Sunday, July 24, 2016

Toonfomercial: A 21st century cat & mouse game (2012)

Viewers in my home state of New York are used to seeing the CGI-driven ads for Catseye Pest Control. However, what they're accustomed to seeing is an abridged version of the ad we're going to show you shortly.

Caddie, Catseye's mascot, is the 3rd most famous orange cat, after comic strip felines Garfield and Heathcliff, of course, but probably isn't as well known outside of New York. What I had intended to do was locate a 2-part bit where Caddie comes out of the bullpen, signaling Catseye's sponsorship of the "Call to the Bullpen" during Mets & Yankees games shown in upstate New York. This bit has also been used by the Tri-City Valleycats at their home games, but not so far this season.

Finding the longer version of a now-4-year-old ad, though, was a pleasant, surprising, second choice.

For what it's worth, the other two costumed cats with Caddie are known as Brainy & Brawny, and don't appear as often. Now, if Catseye were to go national.......!

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