Which fruit is this Fruit of the Loom character?
September 30, 2004 12:49 PM   Subscribe

What's the orange guy from "the Fruit of the Loom guys" supposed to be? {come on in}

From the official logo, the only orange thing I see is a kumquat..or something. But that guy in the costume sure isn't a kumquat. Or any other fruit I know of, unless it's rotten. I thought maybe he could be some leaves but I really have no clue.
posted by bob sarabia to Media & Arts (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
It's leaves.
posted by briank at 12:52 PM on September 30, 2004


i figured they would want to stick with their logo, which doesn't have any orange and red leaves in it. Plus, if that costume is leaves, it sucks. bad.
posted by bob sarabia at 12:55 PM on September 30, 2004


Leaves.
posted by anathema at 12:55 PM on September 30, 2004


Looks like a peach to me.
posted by reverendX at 1:00 PM on September 30, 2004


Persimmon.

And it doesn't look like any kind of fruit, it looks like a guy in an orange plushy suit. In fact, I'll bet right now somebody on usenet is using that guy for spank material.
posted by luser at 1:07 PM on September 30, 2004


Persimmon? THIS IS MERICKA!
posted by anathema at 1:20 PM on September 30, 2004


Well, I just sent the company an email via their contact page. We'll see if they respond.
posted by anathema at 1:23 PM on September 30, 2004


A skidmark?

(I will delete this on preview. I know I will.)
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:56 PM on September 30, 2004



Tobacco?
posted by milovoo at 2:04 PM on September 30, 2004


Here's the old version of their official history, via the wayback archive.

...the apple and grapes and gooseberries which appear today...

So gooseberry apparently.
posted by milovoo at 2:08 PM on September 30, 2004


Perhaps he's dingleberries.
posted by jonmc at 5:33 PM on September 30, 2004


LOL. Shit, jonmc wins!
posted by five fresh fish at 7:28 PM on September 30, 2004


No way, milovoo definately wins.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:57 PM on September 30, 2004


Remember, this is only an exhibition not a competition, and as always, please, no wagering.
posted by milovoo at 9:14 PM on September 30, 2004


A gooseberry as big as an apple? That's nightmarish.

Only works if Mini-Me is in the suit.

dingleberry big as an apple? That's nasty.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:00 PM on September 30, 2004


well, it appears that milvoo wins. this costume is clearly tobacco leaves...

and it does look like a gooseberry. sortof
posted by bob sarabia at 10:45 PM on September 30, 2004


It is a bananna you fools
posted by Keyser Soze at 12:16 AM on October 1, 2004


The rotten gooseberries serve as a memento mori, a reminder that death is always around the corner. We see the rotten gooseberry character cavorting with his lively, ripe comrades and pause when we realise that his end is near. The antics of these fruit-clad men are meant to amuse and delight us, but the sight of decay amongst them tempers our enjoyment with a touch of sobriety. After a moment's reflection, the sombre feeling transforms into a more fervent , desperate desire for pleasure, for we must live life to the fullest while we still can.
posted by picea at 6:00 AM on October 1, 2004 [1 favorite]


Well, now that we've solved the gooseberry mystery, let's move on to the other people in this photo.

What's with the green grape guy? Is it just me or does he look a bit like GWB? And the older guy in the middle, is he a cardboard cutout? What does Berkshire Hathaway have to do with all of this? Omaha Civic?

So many mysteries!

*explodes*
posted by fletchmuy at 7:31 AM on October 1, 2004


Er, the older guy in the middle is Warren Buffet, and he's a cardboard cutout.
posted by five fresh fish at 12:09 PM on October 1, 2004


and Berkshire Hathaway bought Fruit of the Loom in 2002.
posted by milovoo at 1:47 PM on October 1, 2004


If anyone is still curious, I jsut received an email back from their advertising department:

Yes, it is our leaf character.

Thank you for writing.

Teresa Sikes
Consumer Services
Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

posted by anathema at 1:14 PM on October 5, 2004


If anyone is still curious, I just received an email back from Fruit Of The Loom:

Yes, it is our leaf character.

Thank you for writing.

Teresa Sikes
Consumer Services
Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

posted by anathema at 1:16 PM on October 5, 2004


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