Which One?

When I was a little girl Saturday morning was for watching cartoons and commercials.  On a black and white television, of course.

[My mother refused to buy one of the “new” color TVs until our old one quit working.  Let me assure you that those old b&w TVs were very well-made.  But I digress… ]

I found the two commercials below on YouTube.  While I don’t remember either one, I’m putting them here as examples of what was on TV way back then.

[Or maybe a little bit before my way back then.  But you get the gist of what I’m showing you here, right?  Something in black and white.]

After watching both commercials I’ve decided that I prefer one of the characters over the other one.

So, how about you?  Are you on Team Sugar Bear [“Bet your booties, Granny”]?

Or are you on Team Trix Rabbit  [“Oh, rubba, rubba, dub”]?

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11 thoughts on “Which One?”

  1. Your Mom sounds a lot like my Dad. I think we were the last family on the block to get a color TV.

    I’m old and sometimes remember things that never happened but I vaguely remember the Sugar Crisp commercial. Whether I remember it or not, I’m with you. Bing for the win!

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  2. I am surprised to find out that Sugar Bear sounded just like Bing Crosby. I did not realize it when I was a child. I wonder which animation studio put together the cartoon, it has the look and feel of a Jay Ward (Rocky and Bullwinkle) production.

    (BTW- it’s day 19, how are you holding up?)

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  3. Mike, was your Dad’s motto: “waste not, want not”? That was one of my mother’s fav sayings.

    la p, I didn’t realize the voice either. Z-D, who apparently was a much more observant child than I was, glanced at what I was posting this morning, didn’t hear a thing, and said: “I remember Sugar Bear. The one with Bing Crosby, right?”

    (And la p, thanks for asking re: this glorious madness. Truthfully, I’m sick to death of paying this much attention to every little thing that happens in my life! The writing part I like, but all this being in the moment is wearing on me.)

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  4. I’ve always preferred Sugar Bear and actually found the Trix Rabbit rather offensive. The notion that something is “just” for any particular group is really disturbing to me. And yes, I over-thought things even as a child.

    I never made the Bing Crosby connection! Now I have to go find some slightly later commercials and see if they sound anything like Bing. (According to Wikipedia, though, you’re right. It wasn’t Bing, it was Gerry Matthews.)

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  5. Dad may have said that. It sounds like him. The only advice I remember him giving me was, “If you get a girl pregnant, make sure she’s good looking.” Truth.

    Always look on the bright side of life. At least you aren’t doing NaNoWriMo.

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  6. Zazzy, I’m impressed that you figured that out as a child. Me? I just laughed at the rabbit’s silliness.

    Good research. Never heard of Gerry Matthews, but I certainly have heard Gerry Matthews. 🙂

    Mike, your dad was a straight-to-the-point sort of fellow, I take it.

    And you are so right. I’d be in the loony bin by now if I was trying to do NaNoWriMo. Too much for me to even try.

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  7. One of my dad’s sayings is “Waste not, want not.” He grew up in the Depression so you didn’t waste anything! I love Sugar Bear and his voice; I remember that commercial. I don’t recall the other one, although the “lemon yellow, orange orange..” colors part must have been part of another ad that I did watch. We had a b&w TV too, but I don’t remember when we replaced it with color. I think the b&w quality was better than the early color anyway!

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  8. Margaret, my mother was influenced by the Depression, too. I bet that you’re right about the b&w having better quality than the color ones. By the time we finally got a color TV, they’d been fine-tuned to perfection.

    Susan, so we’ll put you on Team Trix Rabbit. I remember commercials similar to this one, but I don’t think that I’ve ever eaten Trix.

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