Nothing goes together like eating and watching television! Except maybe eating and showering. Some of you older folks might remember what a big deal it was to make a tray of snacks before your favorite show came on. It was such a thrill to make myself a sandwich with some Fritos and a glass of milk when the re-runs of Yogi Bear were airing at lunchtime. And weren’t those frozen TV dinners made for eating in front of the TV set? Warm-up those old vacuum tubes while you warm-up your supper! So what if the peach cobbler tasted like aluminum?
Here then is a taste-tempting selection of the finest animated food and beverage spots, selected by experts and prepared with the greatest of care…
A very early Cap’n Crunch spot produced by Jay Ward and animated by Bill Littlejohn. Daws Butler is the Captain. Narrated by Bill Conrad. Spirited dog effects by Bill Scott.
From Pintoff Productions. Animated by Vinnie Bell with vocals by Allen Swift.
Herb Vigran and Paul Frees play a pair of tomatoes in this spot. I wonder if anybody ever got the idea of doing an entire TV series about talking limbless fruit and veg?
If you have a hankering for some authentic Irish spaghetti and tamales, look no further.
GB Beer is the “Krausened” beer, whatever that means. Animation by Don Towsley and Mike Lah.
W. C. Fritos
Mr. Fritos comes to you through the courtesy of Buzzco Productions.
Maxwell House Coffee
Here’s another mini-epic from the studios of Paul Fennell. Music by Clarence Wheeler.