Steve Urkel, circa 1991
Personally, I like Ho’ Bunches quite well as it is, so Urkel’s advertising presence isn’t going to gain a new customer in my household. But, whenever Ho’ Bunches go on sale for $2 a box and I find myself loading up my cart, I’ll be happy knowing that, in some small way, I am helping put that lovable nerd-next-door back on the boob tube. What I’m secretly hoping for is an entire Family Matters reunion commercial, where Urkel springs in on the Winslow home unannounced, and they all spend the next 30 seconds reminiscing about Urkel’s crazy antics whilst fawning over a few bowls of honey-bunched goodness.
Lest your memory fail you and you think I’m making up the existence of Urkel-Os, you can verify their existence by checking out this hilarious (but profane) 2004 review of said cereal. 2004? Yes, 2004. The box of cereal being eaten is 14-years-old. As I said, the review is an exercise in comedy … just like Urkel himself! [And check out the TV ads for Ho’ Bunches here!]