I watched this Drunk History segment, with a delightfully drunk Paget Brewster detailing the invention of Corn Flakes while brothers Luke and Owen Wilson acted it out, and now I am thoroughly confused. Because, you see, Paget basically says that John Kellogg (Owen) stole Will Kellogg’s (Luke) idea for corn flakes and sold it to Post, but that Will Kellogg added sugar to it and created what is the modern-day Corn Flakes.
Most of this is confusing because, while Paget’s drunken recounting of the invention of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes seems to be largely accurate (minus the slurring), I’m now questioning the 1994 movie The Road to Wellville, in which Anthony Hopkins plays John Kellogg (played by Owen Wilson herein), who was credited in that movie for the creation of Corn Flakes and also inadvertently the vibrator, but not the vibrator invented by Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) in Maggie Gyllenhaal 2011 movie, Hysteria. Also, Will Kellogg is not even in The Road to Wellville, but George Kellogg (Dana Carvey) is.
It’s all very confusing, and there are a lot of corn flakes and vibrators involved. So, let this be a lesson about learning history from Hollywood movies. They’re all wrong! The only place from which any of us should learn history is from a drunken Paget Brewster.
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