Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cookie Puss

According to Carvel lore, Cookie Puss is an edible space alien (his original name was "Celestial Person" and his initials, "C.P.", later came to stand for "Cookie Puss") who was born on planet Birthday. (1)

According to I.C.P. Field Advocate Matt "'s supposed to be some kind of alien. That's not speculation -- several of the old commercial spots featured Cookie Puss, with an echoing, unearthly voice, flying through space and twirling his many tasty features amidst the stars. It's possible that Carvel wanted to suggest an all-American cake character who, by virtue of his sheer determination to be super excellent, learned to fly off the planet and breathe where oxygen doesn't exist. I've never known Carvel to be so in-depth with their origin stories, so I'm betting he's just supposed to be an alien."

Thanks to Fred for the lead, and to Matt ofX-Entertainment for his x-cellent analysis.

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