Monster of the Day #781

Big surprise here.

Still, these were heady days in early nerd culture. A big time breakfast manufacturer built (successfully) an entire line of cereals based on old monster movies, figuring kids liked monsters, and that at least a percentage of them (along with their parents) would recognize ersatz voices based on Lugosi, Karloff and Lorre.

I know these are back out for Halloween, I may have to grab myself a box of Booberry for old time’s sake.

  • Gamera977

    I think ‘FRUITY JABOOTU BITES’ would be a great new cereal.


    Lime Green Slime!
    Orange Gor the Alien Space Brain!
    Grape RoMan!
    Pineapple Giant Claw!
    Cherry Tor Johnson!

    And Jabootu shaped marshmellows!

  • Ken_Begg

    That…is the most beautiful thing I have ever heard.

    I used to dream about owning a burger place called The Skull. The burgers and buns and fries would be skull shaped, the soda would come in skull mugs, and the waitresses would dress like Vampira.

  • zombiewhacker

    Chocula’s got his etiquette down, anyway.

  • MrTongoRad

    I’d consider getting a box, too, but I probably wouldn’t enjoy the pre-stale-ified marshmellows these days. Back when I was using kid-logic those were ‘bonus stuff!’, and I enjoyed every one. Nowadays, probably not so much.

  • Gamera977

    I hope the chief doesn’t look like Tor Johnson

    ‘You want Lobo special sauce on your burger sir?’

  • Flangepart

    And have the counter guy sound like Lugosi. Call it…ED’S SKULLBURGER!