Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sam & Max and Stuckey's



I'm writing this perched on a box of Stuckey's Pecan Log Rolls. YES, Stuckey's is a real place and has paid tribute to Sam & Max in their corporate newsletter. In the first of a series of articles on Stuckey's contribution to pop culture they have called out Sam & Max for their multiple interactions with the iconic roadside America gas and gift shop. Whew! And I thought they were calling to sue the crap out of me!

--Starchie

9 comments:

mackproject said...

I really love Sam & Max. It's such a great series, and when I read the comics and think about them, I have all these fond memories of my family, like the first time we drove (something like) eight hours to Disney World when I was five, and it's kind of hard to believe that I can feel this uncannily deep connection to the series when there are so few comics to begin with. I really don't know how you did it.

Zack said...

Steve,
This is awesome!

Zack
http://www.furrypuppet.com

Lois B said...

Yay! You have made your mark on American culture.

Sean Lane said...

Sam and Max was my first exposure to Stuckey's, even though I've never been to a Stuckey's to this day. Texas has Buc-ee's with a Beaver though.

Komiko said...

Dear Sir,
I was not able to reach your contact any other way so could you send me any sort of contact at komiko.strip@gmail.com. It is a matter of copyrights and publishing Sam&Max.

Jason said...

Every time I pass a Stuckey's, South of the Boarder, or some other gift shop advertised in abusive orange lettering on the highway I think of Max's "You're passing Stuckey's! Are you crazy?!" line and can't help but smile.

Nick said...

Hi Steve, I just dragged my family through endless miles of roadside stops and attractions, trusty copy of Hit The Road in the trunk, just in case. I think they're starting to get the Cone of Tragedy references.

Antonik-Seidler said...

I did not know that Stucky's really exist. But it's still full of nostalgia for me. I will bring my preserving jars when I visit the states (than finally I get this gherkins).

William said...

Yeah, I didn't know Stuckey's existed either until I and my girl and her family were on a road trip together and we stopped at two of them. The first one I looked up seeing the giant Stuckey's sign and geeked out, babbling something about a canine shamus and rabbity-thing. My girl and her parents looked at me like I was crazy, lol.