In Videos: Food Commercials of the '80s, Nerd Cereals Edition

Editor's note: This week, it's, like, omigawd, totally '80s for our daily In Videos segment. Big hair, breakdancing, and before-they-were-big celebrity commercial appearances to the max. So kick back your fat-laced high tops and take a chill pill. —The Serious Eats Team


What better food tie-in could you have with popular icons of nerd-dom than artificially colored, diabetes-inducing breakfast cereal? You've got your Pac-Man Lucky Charms knock-off, your C3POs that look more like conjoined Cheerios than anything Star Wars related, and the pseudo-amorphous fruit-flavored blobs of Super Mario Bros. cereal.

Watch the crunchy, vitamin-enriched fun, after the jump.


Pac-Man With Ms. Pac-Man Marshmallows


Nintendo Cereal System (Super Mario Bros.)


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