Paging Dr. Frank’n’Gordon

Frank or Gordon?In my continuing commentary on spokes-creatures, I bring you the beaver.

This is not just any beaver, this is an official Bell Canada Frank or Gordon, unfortunately I’m unable to tell which. (yes, I lifted the tail, it didn’t help)

This Frank’n’Gordon was found in the Rideau Centre in a small Bell Mobility kiosk dressed in a surgical mask and OR gear fundraising for the Montreal Children’s Hospital with a number of his colleagues.  For just $7 you could take him home. Medical outfit included.

Since my partner’s totem is a beaver, he’s been chomping at the bit
branch to get a Frank’n’Gordon since they started their stint as Bell
spokes-beavers promoting the Olympics. And I don’t think he was alone.
I had more than one conversation about the need for stuffed versions
with other beaver fans. But nothing seemed to materialize, until this
one small kiosk in Ottawa had these fund-raising beavers.

I was a little surprised that the very day I was about to post about the availability of these collectibles Ken Schafer over at One Degree, another Frank’n’Gordon watcher, announced that Bell’s has become extinct.  Check his post: Frank & Gordon Are Dead. Long Live Gordon & Frank.

It’s hard to believe that just as Bell is starting to bring the
beaver to the people, they would eliminate the beaver’s habitat.
Perhaps it’s just that now he’s a doctor, Frank’n’Gordon can afford his own pad.  I wonder what will happen to

Alexa Clark

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2 thoughts on “Paging Dr. Frank’n’Gordon

  • August 23, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    It’s Gordon. My sister bought me one and she said the display had a sign saying ‘Dr. Gordon’. We also saw some in shiny silver suits.

  • January 12, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I have a few of the Beavers in scrubs. Loved your write up. If you know of anyone who would like to purchase. I bought them for $15 from Bell kiosk before Christmas for medical students. Wish I had seen them for $7 and money going to a good cause.


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