Friday, June 4, 2010
A sucker for cute boys and anything graham cracker flavored--New Jersey's Applegate Farms Homemade Ice Cream serves up something they call Graham Central Station that's just out-of-this world delicious--I loved the following two TV commercials.
You know Mom didn't approve of sugar cereals, but as we got older, she lightened up. To this day, one of my favorites is Golden Grahams. Ironically, vintage Golden Grahams commercials are linked to many of my favorite teen idols. Here are two 1980s broadcast ads that stand out in my mind ... One features Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron and the other Jason Bateman.
During the Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic craze, I was working as an editor at SuperTeen magazine. Desperate for a new Leo-related angle, I contacted General Mills' public relations department attempting to get my hands on a Golden Grahams commercial featuring Leo DiCaprio's step-brother, Adam Farrar. Leo once stated that his brother Adam's role in that commercial inspired him to act.
To this day, I still can't identify his step-brother or that particular Golden Grahams commercial. Did I mention General Mills' PR had no idea what I was talking about.
Anyway, enjoy Kirk and Jason--my 1980s loves as they push sugary deliciousness to unsuspecting kids in the '80s. Can you tell I had a thing for boys with golden brown mop-top hairstyles? Funny check out this photo of my husband at age 10. I'd totally be into him if we were classmates.
Jason Bateman Featured in 1980s Golden Grahams Commercial