Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

Quiznos' Spongmonkeys

They look like deformed rats. But, in fact, they're called spongmonkeys. (We don't know what that means either.) Spongmonkeys are so abnormal and freaky that, as Quiznos' short-lived mascot, they were more likely to make people lose their appetite for a sandwich rather than gain it. In 2003, the sandwich chain discovered the bizarre levitating creations, which were created by a guy named Joel Veitch, and thought they'd be perfect for their new ad campaign. In the ads, their eyes bulge and shrink as they screech about the subs being toasty. The weirdo ads did a fine job of creeping everyone out and, at the least, got people talking about Quiznos.