Monday, September 28, 2015

Toonfomercial: Remember Johnny Wrappleseed? (1978)

Kraft experimented with something called Wrapples in the mid-70's. In an effort to try to better sell the product to kids, the company contracted an animation house to produce the following commercial, introducing in the process a Johnny Appleseed parody named, of course, Johnny Wrappleseed (Marty Ingels):

Johnny certainly looks familiar, kind of like Ingels' Arch Fenster character from I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, moreso than Beagle Beagle (The Great Grape Ape). Unfortunately, Wrapples were gone by the turn of the decade.

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