Tonight ShowSaddam Trix
|Saddam Hussein Trix cereal. Rumor has it this box was used as a prop on the Johnny Carson's Tonight Show circa 1990. I'd like to hear Johnny's schtick for this one.|
Post Pebbles CommercialCocoa Rockies
|Cocoa Rockies was one of Barney Rubble's fake cereals with which he would try to pull a switcheroo with a box of Fred's Pebbles cereal.|
Grounded For LifeForever
|In the TV show "Grounded For Life", Griffen Frazen (as Jimmy Finnerty) is seen with a bowl of Forever, featuring what appears to be a shadowy figure of a man wearing a Dick Tracy-esque suit, top coat, and hat.|
Berenstain BearsCoco Chums
|Berenstain Bears book "Too Much Junk Food" referred to a Coco Chums cereal.|
Sooper GoopSooper Goop
|Sooper Goop (1976, Churchill Films) was a 23-minute short film in two parts. A 10-minute animated short features an actor and an advertising man who create a deceptive television commercial for Sooper Goop cereal. (The film's intent is to reveal advertising techniques used to sell products that children really don't need). The 13-minute animated short "SooperGoop" centers on Rodney, an animated cat who stars in TV commercials as he explains the campaign for SooperGoop, a new sweet cereal. Rodney the cat is speaking with the head of the company on gimmicks to sell the cereal. One idea was the "free toy inside" ploy. The free toy was false teeth for use when kids' teeth rotted out from eating the cereal.|
Green AcresCrickly Wicklies
|Crickly Wicklies were featured in a Green Acres episode (#108, which originally aired January 22, 1969). Everyone found jewelry: emeralds, diamonds and rubies, in their boxes of Crickly Wicklies except for Oliver, who kept pulling out Yogi Berra baseball cards.|
CallioupeDr. Dringles Cereal
|There was a movie short on a children's show called "Callioupe" about a young boy who has a very interesting sense of imagination. He was at the grocery store and saw a clerk putting canned goods onto a shelf. The clerk has an acne problem and upon the child seeing it, the child imagines that the clerk was trying to get honey from a bee hive and then he got stung big time. The next scene involved the child going down the cereal isle (with all those boxes of cereal that used to be on the market). He sees a box of Dr. Dringles Cereal and begins to imagine the animated commercial. You hear a woman singing Dr. Dringles while a boy and girl come onto the scene smiling upon seeing Dr. Dringles. Then the doctor gets excited and as he waves his arms up and down, his eyes begin to roll around.|
Putney SwopeEthereal Cereal
|Ethereal Cereal was one of the commercials produced by the ad agency Truth and Soul's chairman Putney Swope (actor: Arnold Johnson) in the 1969 movie "Putney Swope".|
Commercial Narrator: "Jim Keranga of Watts, California is eating a bowl of Ethereal Cereal, the heavenly breakfast. Jim, did you know that Ethereal has 25% more riboflavin than any other cereal on the market? Ethereal also packs the added punch of .002 ESP units of pectin!"
Jim Keranga (actor: Walter Jones): "No sh*t?"
MacDoodle StreetSugar Wasties
|Gustave Ranto is an angry artist with an unsatisfying day job advertising Sugar Wasties in Mark Alan Stamaty's comic strip MacDoodle Street.|
The Groove TubeFlakey Critters
|Flakey Critters cereal is a prop in the 1974 comedy movie "The Groove Tube".|
Even StevensSugar Bombs
|Calvin's "Sugar Bombs" were seen being poured in an episode of Even Stevens on The Disney Channel.|
The HoneymoonersFlakey Wackey
|Norton and Ralph appear in an episode of The Honeymooners with a box of what appears to be Flakey Wackey cereal.|
Prarie Home CompanionMournful Oatmeal, Narco Bran Flakes, Raw Bits Cereal
|The Prarie Home Companion Radio Show has featured a number of memorable cereals including these favorites. Check out the site for the complete commercial scripts. These are very funny!|
"Mournful Oatmeal... is the cereal that works from within you to bring out your innate powers of resignation. Wherever you go, there you are".
"Narco Bran Flakes... It contains a powerful muscle relaxant. Suddenly I feel, really, really, good".
Raw Bits cereal is a fictional sponsor of Prairie Home Companion.
The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The GalaxyStarbix
|In Episode Five of "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy" TV series, they showed two different boxes of Starbix, which had the following two slogans emblazoned on them: "The Serious Cereal", and "Nasty But Nutritious". The 2005 movie by the same name featured several scenes wherein the President of the Universe was eating Starbix right out of the box.|
Two and a Half MenMaple Loops
Peanut Butter Crackles
|"Two and a Half Men" often features a box of Maple Loops, for which Charlie (played by Charlie Sheen) wrote the jingle. "It's got oats, And corns and wheat. It's the sweetest, breakfast treat. It's maple, maple, mayyyyyy--ple-licious!"|
Rocky-O's with a Caveman character on the box was seen in a third season episode.
Fun'n Fruity Cereal looks to feature a bunch of monkeys with one wearing a yellow wig.
Peanut Butter Crackles features a squirrel with peanuts.
Charlie came up with this jingle for Chocolate Tidlers...
Start your day,
With a big hoo-ray!
Bowl of fun,
Minority ReportPine & Oats
|In the futuristic 2002 movie "Minority Report", Tom Cruise picks up a box of Pine & Oats to pour cereal into his mouth. This activates three animated characters (purple, brown, and orangish) who come to life on the box and start singing and dancing to the jingle. Irritated by the noise, Tom taps the table twice in an effort to get the characters to stop. Failing that, he flings the box across the room and into a wall (as the singing fades into the background).|
|Cheat Commando... O's|
Cheat Commando... O's with Fluffy Puff Marshmallows
|Cheat Commandos, from the popular webtoon Homestar Runner, have their own Sugar Crunchy Cheat Commando... O's ("Those Aren't O's" Nuggets) Sugar Cereal. Shown at upper left (from left to right) are Silent Rip, Fight Gar, and GunHFiver. Sargent Marshy at upper right. You can view the fictional ad here.|
Charlie Brown and LinusSnicker Snacks
|In the comic strip "Peanuts", there were a few references to a cereal called "Snicker Snacks". In one strip, Linus rips open the top of a box labeled simply "Snicker Snacks", and Charlie Brown, astonished by Linus' actions, reads off the "easy opening instructions" from the box. Linus coldly replies "My heart bleeds for the Snicker Snack
In another strip, Charlie Brown complains to Lucy about the Snicker Snack campaign of giving away a free marble with every box of Snicker Snacks. He mentions that someone at the company messed up, since he had a box of 500 marbles and one Snicker Snack.
The name "Snicker Snack' may have been lifted from the poem "The Jaberwocky" by Lewis Carrol:
"One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back."
Bugs Bunny CartoonCrumbly Crunchies
|There was a Bugs Bunny episode with Marvin the Martian where Bugs is trying to tune his radio and starts hearing a jingle for something called Crumbly Crunchies (or maybe Carbon Crunchies?)...|
Crumbly Crunchies are the best,
Look delicious on your vest.
Serve them to unwanted guests,
Stuff the mattress with the rest.
Last Call With Carson DalyGay Wheaties
|Carson Daly produced a box of Gay Wheaties featuring New Jersey's Gov. Jim McGreevey during an early September 2004 "Last Call With Carson Daly" episode. Carson first held up a box of Wheaties featuring Michael Phelps, the Olympic gold medalist swimmer. "And look what was right next to it on the shelf," Carson Daly said as he held up a box of Gay Wheaties. Carson Daly proceeded to eat some of the cereal and exclaimed that it "tastes just like Gay Cheerios."|
MTV's Liquid TelevisionNietzsche Pops
|Nietzsche Pops, "The Uberbreakfast!", was seen in an MTV's Liquid Television short.|
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