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Offline crackedjerk

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Wacky mention on "The Kids Are Alright" TV show
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:02:02 PM »
ABC has a show that began this fall called "The Kids Are Alright" (https://abc.go.com/shows/the-kids-are-alright).  It's the story of a family with 8 boys set in '72 (though it may have progressed to '73 by now) that's pretty entertaining and accurate, at least to my memory.  On this past week's episode, there was a mention of Wacky Packages.  Some boys are hanging out in front of 7-11 when one says to another something about going inside to buy Wacky Packages.  It was quick, and there was no visual, but fun to hear Wackys mentioned. 

Offline DrSushi

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Re: Wacky mention on "The Kids Are Alright" TV show
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 04:32:46 PM »
ABC has a show that began this fall called "The Kids Are Alright" (https://abc.go.com/shows/the-kids-are-alright).  It's the story of a family with 8 boys set in '72 (though it may have progressed to '73 by now) that's pretty entertaining and accurate, at least to my memory.  On this past week's episode, there was a mention of Wacky Packages.  Some boys are hanging out in front of 7-11 when one says to another something about going inside to buy Wacky Packages.  It was quick, and there was no visual, but fun to hear Wackys mentioned.

I saw that too, the mention is about halfway through the episode. They called them Wacky Packs.

The show seems pretty accurate to me as well. I swear we had the same picture frames and my Mom had collectible spoons hanging on the wall just like on the show. Pretty funny stuff.

Offline mikecho

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Re: Wacky mention on "The Kids Are Alright" TV show
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2019, 11:45:50 AM »
Did "That '70s Show" ever mention or show Wackys at all, like this one just did?

Offline crackedjerk

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Re: Wacky mention on "The Kids Are Alright" TV show
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 03:01:01 PM »
Did "That '70s Show" ever mention or show Wackys at all, like this one just did?

Not that I recall, though I only watched the first couple seasons of that show.  I don't remember anyone on any of the boards/forums talking about a mention.

Offline Plastered Peanut

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Re: Wacky mention on "The Kids Are Alright" TV show
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 05:01:25 PM »
Not that I recall, though I only watched the first couple seasons of that show.  I don't remember anyone on any of the boards/forums talking about a mention.

What's really sad is the "comprehensive" series "I Love the 70's" from who was it, VH1?, not once mentioned Wacky Packs.   sad sad sad.
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Re: Wacky mention on "The Kids Are Alright" TV show
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 06:10:29 PM »
Not that I need one, but this is a good excuse to go back and rewatch THE WONDER YEARS and se if there were any Wacky Packages references.
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Re: Wacky mention on "The Kids Are Alright" TV show
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2019, 12:21:27 PM »
Love to hear this. Almost everyone I talk to has heard of Garbage Pail Kids, but so few have heard of Wacky Packages. When I try to explain WP, I usually have to refer to them as precursors to GPK so people will understand.
I'm grateful for every pop culture WP reference!

ABC has a show that began this fall called "The Kids Are Alright" (https://abc.go.com/shows/the-kids-are-alright).  It's the story of a family with 8 boys set in '72 (though it may have progressed to '73 by now) that's pretty entertaining and accurate, at least to my memory.  On this past week's episode, there was a mention of Wacky Packages.  Some boys are hanging out in front of 7-11 when one says to another something about going inside to buy Wacky Packages.  It was quick, and there was no visual, but fun to hear Wackys mentioned.