Whenever I think about Wheat Thins, I can’t help but associate it with the ad campaign starring the very talented Sandy Duncan. My family would obsess over these ads, not because we loved Wheat Things, which we did, but because we believed the urban legend that Duncan had a glass eye, and we were obsessed with spotting it. We would stare at the screen looking for tell-tale signs or odd movement. It was oddly morbid and an activity my Grandmother tried to stop.
She knew the truth about Duncan’s eye. Sandy had a tumor removed from her left eye years before, but had not had the eye removed. Despite my Grandmother’s cold hard facts, we could not be persuaded to think otherwise and Duncan and her non-glass eye would always be an object of entertainment and fascination in our household for years to come.