Green M&M

M&M’s  (styled as m&m’s) are “colorful button-shaped chocolates” produced by Mars, Incorporated, and similar to and inspired by Smarties.  Concurrent with 1995’s blue M&M campaign, M&M’s introduced computer animated “spokescandies” in their television commercials.  Green was the only female M&M’s mascot from her introduction in 1995 until 2012, when M&M’s unveiled a new additional spokescandy, the businesslike Ms. Brown who made her debut in a Super Bowl XLVI advertisement, where several people at a party assume she is naked because her shell is the same color as her insides, which causes Red to remove his outer shell thinking “it’s that kind of party”, and start dancing to “I’m Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO.  (More from Wikipedia)

Male domination of cartoons has been pervasive and continues to this day, particularly with fantasy characters of one form or another.  For instance, among the Smurfs, the only female in the beginning was Smurfette; furthermore, her name suggests that she is not even a real Smurf.  There are other females in the more recent movies, though from what I can tell, all of them still look like Smurfette.  Another current example:  Until 2012the only female color among the M&M’s waGreen


(November 2013)


Last edited: March 22, 2021