Wednesday, 20 August 2008

JEREMY THE "SUGAR PUFFS" BEAR

In the 60's, Jeremy the bear was used to advertise "Sugar puffs" on tv, until a few years later when they replaced the real bear with a cartoon one. As a result of Jeremy becoming unemployed, it was kept at Camperdown Zoo, from around 1970.
Jeremy was actually a female, and she died in Dundee in 1990.
Photo by The Scotsman.Tints by GG.

5 comments:

  1. I REMEMBER SEEING THIS SAD SPECIMEN IN CAMPERDOWN PARK ZOO.
    I PREFERED THE HONEY MONSTER.

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  2. I was one of the children who appreard on the TV advertisement wuth the real Jeremy the Bear in the 1960's and i would love to get a copy of these advertisements, so if anyone can help me please email me at michael@medden.orangehome.co.uk

    Thanks

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaeMprHUCJk

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  3. this was my great uncles bear...how embarrassing

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  4. A Bear to me is one of God's greatest creatures and I have been houered to have been in Jeremeys presence,
    They kept him in deep,dark concrete pit where he had to wallow in his own shit and pish and let stupid fucked up parents in with there children, then one day he bite an underage child's arm off ,who was there after dark, when it was closed, and they kill him like a dog (captive Bear' Idunnno) Now we hear about this Hercules it's the same old thing, plaything to make money, I remember you Jeremy although I do not eat sugar puffs. (and it's best not to).

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