Back in 2000 New York City was overrun with cows. Not real cows, but full size fiberglass ones that were painted in big silly colors.
There were a whole lot of good ones: a Spiderman cow, a cow painted like a taxi cab and a Mr. T cow.
Created by artist Ann Yzuel, the cow was an obvious ploy to get people to constantly ask her "Hey, didn't you make a Mr. T cow?"
It sounds annoying, but it can't be as bad as hearing "Is that REALLY how you spell your last name?"
The cow was sponsored by TV Land and was called "The Hay Team."
Get it? Cows eat HAY! Mr. T was on the A-Team? Get it?
Anyway, I do know that Mr. T was on hand for the re-dedication of the cow (it had been damaged and repaired) in mid-June 2000. I also know that the cow went on sale at Amazon.com's auctions for $1000 after the "Cow Parade" was finished.
The cow (and dozens of others) did not sell on the first attempt. I don't know if it ever did.
I personally wanted to buy it and the one thousand dollar price tag seemed low enough for a giant cow.
Still, I have no idea where I could have put a giant cow that weighed as much as a small car.
Maybe Bart Simpson was right when he cautioned people not to "have a cow."
They are just too much trouble.