I just recently found this 1950's Happy Hotpoint hand puppet at an antique store. Everyone knows Happy Hotpoint right? This version of the little imp/pixie was the official mascot for Hotpoint appliances in the 1950s. (Click here to see what he looked like back in the 1930s.)
Hotpoint was the official sponsor of the TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Watch the little imp in action in this animated spot.
Eventually the animated version gave way to a live action portrayal by Mary Tyler Moore. Hmm... too bad they didn't make a Happy Hotpoint Mary Tyler Moore doll.
I'm not sure when Happy retired from the ad mascot biz, but the old imp looks pretty darn happy in his domain inside my stove. (Shh... don't tell him that it's a Whirlpool.)