posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 03:13 AM
Mr. Six - Strange old guy sporting glasses, a tuxedo, a red bow tie
and two-tone shoes who represented the "Fun" one finds at Six Flags theme parks. Similar to Mr. Magoo in appearance, Mr. Six (a.k.a. "the
Ambassador of Fun") is a sort of a Pied Piper of Pleasure who pulls up in a red-and-cream retro style bus and begins to do a spasmodic, hyperkinetic
dance to "We Like to Party!, a 1999 hit by the Vengaboys. Created by Doner Advertising from Southfield, Michigan, the TV spots hoped that we, the
"overscheduled, over-worked and stressed out" consumer will jump on board Mr. Six's magic bus and take a trip to one of Six Flags' amusement park
for a day of "ultimate fun" (despite our parents training to never, EVER to get into a vehicle driven by a stranger just because he promises you a
good time). Six Flags theme parks are located in or near 35 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.
Since the Mr. Six ads debuted in mid March of 2004 many people
have been speculating as to the real identity behind the actor who portrays Six Flags limber dancing mascot with oh so inviting wave. On the surface,
the dancing "senior" appears to be a much younger actor under the costume and makeup but Internet chatter has fans speculating the likes of such
celebrities as Regis Philbin, Martin Short, Jaleel "Urkel" White and even Uncle Junior, a geriatric mobster from THE SOPRANOS as being behind the
exuberant geriatric dancer who moves like a twenty year old clubgoer.
So far, however, Six Flags is not willing to release the identity of
their new mascot - keeping it a closely guarded secret. Charles "Hank" Salemi, Six Flags' senior vice president of marketing will only say that Mr.
Six "is the spirit of Six Flags....He comes to take people away from their boredom." Six Flags New Orleans public relations director Ann Wills.
reportedly said "It's a trade secret. If I tell you, then I have to kill you."
Obviously a ninja.