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Now, footage of these early proto-Muppets has resurfaced, thanks to the folks at
In the TV spot, Wilkins represented the coffee brand. Hence the name. Meanwhile, Wotkins was the naysayer who was constantly physically assaulted for downplaying the power of a good, hot cup of Wilkins Coffee. It was all more
So just how Wile E. Coyote does it all get? Poor Wotkins finds himself stomped on, stabbed, electrocuted, shot, and he even gets his head crushed in a car hood by Wilkins. He also gets thrown out of a plane! And all because he just doesn’t like coffee. Seems pretty harsh to us.
The ads were so popular, that sales for Wilkins Coffee shot up 25%. And they started selling toys for Wilkins and Wotkins, which are the first Muppet products ever produced. (Although are those guys even Muppets? This is debatable.) Regardless, because of Wilkins and Wotkins, Jim Henson’s career took off. Although he spent the next two decades creating puppets for television ads and talk show appearances, it all paid off when