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donhonyc
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From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2007-06-15 05:37 am   Permalink

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/06/15/entertainment/main2932767.shtml

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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-06-15 07:10 am   Permalink

When I was a kid, I thought the Cream of Wheat man was Nipsey Russell.
Nipsey was the only black man I had ever seen. (yes, really.) He was on Password and the 25,000 Pyramid which was like the only TV my Grandmother watched (she took care of me). When I saw the guy on the Cream of Wheat box, I just assumed HE must be Nipsey. I mean, Nipsy must be famous for SOMEthing. I knew Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde and Bret Somers from The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Bewitched and the Odd Couple. I simply gave Nipsey credit for inventing my favorite (hot) cereal.

But now.... Oh, I wish I didn't read that article!


 
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donhonyc
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From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2007-06-15 09:50 am   Permalink

Interesting. Charles Nelson Riley was actually Count Chocula.

 
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Haole'akamai
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2007-06-15 11:03 am   Permalink

Cream o' Wheat was a special treat growing up. Most of the time, my mom would make oatmeal, which I hated, but sometimes I could convince her to buy a box of CoW instead.

My grandfather was the chef at the Creole restaurant he owned with my grandmother. I always saw my grandfather as the man on the box.
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