Grape Nuts commercials in the 60s and 70s have garnered a lot of attention over the years by comedians… and comic strip artists! The late 60s introduced us to the original MILF as a daughter’s boyfriend tosses a shapely mother around a swimming pool then exclaims “Mrs. Burke, I thought you were Dale!” as the girlfriend and her mother run off in their matching swim suits. HOT… for 1968. Note the young man has a slight southern accent. We southern boys get around! Then, Euell Gibbons known as one of the original food naturalists of his time, exclaimed in a commercial “Ever eat a pine tree?” No, but I pine to eat Mrs. Burke… oh, wait, I said that out-loud… Couldn’t find the “Eat a Pine” commercial, but we can all stare at Mrs. Burke.
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