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BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?

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Subject: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 07:18 PM

The guy on the Cream O' Wheat box is Rastus. The rest we know by name: Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima, Betty Crocker. Who is the Quaker Oats guy?

Then again what is the Gerber baby's name? Or the Morton Salt girl? Or the Clabber girl? And whose arm is holding the hammer on the baking soda box? And who is the Land O' Lakes squaw? Is she related to the Argo corn starch lady?

Okay, one thing at a time here. The foremost mystery is the Quaker Oats guy. Who is he? And what do Quakers have to do with oats in the first place?


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 07:49 PM

Although it is popularly believed that the man on the box is Province of Pennsylvania founder, namesake and Quaker William Penn, the company states that "The 'Quaker man' is not an actual person", but is instead a generic representation of a "man dressed in Quaker garb".[17] The man has also been mistaken for Benjamin Franklin. - Wikipedia.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 07:49 PM

I guess he has no name. just the "Quaker Oats Man."


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 08:41 PM

I like "Quaker Oats guy" better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:00 PM

The Quakers,as far as I know,took a dim view of anyone who "got their oats" ,as we say in England, which is why their hair stood up like that,although I don't know why he is smiling so much ; perhaps he'd just been fondled by a Shaker ??


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:13 PM

I donno, joez, but I been wonderin' about Mr. Clean myself... Seems that lotta womenz got pissed when he gotta a earring 'cause they thought he was gay and then they had to take his earring off and...

I donno???

Purdy messes up mess, I'd ssay...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:16 PM

I think Mr. Clean is a harem guard, a eunuch. He's always had a clean pate and there's just something about him....


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Beer
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:16 PM

I'll take you back a bit. How about that beautiful lady that would come out of the Brylcream tube as the jingle would sing out. "Brylcream, a little dab will do you." and so on. Who was she?
ad.
stupid I know but what the hell.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:24 PM

What about the big arm that comes out the washing machine carrying the little blue detergent packet?

Whaqt about the Ajax knight? Sir Ajax?


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:41 PM

You wonder how many sounds they tried for this effect until they decided on this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vur_Mg1yffg


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:42 PM

Yo, Beer...

Until Septemeber of '64 when the principle of my high school informed my parents that I couldn't return there fir my senior year and...

...i was ent off to military school...

...Brylcream and I were inseparable...

I mean, I was a greaser!!! Proud of it, too...

"Little dab 'ill do ya'..."

Man, I had the ducktails, the wave... Had it all... Had a comb in my back pocket...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Beer
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:46 PM

Bobert, I can picture you from here. It sure was a seller.
ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:47 PM

Yup, it would sure be a cellar....


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Beer
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 10:15 PM

What did you use rap... Lard??


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 10:16 PM

Bobert's masturbatory fantasy


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 10:22 PM

What about dippity-doo?


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Beer
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 10:43 PM

Just love those old commercials. Had a quick look at "Dippity-Doo" on You/Tube. Amazing how the old brain stores things from the past.
ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 11:03 PM

The huge arm coming out of the washing machine holding the little blue detergent packets was Action Bleach Packets. I kept thinking it was Salvo but it's Action Bleach. "Put a giant in your washing machine!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 11:08 PM

Remember these comericals?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aXhtJzeXYY


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 11:10 PM

Since I met Lorcan I know that it is he.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 11:13 PM

This reminds me of being too sick to go to class in kindergarten:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Daw6ri0vUI


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 11:21 PM

Oh, yeah. I remember these station break things too. And I remember Ivory Snow--"In the Striped Box!" Not as senile as I thought.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TVxNXw_xM4&feature=related


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 04:51 AM

I remember Dippity-Do (never drippity) when I was young and plagued my mum for this stuff only because I liked the tune. It came in pink and blue, but not sure what the difference was because it both smelled the same.

Oh yes the Quaker, he looked to me like a school master kind of person who would cane me if I didn't eat my porridge so I pestered my mum for the brand with the vested kilted Scotsman instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Penny S.
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 07:53 AM

And, as has been stated here before, the Quaker Oats company had and has zilch to do with any Quaker. The founder, whoever he might have been, wanted an image to project probity so that purchasers would assume he had a company like those known to be run by Quakers. So he's a guy pretending to be a Quaker so people think he's honest.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 08:23 AM

The man in the kilt and vest can't spell ~~ Scott's Porage Oats indeed; so never mind you getting the cane, Patsy; in any self-respecting Scottish school of his time he would have got the tawse till he learnt how to spell porridge. And then he would have quaked, right enuff.

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Ed T
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 08:31 AM

A bit of Quaker history:Quaker Oats


There is actually a Mr. Clean, or a series of them throughout the years. I met the current one at a Proctor and Gamble promotion at a grocery store a couple of years ago.

They used to select a "muscled up guy", asd Mr Clean to get the message out that Mr. Clean is "tough on dirt". The current one is shorter and looks like an average less muscled guy. Possibly a "kinder and gentler" Mr. Clean, who is "not too abrasive" while cleaning your stuff?


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: bobad
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 08:50 AM

Those of a certain age who spent their Saturday mornings being entertained by cartoons on TV will remember this commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXnSe7MYPGM


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 09:20 AM

We always called him the Quaker Oaf.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 10:32 AM

We were so poor we had to gather our own grass and weed seeds so we could HAVE breakfast.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 01:39 PM

Time to stop this nonsense. The so-called Quaker Oats guy was my Uncle Edmond.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 04:48 PM

So which was worse--Maypo or Malt-o-meal?

Remember this show? And I'm willing to bet it all that someone here actually knows this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz9cQOX4X3w


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 04:56 PM

I`ve never eaten either, josepp. A guy`s gotta draw the line somewhere. Froot Loops and assorted cereals like that was the hill I chose to die on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 10:04 PM

Here's a collection of old 60s commercials. Wow, do some of these bring back some early memories! The Jell-o commercial could never cut mustard today. You look at them now and you wonder how anybody took this shit seriously. Like a bunch of goddamn snake-oil salesmen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_50IERoTluo


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Bobert
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 10:24 PM

I just can't bring myself to do but the first half of the 60s over... I mean, what a decade of reverse opposites... Went from the Supremes and the Beatles to riots in the streets... And college campuses all across the country...

But I'll check out them commercials...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 10:24 PM

As I recall, they used to show this on American Bandstand every week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8zwnXjIjPM


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 10:38 PM

It's better than butter!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvVduWJSjX0&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN7drJNKhl0


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Slag
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:07 AM

He was always just "The Old Quaker" when I was a kid. I think he should look a little more wrinkled than he does.

Bucky Beaver sold Ipana Toothpaste. Some Crazy Bird sold 7-Up for a time. Does anyone remeber when Nesbitt's Orange went psychedelic? Jack In the Box had a psychedelic phase early in its existence. The other kids got Brillcream but I got Butch Wax and a Butch cut to go with it. I've never forgiven my Dad for that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:24 AM

I remember the cool Nesbitt's Orange commercials. CoCo Wheats went the same route too. Levis did some really crazy commercials in the 70s. Wyler's lemonade had Peter Max or someone doing their commercials.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Beer
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:39 AM

Has anyone mentioned our famous "Glad Man". Now there is a muscled bounded p...k.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:41 AM

Nesbitt's Orange

Nesbitt's Orange 2

Levis

Levis 2


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Slag
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:51 AM

Thanks josepp, You made my day! My sister is gonna love you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:53 AM

I don't know if this was the Fendermen doing this song or soundalikes. In turn, the Fendermen owed a debt to old Emmett Miller.

Levis3


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 01:02 AM

Man, tell me these guys weren't doing acid.

Levis4


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 02:05 AM

I think it was a bit like Brokeback Mountain. The Quaker guy and the man in a kilt were thrown together by circumstance. Late at night when everyone was in bed, they would get down off the packet, sit at the breakfast bar, and talk about life.

As they were cardboard, there deficiencies in both their existences. Being an icon of purity was not all by any means what the Quaker had planned for himself as a young fellow, and he was strangely excited by kilt man's rippling muscles and and the dark sexual promise, so inadequately contained in that little kilt.

The kilt man for his part was not as young as he pretended. He longed for his fingers to encounter something more soft and yielding than that bloody canon ball. In the long watches of the night, they reached out for each other - I'm certain of that.

But it never really worked out. There was an age difference and the porridge was basically all that was holding them together. They won't split up now - each of them feels its too late to start again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 06:42 AM

Alan, that was as distrubing as that stupid Doritos commercial they showed during the Superbowl.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 07:43 AM

The answer within?

Ode To Oats



""When did my wild oats turn to prunes and all-bran?""


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 07:47 AM

So what do you get when you shoot the Quaker Oats guy out of the mouth of a cannon?















Why Quaker Puffed Wheat or Quaker Puffed Oats!

Or maybe just Quaker Puffed Nuts...

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, having another sip of coffee


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 10:50 AM

Josepp, don't you go around dissing Malt-O-Meal! I eat it regularly, as I do, also, Wheatena and regular Oatmeal (not the packets of flavored powder). They're healthier than dry cereals, especially of the sugared kind, taste better, and stick with you for morning energy. And they are certainly healthier than a mess of eggs and bacon--even if they don't taste as good.

As to the name of the Gerber Baby asked early on, here: While the baby has no name, it was long rumored that baby Humphrey Bogart was the model for the label...Snopes.com gainsays this notion.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: GUEST,Songbob
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:34 PM

Who was the Dutch Boy?
How about the St. Pauli Girl?
And the little girl with the sunburn and the damned dog pulling her shorts down -- Coppertone? whatever suntan lotion that was, anyway.
I always thought the little girl in the "when it rains, it pours" ads looked a lot like "Mary Jane," she of the patent-leather shoes.

I suspect that most of these icons don't have "official" names, but may have -- shock! -- "folk names" from the people involved in making the products. Has anyone ever asked the guys at Quaker Oats (the factory guys, not the suits) what they called the doofus? Similarly all the other ones we've mentioned. I bet there is a graduate thesis in this, at some University somewhere.

Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 01:35 PM

I used to know the Gorton's fisherman; i.e., the actor who played him on TV in the 1980s. He was a theater professor at NYU.


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