Seems the novelty ice cream characters of our youth, like everything else in the world, have been co-opted to tie in with cartoons and movies now.
Back in my day Fat Frog and Bubbleo Bill were rogue heroes. They had no allegiance to anyone. No movie studios, no comic book companies, nothing. They were what they were. Tasty funny faced treats.
Look at this poor bastard, Chip and Dale. Dudes don't even get their own bar. Instead we get some test tube amalgam of both characters? How cheap! That better not be a bubble gum nose like my man Bubbleo Bill had! I'll sue!
Seems like Good Humor is now just switching the faces a bit to ahere to their sponsor dujour.
That motherfuckin' Ninja Turtle ice cream dude (below) looks suspiciously like my man Fat Frog, may he rest in peace.
My man Bubbalo Bill was a cowboy with a bubblegum nose and I think he was part cookie like those WWF pops they still make.
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