If you live in Philly you might be familiar with the cartoon guy below. He's from "Good Morning Philly." Or "My Fox Philly." Something like that. I refuse to take the three seconds to get it straight.
His name is Bus Stop Buddy. And when they do the weather they dress him in a way so kids know how to dress. Innocent enough right?
But they couldn't stop there. Nope. Someone had the bright idea to make a cheesy ass Bus Stop Buddy costume and parade him around the Philly area. In non weather segments. It makes no sense why he's there. I'm sure the cartoon designer never thought ahead to the possibility of the cartoon being a mascot because it just doesn't work. Look at the horrifying results:
They put him on a boat with the always annoying Jen Fred*. (I think that's her name). And it was 100 degrees. Not too safe if you ask me. Is this the most disturbing thing you've ever seen? Well hold your horses...
This one is even better. Look how a slightly different shot makes him look like a serial killer. That's right Bus Stop Buddy. You heard me. And you know the dude was sweating his ass off in there.
Watching this I just kept thinking, "Please fall in the water. PLEASE fall in the water." The head turned completely around as the person inside struggled to tread water....Camera shaking...announcer in studio: "Oh my. It looks like we've got a situation...OK listen we're going to take a quick break here and make sure someone takes care of Bus Stop Buddy and we'll be be right back. He's gonna be OK."
Then just off off microphone we hear the producer yelling, "I KNEW he should have been wearing a safety jacket! GOD DAMN IT!"
*Side note to Fox Philly producer: Did you ever call Jen Fred in a room and when the door shut you dragged you fingernails down a chalkboard? Then you said, "Jen. That is how viewers see you. This is the last time we'll have this discussion. Tone it down. Are we clear?"