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11 August 2018
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Since I am not a native speaker of English, I have always been intrigued by the pronunciation: “Good morning, good morning, good morningAH”.

Why do they do this? Is this for comic effect? Does it sound ridiculously posh or something?

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Might be a little comic poshness there,  but I think it’s just done for musical effect – adding that extra syllable just to help emphasize the rhythm of the song.

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Von Bontee said
Might be a little comic poshness there,  but I think it’s just done for musical effect – adding that extra syllable just to help emphasize the rhythm of the song.  

Agreed. It works better this way. 

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Has the specific Kellogg’s commercial which put “Good morning, good morning” into Lennon’s head ever been identified?

(It might not even have been a Corn Flakes commercial. “Good morning” is probably associated mostly with Corn Flakes, but it seems there was at least one 1960s Kellogg’s commercial which used “good morning” to push Rice Krispies. In case that link breaks, the description says that it’s ‘[f]rom “The Magic Land of Allakazam” in the early 1960’s.’ and the jingle lyrics are “A Kellogg’s good morning, the best to you each morning”. That’s probably not the one Lennon saw while writing Pepper songs, however, as it’s reportedly early-’60s and probably US- or North America-exclusive. And in the 1980 Rolling Stone interview Lennon does say that it was a Corn Flakes ad, though it’s possible that he misremembered after over a decade.)

In any case, while the Kellogg’s jingle may have given Lennon “good morning, good morning” and set him going I suspect it wasn’t actually the main inspiration Lennon ended up drawing on for this song: I think that was likely something else.

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Has the specific Kellogg’s commercial which put “Good morning, good morning” into Lennon’s head ever been identified?

That’s a great question.  It seems obvious, but I’ve never heard of anyone who has thought to ask it before.

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Pretty sure it’s in the 1987 (or 1992, I think there are differences) ‘Pepper’ documentary.

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leoc said
Has the specific Kellogg’s commercial which put “Good morning, good morning” into Lennon’s head ever been identified?

In any case, while the Kellogg’s jingle may have given Lennon “good morning, good morning” and set him going I suspect it wasn’t actually the main inspiration Lennon ended up drawing on for this song: I think that was likely something else.
  

Ever since I first heard the song in my late teens (I was a late Beatles bloomer lol) this question has tugged at my memory, there’s something buried that remembers a connection but I don’t know what it is. I have a neurodiverse ability to store away jingles and musical phrases like musical memes since I was very small in the mid to late 60’s so perhaps I could have heard whatever it is Lennon is winking at (or perhaps not if it was a specific UK wink) and it’s the Good MorningAH that’s the thing, he’s making an allusion to something but what is it?! Maybe it’s something US from one of the tours?

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I recall hearing a brief soundbite in something like the anthology or the pepper audio documentary. I think it was accompanied by a video, but I can’t recall exactly what or when it appeared. Sorry I can’t be more specific, but I do think its out there somewhere. 

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To identify the specific commercial would probably mean having to delve into what commercial(s) were playing around the time John wrote the track.

One, with a male voice doing the jingle, is here (as posted in this thread), another, this time a female voice, can be seen in the ‘Pepper’ documentary (here @ 38:12).

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