Commericals. Oh, how they’ve changed over the years.

Check this out.





This was the 2009 SuperBowl ad.


Usually it’s about the technology difference. Yeah, that’s there in these too, but something else caught my attention as well.

It wasn’t so much about the hype, or loud music, or big stars promoting their product. It focused more on what this giant in the cereal industry is doing to better our country.  That’s grrrrreat, indeed!


What’d you think?


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  1. Kat says:

    I bet you didn’t know . . .the name of the man who did the voice of Tony the Tiger is Thurl Ravenscroft. He’s from my hometown of Norfolk, Nebraska.


    He died in 2005 at the age of 91.

    He did several cartoon voices in “Cinderella,’’ “The Jungle Book,’’ “Mary Poppins,’’ “Alice in Wonderland,’’ and “Lady and the Tramp.’’

    We have a couple of roundabouts in Norfolk, and me and a friend always thought they needed to put a statue of Tony the Tiger in the center of one and a statue of Johnny Carson (another Norfolk boy) in another.

  2. Rosslyn says:

    Thurl Ravenscroft is a great name. It sounds like a Viking wandered into the Harry Potter series.

  3. Lynn Rush says:

    Kat–I sure didn’t know that! Wow…you’re in a famous town! 🙂

    Rosslyn–Yeah, I know, right? Thurl Ravenscroft….maybe a various of the next character in a book? LOL

  4. Kat says:

    Rosslyn and Lynn — I never even thought about it that way. That name is very Harry Potteresque.

  5. gzusfreek says:

    Great post, Lynn. Loved the difference in the commercials. . Wow!
    I love the name Ravenscroft. . .forget my characters, I’m going to change MY name to Ravenscroft. LOL KM Ravenscroft. I like it 🙂

  6. Tracy says:

    Very cool, Lynn, thanks for sharing. You picked good commercials for comparing – love that Tony the Tiger!

  7. Lynn Rush says:

    Gzusfreek–you crack me up. I like KM Ravenscroft! 🙂

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