Brown - Commercial mascot for
Buster Brown shoes. Buster's catchphrase is ""I'm Buster Brown, I live in a
shoe. That's my dog, Tige, he lives there too!" (referring to the company label
inside their shoes).
In 1902, artist Richard F. Outcault created the Buster
Brown comic strip (retired in the 1920s) about a "little Lord Fauntleroy" child
and his playful dog. Buster was constantly getting into trouble, and being
rescued from his predicaments the help of his little dog, Tige.
Tige (who's name is short for "Tiger") was modeled after Outcault's own pet. Outcault later
franchised the Buster Brown name to a variety of companies, the most notable being Buster Brown shoes.
On the children's program SMILIN' ED'S GANG/NBC/CBS/ABC/1951-55 and ANDY'S GANG/NBC/1955-58 Buster Brown (played by
Jerry Martin) and his dog (voice of Bud Tollefson) appeared during the commercial spots.