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7th Jun '14 2:04:23 PM MarkLungo
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->"The expression 'Breakfast of Champions' is a registered trademark of General Mills, Inc. for use on a breakfast cereal product. The use of the identical expression as the title for Creator/KurtVonnegut's book is not intended to indicate an association with or sponsorship by General Mills, nor is it intended to disparage their fine products."
-->-- Preface, ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions''

General Mills is a food company based in Minneapolis, best known for its "Big G" cereals, which include Cheerios, Total, [[MagicallyDelicious Lucky Charms]] and the Monster Cereals. Its animated cereal commercials featured characters from ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' (the company was the sole sponsor of their series) and ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. Moreover, the "Big G" is perhaps best known for its highly memorable roster of cereal advertising mascots (usually named after the cereal they represent) such as Lucky the leprechaun, the Advertising/TrixRabbit and Count Chocula. Other characters include Buzz, the bee mascot of Honey Nut Cheerios, whom [[HeyItsThatVoice you may recognize]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} as another character with a big heart and small brain]]. General Mills also owns the Wheaties brand, best known for its {{Celebrity Endorsement}}s.

As such, most of their commercials tend to be story-driven and therefore have quite a few narrative tropes, though they're also very laden with CommercialTropes.

Fun Fact: They built ''Alvin'', the mini-sub Dr. Robert Ballard used to discover the ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Yes, the ''same'' General Mills we've been talking about (built by the division that makes cereal-making machines).

Another of the company's brands, Betty Crocker, was [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy built upon]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
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!!Tropes associated with General Mills:
* TheBusCameBack: Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy, who haven't been seen along with their cereals for three and two decades respectively, have returned during the 2013 Halloween season with Fruit Brute now renamed Frute Brute.
* CerealViceReward
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Two examples.
** Cookie Crisp cereal had in its early marketing campaigns a bobby who chases after a [[BlatantBurglar bandit-masked thief]] and his bandit-masked dog. Eventually the thief vanished, followed promptly by the bobby, leaving just the dog (still wearing his bandit mask, oddly enough). Now the dog has completely vanished, having been replaced by a wolf named Chip--ironically the same name as the dog that preceded him.
** Wendell the Baker used to have two other bakers named Bob and Quello/Quienno by some, but they disappeared for reasons unknown around the early '90s, and were never featured again. One popular theory is "Wendell ate them".
* ClassicalMovieVampire: Count Chocula.
* FrankensteinsMonster: [=FrankenBerry=].
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Count Chocula.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Buzz the Honey Bee has a yellow and gold T-shirt and white shoes. Chip the Cookie Dog sported a turtleneck and burglar mask. Fruit Brute the werewolf had multicolor striped overalls. Sonny the Cuckoo Bird was originally naked, then had a striped sweatshirt, then went back to being naked again.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Buzzbee, the Honey Nut Cheerios honey bee is voiced by [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Billy West]].
** The bee's original voice actor was [[WesternAnimation/TopCat Arnold Stang]].
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Boo Berry.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Fruit Brute.
* RenamedTheSame: Fruit Brute being renamed Frute Brute.
* ReTool: Some cereal recipes for promoted cereals get reused for different licensed products down the line. A different version was used for the return of Fruit/Frute Brute - the original cereal was a citrus-flavored cereal. But as Yummy Mummy (which was also brought back) was the same flavor, Frute Brute was reimagined as a cherry/vanilla flavor.
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->"The expression 'Breakfast of Champions' is a registered trademark of General Mills, Inc. for use on a breakfast cereal product. The use of the identical expression as the title for Creator/KurtVonnegut's book is not intended to indicate an association with or sponsorship by General Mills, nor is it intended to disparage their fine products."
-->-- Preface, ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions''

General Mills is a food company based in Minneapolis, best known for its "Big G" cereals, which include Cheerios, Total, [[MagicallyDelicious Lucky Charms]] and the Monster Cereals. Its animated cereal commercials featured characters from ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' (the company was the sole sponsor of their series) and ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. Moreover, the "Big G" is perhaps best known for its highly memorable roster of cereal advertising mascots (usually named after the cereal they represent) such as Lucky the leprechaun, the Advertising/TrixRabbit and Count Chocula. Other characters include Buzz, the bee mascot of Honey Nut Cheerios, whom [[HeyItsThatVoice you may recognize]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} as another character with a big heart and small brain]]. General Mills also owns the Wheaties brand, best known for its {{Celebrity Endorsement}}s.

As such, most of their commercials tend to be story-driven and therefore have quite a few narrative tropes, though they're also very laden with CommercialTropes.

Fun Fact: They built ''Alvin'', the mini-sub Dr. Robert Ballard used to discover the ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Yes, the ''same'' General Mills we've been talking about (built by the division that makes cereal-making machines).

Another of the company's brands, Betty Crocker, was [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy built upon]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
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!!Tropes associated with General Mills:
* TheBusCameBack: Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy, who haven't been seen along with their cereals for three and two decades respectively, have returned during the 2013 Halloween season with Fruit Brute now renamed Frute Brute.
* CerealViceReward
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Two examples.
** Cookie Crisp cereal had in its early marketing campaigns a bobby who chases after a [[BlatantBurglar bandit-masked thief]] and his bandit-masked dog. Eventually the thief vanished, followed promptly by the bobby, leaving just the dog (still wearing his bandit mask, oddly enough). Now the dog has completely vanished, having been replaced by a wolf named Chip--ironically the same name as the dog that preceded him.
** Wendell the Baker used to have two other bakers named Bob and Quello/Quienno by some, but they disappeared for reasons unknown around the early '90s, and were never featured again. One popular theory is "Wendell ate them".
* ClassicalMovieVampire: Count Chocula.
* FrankensteinsMonster: [=FrankenBerry=].
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Count Chocula.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Buzz the Honey Bee has a yellow and gold T-shirt and white shoes. Chip the Cookie Dog sported a turtleneck and burglar mask. Fruit Brute the werewolf had multicolor striped overalls. Sonny the Cuckoo Bird was originally naked, then had a striped sweatshirt, then went back to being naked again.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Buzzbee, the Honey Nut Cheerios honey bee is voiced by [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Billy West]].
** The bee's original voice actor was [[WesternAnimation/TopCat Arnold Stang]].
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Boo Berry.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Fruit Brute.
* RenamedTheSame: Fruit Brute being renamed Frute Brute.
* ReTool: Some cereal recipes for promoted cereals get reused for different licensed products down the line. A different version was used for the return of Fruit/Frute Brute - the original cereal was a citrus-flavored cereal. But as Yummy Mummy (which was also brought back) was the same flavor, Frute Brute was reimagined as a cherry/vanilla flavor.
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31st May '14 4:15:33 PM MasoTey
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** Cookie Crisp cereal had in its early marketing campaigns a bobby who chases after a bandit-masked thief and his bandit-masked dog. Eventually the thief vanished, followed promptly by the bobby, leaving just the dog (still wearing his bandit mask, oddly enough). Now the dog has completely vanished, having been replaced by a wolf named Chip--ironically the same name as the dog that preceded him.

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** Cookie Crisp cereal had in its early marketing campaigns a bobby who chases after a [[BlatantBurglar bandit-masked thief thief]] and his bandit-masked dog. Eventually the thief vanished, followed promptly by the bobby, leaving just the dog (still wearing his bandit mask, oddly enough). Now the dog has completely vanished, having been replaced by a wolf named Chip--ironically the same name as the dog that preceded him.



* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Buzz the Honey Bee has a yellow and gold T-shirt and white shoes. Chip the Cookie Dog sported a turtleneck and burglar mask.Fruit Brute the werewolf had multicolor striped overalls. Sonny the Cuckoo Bird was originally naked, then had a striped sweatshirt, then went back to being naked again.

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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Buzz the Honey Bee has a yellow and gold T-shirt and white shoes. Chip the Cookie Dog sported a turtleneck and burglar mask. Fruit Brute the werewolf had multicolor striped overalls. Sonny the Cuckoo Bird was originally naked, then had a striped sweatshirt, then went back to being naked again.
17th Jan '14 9:32:46 AM 32_Footsteps
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* ReTool: Some cereal recipes for promoted cereals get reused for different licensed products down the line. A different version was used for the return of Fruit/Frute Brute - the original cereal was a citrus-flavored cereal. But as Yummy Mummy (which was also brought back) was the same flavor, Frute Brute was reimagined as a cherry/vanilla flavor.
16th Nov '13 12:50:43 PM JIKTV
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->"The expression 'Breakfast of Champions' is a registered trademark of General Mills, Inc. for use on a breakfast cereal product. The use of the identical expression as the title for KurtVonnegut's book is not intended to indicate an association with or sponsorship by General Mills, nor is it intended to disparage their fine products."
-->-- Preface, ''BreakfastOfChampions''

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->"The expression 'Breakfast of Champions' is a registered trademark of General Mills, Inc. for use on a breakfast cereal product. The use of the identical expression as the title for KurtVonnegut's Creator/KurtVonnegut's book is not intended to indicate an association with or sponsorship by General Mills, nor is it intended to disparage their fine products."
-->-- Preface, ''BreakfastOfChampions''
''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions''
19th Sep '13 12:04:41 PM TheTitan99
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* RenamedTheSame: Fruit Brute being renamed Frute Brute.
14th Sep '13 3:31:56 AM SupahFranky329
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* TheBusCameBack: Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy, who haven't been seen along with their cereals for three and two decades respectively, have returned during the 2013 Halloween season with Fruit Brute now renamed Frute Brute.
19th Aug '13 6:37:26 PM OnoreBakaSama
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** Cookie Crisp cereal had in its early marketing campaigns a bobby who chases after a bandit-masked thief and his bandit-masked dog. Eventually the thief vanished, followed promptly by the bobby, leaving just the dog (still wearing his bandit mask, oddly enough). Now the dog has completely vanished, having been replaced by a nameless wolf.
*** The wolf has a name: it's Chip. Ironically the same name as the dog that preceded him.
** Wendell the Baker used to have two other bakers named Bob and Quello/Quienno by some, but they disappeared for reasons unknown around the early '90s, and were never featured again.
*** One popular theory is "Wendell ate them".

to:

** Cookie Crisp cereal had in its early marketing campaigns a bobby who chases after a bandit-masked thief and his bandit-masked dog. Eventually the thief vanished, followed promptly by the bobby, leaving just the dog (still wearing his bandit mask, oddly enough). Now the dog has completely vanished, having been replaced by a nameless wolf.
*** The
wolf has a name: it's Chip. Ironically named Chip--ironically the same name as the dog that preceded him.
** Wendell the Baker used to have two other bakers named Bob and Quello/Quienno by some, but they disappeared for reasons unknown around the early '90s, and were never featured again.
***
again. One popular theory is "Wendell ate them".
19th Aug '13 6:36:14 PM OnoreBakaSama
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* Cookie Crisp cereal had in its early marketing campaigns a bobby who chases after a bandit-masked thief and his bandit-masked dog. Eventually the thief vanished, followed promptly by the bobby, leaving just the dog (still wearing his bandit mask, oddly enough). Now the dog has completely vanished, having been replaced by a nameless wolf.
** The wolf has a name: it's Chip. Ironically the same name as the dog that preceded him.
* Wendell the Baker used to have two other bakers named Bob and Quello/Quienno by some, but they disappeared for reasons unknown around the early '90s, and were never featured again.
** One popular theory is "Wendell ate them".

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* ** Cookie Crisp cereal had in its early marketing campaigns a bobby who chases after a bandit-masked thief and his bandit-masked dog. Eventually the thief vanished, followed promptly by the bobby, leaving just the dog (still wearing his bandit mask, oddly enough). Now the dog has completely vanished, having been replaced by a nameless wolf.
** *** The wolf has a name: it's Chip. Ironically the same name as the dog that preceded him.
* ** Wendell the Baker used to have two other bakers named Bob and Quello/Quienno by some, but they disappeared for reasons unknown around the early '90s, and were never featured again.
** *** One popular theory is "Wendell ate them".
29th Jun '13 5:32:49 PM CorahsUncle
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General Mills is a food company based in Minneapolis, best known for its "Big G" cereals, which include Cheerios, Total, [[MagicallyDelicious Lucky Charms]] and the Monster Cereals. Its animated cereal commercials featured characters from ''RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' (the company was the sole sponsor of their series) and ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. Moreover, the "Big G" is perhaps best known for its highly memorable roster of cereal advertising mascots (usually named after the cereal they represent) such as Lucky the leprechaun, the Advertising/TrixRabbit and Count Chocula. Other characters include Buzz, the bee mascot of Honey Nut Cheerios, whom [[HeyItsThatVoice you may recognize]] [[{{Futurama}} as another character with a big heart and small brain]]. General Mills also owns the Wheaties brand, best known for its {{Celebrity Endorsement}}s.

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General Mills is a food company based in Minneapolis, best known for its "Big G" cereals, which include Cheerios, Total, [[MagicallyDelicious Lucky Charms]] and the Monster Cereals. Its animated cereal commercials featured characters from ''RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' (the company was the sole sponsor of their series) and ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. Moreover, the "Big G" is perhaps best known for its highly memorable roster of cereal advertising mascots (usually named after the cereal they represent) such as Lucky the leprechaun, the Advertising/TrixRabbit and Count Chocula. Other characters include Buzz, the bee mascot of Honey Nut Cheerios, whom [[HeyItsThatVoice you may recognize]] [[{{Futurama}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} as another character with a big heart and small brain]]. General Mills also owns the Wheaties brand, best known for its {{Celebrity Endorsement}}s.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Two Examples.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Two Examples.examples.



* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Buzz the Honey Bee has a yellow and gold T-shirt and white shoes.Chip the Cookie Dog sported a turtleneck and burglar mask.Fruit Brute the werewolf had multicolor striped overalls. Sonny the Cuckoo Bird was originally naked, then had a striped sweatshirt, then went back to being naked again.

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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Buzz the Honey Bee has a yellow and gold T-shirt and white shoes. Chip the Cookie Dog sported a turtleneck and burglar mask.Fruit Brute the werewolf had multicolor striped overalls. Sonny the Cuckoo Bird was originally naked, then had a striped sweatshirt, then went back to being naked again.
29th Jun '13 5:20:00 PM AdMan
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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Buzz the Honey Bee has a yellow and gold T-shirt and white shoes.Chip the Cookie Dog sported a turtleneck and burglar mask.Fruit Brute the werewolf had multicolor striped overalls. Sonny the Cuckoo Bird was originally naked, then had a striped sweatshirt, then went back to being naked again.
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