What’s up with the back of the Little Caesars mascot’s throat?

Photo: Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images
Photo: Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images

Sure, we’ve all enjoyed Little Caesars’ “Pizza Pizza” guy and his sandals and his strange tuft of chest hair for many years. But a Twitter thread this week strangely focused on a even more specific thing: Namely the stripes at the back of the mascot’s throat.


We like this theory that he functions as a sort of Pez dispenser, spitting out pizzas:


Then, while we’re appropriately befuddled by this strange graphic element, we get slammed with this:

Looks like we have not been paying very close attention to our fast-food mascots, but we appreciate those who have.

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

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No one should be paying Little Ceasar’s any attention. Straight up garbage pizza. Probably the only pizza I can’t eat and I’ve eaten some questionable pizza, including left-out-for-a-few-days pizza.