Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yo Quiero Taco Bell... Gidget Buys It...

It's not normal for me to wax poetic on a pop culture fixation but I gotta say that I was kind of bummed to read where Gidget, the little chihuaha from the Taco Hell commercials of the 90's had passed away at the ripe old age of 15 years old. I really loved the dog and the character it portrayed. To this day and now beyond, there isn't a time that goes by that people will not automatically associate "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" or "Here Lizard Lizard Lizard" without thinking about that little dog. Gidget was the name, and selling tacos was the game. I still have lying around somewhere, a couple of chihuahua dolls that when you pull the string, the Taco Bell dog says something silly. I'm not an animal freak or anything like that. Of course my girlfriend laughs at the thought of me trying to explain my peculiar, if not misunderstood relationship with that most selfish of doggy divas, my Penney. But outside of my penney-pooh, I didn't have fixation with any other animal. Except for that goofy little chihuahua who hawked some below average (alledged) Mexican food... RIP Gidget... I'm going to eat an enchirito in tribute to catch you guys later.


Lynne said...

Very cute, MIK, LOL.

I just had Taco Bell last night. Thus, the reason I have not left for work just yet. Ahem.

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Impassive stare.
Several people have brought this up with me.
I guess I am just not feeling it.
She wasn't Lassie. The little dog had no effective influence on me, but go ahead, eat a enchirito. You know you'd want to even if she were still alive. ;)~Mary

Joann said...

LOL@Mary!!!!!! I hate chihuahuas, but those commercials DID crack me up!!

When my son was little (4 or 5 y.o.), I took him to work with me on a Saturday with a couple of TB tacos to eat (Cruel, I know). One of the guys there said to him "Hey, You're eating mexican food?" Chris said "THIS ISN'T MEXICAN FOOD!!!" LOL!!! They cracked up that even at THAT age, he KNEW the difference!!! LOL!!

Indigo said...

I found her rather umm...irritating to say the least. But I'm an animal lover and any passing of one touches my heart. (Hugs)Indigo