CBS (ended 1967)
|I wonder when "All-State" becomes a sponsor?|
|The recent Steve Allen MG episode must be the first Kellogg's show. Recall that Daly calls him "Bennett Kellogg", and Steve signs in as "Steve Kellogg".|
|GSN is going to remove all the programs with cereal sponsorship because it promotes too much carb intake for susceptible children. Just kidding.|
|Recall that sugar was so essential to the kiddie quotiant that "Sugar Pops Pete"( a chipmunk with a big cowboy hat and huge candy cane-striped pistols, with a Chic Sale "geezer" voice) would shoot at something, but when the missile hit the object, usually a bowl of cereal, a burst of raw, twinkling sugar would cover the surface. This meant that in the case of the cereal, it was now ready to eat; when it hit a bad guy, he was now a big, non-threatening, giggly fairy. He became "sweet", too. I collect most all kinds of TV, and I have quite a lot of the debris like commercials. But I just haven't been able to find one of ol' Sugar Pops Pete. Anybody out there got one? |
I guess the overkill in sugary kid food was why they came up with Ritalin.
|Kinescopes, I've found, were not only printed on the lowest grade of stock available, because they were INTENDED to be used up and destroyed after a short shelf life, they were also mistreated within that life, breaking any old place at the hands of careless projectionists, and shoddily spliced back without any regard for the integrity of the worthless film. I had a Kinescope once of the DuMont MOREY AMSTERDAM SHOW of 1949, which literally had been broken in ten spots, and all were spliced back in at the wrong sequence. It was terribly avant-garde.|