Now, I have to admit that Stretch Armstong was very cool, and I had one growing up. But when I saw the commercial for Stretch Armstrong’s arch nemesis Stretch Monster I was sold, I think the music sealed the deal. I’d already fallen in love with the Creature from the Black Lagoon by then, and the resemblance Stretch Monster had with the creature made it a priority on my 1978 Xmas list.
Needless to say, Stretch Monster committed unseemly acts on Stretch Armstrong once I got him in 1978, not unlike what is pictured in the commercial. And truth be told, I don’t regret a thing 🙂