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December 1st, 2001

Sweet Pickles

I woke up this morning and the strangest thing happened: a tune got stuck in my head that I hadn’t heard since I was a kid… the Sweet Pickles commercial.

Does anyone rememeber this commercial? It’s a vague memory, but I remember this lonely looking kid waiting in his house, staring out the window, waiting for the Sweet Pickles bus to arrive. It would arrive, driven by one of the bizarre, oversized Sweet Pickles characters, and deliver his books. Though I never owned any Sweet Pickles products, I do remember seeing the books occasionally in the dentist’s office, etc.

I have the melody for the song stuck in my head, but can’t remember the words… something like “I count on Sweet Pickles, ’cause Sweet Pickles can count on me…” Any help?

I couldn’t find much on Sweet Pickles, but here’s what I did come up with… their literary agent, Jacquelyn Reinach (a Sweet Pickles writer that died of lung cancer just over a year ago), and here are a bunch of books for sale. -ram

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

Jason N May 4, 2007, 2:54 pm

Smart moms know
How kids minds grow
Upon Sweet Pickles

GINA August 18, 2007, 7:17 pm

OMG..I REMEMBER SWEET PICKLES.. MY OLDER SISTERS USED TO PICK ON ME WHEN I WAS SMALL I USED TO WAIT FOR A BUS TO PICK ME UP WHICH TO TAKE ME TO SCHOOL WHICH HAPPEND TO BE INFRONT ON MY HOUSE. MY SISTERS BOTH USED TO SAY “HEY GINA YOUR SWEET PICKLES BUS IS HERE”…”..I USED TO BE MAD CAUSE THEY USED TO TO SING IT AS I RAN OUT THE DOOR,AND ALSO WHEN THE COMERCIAL CAME ON..THEY WULD TURN UP THE VOLUME AS THE SONG WENT..I COULD KILL THEM NOW LOL FOR THAT..AND RUNNING ACROSS THIS THREAD..GEZZ..BRING BACK MEMORIES ;/..I MUST HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 5/ 6 YRS OLD.

Linda September 2, 2007, 3:16 am

My youngest daughter Kate begged for sweet pickles for the longest time,,,,,,and of course her wish was granted, but, she thought the bus would bring her treasure……and to this day she still wants to have a replacement. Is there any out there to purchase ?

kristina September 6, 2007, 2:11 am

i remember a commercial… i also recall ordering “flash card” type things. the sweet pickles bus was, a lunch box sort of thing where you could store these “flash cards” in the bus/lunch box.

i cannot for the life of me remember the song. nor can i recall the books having anything to do w/ the flash cards.

i am also pretty sure i remeber this because i got in trouble for ordering the cards & bus…. i’ll check w/ mom.

kd

viviene September 23, 2007, 3:31 am

I really wanna see the commercial with the little girl saying “sweet pickles is gweat!”. We are obsessively looking online but no dice. If anyone has an old vhs tape, they should do us all a favor and upload it to youtube!
We found this commercial…remember to circle the pickle:)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EJm09dUa7e4

Travis August 9, 2008, 3:45 pm

*/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////*
*HERE IS THE SWEET PICKLES COMMERCIAL*
*//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kurvyta-m7I&NR=1

The commercial is after a couple of other commercials in the above link. Sweet Pickles is gweat!

Julie Zweig April 29, 2009, 5:26 pm

Sweet Pickles! I was the daughter-in-law of Jackie Reinach who wrote some of the books and all of the songs. I have two cassette tapes: Pop 26 and Goof Off Goose. They are great, and my son listens to them all the time. If you really want copies of these tapes, I can make them on to CD on the special machine I got to transfer music. I would have to charge a fee I think though, especially since we are so poor right now! Make me an offer, and I’ll send you copies of the music. In Peace, Julie julieezweig at gmail dot com

RebelHawk November 4, 2009, 9:41 pm

I see sam digital books for kids. Sweet Pickle will be available soon.

Ciana July 14, 2010, 6:47 pm

I remember Swett Pickles well. My mom got me the entire collection when I was younger! I am 33 now, so that was years ago. I had the green bus and everthing! The song went like this: “A smart mom knows how kids might grow, upon Sweet Pickle! lol

cheryl September 19, 2014, 7:12 pm

ok have I got a PING !!!!!! a friend of mine found a set of kids records from A to Z of songs they are by Sweet Pickles I have found books but not the records it is like they don’t exist they are from 1977 78 79 albums 1 through 6 he is and older man 68 I told him I would look on line for him but cant find them anywhere we r trying to get info. on them and how much they are worth if anybody is out there and can help plz send me an email thank you very much that’s my PING !!!!!

Steve June 29, 2021, 2:49 pm

Almost 2 decades old, impressive! I, too, woke up with he commercial in my head today– no idea why, and I, too, wondered what the hell happened to this series. Thanks to google search, I found the commercial BEFORE this thread, but I see you have too. Thanks for the memories, all. Forgot all about those maps, until you guys mentioned them.

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