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Big Boy Restaurants Replace Iconic Mascot With Old 1950s Character

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  • Big Boy restaurants are changing their mascot from Big Boy to Dolly.
  • It’s unclear whether this will be a temporary or permanent change.
  • The change comes with the news of a new menu item.

 

Big Boy restaurants recently rolled out a new chicken sandwich, and with that new addition, they unveiled a long-forgotten character. One of their older characters, Dolly, will now be replacing their current iconic mascot that we’ve all come to know and love.

Dolly has been dreaming up this #chickensandwich for quite some time so …. Who is ready for tomorrow?! #bigcluckindeal” the official restaurant Twitter account says in a tweet. 

Big Boy restaurants change their mascot… temporary or permanent?

Dolly has been dreaming up this #chickensandwich for quite some time so ….

Who is ready for tomorrow?! 🙋‍♀️#bigcluckindeal pic.twitter.com/VTCeUuGwyK

— Big Boy® (@ItsYourBigBoy) July 5, 2020

Dolly is a character that could be remembered from the Big Boy comic book series from the 1950s. She will now be serving as the official mascot to promote the restaurant’s newest sandwich. We’re not sure how long she’s staying, but she is for now. Bob’s Big Boy director of training Frank Alessandrini speaks to Fox News about this change.

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“We are rolling out a brand-new chicken sandwich. We’re calling it the best cluckin’ chicken sandwich around, and Dolly, who has been with Big Boys since the 1950s as far as we can go back with our comic books. We decided that she’s going to be the star of this sandwich as Big Boy was the star of his double-decker sandwich.”

Dolly takes the lead… for now

Big Boy Restaurants Replace Iconic Mascot With Old 1950s Character
Big Boy restaurant and mascot / Trip Advisor

The director also notes that the company wanted “to show that we’re still moving forward. We recognize the times that we’re in, hopefully, turning the corner in this pandemic and come out of it, but we want to set ourselves up for the future as well.”

While this appears to be a promotional change, Alessandrini speaks about it as if it’s a permanent change to the company. “It is Dolly’s time to shine now with our chicken sandwich,” he says. “So, she’s taken the forefront right now. She’s in charge. The name will always be Big Boy, but as far as the logo, she’s leading the charge, and we’ll see when he comes back if he does.”

How the Internet is reacting

Big Boy Restaurants Replace Iconic Mascot With Old 1950s Character
Big Boy mascot / Wikimedia Commons

The change was met with a lot of backlash on Twitter. One person says “I don’t think I will eat here now that the big boy is gone.” Another writes, “You just lost me as a lifetime customer. The food at my local Bob’s Big Boy isn’t what it was back in the 60’s, anyway. I go for the nostalgia (and the fudge cake sundae). Never even heard of heard of Dolly.”

However, there were also some customers that didn’t really mind. “If you’re pressed about a chicken sandwich changing mascots, you’re a *say it with me* SNOOOOWFLAAAAAAKEEEEEEE,” someone writes. Another says, “Look at all the boomers getting triggered in the comments, what snowflakes.”

What do you think of Big Boy’s change?

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Sylvester Stallone’s Daughters Make Him A Special Birthday Breakfast

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On July 6, 2020, Sylvester Stallone turned 74 years old! On his birthday, he shared a few photos with fans of his special day. It appears that his daughters made him a nice birthday breakfast. Sylvester smiles next to a bowl of bananas with whipped cream on top and a plate of pancakes and ham. He is surrounded by delicious syrups and jellies.

Sylvester also shared a photo of himself wearing a Harley-Davidson shirt. He captioned the photos, “A great birthday breakfast made by my wonderful daughters! I’m gonna eat until I explode, [then] go to the gym and unload!”

Sylvester Stallone’s daughters made him a delicious-looking birthday breakfast

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A great birthday breakfast made by my wonderful daughters! I’m gonna eat until I explode, they go to the gym and unload!

A post shared by Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) on Jul 6, 2020 at 10:51am PDT

Sylvester has three daughters, Sistine, Sophia Rose, and Scarlet Rose. He shares all three of his girls with wife Jennifer Flavin. He also has two sons, Sage and Seargeoh with ex-wife Sasha Czack. Sadly, his son Sage died in 2012.

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A post shared by Sistine (@sistinestallone) on Jul 5, 2020 at 11:30am PDT

Sistine recently shared a photo of herself with her mom and sisters. They all look so much alike! She also shared photos and videos to celebrate her father’s birthday. In addition, Jennifer shared some throwback photos and more recent snaps to celebrate her longtime husband’s birthday. She wrote, “Happy birthday to the love of my life! My forever best friend❤️”

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Happy birthday to the love of my life! My forever best friend❤️

A post shared by Jennifer Flavin Stallone (@jenniferflavinstallone) on Jul 6, 2020 at 6:22pm PDT

Happy birthday, Sylvester! It looks like you had an amazing birthday with your family.

In conclusion, watch Sylvester’s transformation over the years:

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Where Are The ‘Home Improvement’ Brothers Now?

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The ’90s sitcom Home Improvement followed the Taylor family. The show starred Tim Allen as father Tim Taylor and Patricia Richardson as his wife Jill. They had three sons named Brad, Randy, and Mark. The show is now almost 30 years old, so the boys are now men! Have you ever wondered what the Home Improvement brothers are up to now?

Find out what they have been doing since Home Improvement ended and see what they look like now. Prepare to be shocked if you haven’t followed them in years. They all look so different and have been up to very different things.

Zachery Ty Bryan / Brad Taylor

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Brad Taylor and Zachery Ty Bryan / ABC and Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for P.S. ARTS

Brad was the oldest brother and generally the troublemaker of the family. He was played by Zachery Ty Bryan. After the show ended, he appeared on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, and most recently, Thor: Hammer of the Gods. It seems the 38-year-old hasn’t been acting since 2009 but moved into producing. Zachery married his high school sweetheart Carly Matros and they have four children.

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas / Randy Taylor

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Randy Taylor and Jonathan Taylor Thomas / ABC and Craig Sjodin/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Randy was the middle child of the Taylor family and many said he was the cutest! Besides playing Randy, Jonathan is best known for being the voice of young Simba in The Lion King. Jonathan is also 38 years old. While he left Home Improvement early to attend Columbia University, he continued acting. He recently reunited with Tim Allen on Tim’s new show Last Man Standing. He also directed a few episodes of Last Man Standing.

Taran Noah Smith / Mark Taylor

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Mark Taylor and Taran Noah Smith / ABC and Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images

The youngest Taylor son was played by Taran Noah Smith, who is currently 36 years old. After the show, Taran married Heidi Van Pelt when he was only 17! Not only that, but Heidi was 33 at the time. They opened a vegan restaurant called PlayFood and a non-dairy cheese plant. They had one son together named Nolan Eric Smith. The couple divorced in 2007. He had some trouble with the law including convictions of drunk driving and marijuana possession. However, he also has volunteered for disaster relief in the Philippines and with recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

Which Home Improvement brother was your favorite?

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The Andrews Sisters Had A Feud For Decades During Their Career

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The Andrews Sisters were a singing group that consisted of sisters LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene Andrews. While they were one of the most successful female groups in pop music history, they had their issues. After working together for years, they started hating each other. Their feud truly began when Patty decided to go solo.

Unfortunately, Maxene and LaVerne learned about Patty’s decision to go solo from gossip columns. For about two years, the sisters did not speak to Patty. Things got worse when Patty sued LaVerne for a larger portion of their late parents’ estate. Later in life, Patty said that the death of their parents in the late ’40s contributed to their feud.

The Andrews Sisters did not speak for several years

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The Andrews Sisters / Wikimedia Commons

She said, “We had been together nearly all our lives. Then in one year, our dream world ended. Our mother died (in 1948) and then our father (in 1949). All three of us were upset, and we were at each other’s throats all the time.”

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Maxene and LaVerne continued to tour as a duo for some time. They even joked about the feud on The Red Skelton Show in 1954 singing “Why Do They Give the Solos to Patty?” Patty didn’t find it too funny and sent a cease and desist order to Red Skelton!

They reunited before LaVerne’s death at age 55

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The Andrews Sisters group / GAB Archive/Redferns/Getty Images

Eventually, they reunited in 1956 and signed a new record deal with Capitol Records. During this time they released new songs including “I Left My Heart In San Francisco”, “Still”, “The End of the World”, and “Puff the Magic Dragon.”

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The Andrews Sisters portrait / Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Luckily they reunited when they did because LaVerne died in 1967 from a battle with cancer. Their last appearance together as a trio was on The Dean Martin Show on September 29, 1966. While LaVerne was sick, she was replaced by singer Joyce DeYoung for already scheduled performances. Maxene and Patty performed together for a while after LaVerne died but soon broke up. Patty went on to become a soloist and Maxene started teaching acting and drama. Now, all of the Andrews Sisters have passed away, but their legacy lives on.

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Chris Hayes Reveals He Was “Strictly Forbidden” From Watching ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’

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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes recently shared that he was “strictly forbidden” from watching TV show The Dukes of HazzardThe reason why? The long-debated Confederate flag boasted on the top of the recognizable vehicle.

“Just remembered when I was little kid I was strictly forbidden from watching the Dukes of Hazzard by my mom because of the flag on the car. Good work, mom!” Hayes writes on Twitter. The Confederate flag is a symbol that is undergoing removal across the country from the Mississippi state flag to NASCAR.

Chris Hayes thinks it was a good thing that he was not allowed to watch ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ as a kid

Just remembered when I was little kid I was strictly forbidden from watching the Dukes of Hazzard by my mom because of the flag on the car. Good work, mom!

— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 1, 2020

The Dukes of Hazzard was one of the most-watched, popular television programs that run from 1979 to 1985 on CBS. It was the lead-in for the most-watched program next to Dallas. The show officially went off the air in 1985 and would continue with reruns until 2015 when TV Land announced they would be removing the show from its network. This was due to complaints pouring in about the General Robert E. Lee Confederate flag.

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A museum in Illinois has also spoken out saying they will not stop displaying their Dukes of Hazzard car with the Confederate flag atop the vehicle. The museum director says it’s “a part of history” and that they’ve had a lot of people speaking out in favor of keeping it.

Do you agree?

Chris Hayes Reveals He Was "Strictly Forbidden" From Watching 'Dukes Of Hazzard'
‘Dukes of Hazzard’ / CBS

Of course, given the controversial nature of his tweet, it was met with mixed reactions. “I’m black and I loved watching The Dukes of Hazzard and still stop to watch it if I catch it on somewhere. I had the toys and my mother’s husband had an orange Charger just like the General Lee but no Confederate flag,” one Twitter user writes.

Another says, “You missed out, then. The iconography is incidental to the show; it was really just a light comedy with strong family themes, a sense of good and evil where evil never looks cool and never wins, and great comedic turns by Sorrell Booke and James Best.” However, one commenter agrees with Hayes, saying, “Great example of good parenting!”

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Producers Say If The ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Is Getting Canceled

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Many stories have been swirling lately about Ellen DeGeneres actually being a mean person. For someone who promotes kindness on her talk show, there have been many accounts by workers who say she is not a nice person. Now, rumors are that The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be canceled.

Rumors say the show may get canceled because of the allegations and now falling ratings. Like many other talk shows, Ellen has continued to host her show from her home. She has virtual guests and is going on as normally as possible.

Producers say Ellen’s show is safe for now

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Ellen DeGeneres / Wiki

However, Ellen’s production company representatives said, “Telepictures can confirm it’s untrue.” It seems as of now, the talk show is not getting canceled. Her show has been on the air since 2003! Can you believe it has been that long?

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Some of the allegations began in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some staff reports that “they had little communication or transparency about the status of their pay or continued employment.”

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How ever you do it, please remember to wear a mask. Infection numbers are still climbing.

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Another story reports, “A new staff member was told, ‘Every day she picks someone different to really hate. It’s not your fault, just suck it up for the day and she’ll be mean to someone else the next day.’ They didn’t believe it, but it ended up being entirely true.”

Yikes! What’s your take on Ellen? There have been some really awkward moments on her show with celebrities. Watch them below:

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