The dog-like robot is Space Dog, a tin Japanese wind-toy that debuted in the 1950s; and last but not least, behind Space Dog is Conky from the TV show, Pee Wee's Playhouse, which aired from 1986 - 1990.
McDonald's introduced the Filet-o'-Fish sandwich in the early 1960s in an effort to entice Catholics to the chain on Fridays. At the time, Catholics were not allowed to eat meat on any Friday of the calendar year.
Not coincidentally, McDonald's Shakes were formulated without using any dairy products so that Orthodox Jews could enjoy them with their meals and still keep kosher. That's why McDonald's never refers to their Shakes as milkshakes.
Which brings me back to the Filet-o'-Fish. I'm not sure I want to know why it's not called a FILLET-o'-Fish. .
Mr. ZIP was based on an original design by Harold Wilcox, son of a letter carrier and a member of the Cunningham and Walsh advertising agency, for use by a New York bank in a bank-by-mail campaign. Wilcox's design was a child-like sketch of a postman delivering a letter. The figure was used only a few times, then filed away. Later, AT&T acquired the design and made it available to the Post Office Department at no cost.