Damn you Mini-Wheats!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Now, those of you who are regular readers will remember that I was obsessed with that darn Vanilla Mini Wheats commercial (perhaps because it's got a bit of a Survivor theme to it) and I even posted a clip of it from YouTube. It still makes me giggle to think about it. Anyways, I don't get a lot of hits on my blog but the ones I have been gettting lately seem to be because people are directed here (STILL!) because they are searching for the mini wheats jingle. Wow. I'll be known as the mini wheats girl from now on I guess.

Speaking of commercials, have any of my Canadian readers noticed that they've started re-showing that early 80's Raisin Bran commercial with the lumberjack guy in it? I thought I was going crazy when I saw it the first time but they've shown it a lot this weekend! And this has to be one of the best commercials ever...aside from the Bell Beavers (Frank and Gordon) and the Voyageurs (Francois and Jacques...I think) - I can't remember if they were for Molson or Labatts. Does anyone remember those? It was a whole series of them travelling across the wilderness of Canada. I'd love a link to them but can't find them anywhere...


7 comments:

Sniffy said...

The most hits I get to my blog are for people searching for a photo of a particularly notorious and huge-breasted glamour model that I posted back in May. It astounds me.

Breakfast cereal commercials have to be amongst the most irritating of all TV ads. We're getting all the Christmas ads over here now, has it started for you lot yet?

Karen said...

MOst of the cereal ads are indeed irritating. I'm so glad I'm not a kid these days. The christmas have started here as well. A large Canadian DIY chain used to have a series of commercials staring this really annoying guy who was always giving his neighbours advice. Everyone hated the "canadian tire guy". THey finally got rid of him but now we have the annoying canadian tire lady who seems to not only be in their commercials but in a lot of other commercials for various products. God...

Wandering Coyote said...

I remember the mini wheats post and from then on thought of you dancing around your apartment whenever I saw the ad. Honestly, because of you, I am now purchasing mini wheats! The plain ones, though.

I also have wondered about that raisin bran ad. My brother thought it was new ad made to look old but I told him he was too young to remember the original airings like I do! Why did they dredge it up I wonder? I don't think it's a terribly great ad.

il tedesco said...

Every time I hear Bill Pullmans speech from Independence Day I cry. I AM AMERICAN!!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I didn't own a tv in the 80s so the Raisin Bran ads are actually new to me. The Voyageurs sound vaguely familiar, but...

Well that was a big help, wasn't it?

Adam said...

I LOVE this new layout! Awesome Karen.

Anyway, I need your assistance ASAP over at the blog. I'm calling all the troops in on this one! Please drop whatever you're doing, grab your CDs and meet me at the comments section!

Gardenia said...

I've not seen these ads, but I am now going to the kitchen to fix a bowl of american RICE CHEX!

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