Mr. Owl and the Question that Plagues Mankind

The questioning boy and Mr. Owl from the 1970s Tootsie Pop commercial. Source: (

Forget the meaning of life…the biggest unsolved question that has plagued mankind since at least 1968 is “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?” This burning question is at the root of one of the longest-running and best-loved animated commercials of all time—the Mr. Owl and the Tootsie Pop commercial. Here’s what you don’t know about that beloved commercial.