One eyed Mike Wazowski, continued
2001 - Mike Wazowski
1977 - Michelle
The "ONE EYED GLORP" was
a Halloween costume for my daughter Michelle Marie Malewicki (now Mrs.
Barton and a mom) way back in 1977 when she was 6 years old.
Yes, Malewicki is a Polish name! Here are
Michelle's words on the matter:
Here it is as best as I remember :-)
As a child, Halloween was my favorite holiday. I always looked forward
to Halloween more that Christmas. Not because of the candy, but
because of dressing up in costumes. My Dad, Doug Malewicki used to
make me the most creative, amazing one of kind costumes. Monsters
always were our favorite. One monster in particular named The One Eyed
Glorp comes to mind. Earlier this month, my Dad emailed me to look for
the new Monsters Inc. movie commercial. When I saw it, I was
completely speechless. The one eyed star character named Mike Wazowski
exactly resembles the Glorp that my Dad invented nearly 25 years ago
from a board game. I was so excited the One Eyed Glorp had finally
come to life thanks to Walt Disney/Pixar & Billy Crystal - Mike
Wazowski ‘s voice).
While in High School I was assigned a creative writing project.
Naturally, I created a story about the One Eyed Glorp. I included a
colored sketch that my Dad drew. Needless to say my English teacher
Mr. Russ gave me an A+. Mr. Russ was intrigued with the picture of the
One Eyed Glorp. A few months later, I was watching a TV show called
"Peewee’s Playhouse". I immediately recognized a new character on the
show. It was a replica of my Dad’s character the One Eyed Glorp. The
only difference was that PeeWee’s monster’s mouth had a slight
variation. I stuck a tape in the Beta VCR to show my Dad. He was
awestruck at the resemblance.
I later found out that my English teacher had a friend that worked on
Pee Wee’s Playhouse show. I put 2 and 2 together and it wasn't a
coincidence at all. My One Eyed Glorp Halloween costume is long gone,
but pictures can say a thousand words - so check it out and see if you
agree! I will definitely check out Monsters, Inc. when it opens this
Friday Nov. 2. After all, I have had an affinity for the One Eyed
Glorp now called Mike for over 2 decades. It will be a great show -
Happy Halloween to all!!
Michelle's words above are part two of the story.
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