- The sea-going vessels commanded by Cap'n Crunch, the 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!") 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
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.
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