Youppi!: Mascot Extraordinaire

Youppi! suit- photo from youppi.caAs I was reading Washington Times writer Corey Masisak’s blog today, I was surprised to read this:

I went in a souvenir stand to see what people can buy. There are 10 – yes, 10 – player t-shirts including guys like Guillaume Latendresse, Carey Price (regardless of the fact that he is in the AHL now) and Steve Begin along with the big guns (Kovalev, Koivu and Huet). My favorite thing was an orange t-shirt with Youppi! on it. That almost made its way to Washington.

How could he not bring back a Youppi! shirt? But more importantly, Corey provided a link to the official Youppi! website. My favorite part is where you can make him move (try typing in “run” for an unexpected result). After checking out the rest of the website, I found this item for infants: a Youppi! suit for the bargain price of $40 CDN. Cute or creepy? You be the judge. Let’s just be glad that they don’t make one for adults- no need to encourage the furries. Still, a mascot with his own clothing and accessory line is pretty special. You don’t see babies running around in Slapshot suits.

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8 Responses to Youppi!: Mascot Extraordinaire

  1. Irish says:

    Ok I told Youppi to “Bang your head” and that was great!!!! He also does the “wave” 🙂
    NHL Mascots RULE

  2. hockeygrl_76 says:

    That was really funny! Did you get him to shake his butt?!?!

  3. Thunderweenie says:

    Ironic, isn’t it, that Youppi is the only part of the Expos about which Montrealers ever seem to have given a crap…

  4. chanuck says:

    try: ring, rock, sing. Funny all.
    I told you we are getting the outfit. Way cool.

  5. Gustafsson says:

    slapshot is an obvious move

  6. Shmee says:

    Wow. Now I’m going to have to be on the lookout for any Youppi! shirts at the VC tomorrow.

  7. Why won’t he obey my commands?! THE AUDACITY!

  8. Ken Beckett says:

    Not sure if you’re aware but some interesting Youppi related trivia is that he used to be the mascot of the Montreal Expos before they became the Washington Nationals.
    Once the Expos moved to DC, Youppi was a free agent mascot.
    The Canadiens then signed him to be their mascot and even had a press conference held by GM Bob Gainey to announce it as if they had signed a big name player.
    Just thought I’d fill ya in.

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