80 thoughts on “Meanwhile… More Show! Tony The Tiger Supports School Sports Programs With “Mission Tiger”

  1. At the high school I went to all they cared about were sports. They would have cut math, science or English first. The kids would have been as dumb as posts, but as long as them there trophies keep coming in.

  2. Even classroom equipment and supplies and staff are cut in schools sadly. I worked in schools for a few years in the inner city…it was heartbreaking.

  3. Here’s an idea: How about if we just find public schools adequately, so they don’t have to go begging, and don’t have to sell out to companies that market sugar-laden crap to kids?

  4. The richest country in the history of the world spends half of it's yearly budget on it's military empire abroad (resulting in the deaths of hundreds of innocent children) but the government just can't seem to find the money to fund it's own children's sports programs. I think the American people have a better idea of where that money should go.

  5. Stephen and Tony the Tiger looked at each other with lusty eyes. "Not right here," Stephen said. "The audience is watching." "The audience is not important right now," replied Tony. "What matters now is my desire." Not a bad start – pay me 1000 bucks on Patreon to continue.

  6. Kellogg's paid zero in corporate tax and now they want you to think that they are doing great things for public schools with this PR stunt. Schools should be funded in the first place so we don't have this nonsense going on in the first place. Maybe if Kellogg's and all the other corps that paid zero in corporate taxes actually paid what they did between the 40s and 80s, we wouldn't have underfunded schools.

  7. europe here: so you're telling me, an almost pure sugar product with very low nutritional value is sponsoring school sports… still trying to wrap my mind around that…

  8. Seriously screw Kellogg's though, I live by battle creek Michigan, where they're from and they ruined lives there just like Ford did in Detroit. Not to mention look up their history it's the creepy kind of weird. Also please don't feed this garbage to your kids…

  9. The never-ending sad state of decline in the American school system. The United States is in some ways an underdeveloped (third-world) country.

  10. First shop/tech classes, now sports. As an instructor at a Technical college, I experienced students that couldn't use a ruler.

  11. What about music? We get less funding then sports. We're getting more cuts, so more money can go to sports. While I agree sports is important, I think music needs its place too.

  12. All those flakes are hollow calories frosted with fattening, diabetes inducing sugar. How about "No thanks". I feel that Colbert has betrayed his integrity. A shame! I found his biting irony both humorous and educational. Alas, no more.

  13. I'm ancient enough to remember when it was called "Sugar Frosted Flakes" in the 1960s. Then there was the big "kids getting too much sugar" thing happening and the word SUGAR was dropped from the name. Likewise, "Super Sugar Crisps" became "Super Golden Crisps" (now just Golden Crisps),and "Sugar Smacks" are now "Honey Smacks". Who knows how Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes would have fared with his favorite "Super Sugar Bombs" being renamed.

  14. A great program, just the wrong spokesperson and product. Now all of the kids can become Type 2 diabetics by eating all of the high carb cereal. Won't that be fun to have even more overweight kids that will die young from health issues!

  15. frosted flakes gives kids diabetes. Breakfast consisting of corn flakes coated with sugar in milk. Really not good for kids…

  16. EXTREMELY disappointed in Stephen and this show for going down this road and promoting eating pure sugar. Disgusting really. The obvious thing to say, which most of the rest of the world does repeatedly, is how ridiculous America, its people, and its society are. It is a sad state (meant both ways) where a show promotes eating pure sugar for the benefit of a corporation under the pretence of helping children. Sadly my own country seems hell bent on becoming just like you Americans.

  17. Ironically does this the day before trump has a rally in Battle Creek the home of Kellogg’s……kinda hope it was planned ….thinking it’s not

  18. but where was the product placment? i must have missed it. i hope that nice striped man helps more kids get active and stop eating overly sugared foods.

  19. But let's be real it's not their fault kids have sweet tooth. So it's not the companies fault, it's YOU that needs to watch what you're eating

  20. Maybe instead of paying for sports 🏈 improve education. That football money 💵 could pay for a lot of textbooks 📚 and science 🧪 labs 🥼

  21. #missiontiger #tonythetiger 56 yr old female love you! It's a shame how our sports programs have deteriorated since I was in school! #theirgreat

  22. Yes because… If you eat frosted flakes, you're going to be able to do any work out. With the amount of sugar in them.

  23. This was funny and all… But PE is just a class that forces kids to physically exert themselves in almost like a work camp way… And if they don't want to? They are verbally abused by the students and the teachers. Take it from a kid who was fat growing up. People need walking and to be encouraged to do what they can do… They don't need PE.

  24. Yet they wanna put guns in schools? They're sure gonna need 'em when some bill gets passed allowing private prisons to turn schoolroom closets into jail cells!

    "Yo Kid? Bust me outta here and I'll totally make it worth your while" – Snake -The Simpsons

  25. Frosted flakes have been out for some time but it seems like lately, when high fructose corn syrup is being overused, that you see so many obese children. I was a candy fiend as a child, but I wasn't overweight. My children when they were in elementary and middle school were bullied because they were thin. It was easy buying clothes for them because their sizes were always the same as their age, but my 7 year old granddaughter has to wear size 12 because she is chunky. I think it has to be that high fructose corn syrup. Just because manufacturers want to use cheaper ingredients our kids get to waddle around like small hippos. Even though it not "great" I would rather they use sugar.

  26. Somehow this is worse than a normal commercial. the only way to fund school sports in certain less-wealthy districts is for stephen colbert to do a segment advertising Kellog's cereal

  27. When they claim sports are being cut, the first question to ask is which sports at which schools. Schools are not underfunded.

  28. Really? Cause my schools cut arts funding, but got vending machine (unhealthy snacks and sodas, not even sports drinks or juices) to fund sports.
    This when the HS used to have the best theatre program in the area code, a high-ranked marching band, one of the best drumlines in the state, a fantastic choir director with a few choirs that did very well in state competitions, and the most extensive visual arts program in the region. Yet the football & track teams got a brand new stadium despite having won of the most losing teams in the state. (We were good a golf for a couple years, but they practiced on actual courses, so…)

    I wish we were set up a bit more like Japan where different school have different specializations and you test into them rather than it being location-based. Of course, such things require an extensive, cheap, clean public transportation system that the US doesn't seem to have enough respect to maintain (Tragedy of the Commons is a uniquely Western problem)

    Edit: Japan also doesn't depend on corporate sponsorship to take care of their children. Almost all services are taken care of between their nationwide 6% sales tax and (arguably steep) municipal taxes. IMO, this is key. Communities supporting themselves, neighbours supporting neighbours seems to be more effective than sending money to the top to be redistributed back down and being slowed down & risking corruption at every step.

  29. Cut football and cheerleading over that dangerous concrete, let's rally for soccer and baseball and wrestling; we could even go for the far safer rugby y'all!

  30. If you're running out of "meanwhile" ideas, I've got another you can have. Seriously, it's yours. 🎁💝
    "Most nights I like to stand over there and give you all the best seller novel worthy news. But sometimes I pick out scraps of paper from the recycling bin at work where I jot down my thoughts. Then I type them up, edit them, and put them together in a self published book of short stories I call…. Meanwhile"
    (p.s. if you use this one please do it better credit than the fashion show one I suggested. Thanks ☺️)

  31. HUH. Would’ve been nice if arts and sciences in schools got produce placement from name-brand companies when they were being cut

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