is an ice cream cake
character created by Carvel
in the 1970s
as an expansion of its line of freshly made products sold only in its stores, along with Hug-Me Bear and Fudgie the Whale
. According to Carvel lore, Cookie Puss is a space alien (his original name was "Celestial Person" and his initials, "C.P.", later came to stand for "Cookie Puss") who was born on planet Birthday. In his television commercials, Cookie Puss has the ability to fly, though he requires a saucer-shaped spacecraft for interplanetary travel. During the 1980s Cookie Puss was repurposed to serve as a cake for St Patrick's Day
, dubbed "Cookie O'Puss".
Cookie Puss was a frequent topic used for comic effect on The Howard Stern Show
. Typically, the cast of the show would torment Fred Norris
for having purchased Cookie Puss as a gift for his mother on Mother's Day. Howard Stern
would use voice enhancements to impersonate the voice of Cookie Puss from the Carvel commercials, often excusing his inappropriate comments because he could "speak his mind, now that Tom Carvel
is dead." These bits are still heard in Sirius Radio
replays to this day.
Cookie Puss was the focus of the Beastie Boys song "Cooky Puss
Cookie Puss's appearance
Since its introduction in 1972
, the Cookie Puss design developed by Carvel corporate chef Andrew Bianchi has evolved into the version we know today. The... Read More