Before There Were Muppets, There Was Wilkins Coffee

Last Friday was the 53rd birthday of the Muppets, an underacknowledged event of cosmic importance. In honor of the occasion (and on the general theme of food), we present a series of extremely brief, often violent, universally amusing ads that Jim Henson did (as a twentysomething) for a DC-based brand called Wilkins Coffee.

The character Wilkins loves the coffee; Wontkins doesn’t. The latter pays the price for his stubborn behavior.

This comes to us via the RiffTrax Blog, which seems to have taken on humorous food items as a regular beat. It’s also recently blogged a space photo of Roscoe’s House of Chicken N Waffles, Collon cookies, and chocolate-covered bacon.

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