truly wasted on us.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Oh, I don’t know if that’s entirely fair. If you enjoy what I share that’s not a waste.

  3. mydangblog

    This was outstanding, even though I didn’t get a single answer correct!
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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      This is one of those cases where losing is really winning.


    I did really well, Chris, and now I’m cnnsidering becoming a mascot.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      You’d be a great mascot, Ann, and I think Harley and Joan are already good mascots for you.


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