A reader pointed out that I never explained the phrase “Fan mail from some flounder” in my most recent post.
In case you’ve been unable to sleep because I never answered my own question, you will sleep well tonight because I’m going to explain it right now, or you’ll be so bored by this blog post you’re already sleeping.
Rocky and Bullwinkle are fishing in a row boat when Rocky spots a message in a bottle floating nearby.
Rocky says, “Look, Bullwinkle! A message in a bottle!”
Bullwinkle replies, “Fan mail from some flounder?”
Rocky leans over, and plucks the bottle from the water. He pulls out the message and says, “No! This is what I really call a message,” as he shows the viewing audience a piece of paper with scribbles on it, which leads to a commercial.
Here’s the video!
(Courtesy: Mutters Log on You Tube)
This clever cartoon was the way the show segued into commercial breaks. I think it was pretty cool, and worked really well to keep the audience of five year olds, or those of us with the maturity level of a five-year-old, engaged.
Rocky made us think the commercials were important, and if a talking, flying, fishing squirrel whose best friend is a talking, fishing moose in a rowboat says something is important, how can you argue with that?
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