Food of the Seventies, Clackers

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This was a graham cracker flavored cereal popular (somewhat) in the late 1960s, early 70s. The food itself wasn't that great (each "clacker" was almost as big as the spoon one used to eat it), but the commercials we're pretty cool. Even as a little kid, I remember the alien who said, "Take me to you ..." and he was interupted by a large booming voice that said, "CLACKERS!" It was mildly retarded, but I got a kick out of it. I also remember collecting several of those Wacky Racer cars (from the early 1970s cartoon Penelope Pitstop, et al) by having my mom buy that particular cereal.
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Joe Smie - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
An even more fun toy was the Clacker Quacker, a plastic tube with a plastic reed integrated into it, that you would blow into and make a really annoying, loud quacking sound with. The scary part is that I still have mine.
kineck - June 12, 2008 - Report this comment
i have been looking for clackers and i'd really like themif any one has them and wants to sell or give them a way u could make me really happy i would really really really really really like them so if u have them contackt me at
Deb - September 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Hey you guys...I thought Clackers were those 2 glass balls on string that you clacked together...and the alien cereal was called Quackers...right?
Laurie - September 28, 2008 - Report this comment
The alien cereal was Quisp! But you're right about the glass ball Quackers--they were eventually banned because they shattered and flew in people's faces and eyes.
Greg - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
The toy with the two "glass" balls was called Klackers. I had one in 1972 (my brother opted for a Duncan yo-yo), but they were pulled off the market shortly thereafter because they had a tendancy to shatter and send shards of the glass or plastic material into the user's face. Back to the cereal, though, I remember the taste wasn't very good (unless you liked gnawing on a wheel sized chuck of graham cracker, but the commercials were funny (to a little kid, at least).
Doug - April 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I believe the glass ball things were actually called Clicker-Clackers...
Chomper01 - September 07, 2011 - Report this comment
The toy was called "Klackers"; and it was made of some kind of plastic , not glass. Also, they weren't blown up in a tube; they were attached to two white cords (kind of like very long white shoe strings ropes), and had a plastic ring that you hold onto. You make them go up and down, kinda like doing jumping-jacks, until the two balls hitted each other; making a "klacking" sound. What caused the balls to crack and chip was that when the kids or adults would play with them, they would make the balls and strings move rapidly very-fast; causing the the balls to hit each other very hard. When the balls hitted at an extremely fast pace, they would crack and chip, causing pieces to fly in people's faces and eyes. That's one reason why they took them off the market. Another reason was if they accidentally flew out of one's hands and fly; they could easily hit a person in the face, body, or even the back of the head. In other words, they were considered unsafe for children.
Rob Lambert - March 28, 2012 - Report this comment
A General Mills cereal, CLACKERS tasted strange, at least to a four-year-old, as I was when CLACKERS was introduced in 1966. A graham-cracker cereal just tasted WEIRD! I have TV commercials from kinescopes of "Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (ABC, 1966)," and "Where The Action Is (9/28/66, ABC)." Now, some input on Charles's description: The "Wacky Racers" cars were premiums in late 1969 and early 1970, when "Wacky Races" was in its rerun season on CBS, along with the spin-off, "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop," also on CBS. As avid Saturday Kidvid fans will recall, "Wacky Races" had Kellogg's for an exclusive sponsor during the 1968-69 season. Dick Dastardly's toy Mean Machine ruled!
Kim Silva - June 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Do any of you out there know what those klackers are worth?
Kim Silva - June 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I still have my klackers from 1967 or 1968 my father gave them to me.Yes klackers are two glass balls on a string that you klack together.
Rob Lambert - March 27, 2018 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, a funny TV spot starts with a guy karate-chopping a Clackers box, followed by an in-the-box premium, a balsa wood glider plane with the Clackers logo printed on wings. This aired on "Cool McCool" over NBC (9/24/66). Other sponsors were Nestle, Quaker and Milton Bradley. Cartoon series of the trench-coated spy whose mustache served as a two-way radio. The middle filler cartoons were of Cool's policeman father, Harry, and uncles, Tom and Dick, circa 1915, in Keystone Kop comedy.
Rob Lambert - July 01, 2018 - Report this comment
From the prime time TV vault, this commercial which had Larry Blyden utter "CLACKERS!" to finish each of several spoofs, including Superman, Dracula, Captain Kidd (cereal as treasure) and an astronaut. Inside boxes were "Wise Clack" stickers. This aired on "Cimarron Strip" over CBS (10/26/67. "Cimarron Strip" was an excellent western drama. Stuart Whitman (now 90 years old) starred as the ultra-tough U.S. marshal, Jim Crown. Also featured, Percy Herbert as the wily Scottish deputy, MacGregor. Also, California-born Jill Townsend as a British girl, Dulcey, who inherited the saloon and hotel beside the jail. Short-term teen idol Randy Boone also co-starred. Airing on Thursday nights, "Cimarron" had respectable ratings. Money was the killer of this 90-minute, 23-episode series. Stuart Whitman (as producer, his own company) financed much of the cost, but financing a second season was out of question, so "Cimarron Strip" ended as one season only. Set in 1888 Oklahoma, many stories were typical, while others were eerie. One episode had Marshal Crown trying to solve a series of "Jack the Ripper" related slayings of several women.

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