Worst Mascots Ever Face-Off!
Yesterday, on the post Worst Superhero Ever reader Jon saw my Bibleman and raised me an EneMan. Now I agree with Jon, EneMan is horrible; however, I would classify him more in the realm of “mascot”.
Therefore, I thought we could put EneMan up against another terrible mascot and decide who is the Worst Mascot Ever.
Petey P. Cup
Perhaps, the creators and marketeers of this mascot should have been forced to use the pee cup before coming up with such a brilliant campaign.
The 6-foot-11, walking urine vial is being unveiled today as the mascot of HealthPartners‘ new website and advertising campaign. The campaign appears aimed at a younger demographic that understands irony, YouTube and social networking.
Petey P. Cup even has a Facebook profile, which says he enjoys watching “Grey’s Anatomy,” listening to Coldplay and assisting with urinalysis, drug testing and pregnancy tests.
Perhaps no pharmaceutical company knick-knack is stranger than objects featuring a “superhero mascot” created by Fleet Pharmaceuticals and dubbed EneMan. (Yes, he is shaped very much like an actual Fleet enema.) EneMan is supposed to promote screening for colorectal cancer…. there are actually poor slobs out there who are hired to don an EneMan suit and go around promoting screening for colorectal cancer or pushing EneMan-related objects on doctors. I saw one of them myself at the American College of Surgeons Meeting in Chicago in 2003. I pity that guy. He did, however, give me some cool EneMan stuff.
So writes the “Respectful Insolence” medical blogger.
EneMan is also available as a beanbag, for which imaginative owners can find all sorts of uses. Fleet has a web site devoted to promoting the pointy-headed superhero.