Knight Rider lunchbox in Smithsonian

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Knight Rider lunchbox in Smithsonian

Post by Michael Pajaro » Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:35 pm

I caught a news report about a new display at the Smithsonian (sort of the "Museum of America"). They have a new exhibit on lunchboxes, showing the influence of pop culture over the decades. During the report, a trusty Knight Rider Lunchbox was clearly seen sitting in the display case.

From the Smithsonian website:
"Case: Taking America to Lunch April 13, 2004 - Indefinitely
On view are approximately 75 illustrated metal lunch boxes and beverage containers dating from the 1890s through the 1980s to celebrate the history and endurance of American lunch boxes. After reaching the height of their popularity at the dawn of the television era, lunch box sales became barometers for what was current in popular culture."

Considering that they only picked 75 lunchboxes for the exhibit, I think it's kind of an honor that they selected Knight Rider to be a part of it.

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Post by CB2001 » Wed Apr 14, 2004 7:16 pm

I wonder if its down the way from Pacman. J/k :)

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Post by SwEeTiNsAnItY » Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:44 am

lol, that's awesome! I think it's an honor as well. Yay for Knight Rider!

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:51 pm

Front page of the Calendar section of today's L.A. Times:

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(p.s. What's wrong with this picture?)
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Post by kido » Fri Apr 16, 2004 4:30 pm

Its a old(or bad) scan,thats why.
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Post by KalEl » Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:11 pm

I can tell you exactly what's wrong with it. That lunchbox couldn't possibly have been from 1981 as Knight Rider first aired in the fall of 1982. By the way, I own one of those lunchboxes. It is in unused, mint condition, and 100% rust/dent free. The Thermos is pristine too.

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