If you want to know what a bowl of Raisin Bran looks like after you ingest large quantities of NyQuil and DayQuil, it probably looks like this. But at least these raisins can sing. What’s more, the actors portraying Timothy Leary’s breakfast here actually look like normal people, and I haven’t seen anyone like that on television since I was about 9 or 10. If they did this spot today, it’d be a bunch of American Idol winners in the bowl half-assing their way through a cover of the song in this ad. Or, given that we’re not quite over the ’80s yet, some one-hit wonder from that inglorious decade would be donning the purple suits. I nominate Winger. It’s not like they’re busy.
—Posted by David Kiefaber