Mack first appeared in Claussen's Bakery and McGarry's Sausage ads with Kermit. In 1965, Mack was paired with Suzy, a young girl character, in ads for C & P Telephone Co. of VA (1965-1968). Some C & P Telephone ads were remade for Southern Bell.
In one Southern Bell ad ("Monster"), Suzy approaches as Mack is dialing the phone.
- Suzy: "What-cha doin'?"
- Mack: "I'm dialing long distance."
- Suzy: "Didja dial 1 first?"
- Mack: "No!"
- Then a huge long-nosed monster (Big V) appears, and swallows Mack whole. The monster chews as Suzy calmly explains:
- Suzy: "Strange things happen to people who don't dial 1."
List of titles
- Blow Up
- Boo and Hiss
- Nice Things