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 🙂
Stretch Monster – gotta hand it to them, it was a precisely descriptive name. Stretch Armstrong was a wus.
What a reassuring voice – “Stretch Armstrong sold separately”.
Music by John Carpenter?
1. That music is awesome. I think R. Rock’s onto something.
2. My son (11) just watched it. “That’s disturbing,” he mused.
3. We did… things to Stretch. They involved being nailed to a tree.
I remember breaking my Stretch Armstrong open and I recall an odd red like substance in there. Anyone else ever do that?
Stretch Monster was an ass kicker.
Carpenter indeed. Another reason why the 70s was better, John carpenter did the commercial music 🙂
Suck this, man 🙂
Nailing Stretch to a tree kinda makes him Christ-like now that I think about it. I like that.
Yeah, I can confirm the red-like substance, almost pink, and it seemed almost like blood 🙂