This article is about the yellow cartoon bird. For the snooker player, see
. For the ceremonial military headgear, see
A badge featuring Buzby and his catchphrase
Buzby was a yellow (later orange) talking cartoon bird, launched in 1976 as part of a marketing campaign by Post Office Telecommunications, which later became British Telecommunications (BT). Buzby appeared in a series of television commercials with the catchphrase: "Make someone happy with a phone call". [1 ] Buzby's voice was provided by [2 ] Bernard Cribbins.
The campaign spawned many marketing items, such as toys, badges, a comic strip in
, and books, and lasted until well into the 1980s. British Telecom produced and sold a "Buzby" wrist watch with Buzby perched on the second hand. The watch had a blue strap. TV Comic
References [ edit ]
^ Neil McKeown, , Routledge, 1982, pp.51-6. Case Studies and Projects in Communication ISBN 0-416-30740-X.
^ Victor Bignell, Joyce Fortune, , Manchester University Press, 1984, p. 166, Understanding Systems Failures ISBN 0-7190-0973-1.