Thursday, July 23, 2009

Gidget the Taco Bell Dog Dies

Oh no! One of TV's favorite dog has died at age 15. Remember Gidget the Chihuahua from the Taco Bell commercials? Of course you do. Sadly she died suddenly of a stroke. Just the day before she was running around like normal according to news reports

My Blog Sister, Christine and I both work (or I used to work) in the marketing and advertising field. Few commercials are memorable and break through the clutter. But this one did. Those ears, her stature, and Mexican voice impersonation. It was the whole package.
Our favorite Gidget performance was in Legally Blonde 2 with Reese Witherspoon. You just wanted to scoop up that little dog and smother her in kisses and take her shopping and ride in a convertible.
Do you have any memorable commercials due to an animal as spokesperson? Sure, the duck from AFLAC, the gecco from Geicho (rhymes with Grecco, my last name), any others?
In honor of Gidget, I'm taking the kids to Taco Bell.