“Mr. Wiggly Worm Does Much More Than Wiggle”
by Paula Bosse
My first crush was on Mr. Peppermint, and I really, really, really loved Mr. Wiggly Worm.
This is a rather unfortunate depiction of my childhood TV pal, but how can you not love a smiling wiggly worm with a mailbox?
WFAA understood the appeal of Mr. W. W. They even built a whole broadcasting-trade-magazine ad around him. (Click to see it larger.)
Here he is again:
Mr. W. W. stayed at home for this one, but here we see Mr. Peppermint out mingling with his adoring public.
And, look, “Communications Center” — bet you haven’t heard that in a while!
Sources & Notes
These Mr. Peppermint advertisements were part of a series of WFAA-Channel 8 ads which ran for several years in television trade magazines.
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