Happy Halloween!


Boo BerryHappy Halloween from me and my pal Boo Berry. Here he is, shaped like Minnesota, home of General Mills, the company that makes Monster Cereals.

Paul Frees was the voice actor who voiced Boo, impersonating Peter Lorre. Frees died November 2, 1986, coincidentally, the Day of the Dead. You probably don’t know Frees by name, but chances are, you’ve heard him. He voiced K.A.R.R., K.I.T.T.’s evil counterpart in Knight Rider, Boris Badanoff of Rocky & Bullwinkle fame, a hoard of characters from Rankin/Bass Christmas specials (including Santa and Eon, the evil buzzard from Rudolph’s Shiny New Year), and hilariously enough, John Lennon and George Harrison from The Beatles’ 1965 cartoon AND Berry Gordy from 1971’s The Jackson Five. How’s that for range?

I’m obviously on a cereal mascot kick, and I’m slowly developing a Pinterest board devoted to it. Check it out.

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