B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart


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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 4 years ago

    Mastroianni and Hart. I hope there is such a thing as a humour pill, because you both need a prescription.

  2. bluskies

    bluskies said, almost 4 years ago

    Santa should never have eaten that last HoHo..

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s Ealing humour

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 4 years ago

    Where I’m from, not many people ate Hostess. We have Tastykake, a Philadelphia delicacy which is much like Hostess, but FAR better!
    Their slogan, which is absolutely true, is “Nobody bakes a cake as tasty as a Tastykake!”
    See a Tastykake commercial, which was made by a local ad agency for them, but was never used:

  5. DreamScourge

    DreamScourge said, almost 4 years ago


    Thanks it didn’t make sense til your post ;)

  6. bluskies

    bluskies said, almost 4 years ago


    As a Philly suburban native who has been consuming Tastykake products since their chocolate cupcales came three in a package for a dime and a TastyPie cost 8 cents, I have to say that they have slid somewhat downhill of late. It probably started around the time they re-branded Tandy Takes as KandyKakes. Don’t get me wrong, a Kreamie still tastes just a bit better than a Devil Dog (if you can find one of either, and that was Drake’s, not Hostess), but mass marketing and competition have taken a toll.

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    The local groceries didn’t waste any time filling their “hostess” spots with other brands.
    re: alexikakos I thought it was funny in a sideways fashion, inferring that St. Nick’s demise from being so fat as to break his sleigh from eating too many Hostess brought lawsuits.

  8. batterd_citizen

    batterd_citizen said, almost 4 years ago


    i bought a tasteykake once in 1978—it had mold growing in the pkg..
    and the last time i had a Twinkie—the filling tasted like glue.

  9. Cooncat

    Cooncat said, almost 4 years ago

    When I have to review the comic several times, read all the comments, and then re-visit the comic to closely inspect it … all just to understand the humor .. well, it makes my ears bleed!

  10. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago

    Has nothing to do with the unions. That was just an excuse. That company had been mismanaged (by, uh, management) for years. Unions had made lots of concessions already, while management were still getting bonuses. The real problem is, the heads of the company did not adapt to changing market conditions.

  11. cj7ole

    cj7ole said, almost 4 years ago

    Wow! Hostess has been around a lot longer than I thought.

    Interesting that if you are Republican, it is the unions fault, if you are Democrat is is always management’s fault. As in most cases, there is plenty of blame to go both ways.

  12. dsom8

    dsom8 said, almost 4 years ago

    Even after reading the comments I don’t get it. I think that’s what @Alexikakos was getting at.

  13. trimguy

    trimguy said, almost 4 years ago

    The Unions (supposedly) wouldn’t allow bread to be delivered on the same trucks as the Twinkies & Ho-Ho’s. Yet, poor management was the final nail in the coffin: 300 percent pay raises for management while demanding sacrifices from the Unions.
    After the company went bankrupt, the corporate bosses STILL demanded their bonuses.

  14. twypsi

    twypsi said, almost 4 years ago

    Two or three months ago , I had my first twinkie in over thirty years. I took two bites and threw the rest away. It still tasted like crap. How did they manage to stay in business as long as they did?

  15. phelpsgates

    phelpsgates said, almost 4 years ago

    I thought at first that the caption at upper right was a jab at unions, but eventually concluded that the joke (such as it was) is that it was actually Santa who sued Hostess for damages because he ate so many he broke through the floor of his sleigh. Does this mean that I can sue ’em for getting overweight? Too late, I guess.

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