Kendra Wilkinson in a Snuggie

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new entry into our sporadic series called ‘Famous people wearing Slankets and Snuggies‘ – this time it is US business woman, glamour model, TV presenter, and now author, Kendra Wilkinson.

Kendra prefers a Snuggie over a Slanket. Probably not the Kendra Wilkinson picture you were looking for……

Kendra Wilkinson in a Snuggie

Snuggie TV Commercial dub

This is a pretty slick over-dub of the original Snuggie TV commercial. Since it went viral the TV Commercial has been a target for ridicule and parody by internet pranksters ever since – but this version is one the best ones out there.

Delivered in a dry and under-stated voice-over, this is ‘Jaboody’ and his take on the ‘Snuggie Commercial’…..”Look at how much fun they’re having burning someone of a lesser race.”

Snuggie TV Commercial dub:

Jay Leno in a Snuggie

Jay Leno was one of the first celebrities to be seen on TV cracking jokes about Snuggies….and no doubt got sent so many free Snuggies that he probably has a garage full and can afford to wear a Snuggie once, before throwing it away, and getting a box-fresh one each time he is a bit cold.

Jay Leno gave the Snuggie brand a huge boost when he wore it on the Tonight Show….even though he was wearing a custom denim one given to his by his friend Ellen. You won’t find this Snuggie in your local shop.

Jay Leno in a Snuggie

More ‘Famous people in Slankets and Snuggies

Bill Maher in his Snuggie on TV

Bill Maher was one of the first in the US to wear a Snuggie on TV, and used it to take a sharp aim at American consumer culture.

One of the best entries in ‘Famous people wearing Snuggies and Slankets‘.

Ironically, despite Bill Maher’s use of the Snuggie to appeal to America and the Western world to get off their backsides, drag themselves away from self-absorption, and start learning how to make things again, he only really succeeded in making the Snuggie even more famous and helped to cause a spike in sales.

Still, I bet he got a load of free Snuggies out of it. 😉

Matt Damon in a Snuggie

Now this is a big one.

This is a great entry into our series ‘Famous people in Slankets and Snuggies‘ – Matt Damon makes it possible to wear a Snuggie and still be taken seriously.

Matt, you are an inspiration to Snuggie wearing humans everywhere – one day, thanks to you, we will be able to wear our Snuggies to work and still be listened to properly.

Matt Damon in a Snuggie


How do I wash and dry a Snuggie blanket?

We were contact by a concerned Snuggie user who was unsure how to wash and dry their Snuggie.

Good news – it is easier than you think. Here are our top tips for washing and drying your Snuggie (or Slanket).

If you need to wash your Snuggie, then it can be done in a regular washing machine. Just make sure you put it on a cold or delicate cycle. You may also want to turn it inside out in order to protect the material from ‘piling’ on the side that is usually exposed. As long as it is on a cold wash, then your Snuggie should be fine.

Tip: wash your Snuggie on its own (or at least with other items that are a similar texture and material) – it is abrasion that causes the most damage to your Snuggie and will cause piling of the blanket. Its best not to have anything else in the machine for it to rub against during the wash if possible.

To dry it, you have a couple of options – the best is to air dry it outside, preferably lying as flat as possible to stop it stretching or getting out of shape. But you can also put it in a dryer – as long as it is on a very low heat. Put it on a high heat and you can kiss goodbye to your beloved Snuggie. If you are drying your Snuggie in an electric dryer, always set it on short cycles so you can keep checking it – it is best to remove it as soon as it is dry to avoid it going round and round for too long.

Hope that helps.

Where can I buy a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Snuggie?

We try our best to answer all questions that we get from readers and we always keep our eyes out to help you locate the Slankets, Snuggies, and blankets with sleeves that you all crave.

This time, we were asked a very specific question:

Where can I buy a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Snuggie?

There are two types that you can currently buy. One is made by Snuggie who have a licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Snuggie that features a cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle body on the Snuggie, and the other is sold as a ‘throw blanket with sleeves’ (basically the same as a Snuggie), which also feature the body of a Ninja Turtle. Both are different in the style of the artwork featured. You can see a list of the each below:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Snuggie range: HERE
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ‘throw blanket with sleeves’ range: HERE

The Snuggie version is usually only available for kids, but the other ‘throw blanket with sleeves’ is available in adult sizes.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Snuggie

Who invented the Snuggie?

It’s time for reader’s questions again. This time someone asked us:

Who invented the snuggie?

The Snuggie wasn’t strictly invented by anyone – The Snuggie took its idea from the Slanket, which was invented by Gary Clegg when he was a student in 1998. Clegg was cold in his student accommodation and got his mother to sew a single arm on to an existing blanket so he could keep one hand free for drinks, snacks, and using the remote control, without needing to get out from under his blanket. He soon expanded this idea and got a blanket made with two arms, and from there he started developing the Slanket.

The Snuggie was marketed about 2 years after the Slanket became a commercial product, and took off when their TV Commercial went viral in 2008. That’s probably why many more people have heard of the Snuggie and assume that somebody invented it. In reality it was a cheaper, but more aggressively marketed, version of the Slanket.

In fact, the Slanket wasn’t strictly the first blanket with sleeves as a few years before the Slanket hit the market there was a product called The Freedom Blanket, and it is this product that was arguably the first blanket with sleeves on the market.