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12-07-2013, 11:39 PM
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Are you from Montreal? Youppi! Was a baseball fixture in all MLB, let alone Mtl.
Like one said, Roger D. landry, who was managing the marketing side of the Expos in the 80's, asked Jim Henson himself to create him, after the Souki disaster. Youppi! Became an instant success, not only in Montreal, but elsewhere in baseball, running in third place on the popularity chart only behind the San Diego Chicken and the Philly Fanatic.
When the Expos got transferred, the Habs bought the rights to Youppi! He's still popular with the kids.
Well damn I didn't know he was created by Henson. Guy is a genius. But I can see the ressemblance with the Muppets.
But now that the other guy mentioned it, I think they should slowly change him into a lumberjack!
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