November 5 is one of two National Donut Days, the other being the first Friday in June.
On this occasion, let’s give some love to Lard Lad. Lard Lad is the the advertising mascot for Lard Lad Donuts on The Simpsons. He is apparently modeled on Bob’s Big Boy. Lard Lad stands tall and mighty, holding up a colossal donut. According to Simpsons Wiki, he is about 8 meters tall. That’s 26 feet to those of us who do not use the metric system. How do you measure a cartoon character’s height anyway?
In a memorable Halloween episode, Lard Lad comes to life and terrorizes Springfield after Homer steals his giant donut.
Here are some other Lard Lad Donut facts:
- Lard Lad Donuts is shut down by a health inspector in The Simpsons Movie.
- In a flash-forward to the year 2041, Lard Lad Donuts has become The First Church of Lard Lad, with Lard Lad himself wearing a white robe.
- In The Simpsons Game, the statue is brought to life by Kang and Kodos and Bart and Homer have to destroy it.
(Source: Simpsons Wiki)