Kojak's Lollipop -
Favorite candy of Theo Kojak (Telly Savalas), an NYPD
detective on the police drama KOJAK/CBS/1973-78 and later Ving Rhames who revived the role of Kojak in 2005.
original gimmick of using a Tootsie-Pop like lollipop got
started during one episode when a meter-maid tried to get Kojak (Sevalas) to stop smoking by handing him a lollipop. It
soon became his trademark. When he did smoke he used Sherman
While spokesman for FORD MOTORS in June 1985,
Telly's lollipop gimmick was used as part of an advertising
scheme to lure customers to the showrooms-with a special
winner getting a Mustang car. Telly Savalas owned a racing
horse that he named Telly-Pop.
Ving Rhames as Kojak
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