Drum roll please! Presenting C.K. Kelly Martin!
Why are you crazy for Trix?
Sugar, baby. It’s the sugar…well, that and the money that comes with my contract.
Is that really your face or is that a costume?
I think it’s pretty obvious that it’s a cartoon, not my real face. In real life I’m much more handsome (see the photo).
Why don't you wear any clothes and just go around in the buff? You're scaring little kids y'know.
Rabbits are traditionally nudists. There’s nothing unhealthy about that. Humans get hung up on the weirdest things! What I find disturbing is people dressing up their dogs. If dogs could make protest signs and organize the world would be flooded with dogs marching in protest against this odd human habit of covering them up.
Why do the kids always end up catching you? Are you not smart enough to come up with a fool-proof plan?
Oh, I could, easily. But that’s part of the contract too.
How do you find out where these little kids are anyway?
I possess, as most rabbits do, a very keen sense of smell. That makes it quite simple to track down anyone with Trix.
Did you put a tracking bug in them or something...or are you Santa Claus? You have some crazy ideas, I must say. I don’t need a tracking device – and Santa Claus is clearly not a rabbit but a rather pear-shaped human.
Why do you only go after little kids? Are you a perv in disguise?
Strangely it’s children rather than adults who enjoy Trix cereal. I can’t think why. I very much resent the suggestion that I’m perverted. It seems that you’re the one inferring untoward behaviour. Maybe you should ask yourself what that says about you.
Do you eat children along with your serving of morning cereal? Or do you eat them along with the trix?
I must say this is a very odd interview.
Why don't you eat carrots instead!?
I eat carrots all the time! But the sugar’s a very pleasant variation from my regular diet. You don’t get a sugar rush from gnawing on carrots, believe me!
What is your real name? Is it really Rabbit?
Rabbit? How rude! Of course I have a real name and it’s not rabbit; it’s Newell.
How do you know so much about the darn cereal yet you're always trying to steal others?
The contract, my dear. It’s all part of the contract.
Have you met Lucky from Lucky Charms before?
I’ve met Lucky a few times over the years, at conferences and such.
Is he nice? Did you give you some magic?
He’s friendly enough but not quite what you’d expect (and certainly no magician). In real life he has a very heavy Greek accent (they dub that out for the commercials) and his name is Christos. He’s also a bit of a trickster, tried to convince me to sign up for a Lucky Charms commercial. Needless to say I turned it down. Lucky Charms are alright but they’re no Trix!
Do all of you cereal cartoons have a convention or something and discuss ways to lure in kids?
We’re more spokesmen than ideas people. It’s the marketing team that comes up with the hooks. However, I do attend some conferences to sign autographs and the like.
Do you only lust after Trix or other cereals as well?
I’m fond of sugary cereals in general but Trix is the best (and I’m not just saying that because of my contract).
How did you come up with your slogan?
Again, that’s up to the ideas people.
Why did they name you the mascot for the cereal?
Originally they wanted my cousin William, popularly known as the Easter bunny, but he’s exceedingly busy and recommended me instead. He’s very generous, my cousin, a real family rabbit.
Why do you have very huge ears?
It’s a rabbit thing. Wouldn’t a rabbit with small ears look pretty ridiculous? But seriously, the ears act as our air conditioning system. When the weather’s hot we lose heat by circulating blood through a big vein in our ears. It’s a very handy system.
Are you an only child?
I’m the second youngest of seven rabbits. I have two brothers and four sisters but am the only one in my immediate family to go into show business. My siblings are much more introverted.
Can we have some Trix?
I’m not sure I really like you, given the hostile nature of some of the questions here. But tell you what, I’ll give the request some more thought and get back to you.
C.K. is giving a copy of her book I Know It's Over! This is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway!
All you need to do is answer the following question: Do you lust only for Trix?
The winning entry will need to have creativity, execution, and by far the most important, humor. Meaning this is NOT a random giveaway. There is no limit to how much you can write or how little you need to write.
For a second chance to win, head on over to Carol's blog where you will receive a second question to answer. Please leave the answer to her question on HER blog. Only one winner will be chosen from the combined entries (meaning we will pick one winner from all the entries from both mine and her blog).
All entries (for all the giveaways) must be received, via commented or emailed, by 25th of April. Winners will be announced at the same time later that week.