August 16, 2004 4:00 PM   Subscribe

There's a Pogo sequence in which Albert Alligator (I think) is trying to come up with an advertising jingle, and one of the several he writes ends "...They're gristle to your mill!" What's he advertising? What're the full jingles? This is has been weighing on my mind for a few days.
posted by kenko to Media & Arts (13 answers total)
man, if my dad were here, you'd have your answer in two seconds.
posted by Hackworth at 5:30 PM on August 16, 2004

Darn, I'm moving and I packed away my big Pogo book.

If no one answers I can look it up in a few days.
posted by swift at 5:31 PM on August 16, 2004

Off the top of my head, I think it was Truly Chooly Wummys (They're made of glue, they stick to you!)
posted by gamera at 7:03 PM on August 16, 2004

"Oh Roar a Roar for Alice, Nora Alice in the Night,
for She has seen Aurora Borealis Burning Bright!"

Doesn't answer your question, but I rarely get to belt out a Pogo tune or catchphrase. Oh, and: "I carry the Hose."
posted by kokogiak at 7:14 PM on August 16, 2004

Response by poster: kokogiak, languagehat's got a post with some Pogo tunes. Perhaps he'll drop by with enlightenment before these cold robbies do me in.
posted by kenko at 7:24 PM on August 16, 2004

Typical? New?

An' Tyler too!
posted by gimonca at 7:35 PM on August 16, 2004

Best answer: "Have you tried truly chooly wummies?
They are cool an' glue an' yummies!
They hold together tummies...
So ask your mummies for yummy gummy wummies!
They're gristle to your mill!" (pistol shot)


"In any kind of wummy weather
Hold wummy soul an' self together!
Use the wummies, full of glue,
Stick with them, they'll stick with you!" (pistol shot)

A variation of the first jingle has the first line:
"Have you tried cripsey chooly wummies?"
posted by joaquim at 7:35 PM on August 16, 2004

Response by poster: YAY JOAQUIM!

"cripsey chooly wummies" sounds more familiar to me.
posted by kenko at 7:37 PM on August 16, 2004

I forgot to mention that Bear (who can write but not read) wrote the poems. Albert was reading them back to him when he got the idea of using them as jingles. Albert also added the pistol shots to the end of each jingle.
posted by joaquim at 7:42 PM on August 16, 2004

Friday the 13th falls on a Sunday this month!
posted by Johnny Assay at 9:11 PM on August 16, 2004

I add my thanks, joaquim. Much as I love Pogo, I wouldn't have been able to come up with that.
posted by languagehat at 7:32 AM on August 17, 2004

Reminds me of Churchy and his "Kokomo Kola" ditty he worked on so hard for the TeeVee... despite there being no such thing as Kokomo Kola.
posted by kokogiak at 7:50 AM on August 17, 2004

Johnny: you gotta look at that calendar again (but don't tell Churchy, he hates it when it falls on a Friday).
posted by mwhybark at 9:53 PM on August 17, 2004

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