A Quaker Oatmeal Ad That Must Have Worked

memoryYouTube user WNED17 recently uploaded some fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems. These clips have brought back a tonne of memories for me, so I'm going to feature them one by one over the next few weeks.

Today I'm posting an ad from 1983 for Quaker Oatmeal. I was nine years old in 1983 and I remember this ad like it was yesterday.

These Quaker instant hot cereal packages were in my home growing up, and I loved the regular flavour with a little 2% milk and some brown sugar sprinkled on top. I was eating this stuff in 1983 and I'm still eating it today. As I type this I can see a box of Quaker oatmeal on my desk. This box is maple & brown sugar flavour, which didn't exist back in 1983. Still, it's safe to say this ad worked and now I'll be singing that damn song for the rest of the day.

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Too funny. Much like the Zoodles ad, I remember this one all too well.

February 28, 2008 @ 3:12 PM


Whoops. Hit post too soon.

February 28, 2008 @ 3:14 PM


I'll bet that kid is serving 20 to life in the pen right now.

February 28, 2008 @ 7:00 PM


The kid is a young version of Mason Reese! You are probably too young to know Mason.

February 28, 2008 @ 7:04 PM

Toronto Mike

Dale, I hadn't heard of the dude, but I Googled his ass (not as dirty as it sounds) and found this:


February 28, 2008 @ 7:12 PM


Between you and YouTube user WNED17, I am now totally and completely homesick. *sigh*

February 28, 2008 @ 8:36 PM

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