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Car Crazy #6: 1977 Lincoln Continental Town Coupé

Soft lighting, feathered hair, and a giant automobile that would never fit in your garage. It must be the 1970s! 1977 to be precise, in the form of a dealer postcard for the 1977 Lincoln Continental Town Coupé.

1977 Lincoln Continental Town Coupé

This was one of two full-size Lincolns for the 19777 model year, the other being the fabled Town Car. This particular car was also used in one of the company’s sales brochure, so if I’m not mistaken this gorgeous paint color was called “cinnamon gold moondust.” Outstanding.

Mascot Hall of Fame #1: Count Chocula & Franken Berry

A few years before advertising mascot classic Boo Berry and Fruit Brute (to say nothing of Fruity Yummy Mummy) entered the pantheon of Monster Cereal mascots, there was the original duo of Count Chocula and Franken Berry.

Count Chocula & Frankenberry

General Mills introduced the pair — legal names Count Alfred Chocula and Franken Berry — in 1971. They were notable not just for their delicious breakfast cereals but for their utter cowardice in TV ads.

I’m not sure if they ever really left the shelves for any length of time (Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy came back briefly but are discontinued as of 2020) but for the past decade they’ve only been available around the Halloween season. The current iterations of the Count and his pink nemesis are computer-generated abominations, so let’s remember them here as they should always be.