Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Mr. T Cow

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.

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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'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.


  1. If you know of the whereabouts of this cow please contact me at

  2. Wow, that seems pretty cheap for a Cow Parade cow. The average for the cows in my area was $5,000, which shattered my dreams of getting one for our foyer. Instead I had to settle for one of the tiny ones to put on our mantle.

    You could always make your own Mr. T Cow.

  3. Anonymous4/06/2006

    Robble. Robble. I know the whereabouts of the cow. Pay me $5000 or you'll never see the cow alive again!!Robble Robble.

  4. Anonymous4/06/2006

    You know what would be AWESOME?? If Evel Knievel jumped over the cow, while it was jumping over the moon? The cow could jump over the moon and Evel Knievle could jump over the cow at the same time. Perhaps a cat could even play the fiddle or at least the banjo during the event. Who knows? A little dog could laugh to see such a sight or at least cackle? Hopefully it will inspire the dish to leave that abusive fork and run away with her true love, the spoon. OH MAN THAT WOULD BE SSSSSSSSSSWWWWWWWWEEEEETTT!!!!!

  5. Anonymous4/06/2006

    The Mr. T cow? Does it produce gold milk?

  6. Anonymous4/13/2006

    I am so surprised you don't have this... or at least a photo of you riding on it.