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Honey Nut Cheerios Scrooge Commercial
The taste of nuts and honey thaws Scrooge’s icy heart. Guest: Joey O.
Nobody can’t say no to this 30-second portrayal of Scrooge in a Honey Nut Cheerios Christmas commercial that ran from around 1987 through at least the end of the 20th century.
On This Episode
- Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), customary gruel enthusiast.
- Joey O. (@ImGonnaDJ24) of Y-Not Radio.
Topics and Tangents
- A tale of two Buzz Bees: “It’s Christmas,” vs. “It’s the holidays.”
- Arnold Stang, the original voice of the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee, Top Cat, and Nestlé’s Chunky candy bar.
- Stranger Christmas tradition: Scrooge’s “customary” gruel or Honey Nut Cheerios as a holiday breakfast?
- The lifespan and ancestral history of honeybees.
We later learned the actor who played Scrooge was Bill Gavin. Thanks to Guy Hutchinson for identifying our Scrooge!
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