As you may have gathered, I’m a big fan of Wishbone – the little dog with the big imagination. It was a cool show with a great premise (bring classic books to a young audience) and an ultra-cute canine star. So you can understand my surprise to stumble upon this promotional Wishbone stand-up in a co-worker’s cubicle.
The display probably dates back to the early days of the show (mid-90s) but I’ve no idea as to its actual origins. I could ask but I don’t want to tip my hand if the cardboard doggie happens to go walkies.
I’ve always liked pin-on buttons because you can find them almost anywhere, boasting everything from political slogans to pictures of your favorite pop stars. Working in television, you tend to accumulate more than your fair share (at least I do), picking them up as promotional items and giveaways. Below, is one of my very favorites.
The little button with the big imagination!
This week, a little something I picked up at a PBS convention sometime back in the 1990s. It’s a Wishbone notebook. If memory serves, the notebook was a promotional item given out by Big Feats Entertainment in advance of the series premiere.
The little dog with the big imagination on the front cover.
The inside cover where Wishbone gazes thoughtfully over his library.