Crunch - The sea-going mascot of Quaker Oats Cap'n Crunch cereal, who
sported a white walrus mustache, jacket with tails, shoulder epaulets and a blue
Napoleonic hat bearing the initial "C." The Captain (who often said of his
cereal "It has to be good because they named it after me!") commanded the
Guppy which sailed the oceans with a crew of four children: the pony-tailed Brunnhilde; bespectacled Alfie; gap-toothed Dave; and silent little Carlyle. The
ship's first mate was a dog named Seadog. Pirate John LaFoote often attacked the
ship for its cargo of Cap'n Crunch and Crunchberry cereals.
Other characters were the Crunchberry Beast who raised strawberry-flavored crunchberries and
Smedley, a friendly elephant who loved peanut butter-flavored Cap'n Crunch.
The Cap'n Crunch commercials (produced by Jay Ward) sailed into the living
rooms of America in 1963. Daws Butler supplied Cap'n Crunch's voice.