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What did Sandy Duncan say in her Wheat Thins commercial?
May 19, 2005 12:27 PM   Subscribe

What did Sandy Duncan Say in her Wheat Thins commercials? Seems like she had a tag line, but it certainly wasn't "mmmm, good cracker" or "just a pinch between your cheek and gum." I'd love to have a whole transcript of one of those commercials, but what was it she said? "The little cracker with the big taste?"
posted by rainbaby to Society & Culture (17 answers total)
 
OOOPS! Question is What did Sandy Duncan Say in her Wheat Thins commercials. I don't ask much, forgive me.
posted by rainbaby at 12:28 PM on May 19, 2005


I don't have an answer for you, but I do have to say that the question as written is beautifully surreal, and made me happy.
posted by jennyjenny at 12:45 PM on May 19, 2005


Oh, thank you jennyjenny, I feel a little better. And "the little cracker with the big taste" is Goldfish, it turns out. Andy Griffith for Ritz is "mmm, good cracker."
posted by rainbaby at 12:54 PM on May 19, 2005


"Perhaps you've seen the T.V. commercial. Skinny Sandy, eating Wheat Thins out of the box, says that you too can get 'great taste without the guilt', and that these crackers are 'baked not fried.'" (from here).
posted by ericb at 12:56 PM on May 19, 2005


(I, too, found the question delightfully surreal.)
posted by Specklet at 1:09 PM on May 19, 2005


"just a pinch between your cheek and gum."

That was Tug McGraw for Skoal, I think. It would have been better if Tug had pushed the Wheat Thins and Sandy Duncan was packing chaw behind her lip and spitting.
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:20 PM on May 19, 2005


one right after the other?

I always found her so hot!
posted by patrickje at 2:07 PM on May 19, 2005


Thank you everybody. I napped on it and I think it was ". . .right out of the box. . .wuuuuuun after the other." It may be my earliest TV memory, or the liminal one. They are so delicious, yet I knew then she had a glass eye, so eating them was kinda creepy and forbidden, too.
posted by rainbaby at 3:37 PM on May 19, 2005


"one right after the other" says a Jump the Shark poster.
posted by amberglow at 4:30 PM on May 19, 2005


[added first line to post]
posted by jessamyn at 5:37 PM on May 19, 2005


"Eat 'em right out of the box" followed by a crunch and that Sandy Duncan smile. That's the way I remember it.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:36 PM on May 19, 2005


I remember her saying "i eat em right out of the box" but i'm not sure that was the slogan.
posted by amberglow at 7:37 PM on May 19, 2005


"just a pinch between your cheek and gum."

Walt Garrison of the Dallas Cowboys said this way before Tug McGraw. Back in the 70s.
posted by Carbolic at 10:06 PM on May 19, 2005


Duncan did those ads for a number of years; she probably survived a couple of slogan changes. In other words, there was probably more than one.

But one right after the other sounds most familiar.
posted by dhartung at 10:58 PM on May 19, 2005


What on earth does "just a pinch between your cheek and gum" mean?
posted by chrismear at 1:22 AM on May 20, 2005


It's how you imbibe chewing tobacky to suck its sweet juices down your gullet without actually swallowing it. Not that I'd know from experience or anything.
posted by britain at 4:15 AM on May 20, 2005


Ahhhh. I was confused because they were talking about crackers...
posted by chrismear at 2:10 AM on May 21, 2005


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