DEBUT 1964


Mack is a humanoid Muppet character who appeared in some of Jim Henson's early commercials produced in the mid-1960s. The puppet was re-worked from Onky, a blue live-hand humanoid character who first appeared in a series of ads for On-Cor Frozen Foods.

Claussen's and McGarry's ads with Kermit

Mack appeared with Kermit in a series of ads for Claussen's Bakery in 1964 and 1965. The pair went on to star in a similar series of ads for McGarry's Sausage from 1965 to 1968.

Mack had a violent, adversarial relationship with Kermit, which was similar to the relationship between Wilkins and Wontkins in the mid-1950s Wilkins Coffee ads.

Telephone ads with Suzy

Mack was paired with Suzy, a young girl character, in ads for C & P Telephone Co. of VA (1965-1968) and Southern Bell Telephone (1966-1968). In these ads, the roles were reversed, as Mack would get the short end of the deal, except in one commercial, where he did what Suzy told him to do.

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