Friday, August 11, 2006

Jemima's witnesses

When I was a kid, I had a strange fear that the woman on the bottle of pancake syrup would come to life and start talking to me. This could very well interfere with my enjoyment of delicious pancakes. I would even turn the bottle around so she wasn't watching me, looking for some signal to come to life. I don't know why I didn't think this was cool, as she seemed jolly enough and probably would've just made more pancakes. And I loved pancakes. But I didn't know what all she knew, and she surely could've gotten me in trouble for something those days. Always watching with those beady little eyes! Now I find that my fears were all for nothing, as most of the time I remember us having the more reserved Aunt Jemima syrup around the house and not that crazy chattin Mrs. Butterworth. (I think this video is funny enough on it's own without the subtitles, but you get the idea.)

5 comments:

iamnot said...

I wonder if Hattie McDaniel ever got any royalties for all the pancake syrup they sold?

Will said...

I never trusted Ms. Butterworth at all, I suppose Aunt J was ok but we only had the store brand syrup which never came to life.

Fluffycat said...

yeah we only got that log cabin kind when i was a kid. aunt j and mrs b were kind of scary.

NeverEnough said...

I loved this title!

Fraulein N said...

I never had a problem with Aunt Jemima, but that guy on the Quaker Oats box freaked me out. Why is he smiling like that? He looks like a child molester!