Yet another WaynoPOP

My 8/4/17 posting “WaynoPOPs” had a set of POPs (phrasal overlap portmanteaus) from Waynovision cartoons, with a passing a reference by Wayno to the POP Forbidden Froot Loops. Now today, a Bizarro/Wayno collaboration realizing the portmanteau visually:

(If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 2 in this strip — see this Page.)

Formally, the POP combines forbidden fruit (as in the Garden of Eden story) with Froot Loops (the name of the extraordinarily sugary breakfast cereal) — a perfect portmanteau in pronunciation, though not quite in spelling. Visually, the cartoon shows the Garden of Eden setting, with Adam and Eve tempted not by the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, offered by a serpent, but by a bowl of Froot Loops, offered by the cereal’s toucan mascot — so it conceptually combines forbidden fruit with Froot Loops.

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