Topic: Kool-aid

Could Kool-Aid Man Really Bust Through a Brick Wall? Science Finally Has an Answer

Will he survive, and what will be left of him?

The Kool-Aid man's explosive antics have been unquestionably cool since he busted through his first wall in the 1970s. But could he possibly survive such a dramatic entrance? Wouldn't he shatter…

The Wackiest Sports Endorsements Ever

Weird jock-brand mashups

Marketers have long banked on the star power of pro athletes to sell stuff. Here, some of the weirdest jock-brand mashups of all time. Muhammad Ali for d-Con In 1980, “The…

Kool-Aid Man Gets a Makeover, Going All-CGI and Showing Off His Fabulous Flavored Pants

New look at 59 years old

The world's most famous spokespitcher, the Kool-Aid Man, just got a glassy makeover to help promote the brand's new sugar-free liquid drink mix. The Kool-Aid Man, who's been around since…

Perspective: Color Me Thirsty

Kool-Aid's always boasted of a slew of flavors—but taste has never really been the point

Most shoppers have never heard of Edwin Perkins, nor the dubious assortment of potions and elixirs—including a purported smoking cure called Nix-O-Tine—that he sold via his mail-order company in Nebraska…

Meet the Voice of the Kool-Aid Man, Who Also Taught Madonna How to Sing

It's the multitalented Frank Simms

Professional voice acting seems to be a pretty fascinating career—or at least, it has been for Frank Simms, the voice of the Kool-Aid Man, among other brand characters. Simms's exploits…

The return of Kool-Aid's pitch(er) man

The Kool-Aid Man is back! The disgusting CGI of the '90s is finally gone and Kool-Aid Man is once again a dude in an oversized suit. And though he's no…