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BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?

Jim Dixon 12 Feb 11 - 11:07 AM
josepp 12 Feb 11 - 10:22 AM
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olddude 11 Feb 11 - 09:47 AM
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Jim Dixon 10 Feb 11 - 06:30 PM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 10 Feb 11 - 12:16 PM
frogprince 10 Feb 11 - 12:05 PM
GUEST,Patsy 10 Feb 11 - 04:47 AM
Slag 10 Feb 11 - 03:49 AM
InOBU 10 Feb 11 - 02:42 AM
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Ed T 09 Feb 11 - 06:23 PM
frogprince 09 Feb 11 - 05:56 PM
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GUEST,Alan Whittle 09 Feb 11 - 04:48 PM
josepp 09 Feb 11 - 04:42 PM
open mike 09 Feb 11 - 03:40 PM
John on the Sunset Coast 09 Feb 11 - 03:22 PM
Cool Beans 09 Feb 11 - 01:35 PM
GUEST,Songbob 09 Feb 11 - 12:34 PM
John on the Sunset Coast 09 Feb 11 - 10:50 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 11:07 AM

Graham crackers, in the US, are the nearest equivalents of the UK's "digestive biscuits." Graham crackers are large, thin, flat, and square (or rectangular). Digestive biscuits are smaller, thick, and round, rather like an American cookie. But the texture and flavor are very similar. I don't know whether they have a common origin, but the name "digestive" suggests they were once thought of as a health food. I think they're now just a snack.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 10:22 AM

Sorry, Dr. Graham, but any man who doesn't jerk off every now and again makes me wonder just what in the hell's wrong with him. That guy has to be walking around with so much tension and anxiety built up inside him that I really don't want to be around the guy. He'll have to find other ways to let that aggression out and I can't believe that such a scenario can ever end well. Not good.


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

Hey! What kinda crack is that!


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

Who was "Little Debbie", well she was the girl Graham was thinking about when he invented the cracker


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: olddude
Date: 11 Feb 11 - 09:36 AM

The Graham cracker was originally marketed as "Dr. Graham's Honey Biskets" and was conceived of as a health food as part of the Graham Diet, a regimen to suppress what he considered unhealthy carnal urges, the source of many maladies according to Graham. Reverend Graham would often lecture about the adverse effects of masturbation or "self-abuse" as it was commonly called. One of his many theories was that one could curb one's sexual appetite by eating bland foods. Another man who held this belief was Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the inventor of the Corn Flakes cereal.

So the next time you get horney, think graham cracker


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

Ok, then, who was Little Debbie?


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 06:30 PM

Orville Redenbacher was a real person, and so was Colonel Sanders, although he wasn't really a colonel. Dave Thomas, who founded the Wendy's chain, had a real daughter named Wendy. Jack Daniel was real, and so was Johnnie Walker.

Betty Crocker was fake. Duncan Hines was real; he was probably the first restaurant reviewer, but I don't think he ever founded or owned any food-producing business. He just licensed the use of his name.

Kellogg, Post, and Graham (as in Graham cracker) were all real people who started as health-food promoters.

A novel and a movie The Road to Wellville were made about John Harvey Kellogg, starring Anthony Hopkins as Kellogg.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 12:16 PM

Was that the Smurfs? I know the guy whose got all the Smurfs gold and platinum albums on his wall, cos he made them.

I bet you wish you had contacts in the folkmusic world like that. You lot may know Martin Carthy and pete Seeger, but I know the music of the masses - or at least of The Smurfs.

No they didn't biodegrade by the way. so hang on to a future antique.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: frogprince
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 12:05 PM

I sent in for a little rubbery hand puppet of one of the Rice Crispy dudes. I wonder if it still exists somewhere, or if it biodegraded.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 04:47 AM

Whoever he was it is reassuring when I do not succumbed to buying a Nestle product for once and it makes my bowl of cereal even more enjoyable.

Talking of Tony the Tiger it is a pity they never used his character in a cartoon or animated film seeing that he was so popular with children. I liked Rice Krispies best when I was a child with characters Snap, Crackle and Pop and went through the usual ritual like other kids listening for the snap, crackle, pop when the milk was poured on (it was fun). There was a sweetened version called Ricycles, I am not sure if it still exists (twicyle as nicycle!) but the picture of Noddy on the front just didn't do it for me as the Rice Krispie characters. For the time that it was, the characters were quite hip but to me the Noddy picture was so infantile and yet there was probably not much difference in the taste.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Slag
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 03:49 AM

What happened to Cover Girl? Max Factor, OPI.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: InOBU
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 02:42 AM

PS Here is the link... I forgot to place it in the thread above...

Lorcan... the Oats Guy...


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: InOBU
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 02:38 AM

Ebbie is right, I am the Quaker Oats guy, as can be seen in this photo on Flickr.

However, as the photo shows, I eat McCanns - which I believe IS owned by real Quakers.

Nothing is better for thee than me, and nothing is better for me than McCanns.

If you are good kids, and tell me how good looking the Quaker chap is in the photo... I will tell each of thee, the true story of Popeye, the Quaker Man, and the Quaker add campain which was stopped by the students of US Quaker schools.

Thine in the light, and sick as a dog tonight
Lorcan


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 06:23 PM

What's the best kechup?

The second part of this piece puts the major brands to the test:)

Kechup


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 05:56 PM

Like, wow, man! they must put some good stuff in that lemonade!


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 05:01 PM

Ah, found it!

Wyler's Lemonade


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 04:48 PM

Kalle .....? As in Karl-Heinz Rummenigge....?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=uk&v=yf1vgmSlH5I


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: josepp
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 04:42 PM

////Josepp, don't you go around dissing Malt-O-Meal!////

Sorry, but I cast Malt-o-meal down, baby, doo-down-down.

Cuz eatin' it is hard to do.
And you know, you know that it's true.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: open mike
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 03:40 PM

how about the Jolly Green Giant? and Martha Gooch...and .... betty crocker....and the kid on the swedish tubes of caviar...i know someone who knows him "Kalle" http://www.kalles.se/

is the quaker oats guy one of the dutch masters cigar dudes?
(nice hats!)
http://www.bikeblognyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/DutchMasters1024Wallpaper.jpg


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Subject: RE: BS: Who's the Quaker Oats guy?
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 03:22 PM

There may have been several Gorton's fisherman. One was Denny Miller (a Tarzan in 1959 for one outing), later known as Scott Miller who was the scout, Duke, for several seasons of Wagon Train. He also played a little round ball for John Wooden at UCLA before he became an actor.

Go to -- www.erbzine.com/mag14/1480.html -- to see him in those roles, but not as the GF, but looking as he did in the commercials.


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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 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: 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: 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 - 12:41 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: 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 - 12:24 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 10:04 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: 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 - 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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