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Raisin Brahms! Part of this complete breakfast

Posted at 12:36 PM on August 27, 2008 by John Birge (2 Comments)

It's goooood! And good for you:

And lest we forget, the all-American breakfast table has been visited by classical music before. Below are two vintage Rice Krispies commercials from the 1960's. The first one was selected by Entertainment Weekly as one of the ten greatest commercials of all time. The person who posted it on YouTube writes that there were a total of three operatic spoofs for Rice Krispies. Anyone remember the third one? I can't find it...


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These are fabulous! The Rice Krispies commercials are (ahem) slightly before my time. Was opera just more a part of mainstream popular culture at the time?

Interesting, also, to see how the size of the TV commercial family has shrunk over the years.

Posted by Gillian Martin | August 29, 2008 5:05 AM


These Rice Krispies ads are even before MY time and that is going some! I would surmise that some Ad executive decided Italian opera would be a great way to sell breakfast cereal in the 1940's or 50's.

Posted by Lisa R in Minnesota | August 29, 2008 6:40 PM