The offerings during the holiday seasons at fast food restaurants always blew the doors off the typical cheap kiddie toys you could get in a Happy Meal, Kids Club meal and the like. That’s when the fast food chains would partner up with some type of timeless childrens’ property and give us a plush toy that would last a lifetime. If not physically, then certainly in heart and spirit, but then again, I’m speaking for myself. Though I no longer own a Holiday Huggable, I’ve always found comfort in knowing that they exist, I owned one and that my Baby Fozzie was an extremely important piece of my stuffed animal collection!
It’s pretty funny that a stuffed animal from a fast food joint can mean so much to you but that’s what is so wonderful about being a kid. The most simple things can be the greatest things when you’re young and innocent. So what does that say for me when I’m pushing thirty and wish I had my Baby Fozzie back?
The Holiday Huggables were a part of the 1988 holiday season and available with the purchase of any McDonald’s grub (for an additional fee). I want to say they probably cost about $1.99, which I think was the standard fast food plush toy rate, but I certainly didn’t pay for it– so what do I know? I wonder if my parents kept the receipt…
Sadly, in my house a Baby Kermit never slept. Somehow both my sister and I had Fozzie. Hey, I loved Fozzie as much as anyone, but why couldn’t I have a Kermit ?! I seem to recall a friend having Kermit and being very jealous over it all.
Well, I’m pretty pumped and excited for the re-release of The Transformers and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero on DVD (this was all discussed HERE, by the way), so now I’m thinking about what 80s cartoons haven’t seen the light of day on DVD and should. It’s actually a harder list to come up with than you would think. Virtually every major cartoon from the 80s has hit DVD, but I still found a few gems…
So long, Saturday Supercade!
An ad for the CBS Fall of ’85 saturday morning schedule. And what a line-up! Anything with Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling, Dungeons & Dragons and Muppet Babies is a definite winner. Vince McMahon needs to wise up and give us that R’n’R DVD set.Does Hogan look awful or what? :D He’s like some weird mish-mash of Craig T. Nelson, Dawber from Coach and Dabney Coleman.
Hmm… What’s this Young Astronauts thing? I’ve never heard of it. A quick Wiki-check reveals it was to be a 1986 mid-season replacement but never made it onto the air as CBS backed out of doing an astronaut cartoon after the ’86 Challenger explosion.
And am I reading this right? Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies & Monsters ? The Wiki Gods have smiled upon me again today– this was the one-hour block of two different muppet shows, Muppet Babies and Little Muppet Monsters.
After the first season success of Muppet Babies, Little Muppet Monsters was dreamt up and apparently only ran for three episodes. The show featured three little monsters who, much like the Babies, used their imagination, but this time they did it by pretending to film TV shows in their basement. Those three episodes never went into rerun and there is a full season of 18 episodes sitting around somewhere, never to be seen because Jim Henson was not satisfied with the quality of the show. Man, seems like we should’ve had a DVD release for this “lost” Henson series by now… Color me interested (and badd).