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    • 10 years 8 months ago
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    that is so weird i forgot hey had toys too for that product i had a little one of those toys when i was younger and the actual raisins are lovely
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      • 10 years 8 months ago
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      The raisins were pimp. Does anyone rememebr their christmas special? It was claymation, duh, but it was one of he better christmas specials of the 80's....great show......great show......
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        • 10 years 8 months ago
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        I remember the comercials where they would sing and shit. Also, the Be cool stay in school slogan.
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          • 10 years 8 months ago
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          I had a ton of the figures. Hardee's used to give them out in their kids meals. In fact, as of last year, they still were.
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            • 10 years 3 months ago
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            It was funny one of the Rasians looked like Ray Charles
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              • 10 years 3 months ago
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              David the Gnome wrote:
              The raisins were pimp. Does anyone rememebr their christmas special? It was claymation, duh, but it was one of he better christmas specials of the 80's....great show......great show......

              I think i have that on tape some were.
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                • 10 years 5 days ago
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                David the Gnome wrote:
                The raisins were pimp. Does anyone rememebr their christmas special? It was claymation, duh, but it was one of he better christmas specials of the 80's....great show......great show......


                I remember the Christmas special. AMong other things it had those two dinosaurs, rock and roll version of "We three Kings", the bells, and the California Raisins version of "Rudolph the Red Nose Rheeindeer(sp?)".
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                  • 10 years 4 days ago
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                  If where being honest ..lets be honest. The raisins where freaking lame. I swear I thought they where lame then and now I know they where. I had a buddy back in the day and his mom had a CA raisin room in there house..Gimme a break. They where singing, dancing, rotten fruit folks.
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                    • 10 years 4 days ago
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                      • 10 years 4 days ago
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                      I think I might have had some of those little figurines you guys are talking about. I remember going to see the California Raisins on ice, believe it or not. It was at the Oakland Coliseum in the late 80's thru early 90's and part of a bunch of shows called Ice Capades. They had like a Super Mario Bros show and a whole bunch of other stuff that I barely remember. But I guess the Smurfs were supposed to be there but they had the Raisins instead and everybody got pissed off, hahahaha. So I guess there are quite a few people who hated the California Raisins. Personally, I don't particularly like them or hate them, they're just kinda eh.
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                        • 10 years 4 days ago
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                        i'm almost positive i had some little california raisins figurines a long time ago, but i can't find any of them among all the other old junk i have. makes me wonder if i imagined them or something.
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                          • 10 years 4 days ago
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                          "Honey, you playin' with yer food again?"

                          I don't think we ever had the California Raisins in Australia, but I remember them for some reason.

                          We had a similar thing with kiwi fruit, there was a fruit company that packaged their bags of kiwi fruit with plastic figures of kiwi fruit in various outfits and poses.
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                            • 10 years 4 days ago
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                            Yeah, I remember the raisins. Funny thing is they started from a simple raisin commercial and eneded up being a huge success.
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                              • 9 years 11 months ago
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                              I had all the California Raisins albums on cassette when I was a kid. I really liked them :)

                              Here's some trivia for ya - their version of 'I Heard it Through the Grapevine' was an actual chart hit (their only hit) reaching #84 on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 23, 1988 :)
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                                • 8 years 10 months ago
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                                Does anybody remember the "Books, Check 'Em Out" commercial they did? I remember the words but I wish someone had a video of the commercial on youtube or something... I used to get that commercial stuck in my head ALL the time when I was a kid...

                                BOOKS CHECK EM OUT
                                BOOKS CHECK EM OUT
                                You got stars and cars
                                Play electric guitars
                                The cops that work hard
                                Patrollin' the boulevard
                                The heavyweight champ
                                In his craziest bout
                                BOOKS CHECK EM OUT
                                BOOKS CHECK EM OUT
                                *book stamp sound*
                                *book shutting sound*
                                ...at your library...
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                                  • 8 years 10 months ago
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                                  We still have our old Raisin toys.
                                  I am deranged, but so, so playful!
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                                    • 8 years 10 months ago
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                                    I have a video tape of my brother lipsyncing to thier version of I heard it through the Grape Vine...extortion material :twisted:
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                                      • 8 years 10 months ago
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                                      My grandmother had those things when they first came out. I thought they were cool raisins with cool deep voices. Hey does anyone remember those costumes that they had bought out about these guys? I knew a couple of people who wore them for Halloween one year. Those things look like they would make you lose about 50lbs in day.
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                                        • 8 years 10 months ago
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                                        My friend went as one for halloween years back. She took a trash bad and cut arm holes in it, stuffed herself, and painted her face black. She did not look quite like a rasin.
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                                          • 8 years 10 months ago
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                                          hsmith98 wrote:
                                          My friend went as one for halloween years back. She took a trash bad and cut arm holes in it, stuffed herself, and painted her face black. She did not look quite like a rasin.


                                          I have fond memories of this because I remember when my brother was born the first toy I bought him was a California Raisen figure. :lol:
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