Tommy and Fred appeared in ads for Kern's Bakery from 1966 to 1969. In these commercials, Tommy tried to convince Fred to eat the bread, but Fred always declined the offers and was immediately punished for it. The only time Fred was possibly caught eating a bread that wasn't Kern's was in the mid-1960s "Steamroller" ad.
Both puppets had previously been used in Tales of the Tinkerdee in 1962. The puppet used for Tommy was the same puppet used for Taminella Grinderfall. The puppet used for Fred was also used for the Prime Minister and was used for the mad scientist in the Shrinkenstein industrial film produced for Pak-Nit.