The New York Times carries the obituary today of SpaghettiOs godfather Donald Goerke, who died Sunday in Delran, New Jersey. Goerke was also responsible for introducing Chunky Soup, Campbell's line of heartier soups containing more visible chunks of stuff.

Here, by way of memorial to the man who created an iconic American brand, is a selection of classic SpaghettiOs commercials, with the Uh-Oh kids (one of whom is a baby-faced Steve Urkel).

Our condolences go out to Mr. Goerke's family and friends, and to all the fans of the tomatoey circles that were a part of our collective childhood. Videos, after the jump.

Early 1980s





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