A while back, alert reader LVGurl noticed that Gramps looks suspiciously like the Tapatio guy. It is true that the face on the Tapatio bottle looks oddly Scotch-Irish and not at all Hispanic. One of my colleagues saw the resemblance a few years back and gave me a bottle. It now sits proudly on the bookshelf in my office.
Let's start with a couple of comparison photos. The one on the left is Gramps, and the one on the right is Mr. Tapatio in all his glory.
I have decided that the Tapatio people ought to hire me to do some extra PR work for them. I could put on a sombrero and fake moustache, and show up at parties and sporting events. What do you think? I'd rather get the Dos Equis job, but I have no resemblance to The Most Interesting Man in the World and, frankly, I'm not very interesting.
Anyway, here's Gramps as the Tapatio man. I think it could work. They could even rename their product "Grampatio."