Navy Says Cap'n Crunch Is A Fraud - Fox 2 News Headlines

Navy Says Cap'n Crunch Is A Fraud

Posted: Updated:
@RealCapnCrunch says on Twitter, "So much fuss about my name. O, be some other name. What’s in a name? That which we call Cap’n Crunch, by any other name would taste as sweet." @RealCapnCrunch says on Twitter, "So much fuss about my name. O, be some other name. What’s in a name? That which we call Cap’n Crunch, by any other name would taste as sweet."
By FoxNews.com -

Ahoy! We saw this storm brewing over allegations that Cap'n Crunch's uniform may not be up to code, but now the real U.S. Navy has weighed in.

The food blog FoodBeast earlier this week noted that the Cap'n's three stripes on his cuffs signifies a commander -- not a captain, as noted by four stripes. (Just a note, the number of stripes Cap'n Crunch has sported has indeed varied over the years since his incarnation in 1963, going from one to two at times.)

The discovery sent the blogosphere abuzz with all kinds of suppositions, including one from FoodBeast that he's really a French Capitaine de frégate (his full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch, by the way) --whose uniforms only have three yellow stripes but still translates to "Commander" in English. The folks at Consumerist also commented that a commander is still addressed as captain.

So, now what does the Navy say?

Speaking to to Foreign Policy, a Navy spokeswoman said:

"You are correct that Cap'n Crunch appears to be wearing the rank of a U.S. Navy commander," Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Flaherty, U.S. Navy spokeswoman, told Foreign Policy. "Oddly, our personnel records do not show a ‘Cap'n Crunch' who currently serves or has served in the Navy."

Is Cap'n Crunch really a fraud?

Well, if you want answers about the French uniform, Foreign Policy points out that that insignia consists of five stripes — three yellow, two white.

While Foreign Policy also speculates that his uniform indicates a frigate captain in the German or Portuguese navies, it's still unclear who exactly he sails for.

Meanwhile, the Cap'n and his crew are downplaying the whole thing on Twitter, writing:

"So much fuss about my name. O, be some other name. What's in a name? That which we call Cap'n Crunch, by any other name would taste as sweet."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/06/20/navy-says-capn-crunch-is-impostor/#ixzz2WrEhcrps

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • No Leads On The Cause Of Sea Isle's 7 Alarm Fire

    No Leads On The Cause Of Sea Isle's 7 Alarm Fire

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:10:30 GMT
    A seven-alarm fire is captured on smart phone video as it burns several homes, including beachfront properties, in Sea Isle City.
    A seven-alarm fire is captured on smart phone video as it burns several homes, including beachfront properties, in Sea Isle City.
  • Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:51:01 GMT
    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices