Flavor combos

Sonic Drive-Ins are currently advertising Master Blast flavor combos in a “Blast Scout” commercial featuring three of its ice cream plus mix-in desserts:

Waffleberry Brownie. Strawberry Pucker Pie. Banana-Bo-Bana Crumble.

The last has a bit of well-known word play.

(These have more inventive names than the flavors officially introduced to their menu recently: Triple Chocolate, Turtle Pecan, Pineapple Upside Down, Banana Split, Caramel Brownie, Cookie Dough. But then customers are free to create their own combos using the many mix-ins available.)

From Wikipedia on the language play:

“The Name Game” is an American pop song written and performed by Shirley Ellis [and released in 1964] as a rhyming game that creates variations on a person’s name.

… Using the name Katie as an example, the song follows this pattern:

Katie, Katie, bo-batie,
Banana-fana fo-fatie
Fee-fi-mo-matie
Katie!

A verse can be created for any name, with X as the name and Y as the name without [an initial onset] (if it begins with a consonant), as follows:

(X), (X), bo-b (Y)
Banana-fana fo-f (Y)
Fee-fi-mo–m (Y)
(X)!

A performance by Ellis:

On Sonic Drive-Ins, from Wikipedia:

Sonic Corp. is an American drive-in fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As of August 31, 2011, there were 3,561 restaurants in 43 U.S. states, serving approximately 3 million customers per day.

One Response to “Flavor combos”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    Just to note that people differ some on the details of the “rules”.

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