For backstory on these tweets, in the 1990s (and late ‘80s too, I believe) the Pillsbury Doughboy’s best buddy was the Jolly Green Giant’s apprentice, Sprout. There were some marketing and promotional ads that ran during that time featuring the pair including some apparel and advertisements in cooking pamphlets.
This is the ONE major area where my Doughboy knowledge has a gap. I don’t know what spurred their friendship or why the two were (are?) BFFs. Seeing as the Doughboy was born in Chicago (at Leo Burnett) and Sprout and the Jolly Green Giant’s “Valley” is by Le Sueur, Minnesota, you can’t say it’s because they were neighbors. (The General Mills acquisition of Pillsbury wouldn’t be until 2001, after all.) Maybe it’s because of their height? They are short fellas!
I’m seeking an answer (in video) from the USA Today and hoping they can provide me with a good one! If nothing else, I’m pretty sure I made the person who runs this Twitter account’s night. :)