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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Nov 26 02:46 AM

November 26, 2008: Chico & Gloria

Chico the pygmy Hippo and Gloria the hand puppet.

Quote:
A pygmy hippo which started turning up his snout at food has been given a helping hand to start eating again.
Chico worried keepers at his home in Heythrop Zoological Gardens when he began to refuse food.
But the little animal was lured back to his trough under the watchful eye of Gloria, a hand puppet based on the
star character in DreamWorks children's film Madagascar.


Quote:
'We had been trying everything as Chico was refusing to feed and when I saw the Madagascar hippo puppet
in the supermarket I thought I'd give it a try,' Mr Howes said.
'We were extremely surprised when he took a liking to Gloria and we have been using it to feed him ever since.'


Maybe Mr Howes has stinky fingers.

link


Trilby  Wednesday Nov 26 09:00 AM

yeah, that hippo is looking a little skinny around the eyes...



Gravdigr  Wednesday Nov 26 09:14 AM

Hahahahaha!!!! Baby hippos are dumb.



Shawnee123  Wednesday Nov 26 09:29 AM

I loved that show: Chico and the Hand!

At first he wasn't a very hungry hungry hippo.



sweetwater  Wednesday Nov 26 10:46 AM

It's not like Chico can actually see the puppet when he's eating, so I think "stinky hands" is probable. Though it is difficult to imagine a hippo with a persnickety palate.



Coign  Wednesday Nov 26 11:40 AM

Its a hippo? How many carrots do you need to feed it in a day? I don't know if there are enough hours in a day to hand feed the monster.



barefoot serpent  Wednesday Nov 26 11:40 AM

maybe hippos don't like corndogs.



Trilby  Wednesday Nov 26 01:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by barefoot serpent View Post
maybe hippos don't like corndogs.
Nobody doesn't like corndogs!


monster  Wednesday Nov 26 01:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetwater View Post
It's not like Chico can actually see the puppet when he's eating, so I think "stinky hands" is probable.
i think that's a good hippo-thesis.



Although if it came attached to a pack of laundry powder it might smell a bit nasty itself.


Aliantha  Wednesday Nov 26 02:51 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Nobody doesn't like corndogs!
corndogs are a frankfurt sausage on a stick coated in batter and then deep fried right?

If so, I think you'll find most Australian's love them, especially at their local 'show' which is like a carnival combined with an agricultural and livestock competition.

I know it's the only time I eat them, but they taste bloody good amongst all the noise and dust and animal shit.


barefoot serpent  Wednesday Nov 26 03:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliantha View Post
they taste bloody good amongst all the noise and dust and animal shit.
back from whence they came


Trilby  Wednesday Nov 26 05:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliantha View Post
corndogs are a frankfurt sausage on a stick coated in batter and then deep fried right?
Yeah, and I like them, too. I was just ripping on a stupid old Sara Lee commerical that I never understood. the jingle goes: "Nobody doesn't like Sara LEE!" Which, since they ARE Sara Lee (baked goodies) I thought it meant everyone LOVED Sara Lee's, but it's a weird thing to say. So, if I am using it correctly, I am saying Everybody loves corndogs!~ A delicacy on a stick, I say.


Aliantha  Wednesday Nov 26 05:11 PM

We know the sausage is made from nothing but hooves and entrails...but you just don't think of that at the time.



Sundae  Wednesday Nov 26 07:35 PM

I was delighted and amazed when I first saw corndogs on sale in the, UK. Frozen ones, but well worth a try, especially as I had puzzled over what they were for a while (they're in The Dead Zone at the very least).

I was so disappointed.
Perhaps you have to grow up with them.

There's a sausage advert on tv at the moment - Walls I think - about how they only take the two best bits to make their sausages. Hmmmm. That would be breadcrumbs and colouring then I guess?


Anyway, slightly back on topic before veering off again - as it's an English zoo I'd bet my bottom dollar that Chico the hippo is named after... well, Chico. Of X Factor fame. My family saw him performing at their campsite in Great Yarmouth about two weeks ago. Ah the sweet smell of success. Although Mum admitted he was a great entertainer and my neice (14) was completely smitten.



Aliantha  Wednesday Nov 26 07:48 PM

OK, this is what I mean by a 'dagwood dog' or 'pluto pup'. The names are interchangeable.

eta: and of course this is what I think you mean when you say 'corndog'.

Attachment 20546



Sperlock  Wednesday Nov 26 09:19 PM

Mr. Flibble is not amused.



Sundae  Wednesday Nov 26 09:32 PM

Obviously I got the reference.
But I didn't get the connection at first. Then I went back to the OP. And really laughed.

Now I have to watch the whole episode. And probably one with Dwayne Dibbley in it too



monster  Wednesday Nov 26 10:24 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliantha View Post
corndogs are a frankfurt sausage on a stick coated in batter and then deep fried right?
No. It's more of a weiner (less flavorful) with a breadcrumb coating. nasty.

Brit do the battered frankfurters too and they are yummy (when you don't thibk about them too hard). but totally different.


glatt  Wednesday Nov 26 10:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
No. It's more of a weiner (less flavorful) with a breadcrumb coating.
I wouldn't say it's a breadcrumb coating. It's more like a corn bread batter. Ali's picture is about right.

I haven't had one in 15 years, and mostly ate and loved them as a kid in the 70's. They were a culinary delight for the 70's. Food sucked back then.


busterb  Wednesday Nov 26 11:15 PM

Before you could get them in stores, Mom made them and called them Pronto pups.
Alton somebody? on food net work had a recipe, that called for cream corn in recipe for batter. Plus a lot of time and work. Sounded good.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Nov 27 12:15 AM

Wiki...

Quote:
Sample batter recipe
Ingredients include cornmeal, flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, buttermilk, water, and eggs. For ordinary corn dogs, use a hotdog or wiener. To prepare cornbrats, use boiled wursts that are fully cooked; insert stick and coat each wurst by rolling it in the batter. Hold on to stick. Leftover batter may be kept a few days in the refrigerator.
Creamed corn sounds like a winner.


Aliantha  Thursday Nov 27 01:13 AM

Well it sounds like there's a few different versions. That wiki reference would make up about the right batter for the ones we have here.

You can get sausages that're coated in crumbs and then deepfried here too. We call them crumbed sausages (strangely enough) lol.



ZenGum  Thursday Nov 27 03:57 AM

Puppet-feeding a hippo to corn dog recipes, in 20-odd posts. WT...?

Maybe they should feed it corn dogs.



TheMercenary  Thursday Nov 27 01:24 PM

Hippo sock puppet.



monster  Thursday Nov 27 09:40 PM

well, none of the ones I've seen here looked like what ali posted -that looked pretty edible! Perhaps the batter in MI is on the flaky side....



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