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(Topless Robot)   Seven cereal brands that have inexplicably changed mascots during their successful runs. Though the Lucky Charms leprechaun is less terrifying than the wizard   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 31
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2012-05-29 12:03:55 PM
Minor thread-jack to start things rolling: toothpaste mascots. Does anyone besides me remember a short-lived toothpaste called, I think, "Great Zeeth"? I'm talking early 60s. There was a mascot who sang, "I am.... the Zeeth... I take good care of teeth..."

/not the world's most successful marketing campaign.
 
2012-05-29 12:06:34 PM
List fails for not mentioning that Wendel killed and baked the other two chefs into Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
 
2012-05-29 12:06:37 PM
I remember hearing Crookie Jarvis a lot as a child when the prop 13 debate was raging in California. Not only did it not make sense then, it still doesn't now.
 
2012-05-29 12:12:54 PM

Sass-O-Rev: Minor thread-jack to start things rolling: toothpaste mascots. Does anyone besides me remember a short-lived toothpaste called, I think, "Great Zeeth"? I'm talking early 60s. There was a mascot who sang, "I am.... the Zeeth... I take good care of teeth..."

/not the world's most successful marketing campaign.


Caviry Creeps are attacking!

"We make holes in teeth!"
 
2012-05-29 12:36:17 PM
Is Cocoa the Monkey dead too? Could have sworn he was always showing off how no one could get his Cocoa Krispies, but the other day in the grocery store, I saw Snap, Crackle, and Pop on the box. How long has this been going on?
 
2012-05-29 12:40:01 PM
www.mrbreakfast.com
 
2012-05-29 12:51:42 PM

offmymeds: [www.mrbreakfast.com image 640x401]


That image + your handle is a win
 
2012-05-29 01:40:54 PM
CAP'N CRUNCH:
Reason this cereal is decadent:
a) Colonial exploiter pursues naïve Crunchberry cultures to plunder.
b) Drunkenness, torture, and debauchery implicit in long ocean cruises.

SUGAR FROSTED FLAKES:
Reason this cereal is decadent:
Silky throated military-industrial complex spokestoad "Tony the Tiger"
exploits the need of the undereducated underclass for a paternalistic,
Reagan-like figure. A cautionary tale of the perils of not indoctrinating
at the crÈche level.

TRIX:
Reason this cereal is decadent:
Well-meaning rabbit, "Trix," kept in continual state of malnutrition/
subservience by dominant children of the parasitic bourgeoisie. "Silly
rabbit, Trix are for kids" can only be construed as a call to class
warfare.

LUCKY CHARMS:
Reason this cereal is decadent:
Man with no known adult friends lures children into forest for purpose
of nutritonal (ideological) seduction. Sprightly twinkle motif on
packaging (putatively an allusion to "flavor") are, in fact, metaphors
for soul-deadening sucrose.

RICE KRISPIES:
Reason this cereal is decadent:
Snap, Krackle, and Pop thinly veiled emblems for the Trilateral Commission.

COCOA PUFFS:
Reason this cereal is decadent:
"I'm cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs," the demented cackle of Sonny the
Cocoa Puffs bird/spokesmuppet, is resonant with the insanity inherent in
the needless enslavement of the proletariat.

COUNT CHOCULA-FRANKENBERRY:
Reason this cereal is not decadent:
Gay relationship offers an excellent role model for this new era of
diversity. Witty empire motif plays on never-ending struggle of the
oppressed to topple the ruling classes.

from Microserfs
 
2012-05-29 02:02:13 PM
Even though everything tastes the same, breakfast is RUINED!
 
2012-05-29 02:21:41 PM

wippit: Sass-O-Rev: Minor thread-jack to start things rolling: toothpaste mascots. Does anyone besides me remember a short-lived toothpaste called, I think, "Great Zeeth"? I'm talking early 60s. There was a mascot who sang, "I am.... the Zeeth... I take good care of teeth..."

/not the world's most successful marketing campaign.

Caviry Cavalry Creeps are attacking!

"We make holes in teeth!"


/pet peeve
 
2012-05-29 03:32:26 PM

Cantankerous Gnome: Is Cocoa the Monkey dead too? Could have sworn he was always showing off how no one could get his Cocoa Krispies, but the other day in the grocery store, I saw Snap, Crackle, and Pop on the box. How long has this been going on?



"Tusk" the Elephant was trumpeting about Cocoa Krispies when I was a kid.
 
2012-05-29 03:54:23 PM

Huttah!: from Microserfs


Such an excellent book.
 
2012-05-29 04:35:11 PM
27.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-29 04:44:19 PM
images.quickblogcast.com
 
2012-05-29 05:34:01 PM
You know what the real key is in marketing a product? Primary colors and easy names.

And it's taken years for ad agencies to get this from the psychologist. It's why McDonalds fries taste better in a red sleeve instead of yellow, and why Wendy's changed their sleeve color.

Some products would be better off without a mascot.
 
2012-05-29 06:21:00 PM

noazark: Cantankerous Gnome: Is Cocoa the Monkey dead too? Could have sworn he was always showing off how no one could get his Cocoa Krispies, but the other day in the grocery store, I saw Snap, Crackle, and Pop on the box. How long has this been going on?


"Tusk" the Elephant was trumpeting about Cocoa Krispies when I was a kid.


Ogg the caveman.

theimaginaryworld.com
 
2012-05-29 06:40:42 PM

rudemix: I remember hearing Crookie Jarvis a lot as a child when the prop 13 debate was raging in California. Not only did it not make sense then, it still doesn't now.


There was a kid in my middle school named Javin and we would always call him Cookie Javin.
 
2012-05-29 06:50:14 PM

Sass-O-Rev: Minor thread-jack to start things rolling: toothpaste mascots. Does anyone besides me remember a short-lived toothpaste called, I think, "Great Zeeth"? I'm talking early 60s. There was a mascot who sang, "I am.... the Zeeth... I take good care of teeth..."

/not the world's most successful marketing campaign.


i105.photobucket.com

You're right, it was patented by the Alberto-Culver Company in 1962.

I imagine the brand name wasn't very popular in the Civil Rights Era, and today, Alberto-Culver Company is completely out of the toothpaste business.
 
2012-05-29 06:57:40 PM

Huttah!:

COCOA PUFFS:
Reason this cereal is decadent:
"I'm cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs," the demented cackle of Sonny the
Cocoa Puffs bird/spokesmuppet, is resonant with the insanity inherent in
the needless enslavement of the proletariat.


I was remembering Cocoa Puffs commercials from my childhood, and recalled that Sonny used to be accompanied by Gramps. It was only years later that I realized how much of an asshole Gramps really was.
 
2012-05-29 07:22:00 PM
For those interested in more hilarious breakfast mascot hijinks, check out Breakfast of the Gods. Very entertaining webcomic.
 
2012-05-29 07:37:59 PM
What, no King Vitaman? (new window)
 
2012-05-29 08:06:46 PM

FloydA: Sass-O-Rev: Minor thread-jack to start things rolling: toothpaste mascots. Does anyone besides me remember a short-lived toothpaste called, I think, "Great Zeeth"? I'm talking early 60s. There was a mascot who sang, "I am.... the Zeeth... I take good care of teeth..."

/not the world's most successful marketing campaign.

[i105.photobucket.com image 489x231]

You're right, it was patented by the Alberto-Culver Company in 1962.

I imagine the brand name wasn't very popular in the Civil Rights Era, and today, Alberto-Culver Company is completely out of the toothpaste business.


Oh, wow!! I tried googling (briefly) and didn't come up with anything. You rock!
 
2012-05-29 08:23:47 PM

Sass-O-Rev:

Oh, wow!! I tried googling (briefly) and didn't come up with anything. You rock!


i105.photobucket.com

All in a day's work.
 
2012-05-29 09:16:47 PM
FloydA: All in a day's work.

I hate you Milkman Dan
 
2012-05-29 09:22:27 PM
List fails without any mention of the inexplicable disappearance of 2 of the 3 Cinnamon Toast Crunch bakers.
 
2012-05-29 10:05:01 PM
List fails without Poppy:

www.aerojockey.com

/it doesn't really
 
2012-05-30 12:34:06 AM

lordargent: FloydA: All in a day's work.

I hate you Milkman Dan


i105.photobucket.com

Milkman Dan is my totem spirit animal
 
2012-05-30 02:09:51 AM

FloydA: lordargent: FloydA: All in a day's work.

I hate you Milkman Dan

[i105.photobucket.com image 639x320]

Milkman Dan is my totem spirit animal


In that vein... Generic Milkman Dan comic
 
2012-05-30 08:04:52 AM
 
2012-05-30 09:51:23 AM
I know Corn Pops has had a LOT of mascots. Remember the cowboy? Beacause cowboys and corn and, and, none of your damn business, just buy the cereal.
 
2012-05-30 03:38:57 PM

the cake is a pie: List fails without any mention of the inexplicable disappearance of 2 of the 3 Cinnamon Toast Crunch bakers.


Actually they did. See the Golden Crisp entry.
 
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