Flopcast 438: Crisis on Earth-Hostess

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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.

Episode 438 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

Mike’s Amazing World of Comics has an amazing collection of Hostess ads!

Our Top 4 1/2 Hostess ads:

Spider-Man vs. The Human Computer!

The Road Runner in Paul Revere’s Run!

Josie in Getting Noticed!

Richie Rich Meets 2 Smart Robots!

Mera Meets the Manta Men!

American Sci-Fi Classics Track’s Hostess Fruit Pie Theater!

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