Something big may be coming to DK in the next few months and to prepare we need to test the waters a bit on some things. We’re going to start by using Steve Urkel as our guinea pig. There was a point in time when Urkel was huge. He had his own doll, he was on t-shirts, and he had a cereal. He was a stereotypical dweeb superstar and like all good fads of the 80′s and 90′s Ralston was there to put his picture on a cereal box.
When I put on my rose colored glasses and look back upon cereals of my childhood I remember every single one of them coming with a rad toy but that obviously isn’t the case. This has to be one of the lamest cereal premiums ever offered. You were to cut out a few spots on the box to use as cars then blow them through a piece you cut from the bottom of the box. Super lame!
If you were so inclined you could even put your picture on one of the racers. I’m sure that added to the excitement of blowing around some cardboard on the kitchen table while a bowl of Urkel-O’s sat nearby getting ever more soggy.
The poor kids on the back must be completely ashamed that they ever posed for this picture. I bet they will deny to their death that the were ever models for Urkel-O’s cereal.
So now that we’ve explored the outside of this beautiful box let’s pop this 21 year old sucker open and see how the cereal has held up. It actually looks brand new. The fake pink and yellow colors are still as perfect looking as they were back in 1992.
I actually ate some Urkel-O’s and was surprised that the stuff tasted just fine. Sealed up for all these years in it’s vacuum bag with all the preservatives Ralston put inside must have done some wonders for Steve’s cereal because there wasn’t even a hint of the stuff being stale. You could still taste the artificial strawberry and banana in all of it’s delicious sugar-ness.
Urkel-O’s may be old enough to buy beer but it has aged well, probably better than ol’ Steve himself.
I’ve got plenty more random pop culture goodies around here so expect to see some more weird stuff pop up on Doom Kick from time to time. Hopefully next time I won’t need to eat anything that’s a few decades old.