Fractional Recollections and New Coke

The guys are back in Episode 32 to do a little remembering about New Coke, candy from the seventies and give a little love advice.  While we fully acknowledge that nostalgia for the 90’s is the territory of the Partial Recall Podcast, we felt that we were safe to slide back into the seventies and eighties for a bit of “membering”.

A previous episode featured the story of a faulty Coke machine in the jr. high field house which if someone was willing to get shocked, would continue to feed out free Coke’s.  Ty and Heavy seemed to remember that it was a “New Coke” machine so that prompted us to discuss the disastrous change from the traditional Coke recipe to the New Coke  and the subsequent backlash that led to Coca-Cola Classic, with New Coke eventually fading out of existence.

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They Even Got Cosby to Shill for New Coke

Of course we discuss why Coca-Cola management felt the need to monkey with a good thing.  A major factor was the Pepsi Challenge.  Ty lays out why the Pepsi Challenge was successful and why ultimately, it was deceptive to the Coca-Cola management.

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Gabe Kaplan of Welcome Back Mr. Kotter Conducting the Pepsi Challenge

All of this talk about soft drinks leads the crew to remember magical moments when an ice cold Dr. Pepper or Coke was the best thing in the world.  Then the conversation turns to each member’s favorite candy back in the olden times.  Gustav brings up some long gone candies like the Marathon Bar or Reggie Bar while Ty and Heavy just stare blankly at him.

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Patrick Wayne (son of John Wayne} in a Marthon Bar Commercial

Turning from nostalgia to their mission statement to help their listeners, the guys put on their Dear Abby wigs and answer an email from Pretty Little Nurse  on how to catch a guy that she has been on a couple of dates with.  After delivering some remarkably sound advice, Gustav tells how Mrs. Gustav put him through a long interview process before she finally gave into his questionable charms.

As always, email us your thoughts or questions to canyouhearmepod@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @realgustav @tywebb3000 @longmireheavy @canyouhearmepod

Also be sure to check out the Partial Recall Podcast for your Generation Y nostalgia needs.