Muppets, Inc. produced eleven 10-second ads for C & P Telephone Co. of VA in 1964 and 1965; the ads aired from 1965 to 1968. The ads for Virginia markets starred Mack and Suzy, who made a similar set of ads for Southern Bell Telephone in 1966. Occasionally, Scoop filled in for the latter, as well as Sneegle in one ad.

Picture Title Description
Cptelephone2
Blow Up Suzy warns Mack that people who don't dial 1 "just blow up sometimes", and Mack proves her point.
Boo-and-Hiss
Boo and Hiss Mack forgets to dial 1 for a long-distance call, and is booed by a crowd as a result.
Wrong Number
Boxing Glove Mack's obliviousness to the long-distance system results in him getting a boxing glove to the face.
Chorus
Chorus Scoop, Mack, Suzy, and Sneegle sing about what to do for a short or long distance call over the tune of Can-Can played on a piano.
Dancing
Dancing Mack and Suzy talk about dialing the area code during a dance.
Get Their Attention
Get Their Attention Suzy informs viewers to dial 1 before making a long-distance call. When Mack asks why she's holding a gun, she explains it's to get their attention.
Henchman
Henchman Mack and his henchman (Scoop) talk about dialing numbers and area codes. Two versions of this ad were filmed.
Kiss Me
Kiss Me Mack and Suzy discuss dialing numbers under a moonlit sky.
Cptelephone
Monster Mack makes a long-distance call without dialing 1 first, so Big V appears and swallows him whole.
C-p-telephone
Nice Things Happen Mack tells Suzy that he did use the telephone directory. A heart appears, and flower petals fall from the sky.
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