During the 1969 season of Sesame Street, Oscar the Grouch was orange. Orange Oscar only lasted one season before he became the green Oscar we all know and love. The clip below shows an orange Oscar singing “I Love Trash.”
If you want to know why Oscar’s color changed, there are numerous explanations, such as he would not be such a light color if he lived in garbage or the puppet was not comfortable. My favorite explanation is a variation on the former and comes from the YouTube comments section.
On February 5th 2012, during SuperBowl XLVI, a new M&Ms commercial was shown. In it a new character was introduced: Ms. Brown, who is voiced by former Miss America Vanessa Williams.
So was adding Ms. Brown a good idea?
Before Ms. Brown was introduced, the only female character in the group was the flirtatious Ms. Green. In Ms. Brown’s debut commercial, it was clever that they played with the aspect that she looked “naked” compared to the other M&Ms.