Pez fangs you, fangs you very much.
Monthly: Thanks for joining us, Vampire
Pez. You're not the first Halloween dispenser to be interviewed
by this publication, and I strongly suspect that you won't
be the last. But you do have the fortune of being the
only new dispenser in the Halloween set this year. How
does it feel to join the always growing family of Halloween
dispensers, and of Pez in general?
Pez: Well, I consider myself a pretty modest
fellow, but I gotta say... it's about time! Don't get
me wrong, the many different variations of skulls, witches,
pumpkins, and ghosts over the years have been quite remarkable,
and I know they hold a special place in many a Pezhead's
collection. And in recent years they've also added unique
characters like the black cat and the bat. I've personally
met many of them and they're great. But I think a little
vampire love is long overdue in the Pez world. I was beginning
to think I would be "count"ed out.
Ah! I see what you did there. Very nice. Do you have any
thoughts on the timing of your release?
think I know what you're getting at, and yes, it seems that
there's a bit of a vampire craze going on now. The kids are
all crazy about that True Blood show on cable, plus there's
all the Twilight books and movies. So really, it makes sense
that Pez would jump on the vampire train. And hey, I'm not complaining!
I'm here, aren't I? And I'm having such a great time. Regrettably,
unlike Edward Cullen, I don't sparkle or brood all that well,
and truth be told, I'm more of a Team Jacob dude anyway. But
I do glow in the dark, so I got that going for me, which is
You've also got a pretty unique design going for you, Vampire
Pez. The red and purple cape is particularly stylish, and the
skull on your bow tie is a nice touch. Do you find yourself
giving fashion advice to your fellow Pez dispensers?
much too kind! But no, I'd never think to do that. Who
am I, Tim Gunn over here? And let's be clear, there were
plenty of other stylish vampires before me. Gary Oldman
in the Dracula movie comes to mind, and of course there
was Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the movie "Interview
with a Vampire." Hold on a sec... this is also an
interview with a vampire... that's pretty trippy, man!
Indeed it is. Also on the topic of your appearance, has
anyone ever told you that you bear an uncanny resemblance
to the hilarious comedian Patton Oswalt?
Pez and Patton Oswalt: Separated at birth?
Well, in the short time I've been a Pez dispenser, I've already
been compared to Emeril Lagasse, Supreme Court Justice Antonin
Scalia, and Captain Mauser from the Police Academy movies. I
haven't gotten Patton yet, but now that you mention it, I do
see a resemblance there. He's quite the funny chap, so I'll
definitely take it as a compliment!
And you certainly should, Vampire Pez. Finally, what do you
think it is that makes Halloween and Pez such a good match?
you think about it, it's a natural fit. On Halloween, people
open their doors to visiting children and pass out candy. Much
like Pez dispensers, which tilt back their heads to dispense
candy to kids of all ages. And really, what better way to say
"I really dig that Buzz Lightyear costume, little man"
than to give out a Pez dispenser? Perhaps even a Buzz Lightyear
Pez dispenser? I am looking forward to being a part of this
awesome holiday for the first time. Just remember to fill me
with Pez candy and not garlic. I'm just sayin'.
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