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Not One, But 40 Peeps Shows For Easter 2013

 

 

Peeps Rockin' Crutches: image via twincities.comPeeps Rockin' Crutches: image via twincities.comI bet 'Mr. Peeps' never dreamed 60 years ago that his yummy, gooey, marshmallow treats would be fodder for a cult.  I bet he never thought that in 60 years there would be as many as 40 different Peeps Shows throughout the United States to commemorate Easter.  And the thousands of talented Peep artists who create diaramas where Peeps play famous characters such as Pi or Pope Francis.  Well, Mr. Peeps, aka Bob Born, must be eating these celebrations up - so to speak.

Inspiration came from every sphere of life this year - politics, science, religion, movies.... Here's a winning Peeps diarama of The Hunger Games.

Hunger Peeps

 

 

Hunger Peeps: Courtesy; Peeps, via cbsnews.comHunger Peeps: Courtesy; Peeps, via cbsnews.com

 

 

 and I love this Peeps scene from the Life of Pi....

The Life Of Peeps

 

Life of Peeps: image via washingtonpost.comLife of Peeps: image via washingtonpost.com

 

In comradship and love for the Twinkie...

Rest in Peep To A Fellow Treat

 

Rest in Peep to our Fellow Treat, by Jill Schaefer, Minnetonka: image via twincities.comRest in Peep to our Fellow Treat, by Jill Schaefer, Minnetonka: image via twincities.com

 

And just in time for Easter the new Pope was selected by Cardinals at the Papal Conclave. Here is the...

Peepal Conclave

 

Peepal Conclave in the Sistene Chapel by Binder and Maltzman: image via themonkeycage.orgPeepal Conclave in the Sistene Chapel by Binder and Maltzman: image via themonkeycage.org

 

And just in case you think that climate change will have a huge impact on the world, just wait for

Peep Impact

 

Peep Impact: image via ebaumsworld.comPeep Impact: image via ebaumsworld.com

 

Check out some of the talented, clever artists out there that have contributed to the cult of Peeps this Easter. Here are a few galleries I recommend:  The Washington Post, Pioneer Press, Pophangover, this Fox News station, and The Denver Post.

Learn more about 'Mr. Peeps' at The Statesman.

And see some of the Peeps diaramas from the past, here.