Lunch Bucket

In the summer of 1990, I ate these most everyday for lunch after a fun morning at summer school. (Yeah, I went to summer school for fun. I had computers, then drama. Now you feel bad for mocking me, because it was awesome and you’re jealous.) Two things about Lunch Bucket mystify me to this day: while you pop off most of the metal lid and replace it with the air-holed plastic cap, how is it okay to put even a little metal in the microwave; and why did a large company think putting the word “bucket” in its product name was the most appetizing option? Did the butler mascot make it fancy, like Grey Poupon fancy?

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Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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2 thoughts on “Lunch Bucket

  1. Rick says:

    I could be wrong, but isn’t that butler the outgoing Santa Claus looking for his replacement in “Ernest Saves Christmas”?

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