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Friday, May 22nd, 2015
35 Years Ago Today

Here's another neat clip for a contest WFLD Channel 32 had called WFLD Mystery Man - where you would have to identify which cartoon character certain features of the "Mystery Man" was made up of. 3 out of 5 correctly identified pieces wins. One piece was revealed each day. The one show here is the Mystery Man's Legs & Feet - whose is it? (Think Spinach) Special bonus clue every day between 5 and 6:30!

You could win prizes such as a $100 Toys-R-Us gift certificate, one of 90 $10 Toys-R-Us gift certificates, or one of 10 bikes! You were encouraged to enter "often" to:

WFLD Mystery Man
Box 3200
Chicago, IL 60654

Voiceover by "Dr." Donald D. Rose.

This aired on May 23, 1980, the day the contest ended.

Spoiler alert: The legs are Popeyes, the head is Woody Woodpecker, Underdog's torso, Spiderman's arms, and Magilla Gorilla's hat.

I wonder if this was drawn by Cathy Mustari, who was the station's art director from 1974 to 1987.

WFLD Channel 32 - The WFLD Mystery Man Contest - "Legs & Feet" (1980)

Here's another neat clip for a contest WFLD Channel 32 had called WFLD Mystery Man - where you would have to identify which cartoon character certain features of the "Mystery Man" was made up of. 3 out of 5 correctly identified pieces wins. One piece was revealed each day. The one show here is the Mystery Man's Legs & Feet - whose is it? (Think Spinach) Special bonus clue every day between 5 and 6:30!

You could win prizes such as a $100 Toys-R-Us gift certificate, one of 90 $10 Toys-R-Us gift certificates, or one of 10 bikes! You were encouraged to enter "often" to:

WFLD Mystery Man
Box 3200
Chicago, IL. 60654

Voiceover by Dr. Don.

"Contest Ends May 23, 1980"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, May 23rd 1980.

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The legs are Popeye's, and I think the head is Woody Woodpecker. I vaguely remember this. Super Cartoon Sunrise, Lunchtime Fun, and Afternoon Fun I watched when I was a kid. With good ol' Dr. Donald D. Rose, or Dr. Don for short.
Comment posted by Bertonator on Monday, October 27th 2008 at 10:42pm.

Do you have the 1980 WFLD Mystery Man contest stomach, arms, and head spots?
Comment posted by dth1971 on Tuesday, October 28th 2008 at 7:29am.

I guessed the wrong legs in the other post. Darn! Guess I won't be able to buy that Atari 2600 with the Toys R Us gift certificate or get a Huffy Sweet Thunder 2 bike.
Comment posted by smctopia on Tuesday, October 28th 2008 at 8:03am.

Popeye's legs, Underdog's torso, Spiderman's arms, Woody Woodpecker's head, and Magilla Gorilla's hat.
Comment posted by 4thtroika on Sunday, November 2nd 2008 at 7:08pm.

I Figured that head was Woody Woodpecker's. As a kid I bet against another guy on whose body parts were those.
Comment posted by Bishop TJH on Monday, November 3rd 2008 at 12:51am.

That, come hell or high water, WILL BE MY COSTUME THIS HALLOWEEN!!
Comment posted by GalagaFleetCommander on Monday, January 24th 2011 at 8:36am.

WOW! I forgot all about this one!
Comment posted by 69TH&STONY on Wednesday, May 23rd 2012 at 7:54pm.

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