Tom Carvel! Everything that man touched turned to gold. First he invented soft-serve ice cream, then he became the most hilarious pitch man of all time. His bored-sounding, heavily accented missives make me laugh just thinking about them. I feel so lucky to have grown up regularly hearing his voice. In his honor, a few favorites:
First things first, my idol, Cookie O'Puss, the Irish Celestial Person
– the Fudgie the Whale mold with Santa's hat in place of the tail and a menorah shaped like Cookie Puss. Cookie Chick
– love his accent. He and Cookie Puss are clearly hardened New Yorkers.