Flopcast episode 438! Inspired by the DragonCon American Sci-Fi Classics Track’s “Hostess Fruit Pie Theater” (don’t ask), we’re looking at those bizarre Hostess comic book ads of the 70s and 80s. It was a time when every Marvel and DC superhero (as well as all the Archie characters, Looney Tunes characters, Casper, Richie Rich, and even Sad Sack) were completely obsessed with Hostess products. Aquaman could stop a bank robbery with a fruit pie. So we’re counting down our favorite goofy Hostess ads in another Flopcast Top 4 ½ List! We also play a quick round of Trapped in the House featuring the classic Hostess characters. (Do you really want Twinkie the Kid stomping around your home? Think carefully…) Also: Children should definitely climb inside strange delivery trucks, Geordi La Forge wants you to fish yogurt lids out of the trash, and Kornflake has lobster wine, because of course she does.
Our Top 4 1/2 Hostess ads:
And our regular links…