- "You can't make ice cream from sea cows."
Alice got Mr. Ice Cream Cone from Food Party to give me a personalized greeting. And then MY HEAD EXPLODED FROM JOOOOOOY, UNBRIDLED JOOOY, PURE GOLDEN RAINBOW (wait, huh?) JOOOOOOY with sparkly marshmallows.
So, backstory. I've loved that freakin' Mr. Ice Cream Cone every since seeing this video way back when:
Look at those hollow beady eyes! That oddly emotive mouth. AND THAT VOICE. THE VOICE. THE...SQUEAKY...yeah. Alice and Greg can attest that I sometimes go into Squeaky High-Pitched Mr. Ice Cream Voice Mode, perhaps by quietly going, "Yeah...yeah...yeah," (um, you have to be there to see what I mean, or watch the video a lot) or suddenly exclaiming, "LOOK, A PIG! HE'S DEAD!"
Thank you Alice, Kogi, Mr. Ice Cream Cone, and Peter Van Hyning for giving life to the cone puppet. However, I am disappointed that Mr. Hyning doesn't list "Life Force of Mr. Ice Cream Cone" under the "Skills" heading in his resume. If I could do that, I so would. And then if I were a boss looking new new hires I'd see that little gem at the bottom of the resume and be like, "I AM HIRING THAT ICE CREAM CONE GUY. HE MIGHT BE A LITTLE STRANGE, BUT I THINK HE'S A KEEPER."
You can buy a plush Mr. Ice Cream Cone from foodparty.tv but it doesn't look like a puppet, which isn't quite as magical. I need the version where I can stick my hand in it and make its mouth go all bloopy.