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