Not every company needs a public face, but it sure helps to have one in the food business, where personality is king. These five people will forever be associated with the food companies that turned them into mascots.



John Gilchrist

publication date: Friday, October 21, 2011

category: Advertising

clue: A willingness to try anything is the key to enjoying life.

explanation: Gilchrist played "Mikey," the star of a famous and often-repeated commercial for Life cereal who was willing to try any food that his siblings wouldn't touch. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Steve Dunn, Ryan Dunn, and Sarah Kyle


Arthur Treacher

publication date: Thursday, October 20, 2011

category: Movies

clue: How did a British actor from Mary Poppins wind up selling fish?

explanation: Treacher was an accomplished British actor of many films. Late in life, he sold his likeness to the restaurant chain Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Sarah Kyle


Lorraine Collett

publication date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

category: Advertising

clue: California maidens are not usually known for being tiny and shriveled.

explanation: Collett was the model for the woman who appeared on Sun-Maid raisin boxes and advertising for decades. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn


Wendy Thomas

publication date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

category: Advertising

clue: Her father turned her face into an international hamburger icon, and she's taken his place in commercials.

explanation: Dave Thomas named his hamburger chain Wendy's after his daughter, who grew up to take his place in commercials as an adult. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Sarah Kyle


Jared Fogle

publication date: Monday, October 17, 2011

category: Advertising

clue: Losing 250 pounds by eating fast-food sandwiches is hard, but he showed the way it could be done with healthier choices.

explanation: Fogle starred in many commercials for Subway after losing weight eating their sandwiches. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, and Sarah Kyle


Other Themes in Fall 2011

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Do Overs

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Arab Spring

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Five Days a Week

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Goo Noir

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Straight-Up Thug Gangstas

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Monsters' Ball

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DotComedy

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Small Stars, Big Dreams

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Fall 2011 Tournament

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Fall 2011 Bonus Goos

The tournament is won, and the season is over. Enjoy these last few days of autumn before the winter cold arrives and a new season of Celebrity Goo Game begins. There's no competitive gain for these goos, except a boost to your lifetime score. Go »