I pooted! Clowns hate tangelos.

Strange billboards have been mushrooming around the highways and byways of the mideast USA - like this example:

Photo by Michael™ - cc license

Also spotted on flickr this one, Clowns hate tangelos - which even the wikipedia knows is from the 36th episode of "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" called 'Attack of the Clowns / Complete and Utter Chaos'. Other billboards spotted have the lines

"I'm a hot toe picker." - "My boogers itch." - " I've got a meat beard" and "Shiny shiny. Pretty pretty."

So what is the deal and why are random lines from a cartoon showing up on billboards like that? Well, duh, it's advertising of course! Any real cartoon fan is also a Cartoon Network fan for their daily fix, and these are billboards for the hip kids in the know and all others who still have their childlike unbridled curiosity intact. Remember kids: "Clowns hate tangelos. Messes with their equilibrium."

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silver3's picture

Ha ha that billboard made me laugh so hard, I pooted.

LeslieBAP's picture

I never knew there was a Mideast in the USA. Midwest, yes...

Dabitch's picture

Ha ha ha! Late nights and lack of sleep makes me invent new words. What I really wanted to say was "south". I'm leaving it in though, it's funny.

Robblink's picture

Here's the Cartoon Network flick that goes with the billboard:


caffeinegoddess's picture

hahaha! Nice.

caffeinegoddess's picture

And here's the Clowns hate tangelos: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tangelos/index.html

brandonbarr's picture

Reveals started going up last week. Here's two Flickr shots of "who pooted": Cheese from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends:

Cheese 1
Cheese 2

You can download desktop backgrounds that show the other reveals on cartoonnetwork.com. Here's a link to the ZIP file:

And here's links to other TV spots in the campaign. They're all linked at cartoonnetwork.com from the bottom of the show sections that they belong to:
Fred Fredburger from Billy & Mandy
Bloo from Foster's
Cheese from Foster's
Lazlo from Camp Lazlo
Ed from Ed Edd n Eddy
Jake from My Gym Partner's a Monkey

Dabitch's picture

I think it works. Not all too familiar with these toons, but I get it - imaginary friends, creating a buzz by preaching to the converted (really, it is lets admit it) but at the same time raising enough curiosity out of those who don't know what it is about to have people talk about it. This doesn't always work - in this case I think it does and is appropriate.

AnonymousCoward's picture

Well I'm really glad I found this site. Explains the inexplicable

powerrangerplastic's picture

This is from the show "Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends" and is a quote from one character named Cheese.

This show is aired on Teletoon and Cartoon Network.