video Maisie the Raisin & Jake the Flake

November 15 is National Raisin Bran Cereal Day.

In this 1950s commercial for Post’s Raisin Bran, meet Maisie the Raisin and Jake the Flake. They tell the story of track star Hotfoot Harry. “Poor Harry’s so low that he can’t clear the hurdle—in fact, in this race, he got beat by a turtle.” But of course, “one bowl [of Post’s Raisin Bran] and Harry is back in the race, with a song in his heart and a smile on his face.”

1950s Post Raisin Bran commercial

My name is Maisie the Raisin
And my name is Jake the Flake
Oh what a sweet combination we make
Known to the world as Post’s Raisin Bran Flakes!

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