Caramel Beginnings, Interlude

Today the emissaries of Heavy Cream and Spice gathered in response to an agreement that will make a peaceful resolution.

“We have agreed to use our unique talents to give the world a gift which will help put our nations at the frontier of history.

–from 15th century records of early development of caramel. Ca Candy Parliament Library Intl.

Pursuit of Pumpkin pie, interlude

..The life of pumpkin pie, provided it’s good pumpkin pie, is short-lived. ..Sometimes, it doesn’t last any longer than it took to make it.

–from world renown old time chef Mortimer “Mustache” Jacksonville, from his cookbook, “Seasonal Favorites from 1967: For All Who Love Pumpkin & Nothing Else.

Ca. 1988, Seashore & Starfish Assistance Publishers, Inc.

Breakfast sandwich, interlude

We combine a spicy cheese omelet with three slices of bacon and put it on whole wheat toast.

Then we serve it with coffee. It’s the ultimate master plan, folks. Our ticket to ruling the world: breakfast mastery.

They’ll never know what hit them til it’s too late. Because then they’ll want more.

–from three lost tape recordings of infamous pyramid scam artists, who decided last minute to open a fast food chain. Ca June, 1968.

Topping for German Chocolate Cheesecake, interlude

This moment brought you by the Ad Council for Encouragement of German Chocolate Cheesecake Production Advocacy Group, enticing the American public to make and share German chocolate cheesecake on a more frequent basis since 1909.

–from the digital archives of filmmaker Randolf Blitz-Toaster-Howard, Inc., ca 2005.

From the oven, interlude

Hot from the oven

Don’t’ you touch

wait ten minutes

A knife runs around the rim

then wait an hour more

O cream cheese, where’d you go? German chocolate cheesecake, take it slow.

Overnight success

gives quite a chill

Cool German chocolate topping and add a thrill.

O cream cheese, where’d you go? German chocolate cheesecake, take it slow.

–from a radio advertisement advocating that listeners should make more German chocolate cheesecake. Ca 1935, Saint Gertrude Spaghetti Media Company

German Chocolate Cheesecake, interlude

Walnuts, coconut, brown sugar, heavy cream and butter; by themselves they are potentially deadly. But when combined in a pan over medium heat, they make any ordinary chocolate cheesecake into something amazing!

Let’s go to the phone lines, yes hello, you’re on the air.

“My mouth waters at the thought of traditional German chocolate cake; but my mind was blown when I was served a cheesecake of the same name.”

–from a 1985 public service announcement, courtesy of Anywhere USA, encouraging people to eat more German chocolate cheesecake.

Jack ‘o lanterns, interlude

Good evening. Our car broke down a few yards back. May we come in to use your phone?

–from “Count the Pumpkin Skins,” the 1980s horror film about a vampire who gets turned into a living jackolantern, who then preys on unsuspecting teenagers.

Creeper Corner Films. Air date: October 1981