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Thread: Who's Old Enough to Remember Shmoos?

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    I just couldn't resist this when I found it on ebay!! Fond memories!!
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    OH my goodness! I very vaguely remember this! When did it come out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    OH my goodness! I very vaguely remember this! When did it come out?
    Not to date you or anything, but they first appeared in the Lil' Abner comic strip in 1948 and quickly became a national craze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    OH my goodness! I very vaguely remember this! When did it come out?
    Not to date you or anything, but they first appeared in the Lil' Abner comic strip in 1948 and quickly became a national craze!
    Just looked it up and apparently was around until the '70's. I was born in '55, so I was definitely around when it was 8-)

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    For a minute or two I was feeling young, until you said when it was around. I was around, but just don't remember it.

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    I was born in 55 too, but I don't remember this one!


    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    OH my goodness! I very vaguely remember this! When did it come out?
    Not to date you or anything, but they first appeared in the Lil' Abner comic strip in 1948 and quickly became a national craze!
    Just looked it up and apparently was around until the '70's. I was born in '55, so I was definitely around when it was 8-)

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    I'm old enough to remember it but I dont.

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    Schmoo! I guess I am "old" enough - hee hee!

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    Born in 53 here and I remember them but the memory is fuzzy. I don't remember what they did.

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    I was born in 1950 and have never heard of Shmoos. But I lived in Iowa in my early years, and our television (yes, tv's HAD been invented by then) only had two channels and a test pattern, so it's entirely possible I missed out on the fad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    I was born in 1950 and have never heard of Shmoos. But I lived in Iowa in my early years, and our television (yes, tv's HAD been invented by then) only had two channels and a test pattern, so it's entirely possible I missed out on the fad.
    Shmoos are from the newspaper comic strip Lil' Abner, not from TV.

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    What is a Schmoo? What did it (he?) do?

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    I can vaguely remember them. I didn't til I saw the picture.

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    I remember them from the Sunday funny papers. Weren't they all-purpose friends that even tasted like ham? I remember that they were blobby, white, a,d always happy.

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    I always loved the Lil Abner cartoon but I only vaguely remember the Shmoo

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    OH MY!!! I'd forgotten about them!! LOL Thanks for the memories!

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