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Kool-Aid Man

Official name: Kool-Aid Man Created: 1954 Parent company: Kraft Foods Known for: Being a huge pitcher with a smiling face that bursts through walls of children's homes with a throaty, "Oh, yeah!" Family: None known You might not know: Until 1975 he was The Pitcher Man. He had two video games for the Atari 2600 and the Intellivision systems. He also had a brief comic book series, The Adventures of Kool-Aid Man, in the early-to-mid-1980s by Marvel Comics. He was honored with a footprint ceremony at Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.