They were called Hap Pea and Pea Wee, as I recall. We always used to stop on the way up to San Francisco and have a bowl of pea soup in the original diner in ???. They had giant figures of Hap Pea and Pea Wee on the roof, endlessly splitting peas.
And I remember the Wildroot commercial ending ...keeping all the gals away
(spoken) Hiya handsome!
(sung)Get Wildroot right away!
Are we to consider these variations as part of the folk process, or the result of misfiring synapses and clogging arteries?