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March 6, 2006 7:00 PM   Subscribe

Simply the best Rice Krispies commercial ever.....from YouTube. I'm speechless...
posted by lilboo (54 comments total)

 
So does this make the Stones the first ever band to Sell out?
posted by Gungho at 7:03 PM on March 6, 2006


Was there some great sex joke in there I'm just not getting?
posted by hototogisu at 7:07 PM on March 6, 2006


Now I remember why every garage band in the Sixties tried to sound like the Stones.

And I think I'm gonna pour me another bowl of Rice Krispies. My third today!
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:07 PM on March 6, 2006


PepsiBlueFilter.

On the other hand, I love old commercials.
posted by graventy at 7:10 PM on March 6, 2006


Brian Jones is officially credited as the Stone's participant in co-writing the "Rice Krispies" with J.W. Thompson. The group performed "incognito."
posted by ericb at 7:14 PM on March 6, 2006


JWT today.
posted by ericb at 7:16 PM on March 6, 2006


More YouTube Links that woulda beefed up this post quite a lot:And somewhere out there, there's a ton of Kellogg's commercials featuring The Monkees, and I know I've seen them, but alas my You Tube and Google search skills fail me.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 7:23 PM on March 6, 2006


posted by yhbc at 7:38 PM on March 6, 2006


This would be an opportune time to note that Everybody Likes Ike.
posted by brownpau at 7:39 PM on March 6, 2006


can't we just have a one link FPP to youtube and put all these others in it's thread?
posted by quonsar at 7:44 PM on March 6, 2006


Like we're not already?
posted by yhbc at 7:45 PM on March 6, 2006


A bit of a postmodern moment here, and homage to the BBC's '60s JukeBox Jury in which the Stones themselves once appeared to pass judgment on the latest groovy pop tunes.
posted by marvin at 7:53 PM on March 6, 2006


I think 1964 is the first year of Generation X.

"rolling stone" is an old phrase with origins possibly in the Middle Ages. It has a number of metaphors, one being once you set something in motion it's hard to stop it just keeps going with self inertia (fitting for the band), and also a single stone let loose on the top of a hill can cause a cascade of unknown problems as it hits other stones causing them also to start rolling.. an avalanche. Also fitting for the band. Probably the best band name ever, but only in hindsight.
posted by stbalbach at 7:59 PM on March 6, 2006


but only in hindsight.

Did Brian or Mick tell you?
posted by longsleeves at 8:09 PM on March 6, 2006


Someone mention Brian Jones?
posted by davebush at 8:22 PM on March 6, 2006


The Backstreet Boys would never sell out like this.
posted by tellurian at 8:28 PM on March 6, 2006


Wow, sounds about as good as the rest of the Stones catalogue.
posted by Mach3avelli at 8:39 PM on March 6, 2006


How about joining the Coffee Achievers - David Bowie, Kenny Anderson, Kurt Vonnegut, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of the band Heart, and Cicely Tyson.
posted by tellurian at 8:47 PM on March 6, 2006


I'm pretty sure I remember that episode of Juke Box Jury
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:49 PM on March 6, 2006


Well neither the Stones nor Rice Krispies do anything for me, I'm afraid. But I did find a fun Simpsons in real life video while wandering around You Tube, so thanks for that.
posted by Zinger at 8:56 PM on March 6, 2006


The only ad Tom Waits has done.
posted by tellurian at 9:06 PM on March 6, 2006


Christina Aguilera And A Buncha Teen Pop People Sell Kelloggs Cereal!

Girl Thing!
posted by cillit bang at 9:26 PM on March 6, 2006


(McDermott thanks for that- Susan Stranks- she was the only reason I watched Magpie...)
posted by marvin at 9:28 PM on March 6, 2006


Mary on that 4-person contestants panel is HOTT!
posted by PurplePorpoise at 9:35 PM on March 6, 2006


John Waters - No Smoking
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:06 PM on March 6, 2006


The only ad Tom Waits has done.

For some reason, I was anticipating this would have been for bourbon or cigarettes.
posted by weston at 10:36 PM on March 6, 2006


weston - if you're interested you can read about it here.
posted by tellurian at 10:38 PM on March 6, 2006


And just to prove how much of my college years I spent in the UC Theater (oh poor UC Theater I miss you so) here goes, (without having watched the clip)

Hello I'm John Waters and I'm supposed to announce that there is no smoking in this theater, which I think is one the most ridiculous things I've heard of in my life. How can anyone sit through the length of a film, especially a european film, and not have a cigarette. But, don't you wish you had one right now? Mmm, mmm mmm mmm. But I'm telling you, smoke anyway. It gives ushers jobs and if people didn't smoke there would be no employment for the youth of today. So once again, no smoking in this theater. Mmmmmm.
posted by aspo at 10:40 PM on March 6, 2006


Is anyone else developing an irrational hatred of YouTube?
posted by spiderwire at 10:48 PM on March 6, 2006


>The only ad Tom Waits has done.

>>For some reason, I was anticipating this would have been for bourbon or cigarettes.


Throat lozenges?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:05 PM on March 6, 2006


Yeah, that John Waters clip does bring back many UC Theater memories... mostly of those horrible seats, but fond memories too.
posted by JT at 11:07 PM on March 6, 2006


The seats were part of the charm! Somehow a movie just isn't the same without a spring up your ass and your legs going numb.
posted by aspo at 11:24 PM on March 6, 2006


Susan Stranks- she was the only reason I watched Magpie...

Yeah, she was much hotter than Valerie Singleton. I know that lots of men of a certain age have the Valerie Singleton thing, but I've never been able to see it myself.

Maybe it was the whole Joan Armatrading tendency she had going on?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:54 AM on March 7, 2006


Snap, Crackle and Pop take on Soggy, Mushy and Toughy in Breakfast Pals, circa 1939
posted by roboto at 2:51 AM on March 7, 2006


When you've got to...pick up a penguin, Metro gets you going.

Brilliant.
posted by piratebowling at 3:33 AM on March 7, 2006


Lord and Lady. This kind of thing has the swift intensity normally only found in low-grade Japanese animation. FLASH FLASH FLASH!

Whew.
posted by malusmoriendumest at 4:05 AM on March 7, 2006


Couldn't find a vid, but how many of you remember Lou Reed doing a commercial for Honda scooters with "Walk On The Wide Side" in the background?
posted by davidmsc at 4:53 AM on March 7, 2006


Now if only I could find the version of "Blue Monday" New Order did for Sunkist in the mid-80's.

"How ... does it feel ... when you're drinking ... in the sun..."
posted by kuperman at 5:14 AM on March 7, 2006


(Audio from Sunkist Commercial [realaudio link])
posted by kuperman at 5:20 AM on March 7, 2006


What about the Salvador Dali Alka-Seltzer commercial? I can't find a link. But here are threads on his Marx Brothers movie plot. And his Disney film.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 6:13 AM on March 7, 2006


beaucoupkevin...

Ringo Starr Sells Pizza!

The Monkees were at the end of that one too...
posted by bobloblaw at 6:15 AM on March 7, 2006


Zinger - the Simpsons in Real Life thing was really incredible.

Any idea who put it together? With the very high production values, and even a stunt or two, I am baffled.
posted by blahblahblah at 6:19 AM on March 7, 2006


Also: "A rolling stone gathers no moss."
posted by kirkaracha at 6:21 AM on March 7, 2006


Recent post on the real-life Simpsons intro.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:26 AM on March 7, 2006


So does this make the Stones the first ever band to Sell out?

Yes, the first, ever.

Next on the King Biscuit Flour Hour, the Texaco Star Theatre Presents Jack Benny, brought to you by Pall Mall performing the overture to some opera Mozart wrote for the Emperor.
posted by Pollomacho at 6:45 AM on March 7, 2006


Hah, pollomacho! :)
posted by darkstar at 6:56 AM on March 7, 2006


Is anyone else developing an irrational hatred of YouTube?

Just this guy.
posted by reklaw at 7:16 AM on March 7, 2006


There was a Cheetos ad a while back that I was pretty sure had Tom Waits singing in it. Maybe a sound alike though.
posted by Toecutter at 7:30 AM on March 7, 2006


That was a doritos ad, and Waits sued.
posted by damehex at 7:54 AM on March 7, 2006


Now if only I could find the version of "Blue Monday" New Order did for Sunkist in the mid-80's.

The best thing about that is hearing Bernard Sumner describe the recording session in NewOrderStory. Basically, they had to write "£100,000" on a piece of cardboard and stick in front of the mic so he could be inspired to sing the song without cracking up.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 9:25 AM on March 7, 2006


reklaw, that doesn't count. Jason Calacanis has an irrational hatred of everything.
posted by spiderwire at 10:16 AM on March 7, 2006


I hadn't heard that story about Waits suing -- thanks for the link. Interesting.
posted by Toecutter at 3:23 PM on March 7, 2006


get a life
posted by jasenlee at 8:53 PM on March 7, 2006


Is anyone else developing an irrational hatred of YouTube?

yup!
posted by dabitch at 6:56 AM on March 8, 2006


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