Friday, November 2, 2007

More television commercials revisited

Seeing the recent Geico commercials featuring a troubled, grown up Cabbage Patch kid set me to wondering: Whatever happened to Mikey, the kid from the Life cereal commercials. ("Hey, Mikey! He likes it!")
Of course, we can’t forget that nasty rumor either, that Mikey met an untimely demise by mixing Pop Rocks candy and soda. But, the rumor turned out to be false (I’m sleeping much better now, thank you) and the actor who played him, John Gilchrist, is apparently alive and well. You can read more about it at this Web site:
And remember when The Wicked Witch of the West from "The Wizard of Oz" hawked coffee? (Hey, witches need caffeine too every now and then). Actually, it was the actress, Margaret Hamilton, and not the witch, who promoted the brew. In her Maxwell House reincarnation, Hamilton portrayed a kindly lady named Cora. Remember, Maxwell House is good to the last drop.
Finally, I’ve always wondered how many dogs wound up with concussions after running into the kitchen cabinets after the Chuck Wagon. What a tease!

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