This is one of those Pings I’ve been meaning to write for a long, long time.
If there’s one cereal in this world that I’d like to try, it’s Oaties. No, not the oatmeal/smoothie combination at The Cereal Bowl. Rather, I’m talking about the one cereal that appeared on every 1980s sitcom and even the occasional 1990s sitcom, well before product placement was the norm.
Sure, Oaties wasn’t a real cereal and was probably meant to be a stand-in for Cheerios, but with how many fictional characters ate it for breakfast, it had to be good. I mean, would Danny Tanner lead DJ, Stephanie, Michelle, Joey, and Jessie down the wrong path so early in the morning?
Sadly, there’s not much information out there about Oaties. The only mention I could find is as part of this list of fictional foods on Wikipedia. I’d like to shake the hand of the marketing genius behind Oaties, because even 15 years past its last appearance on TV, I’m still talking about it.
That’s product placement, folks.