Food of the Seventies, Kool Aid

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a drink that has sugar,water and a mixture it was made in 1975
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Paul M - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Let me try to explain this better than that description above. It came in a 12 ounce can, just like soda pop. It was not carbonated, and similar to the stuff you now find in a pouch. It had the Kool Aid pitcher on the can, and Coke-A-Cola Bottling made it. It was so good out of a can! Grape was my favorite. My neighbors across the street, Mr McAllistor in MI used to work for Coke and he would bring home cases of the stuff.
Rob Lambert - March 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I think Charles is describing the KOOL AID made by General Foods, later Kraft. The powder drink mix goes back to the 1930s. The famous smiling pitcher was introduced around 1960, now known as KOOL AID Man. From 1964 to 1970, General Foods used cartoon character Bugs Bunny as its mascot, to promote new "Pre-sweetened" KOOL AID. A series of TV ads featuring Bugs and Elmer Fudd were produced. Elmer was dropped from the ads by 1966, Afterward, cartoon Bugs blended with live-action people, including the Monkees (RIP Davy Jones). Bugs Bunny disappeared from KOOL AID wrappers and TV ads early in 1970, with GF reverting back to KOOL AID Man to this day.
Rob Lambert - April 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I've found some funny KOOL AID commercials featuring Bugs Bunny. First,from "The Bugs Bunny Show (8/22/64,ABC)," in which Elmer Fudd fires a shotgun at front of kids waiting for Pre-sweetened KOOL AID samples. Second, from "Bugs Bunny Show (2/13/65)," Elmer gets jealous because Bugs's picture is on Pre-sweetened KOOL AID for first time. Third, from "Bugs Bunny Show (1/29/66)," Bugs and Elmer compete for Pre-sweetened KOOL AID in the Winter Olympics. Elmer loses all events due to Bugs's trickery. Final comment: In these ads, Actor Hal Smith voiced Elmer, not Mel Blanc. Elmer Fudd was one Looney Tune character's voice Blanc could not perfect.
Rob Lambert - October 02, 2015 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault,two more Kool Aid TV commercials. First, with the Monkees (what was left of them, Micky and Davy), aired on the "Archie Comedy Hour" over CBS (3/21/70). Second, a scratchy black & whiter with Bugs Bunny and Elmer, who fails miserably at keeping the Wascally Wabbit out of his house and away from his Pre-Sweetened Kool Aid (Bugs on packet). Commercial also introduces Kool Pops frozen treats, with a cartoon owl pitching it. This aired on the "Bugs Bunny Show" (9/18/65, ABC). Episode included network cartoon promos, Mattel ads, plus an Ad Council PSA for Zip Codes (Postal Service) with Mr. Zip pictured. When ABC reran the series on Saturdays, episodes were decimated to jam in more commercials.
Rob Lambert - December 17, 2015 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, a variant of the Kool Aid A Go-Go TV commercials. Bugs Bunny emerges from a jukebox to join real kids to dance to his "doing the Kool" song. This aired on the "Bugs Bunny Show" over ABC (9/10/66). Episode was a rerun from 1961, heavily edited to jam in some network fall promos, including "F-Troop."
Rob Lambert - October 13, 2016 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault: The debut TV commercial with Bugs Bunny (cameo appearance), along with the Kool Aid Kids (boy and girl). First aired on the "Bugs Bunny Show" over ABC (2/22/64). Also, another with Bugs and Elmer Fudd (with shotgun and in hunting outfit) as Bugs tries hiding all the Kool Aid he swiped from Elmer. This aired on the "Bugs Bunny Show" over ABC (3/20/65).
Rob Lambert - December 26, 2016 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault: TV commercial for Pre-Sweetened with Bugs Bunny using the telephone to distract Elmer Fudd, enabling him to swipe the Kool Aid. Elmer looks at the empty pack, the picture of Bugs on pack laughs at him. This aired on the "Bugs Bunny Show" over ABC (11/13/65).
Rob Lambert - March 17, 2017 - Report this comment
Found an Archie comic book from 1983 with an ad for the Kool Aid Man home video game for both Intellivision and Atari 2600. Smashing good fun! Also, from the Saturday morning cartoon vault: Earlier TV commercial with King Kool Aid and the Kool Aid Kids visiting an Eskimo village (cartoons interact with real Eskimo people). Bugs Bunny appears at end for Pre-Sweetened. This aired on "Mighty Mouse Playhouse" over CBS (6/10/64).
Rob Lambert - January 04, 2018 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, the LBJ-Goldwater campaign was ribbed in this TV spot. Elmer Fudd wants kids to vote for regular Kool Aid, while Bugs Bunny campaigns for Pre-Sweetened. Granny cast the winning vote for Bugs, to Elmer's chagrin. This aired on the "Bugs Bunny Show" over ABC (10/31/64). The show ends with a posthumous political note, an Ad Council PSA for U.S. Savings Bonds, featuring the $75 Kennedy bond.
Rob Lambert - September 10, 2018 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, one of a different series of TV spots with Bugs Bunny interacting with live-action kids instead of tangling with Elmer Fudd. Slogan was "Make Friends With Kool Aid." Bugs helps a boy new in town to quickly gain friends with Kool Aid (doesn't quite work that way today). This preceded the short "Kool Aid A Go-Go" series of ads. Commercial aired on "Bugs Bunny Show" over ABC (4/23/66). Also, commercials for Mattel Thing Maker and Barbie playset. Network promos for "Milton the Monster" cartoon, "F Troop" with Forrest Tucker, and "Gidget." Ad Council PSA for President's Council on (youth) Physical Fitness.

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