Thursday, August 17, 2006

Cereal Numbers

The latest goodies that Mark Evanier has posted on his blog from YouTube: vintage Quaker Oats cereal commercials for their Quisp (green-suited, propeller-headed alien with yiddish inflection), Quake (lantern-jawed muscleman), and Quangaroo (a kangaroo with a sorta-Australian, sorta-Brooklyn accent) cereals. If there was a feud between Quisp and Quake (as depicted in the commercials), Quisp must have won; I recall his cereal remaining on the shelves long after Quake and Quangaroo sunk into the ground.

Quisp cereal consisted of saucer-shaped chunks of sugar, with maybe a molecule of grain each. Far better than the cereal were these commercials, produced by the same wacky geniuses who created the Rocky and Bullwinkle show.

1 comment:

Donald Burr of Borg said...

Anything is better than the current Quaker Oats commercials. That big statue of the Quaker Oats guy that the kids, adults, etc. are always hauling around with them really creeps me out... he's EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!