During Married with Children’s fifth season two-parter, You Better Shop Around, the Bundys battled the D’Arcys in a bootleg version of Supermarket Sweep.
It’s easy to see why these episodes are so beloved by fans: The cast had perhaps never been more willing to get physical and act like dopes. It’s pretty great.
Course, as reader Justin E. pointed out, there’s an even cooler reason to watch You Better Shop Around. Both episodes were shot in what was either a real supermarket or a remarkably well-stocked stand-in, and if you look close, there are tons of now-discontinued foods lining the shelves.
Below are five fallen food items that I spotted during the two-parter. (These episodes aired in 1991, but were most likely shot in 1990.)
#1: Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears!
Breakfast Bears didn’t last nearly as long as the still-produced Teddy Grahams snack crackers, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. In one TV spot, costumed bears sung about the cereal from a roving, car-towed stage. If kids didn’t eat Breakfast Bears, it wasn’t because they never noticed it. Read More…
Since we had so much fun recording our Friday the 13th show, this week’s topic seemed only natural:
Yes, the latest Purple Stuff Podcast is all about FREDDY KRUEGER.
This week, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit run through a dozen of our favorite things about the entire Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, from the most creative kills to the best toys to Freddy’s strangest appearances outside of his movies.
Give us a listen by clicking the giant, ugly play button down below!
You can also download this week’s episode by right-clicking here.
Thanks as always for listening to the show and for helping to spread the word! Hope we can add a little fun to your weekend! Read More…
Hooray! I’m finally ready to reveal the goods!
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Dino Drac’s March Funpack is here!
Obligatory spiel: I create and sell monthly Funpacks, stuffed with old and new nonsense. Without the profits from these boxes, I wouldn’t be able to run Dino Drac. So on top of getting cool boxes filled with neat stuff, you’re also ensuring another month’s worth of Kool-Aid reviews and video store trip reports.
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Let’s see what’s in store for the March 2017 Funpack! Read More…
Half a week later, and I’m still in shock. We found another still-functioning video store, and it was somehow even better than the last two!
Say hello to Four Star Video. Part of a sleepy strip mall in Vineland, New Jersey, me and Jay ventured there on a hot tip from someone who knows the owner. I had no idea what to expect, but no reason to expect anything even approaching this level of awesomeness.
We’re all excited about Kong: Skull Island, right?
I am, at least. The gorilla is one thing, but the idea of a nightmarish island where evolution plays by wickedly different rules is enough to make me see any Kong movie. The fact that this one stars John F’n Goodman just makes it an even easier sell.
Movies this big don’t debut without fanfare. To help encourage on-the-fencers to pick Skull Island over Logan, Mr. Kong teamed up with Johnny Rockets to offer… erm… his own milkshakes.
It’s pretty much the same as Johnny Rockets’ Goosebumps promotion from 2015. The twin centerpieces are a pair of King Kong milkshakes, which both use bananas as a primary ingredient. (Apes love bananas, remember.)
I went there with Jay from The Sexy Armpit, in part because eating alone at a Johnny Rockets is what I’d doodle if someone asked me to draw anxiety, but also because I HATE BANANAS. I thought I’d need Jay to give me a more objective view of the taste. Read More…
Get set for the 38th edition of Five Random Action Figures, starring robot bugs and alien elephants and Ted “Theodore” Logan. We’re gonna have a time.
Storm w/ Power Glow Action
The Uncanny X-Men (1993)
If I have it right, this was the second of three distinct Storm figures to use this mold. The first came in 1991 and wore an all-black costume. The last, from 1995, wore a white costume to better resemble Storm’s appearance in X-Men: The Animated Series.
In the middle was this one, which happens to be my favorite. The switch to silver paid tribute to Storm’s then-current comic costume, and also made the figure look so much more…. godly. It was as if Raiden and Sindel put aside their differences to make a super-powered baby.
The ribbony cape is as awkward as it looks, but it does add a certain elegance. Had I owned this version of Storm back in the ‘90s, she would’ve ruled over my other action figures with a 90-to-10 ratio of pragmatism and vengeance. Read More…