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Offline BattleCaps

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There was a sign outside reading "Wacky Packs are Here"

Did a quick internet search and found it was a kids meal with a prize inside.  Nothing to do with Wacky Packages :]

Offline MoldRush

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We don’t have Sonics where I am, but I think they’ve been using that name for their version of a happy meal toy for a long time.

Offline Pupsi-Cola

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We don’t have Sonics where I am, but I think they’ve been using that name for their version of a happy meal toy for a long time.









We have some Sonics here in PA, the son and I tried it 1 time, IMO The food isn't anything to write home about.

Offline HENRY.R

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We have them in CA,great for deals after 2:00pm to 4:00 pm for shakes & ice cream treats, half price. here is a pic of wacky packs lol.




Offline MoldRush

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We don’t have Sonics where I am, but I think they’ve been using that name for their version of a happy meal toy for a long time.
I stand corrected, turns out we do have a few on Long Island NY, one not far from me at all.  Who knew?  But I’ve only lived here a little over a year, still have a lot of local geography to learn.

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IMO The food isn't anything to write home about.

It's the gimmick of making you feel nostalgic when someone brings the food to your car so you can make a mess all over your car seats.



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It's the gimmick of making you feel nostalgic when someone brings the food to your car so you can make a mess all over your car seats.



I saw the first episode of Barnaby Jones this morning, and had to smile at the scene of him and Frank Cannon in a car with fast food trays attached to their doors.  Of course, gourmet chef Cannon wanted no part of the food.  But the trays did bring back memories of Eat 'n Park and Bob's Big Boy!

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Believe it or not, we have one (Sonic drive-in) here in lowly Terre Haute, Indiana. Say what you will about the food, its one business that hasn't had to change hardly anything to continue operating in these Corona days.  Are drive-in movie theaters still around on the east coast these days? We have one locally and another within 25 miles. Seems like another business that would thrive these days. 
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Believe it or not, we have one here in lowly Terre Haute, Indiana. Say what you will about the food, its one business that hasn't had to change hardly anything to continue operating in these Corona days.  Are drive-in movie theaters still around on the east coast these days? We have one locally and another within 25 miles. Seems like another business that would thrive these days.

Which brand?  We went to both places, but I can't remember which brand was in the Pittsburgh suburbs and which was in Los Angeles.  I think maybe the Eat 'n Park was PA. 

The last of the drive in movies on Long Island closed years ago.  A restaurant owner tried screening movies in his parking lot a month or so ago, but officials made him shut down because there were no restrooms.  Anyway, all the properties in Suffolk that had drive in movie theaters have been turned into condos; don't know that there are many undeveloped pieces of land big enough now.

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Are drive-in movie theaters still around on the east coast these days?

We had Shoney's (Big Boy) in my area, but the car hop service died out in the early '70s.  I used to love the Big Boy hamburger.

Before the lockdown, my wife and I used to take weekend roadtrips to the small towns in different parts of Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware.  I've seen a few drive-in movies around.

The latest craze in my area is drive-in Sunday church services.  Some have a podium with large speakers, and some broadcast over a radio frequency.  Our church is streaming on facebook.
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reading this just brought back a classic Flintstones tune in my head...

Here we come, on the run, with a burger and a bun
And a dab of cole slaw on the side.
Oh, your tastes we will tickle with a cold dill pickle
and all of our potatoes are French fried fried fried....

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reading this just brought back a classic Flintstones tune in my head...

Here we come, on the run, with a burger and a bun
And a dab of cole slaw on the side.
Oh, your tastes we will tickle with a cold dill pickle
and all of our potatoes are French fried fried fried....

I've been catching some of the Flintstones episodes on MeTV, which is a fantastic channel!  That's where I saw the Barnaby Jones with the car service this morning. 

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I've been catching some of the Flintstones episodes on MeTV, which is a fantastic channel! 

They had the episode where Fred played Santa Claus on a couple of months ago.  The original run was too early for me, so I only saw the series in re-runs.  Great stuff, and great writing.

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They had the episode where Fred played Santa Claus on a couple of months ago.  The original run was too early for me, so I only saw the series in re-runs.  Great stuff, and great writing.

Sunday evenings they show a Flintstones episode followed by a Honeymooners episode that the Flintstones episode seems to have been based on.

Offline BattleCaps

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Great unexplained mystery about the Flintstones:

 What happened to Dino's voice? He talked in his first appearance on the show.

Offline BattleCaps

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  Are drive-in movie theaters still around on the east coast these days? We have one locally and another within 25 miles. Seems like another business that would thrive these days.

I'm just outside of Baltimore and we still have one drive-in theater in the area that has been in continuous operation since the 1950's.

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reading this just brought back a classic Flintstones tune in my head...

Here we come, on the run, with a burger and a bun
And a dab of cole slaw on the side.
Oh, your tastes we will tickle with a cold dill pickle
and all of our potatoes are French fried fried fried....

LOL!!
This one's stuck in my head forever!!:

https://youtu.be/BKSkBsnfkFA

Offline Zenergizer

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another favorite! 

In fact, I had compiled a lot of my favorite cartoon theme songs, and
added some of the great songs as well from both the Flintstones
and Gilligan's Island.

I listed to it quite a bit, people think I'm nuts.

I sent a copy to my best pal, All-Brain, he can vouch for it!

Here's a bit of obscure Gilligan's Trivia for you (and don't look it up!)

The episode when the rock group, The Mosquitos, lands on the island,
the women form their own band, called The Honey Bees (i.e. "You Need Us")
They did that because the guys first tried to form their own band,
with miserable results.  What was the name of the guys' band?




 

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