Monday, March 19, 2007
Twinkies in popular culture
The Twinkie snack food cake, ubiquitous in the United States, has made many appearances in modern media. Some examples include:
- Twinkies are the popular Over the Hedge comic book character, R.J's favorite food to eat.
- The Twinkies is a popular and often-used nickname for the Minnesota Twins baseball team.
- A Twinkie is used by Egon Spengler in the first Ghostbusters movie, to illustrate the severity of ghostly activity in New York City: "Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning's reading, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds."
"That's a big Twinkie."
Urban Legend: An urban legend holds that twinkies are chemically synthesized and require no baking. As a result, they supposedly have a nearly limitless shelf-life and could potentially "survive a nuclear war" (like cockroaches). Freshness is guaranteed only for about 25 days, leading some urban myth experts to believe it is false. They do last longer than most other baked goods due to the fact that the filling is not actually dairy. However, some science teachers have kept Twinkies since 1998 which show no signs of deterioration.This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Twinkies in popular culture". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.