Written By Rana G on Thursday, December 23, 2010 | 1:09 AM
Smokey The Bear was the correct answer on Million Dollar Money Drop tonight.
The sixth question on tonight’s Million Dollar Money Drop was – which of these advertising icons was the oldest: Ronald McDonald, the Trix Rabbit, or Smokey Bear. The winning answer was Smokey Bear, who is 66 years old. The Trix Rabbit is 53 years old, and Ronald McDonald is a youthful 47 years old.
Smokey Bear is the U.S. Forest Service’s mascot, he was created in 1944. While Smokey’s actual name is Smokey Bear, rather than Smokey The Bear, a pair of songwriters added “The” to Smokey’s name in song they wrote in 1952. Winning $240 thousand dollars, the couple wagered most of their loot on the famous bear.
The answers were three drops that had Ronald McDonald, Smokey Bear and The Trix Rabbit. The answer that was the winner was Smokey the Bear.
Smokey the Bear first was introduced to the public on August 9 1944 on a poster. Which one of these advertising icons is the oldest: Ronald McDonald, Smokey the Bear or The Trix Rabbit? Smokey is 66 years old and is the most recognized image of the US Forest Service, helping to prevent forest fires. Are you hooked on "Million Dollar Money Drop" like so many Google Trend-ers?