January 16 is National Fig Newton Day.
Learn all about Fig Newtons here. For instance, did you know that the cookie is named for the town of Newton, Massachusetts? I’ve been in Newton lots of times and never knew that. Had I known, I would have stood on one foot like Big Fig and sung the Fig Newton song.
I’m referring, of course, to the classic 1970s commercial in which a giant human fig sings and demonstrates a dance called “The Newton.” Let’s all sing along with Big Fig!
Fig Newton commercial (early 1970s)
Ooey gooey rich and chewy inside
Golden flakey tender cakey outside
Wrap the inside in the outside
Is it good? Darn tootin’!
Doing the Big Fig Newton
(Here’s the tricky part)
The Big Fig Newton
(One more time)
The Big Fig Newton!
- National Fig Newton Day (eatocracy.com)
You left out one thing: “HIT IT, HAL!” (We never see the guy, but I bet he follows Figgy wherever he goes.)