Thursday, July 27, 2017

Toonfomercial: Remember the Kix Cow? (1968)

General Mills has had mascots for a number of their cereals through the years. Cheerios has had the Kid and Sue on and off, and Buzz Bee has been touting Honey Nut Cheerios since their inception. Of course, we can't forget Lucky the leprechaun, the Trix Rabbit, and the titular fiends of the monster cereals (Boo Berry, Count Chocula, Franken Berry). But, did you know that Kix had a mascot once?

The Kix Cow was a short-lived gimmick who appeared in 2 ads circa 1968. Actor Frank Nelson (ex-The Jack Benny Program) is the voice of the cow, who is kind of a bully....

I think we can see why the Cow quickly was cut.


Goldstar said...

A few years later, there'd be another General Mills cereal mascot named Crazy Cow. This is an inaccuracy that's occurred in cartoons for years that just plain bugs me: Cows are ladies! There's no such thing as a male cow. A male cow is a bull! This mistake was even made in the Nickelodeon movie Barnyard.

hobbyfan said...

Crazy Cow didn't last long, either, as I recall.