Little Debbie Sues Over 'Little Doobie' Shirts
Apr. 05, 1994
NEW YORK (AP) _ The maker of Little Debbie cookies is suing a novelty store chain over a T- shirt that shows the company's familiar logo - a little girl in a sun hat - pushing marijuana-spiked munchies.
A federal judge Monday banned Spencer Gifts from selling its ''Little Doobie'' T-shirts for 10 days. He told Spencer and McKee Foods Corp. to reach a settlement by April 13 or return for a hearing.
The shirts show the Little Debbie girl smoking a joint and offering to ''blow your mind ... not your waistline'' with a package of ''12 individually warped cakes.''
The little girl, featured on packages since 1960, was modeled on Debbie McKee, whose grandfather founded McKee Foods Corp. His name? O.D.