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Hungry hungry ...Hungry?


Weight Watchers is still using their delightful little bete orange, Hungry, in their ads, and I am happy.

(I have one of the magnet dolls on my fridge.  They were recalled, so now he's extra precious.)

But I still want a Hungry of my own - a little creature that follows me around, making doughnuts appear out of thin air?  Sign me up.

(When I see that ad, I always imagine the woman's co-workers offering to take that doughnut off her hands:  "Allow me to fall on that doughnut for you", and "Where's my doughnut?" are things I speculate being said in that office.)

He's very cute and fuzzy, and he brings me chocolates.  He produces pie in my desk drawer exactly when I need it.  He's in the vending machine, helping me pick out my afternoon snack.  He makes a mean club sandwich.  And he'll sit on the sofa with me and watch TV, instead of nagging me to go out and exercise.

I love Hungry.  He's my co-pilot, my buffalo wing man.

Unlike that terrifying creature Jillian Michaels, who yells a lot and sells a nasty fluid that you're supposed to drink for seven days instead of eating to get you started on "any sensible diet and exercise program", as if drinking nothing but icky-tasting chemicals for a week is in the least bit sane. 

Who would you choose as a companion, a friendly furry little beast that shares his pizza with you, or an angry abusive beast of a woman who will slap the pie out of your hand and scream epithets at you?

I think that, right there, tells you all you need to know about the industry of weight loss - you are only deserving of abuse, scorn, and more abuse if you need their products, but you should buy the products of the people telling you how fat and disgusting you are.  How is this different from the school bully demanding your lunch money?  It's not like you're going to get any benefit from a 7-day fasting program that makes you drink dandelion tea water with sugar-free cranberry and lemon juice. 

Nope, I want Hungry by my side, not least because if I don't want to eat the whole doughnut, he's going to eat the rest of it for me. 

Jillian would probably slap me.


Mmmmmmmm, doughnuts.  Mind you, if it was cupcakes, it would be even better.  But I'm sure if I asked, he'd bring me those, too.


See?  He's awesome.

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femkederoas
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I saw the "cupcake" tag and I got all excited. I was hoping for actual cupcakes. A cupcake recipe? ;-)

But I gotta say, I like Hungry, too. I think they should make plushie of him. I'd buy. It would end up on my daughter's bed (With the other 350 of them. How is there room for the kid? Even the cats have tried to immitate plushies in an attempt to be allowed to sleep in her room, in the nice soft bed).

It might be time to go make some cupcakes... Ah, these ought to do.... ;-)

Thanks for the inspiration!
attack_laurel
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Most of my cupcakes come in box mix form. I'm lazy.

I can make them from scratch, but then I have to waste precious minutes assembling ingredients. Minutes that could be spent in cupcake bliss.

I have also been known to eat the frosting straight from the tub (cream cheese frosting ftw).

:)
femkederoas
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
I suggest a tub of frosting and a box of Teddy Grahams. Just sayin'.
:-P
jillwheezul
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
I loves me some Teddy Grahams and straight up cream cheese. Maybe with a dish of strawberry jam to carefully spread on the bites of cheesy cookie goodness. Sometimes it isn't so genteel! However, I had not considered the bliss of a can of cream cheese frosting. Prolly make me sick tho :(
gargoyal3
Feb. 4th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
I have a tub of home-made cream-cheese frosting in my fridge right now...the boy-thing did not eat all the cinnamon rolls that went with it, so now I just grab a spoonful...yum :)
jackiejaye
Feb. 5th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
they did make a plushie.. he was a limited edition thing from the website.. not sure if they will do him again or not.. but it was cute.
ziactrice
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
I seriously need a Hungry icon. Go HUNGRY!

No, wait.... that didn't come out right at all.
ravena_kade
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
I like "Hungry" too, especially since orange has become my mid life crisis color (orange was my first fav color as a kid and as I approched 40 I found more and more of it coming back in my life) I would love to see an add where the woman (because it seems to be okay for men to be hungry and not treat hunger like a monster)to say "No Thank you, my fuzzy little friend,but don't let me stop you from enjoying" or "Thank you for the candy. I will have a piece after dinner"

Now one could make little "Hungry" cupcakes with orange frosting using a star tip ;-)
brickhousewench
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
I happen to think that Hungry is adorable too. But then again, I was the first generation of children to be raised by muppets. =P
hsifeng
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
He's very cute....He makes a mean club sandwich. And he'll sit on the sofa with me and watch TV, instead of nagging me to go out and exercise

He's my husband? *grin*
fieryredhead
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
You know that WW sells Hungry plushies, yes? ;)
attack_laurel
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
The plushies, alas, cannot make doughnuts appear out of thin air.
fieryredhead
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
If only. ;)
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fieryredhead
Feb. 4th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Not sure; they showed up a while ago at the meetings when the commercial first came out. Haven't seen them in quite a while though.
attack_laurel
Feb. 4th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
They were recalled, due to product issues, and they're no longer for sale. The ones they did have were only 7-8 inches high. I have one of the 'fridge magnet ones, which is tiny.
florentinescot
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
I so love hungry! The thing that's killing me is the munchies -- I told my husband it was like taking massive amounts of prednisone. :-( I know because it's because I'm alone. I've been able to stave them off somewhat by indulging in a little sugar though. I did some reading on Artificial Sweetners and they really can make you fat. so I allow myself *one* can of real soda (portion control there) every day or so. The munchies aren't quite so bad -- the weight is sloooooowly coming off.
weaverrhi
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
WW Plushies of Hungry
I thought those were recalled too... something about needles left inside the cute little guy.
dragonazure
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
He looks like a cross between a Muppet and Gossamer (the big red hairy monster from the Bugs Bunny cartoons).
rikibeth
Feb. 4th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
A *friendly* Gossamer, who gives you food instead of trying to eat YOU.

We have consoled Hungry that he's invited to all our parties, if the ladies in the commercial don't want him around.
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bertana
Feb. 4th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine used to make these awesome monster purses (and, at Christmas, monster-feet stockings), and now I just want to see if she can make me a purse that looks like we skinned Hungry and used his pelt. ;)
thatpotteryguy
Feb. 4th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
I love you...can I steal your LOLHungry?
attack_laurel
Feb. 4th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Absolutely!
swwoodsy
Feb. 5th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
I love the Hungry. He's so cute, and he totally reminds me of the Bugs Bunny monster guy.

Jillian Michaels, even when she's smiling (grimacing) always looks like she just smelled something rank--idk? my fat maybe?--and is completely disgusted.

But the one I get truly annoyed with is the eat-this-not-that guy. He's either so skinny that his head appears to be dented and misshapen or he had a head injury that truly left a dent. Either way, I just want to offer him a bacon double cheeseburger with maybe a Bavarian cream doughnut for dessert.
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