America’s Best Eyeglasses Owl…


Owls have always had a popular following, representing as they do wisdom, knowledge, and learning.  Their popularity may have been further bolstered by their use in the Harry Potter books and movies.  

Recently an articulate and fine specimen has emerged as a spokesman for the America’s Best Eyeglasses line, suitably bespectacled and able to model different frames simply by an uncanny rotation of his head. The owl himself is both wise and extraordinarily expressive, with a lot of eye and other facial movement. He is further able to cast the hapless human into mimicking the usual owl role, reducing them to single-word utterances of “who?” as he elaborates on virtues of the eyewear company.

If Harry Potter had an owl of this caliber at his side, it might have been easier for him to take on Voldemort…

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4 Comments on “America’s Best Eyeglasses Owl…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    My favorite owl-related commercial is the classic Tootsie Pop one featuring the voice of Peter Robbins (the original voice of Charlie Brown from the pioneering Xmas special). This little boy goes to a sly fox (wearing Joe Cool sunglasses) and asks him how many licks it takes to get to the center of a TP. The fox tells him to ask the venerable old tortoise. But, alas! The tortoise doesn’t know either, since he’s always bitten his food (due to being toothless) right off the bat.

    That’s when he recommends the owl.

    The latter was drawn by the animators as wearing a collegiate professor’s cap, a la Mr. Chips. And he was voiced by the late great Paul Winchell (of Jerry Mahoney, original Gargamel, and Scrubbing Bubble fame).

    If I can find it (the whole thing) on Youtube, I’ll e-mail it to you.


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