Re: Put Happy Fun Fox in the credits!

From: Dan Drazen <>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995 12:50:31 -0500 (EST)

The windup:

> On Wed, 1 Mar 1995, Paul Gettle wrote:
> > Ooohhh. Now that's a good idea. Saturday Night Live might try to sue Sega
> > for copyright infringemnet though. Probably not.
> Saturday Night Live? What are you talking about? I thought "Happy Fun Fox"
> was just something you guys made up.

And the pitch:

The HFF phrase is based on an SNL mock commercial for "Super Happy Fun
Ball" -- the joke was that the "commercial" consisted of about 10
seconds of advertisement for a toy ball and about 90 seconds of legal
disclaimers [e.g., not to leave it out of its container, how it's being
used in the Gulf War against Iraq, etc -- which dates the commercial --
and the disclaimer: "Do not taunt Super Happy Fun Ball."].

So much for cultural history,

Daniel J. Drazen
                Care Bears fan and Sonic the Hedgehog maven
BROADCAST STANDARDS & PRACTICES: "Here'e where the scripts are
carefully edited to make sure that no jokes are too funny. We
don't want any kids laughing too hard and hurting themselves."
Eek the Cat

Received on Wed Mar 01 1995 - 12:47:17 PST

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