Beaumont, Texas: Muffler Man - Happy Half Wit

A muscle-bound giant with an Alfred E. Neuman head holds an equally beefed up muffler.

Ken's Mufflers

830 S. 11th St., Beaumont, TX
Ken's Mufflers, on Eleventh Street, at the intersection of Stagg Drive, across the street from the Medical Center.
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Muffler Man - Happy Half Wit

Still looking happy -- and actually holding a muffler.

[Roger Sleight, 12/31/2014]

Of course he's happy; he's doing what he was born to do.

Halfwit Muffler Man of Beaumont.

Muffler Man - Happy Half Wit

Looks like he's been freshly painted again!

[Bonnie Labdi, 05/10/2012]
Muffler Man - Happy Half Wit

He is in good shape, even after two hurricanes back to back. It is just a long block off the interstate and easy to get back on the freeway.

[Kim, 02/26/2010]

Beaumont's Half Wit.

Muffler Man - Halfwit

After surviving Hurricane Rita this gentle giant still stands in front of Ken's Muffler in Beaumont, TX. The Halfwit has spiffy new duds! He was recently painted.

[Angie Cates, 06/22/2007]
Muffler Man - Happy Half-Wit

There is an "Alfred E. Neuman" figure in front of Ken's Mufflers, on Eleventh Street in Beaumont, Texas. He has "Hollywood" painted on his shirt. There is another one on US 75 in north-central Dallas. Also, according to Hal Morgan's Symbols of America , a history of American trade symbols and logos, the Neuman face is actually "a peculiar folk creation used in cartoons and advertisements as far back as 1905 ... All Mad really added was his name and a wider notoriety." Just thought you might find that interesting.

[Ken Ellis, 04/22/1998]

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