Here's the original commercials that aired during the episode "Tenting Tonight" of "Dennis the Menace". Yes, there's even a "cast commercial". Products promoted are: Kellogg's Variety Pack, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Kellogg's Rice Krispies. Needless to say the show was sponsored by Kellogg's.
February 1, 2012 Subject:
Kellogg's best to you! They were the best breakfast cereals, while Post (to me) always seemed like the "Brand X" of cereals by comparison.
The classic animated "Tony the Tiger" Frosted Flakes ad voiced by the amazing Thurl Ravenscroft ("Grrrrreat!") brings back good memories.
Rice Krispies were almost as tasty, as long as you dumped a cup of whole milk and a ton of sugar in the bowl. The ad features Mr. and Mrs. Wilson from the DENNIS THE MENACE show (a favorite of mine in 1959-63), so that's fun.
The Variety Pak with its mini cereal boxes made for good snacking while reading comic books and having a Nehi soda. (Is this why I'm diabetic now?) But on the left end of the Variety Pak is something of a mystery to me: WTF were Kellogg's OKs?! So I looked 'em up, and they still don't ring a bell. Here's as close as I'll find to an explanation, from Wikipedia: "Oat-based cereal physically resembling the competing brand Cheerios, with half the OKs shaped like letter O's and the other half shaped like K's, but did not taste like Cheerios. OKs originally featured a Scottish bagpiper on the box; this was replaced by the more familiar Yogi Bear." Um...OK? OK!
Anyway, three truly fun commercials from 1959 for cereals I actually consumed back then.