Mattress Mascots – A Presidents Day Celebration

Mattress Sale 560x218mattressToday is Presidents Day, and if you are looking to celebrate in the traditional manner, may I recommend making a mattress purchase? For some reason, Presidents Day is one of those holidays that seems to be accompanied by a sale on mattresses. So to me, buying a mattress is a uniquely American way to celebrate a uniquely American Holiday. What better way to pull this country out of a recession, then to have a sale on Sealy Posturepedics? When I think of mattresses, I think of the wacky mascots used by companies that make and sell mattresses. Why these companies believe a cartoon mascot is required in order to sell us a Beauty Rest, I have no idea, but the results are often a bit amusing. So logically enough, for Presidents Day I present to you a collection of those wacky mascots. I’m sure our founding fathers would be quite pleased.

One of the sexiest galleries we have done on this site eh? Serta is one of the only manufacturers of mattresses that picked up on the mascot trend of its distributors, and in 2007 they introduced the Serta Sheep. Below are a few of their commercials:

Here are some additional assorted mattress commercials:

This is what happens when you pay morons to dance in a mattress costume:

…and a little something that is reminiscent of Terry Tate, this is a Gorilla tackling Mattress Man:

Lastly, I bring you the Mattress Man Commercial from Punch Drunk Love:

and the Original Mattress Man Commercial that the previous was parodying:

Yeah, I think we’ve beaten this concept sufficiently to death. If we missed any of your local favorites, be sure to tell us about them in the comments section below. Remember, be Patriotic this Presidents Day, buy a mattress!

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.
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