Here’s a little something I love. Folks… it’s the Drive-In Intermission!
I can’t explain why I love it, since it’s quite awful… but I do. From the creepy happy “Yum yum” faces, to the attempts to make fast food sound nourishing, to the censorious “love bug” comment (you’d think this warning is really too late by intermission, no?), to the worst leprechaun ever, to outrageous claims about random things, to blatant religious coercion – but especially the animated circus snacks! Even those untalented soft drinks who think tapping their straws together is entertaining for some reason.
They played this reel at the Midland Drive-In at least through the ’90s, where we used to go for “staff night out” at Camp, which automatically imbues it with awesomeness… Then here in Guelph at the Mustang, they played it just the year before last – and I FLIPPED OUT! Just like that wiener!!!
Almost makes you believe everything will be okay, so long as you get yourself to the snack bar. We all know everything was simply peachy in the ’50s and ’60s! It was because of film reels like these!!
So bad… and yet, SO GREAT.