Goodbye Old Friend - Mr. Six

Monday, December 5, 2005 9:27 AM
Whens the last time you saw a Looney Toon character on a Six Flags Comercial?

btw, good idea DragonofFrost

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Monday, December 5, 2005 8:18 PM
back when i use to see the old astroworld comercials back in 1995 all they showed was the overcast of the park and showed the astroneedle and told how much the tickets were, no oldman dancing or looney toons characters. correct me if i'm wrong cuz its been years.
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Monday, December 5, 2005 9:50 PM

Keith2005 said:
Whens the last time you saw a Looney Toon character on a Six Flags Comercial?

Just this year. They are in every commercial. They are right at the end when they Say "Six Flags (Park name) It’s Playtime"

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Monday, December 5, 2005 11:36 PM
I hear quite a bit of talk about 6 Flags trying to advertise to families and to do it by using Looney Tunes. I can tell you from the children in my school that today's kids don't care too much about Buggs, Daffy and company.

I can't imagine a child saying, "Come on dad, take me to 6 Flags so I can see Tweety." Or better yet, a parent spending gate prices for that privilege for each member of the family.

Most kids today want the characters from Nickelodeon, or the Cartoon Network. Young children still love Seseme Street, Nick Jr. or Toon Disney.

A six or seven year old MIGHT say, "Come on dad, take me to Great Adventure so I could meet the Kids Next Door."

I loved the Mr. Six campaign. It was instant product recognition, spirited and a tad silly. (Funny how the video never showed long lines and broken rides). I also thought - this is great, but they could do more with him.

Even so, a pitchman alone can't improve a product just the percieved image of it.

Oh well, In memorium - Sing this one to the Venga Boys....

We're off to Great Adventure...It's somewhere in New Jersey...the prices are outragous...and everything is broken...the lines go on forever...the people are obnoxous...I have to spring for Q-bot...or I won't get on nothing...three dollars for some water...ten dollars for the parking...I heard a lot of curse words and now I'm stuck in traffic....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 12:00 AM
But Nick, Sesame Street and Disney are already taken. Unless Snyder thinks he can buy them off.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 11:44 AM
Yes, but if that is the case, how did some of the 6 Flags parks get a Spongebob Squarepants Ride? Aren't they supposed to feature Looney Tunes? Is Mr. Pants moonlighting? Is Squidworth getting paid off the books?

Sesame Place has their characters, but Beaches Resorts advertises that they have them too.

Maybe characters can appear in more than one park. It seems as if Santa gets around to every mall, so if he can do it....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 1:07 PM
I thought Mr. Six was a really good guy, brought a real "brand identity" to the chain and promoted the idea of bringing grandma and grandpa and the kids. Fun, energetic, he was the ultimate pitchman.

The downside? He brought a brand identity to a corporation with a bad rep....and for that, he's being sent to retirement in Florida... ;)

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 2:22 PM
Excellent lyrics, Richie Reflux! I think we need to keep this going.

I went on Revolution
it hurt my head immensely
because it has restraints that
defy logical placement

I can't believe this pizza
cost me over ten dollars
That's only slightly less than
The cost of season passes...

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