publication date: Monday, April 4, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: The thong industry has never been so rocked by poor PR.
explanation: Kozo was an animated hippopotamus in a series of animated shorts on the Internet. In his first and most famous cartoon, he danced luridly in a sumo wrestler's outfit to the tune of Sisqo's "Thong Song." more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Scott Smart, and Mike Miller