Cereal Character Cap'n Crunch May Be in Hot Water With the Real U.S. Navy

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cap'n crunch boxLooks like the iconic cereal box character Cap'n Crunch has made enemies in Washington, D.C., and for once, it's not the food police who blame sugar for childhood obesity. A blogger noticed that the uniform Cap'n Crunch wears on cereal boxes had the stripes of a commander, not a captain. A captain has four stripes on his sleeve, while a commander has three. Oookay.

Somehow, this means that Cap'n Crunch is a fraud! And apparently, the Pentagon actually went so far as to said it had "no record of a Cap'n Crunch ever serving in the U.S. Navy," and they're going to have to investigate this potential "serious offense."

Lt. Commander Chris Servello, director of the U.S. Navy’s news desk at the Pentagon, told the Wall Street Journal:

We have no Cap’n Crunch in the personnel records -- and we checked. We have notified NCIS and we’re looking into whether or not he’s impersonating a naval officer -- and that’s a serious offense.

Uh oh. Sounds like the Napoleon-hatted Cap'n best be shaking in his boots! I mean, wait, what?! This is so insane.

Sure, he may be tweeting up a storm in his own defense -- one gem: "All hearsay & misunderstandings! I captain the S.S. Guppy with my crew, which makes me an official Cap'n. @CrunchatizingRumors" -- but no one's actually after a fictional cartoon character that's been on a cereal box since 1963? Right? Especially not the U.S. Navy, which surely has bigger fish (heheh) to fry than this!

What do you think of this bizarro "controversy"?


Image via Capncrunch.com

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LostS... LostSoul88

seriously.... people have way to much time on their hands. I cant believe the Navy is actually getting involved, guess more tax payers money wasted on nothing. 

nonmember avatar Todd Vrancic

I am sure the Navy responded with tongue firmly in cheek.

nonmember avatar Karmel

Did the Cap'n ever say what Navy he was apart of! There are other Navy's in the world people. Besides...they have a prob with the 3 stripes on his sleeve? What about the big ole C on his hat?! That's US Navy approved?

amnew... amnewlon8982

Katie that is my thought exactly.

nonmember avatar MammaMel

The only crazy thing about this story is those of you who don't get the sarcasm and banter. The Navy isn't REALLY investigating...they are having fun and making a joke for crying out loud!

fleur... fleurdelys3110

This can't be serious. Although I have a hard time imaging he Navy spokespeople actually addressed this. Don't they have better things to do?

nonmember avatar MammaMel

@fleurdelys3110...why is it "hard to believe" the the spokesperson addressed this? What, because they are in the Navy they can't play along with a joke? When did everyone become so uptight! It's a GOOD NATURED JOKE...believe it or not, even the hard-ass military can (and should!) do that every once in a while!

keelh... keelhaulrose

Somebody warn Captain Hook and Captain Jack Sparrow... neither of them have a single stripe!

TheTr... TheTruthTeller

Tongue in Cheek is a dying art apparently.

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