The Cartoon Mystery That Stumped the Internet

I was recently having dinner with my girlfriend to celebrate our fifth anniversary when the topic of a mystery that has nearly consumed both of our minds for the entire relationship came up.

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In the backdrop of an old family portrait, a cartoon character can be seen watching television on a dated set.

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A man in the role resembles an elf and is dressed in white overalls and a red shirt. He has a grey beard and pointed ears.

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He has his eyes closed and appears to be speaking or even sneezing.

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He could be one of Santa's helper elves based on his red shirt, or he could be an eccentric inventor, a crazy grandpa, or a resident of a bigger elf realm.

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We were positive that the image was taken in early 1990s Ontario, Canada.

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Despite numerous hours of futile effort, nobody had ever been successful.

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Staying in luxury hotels still gives me a kick, especially Oul ton Hall in Yorkshire. I'd stay in a hotel for thebreakfast and room service.

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