Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Captain Q (1965)

Some of you might wonder how Adam West (ex-The Detectives) landed the role of Batman and became a pop culture icon in the process. Well, it seems the answer comes in this mid-60s commercial he made for Nestle Quik as Captain Q.

Adam's less-than-telegenic co-star, I believe, is radio & cartoon legend Paul Frees, who really was everywhere back in those days, it seems. For what it's worth, there's another commercial out there with both actors, only in this case, Frees is narrating a bit for Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes in which Adam plays a father teaching his young daughter how to handle a spoon. That's one for The Land of Whatever in due course, but for right now, meet Captain Q........

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