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June 1st, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 19 Comments

Come on, Youtube!: The Wall Street Journal had a delightful and sad article on the decline of Grape Nuts that they titled (as you can see) No Grapes, No Nuts, No Market Share: A Venerable Cereal Faces Crunch Time. So far, so good. But alas, neither the original Seinfeld routine that the title pays homage to, nor the Seinfeld-hosted, self-parodying SNL sketch “Stand Up and Win” were available online. Luckily, for all of us, a nameless, faceless rabble of yet-unsued-by-NBC high-schoolers have stepped unto the breach.

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hayden on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Mike, SNL clips are only available on Hulu.

    Thank You

  • 2 Mike Nelson on Jun 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    But early Jerry Seinfeld clips are not! What’s the deal with that?

  • 3 Roper on Jun 1, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Who aaaaaaaaarrrre these people!

  • 4 ShutterBun on Jun 2, 2009 at 1:28 am

    Who are the ad wizards who came up with that one?

    (seriously, those kids did a good job)

    P.S. Be sure to drink your round-tine.

  • 5 Wook on Jun 2, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Ever eat a pine tree?

    We still suffer down Post and Kellogg’s road to weirdness that leads to Battle Creek. I’m surpised Grape Nuts wasn’t called Shiny Colon Crunch.

  • 6 chrismartindeed on Jun 2, 2009 at 7:07 am

    How can you stones… you worse than senseless things… make light of a classic cereal’s demise?

    Before I developed my work-related allergy, Post Grape Nuts was one of my top five breakfast entrées.

    We already lost Oatmeal Chex and Banana Nut Flakes. Must we now suffer the passing of Grape Nut Flakes?

    I urge all concerned cereal fans to stage bathroom sit-ins at Post headquarters. Bring plenty of milk.

  • 7 Erica on Jun 2, 2009 at 7:09 am

    I knoooow!

  • 8 Erica on Jun 2, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Do you all remember the early SNL ad spoof some kind of coal cereal? Jane Curtin was in it, that’s all I remember.

  • 9 Erica on Jun 2, 2009 at 7:12 am

    There was an Oatmeal Chex??? Dammit all! I missed it!

  • 10 Wook on Jun 2, 2009 at 7:20 am

    You’re right. Breffist cereal should be serious business. I think Quisp and Quake should appear before congress for a browbeating.

  • 11 Sherry on Jun 2, 2009 at 7:31 am

    The cereal sketch on SNL with Jane Curtain was called “Quarry” cereal, right? It sounded like they were breaking their teeth!

  • 12 Erica on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Yes, Quarry, that’s it! I couldn’t remember the name. :)

  • 13 Gina on Jun 2, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    “It sounded like they were breaking their teeth!”

    So, EXACTLY like Grape-Nuts, then.

  • 14 Queen Bee on Jun 2, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    “All the world’s Grape Nuts come from a dirty-white, six-story concrete building with steam rising out of the roof here in the San Joaquin Valley.”

    Mmmmm-mmmm! I want me a bowl TODAY.

  • 15 jfe on Jun 2, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Grape nuts is one of my favorites I hope that’s not true. I had it warm and it was good and I’ve had the pudding, yum! I guess that’s why they started making different flavors to try and jump start it. My sister used to say I was eating dog food but I ignored her!
    At least these teens aren’t trying to imitate Telly!

  • 16 Patrick on Jun 3, 2009 at 7:24 am

    This is as close as you’ll get, apparently:

  • 17 Scooter on Jun 6, 2009 at 5:56 am

    actually, the closest you will get is ordering the Saturday Night Live VHS of Jerry Seinfeld, featuring said segment. Which I just did, for I am a Jerry Seinfeld fan, and this, along with the other segments, sound hilarious.
    When it arrives, I may convert it to dvd, then cut out that skit and try posting it on youtube for future generations to enjoy. It will probably be pulled days later, but those will be an enlightening few days.

  • 18 Tribaddeledib on Dec 10, 2009 at 5:25 am