Monday, February 9, 2009

T.V. Dinners, and Not the Kind You Microwave

I was trolling around on the internet the other day, as I tend to do about 90 percent of the time and I found a fun article on It’s slideshow of some of the most popular restaurants, diners and bars ever on prime time. Cheers, Friends’ Central Perk, Monk’s Diner on Seinfeld and Moe’s Tavern from The Simpsons were all featured. A good list, sure, but I felt like I could add to it since my viewing habits don’t include any of those shows. Here’s what I came up with (with help from Lucy and Liz!):

Luke’s Diner from Gilmore Girls. There is still a gaping hole in my heart from the cancellation of that show. If Stars Hollow actually existed, I would take a road trip and get some of Luke’s infamous coffee. And in true GG style, I might just order everything else on the menu to go and veg out during an obscure movie marathon. Seriously, Lorelai and Rory could EAT.

The Hub from That 70’s Show. Jon and I are on a That 70s Show kick. We’re Netflixing them all, currently on Season 2 out of…oh…8. Anyway, hanging out at The Hub and witnessing some crazy Hyde and Fez hijinks would be fun. Yes, yes.

The Max from Saved By the Bell. Kirby and I used to watch these reruns every day after we got home from school. Oddly enough, I don’t remember much about the show, except the entire theme song. And that they always hung out at the really awesome diner after school. Oh, and that feisty Lisa Turtle was SO much cooler than Kelly Kapowski.

Honker Burger from Doug. When I was a kid Nickelodeon had some of the best (and weirdest) cartoons (Ren and Stimpy? CatDog? The Angry Beavers? ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE???? Weird stuff). In this one, sixth grader Doug Funnie and his friends Patti Mayonnaise and Skeeter Valentine hung out at the Honker Burger. Plus, there are all kinds of random food references in the show. Doug’s dog is named Porkchop and his favorite band is The Beets, famous for their hit song, “Killer Tofu.” And who can forget Quailman?

And that’s all I/we could think of. Feel free to add your favorite T.V. restaurants, diners or bars in the comments!


Loveanewidea said...

Uh-oh - I'm revealing my generation here:

The mess tent on M.A.S.H.
Mel's Diner on Happy Days
Aunt Bea's kitchen on Andy Griffith
The Walton's dinner table
The Brick on Northern Exposure I know why I have such a food fixation...

Anonymous said...

Hmm. . . since I watched all those same silly shows with you shouldn't I remember the diners too? Well, I don't. Saved by the Bell, yes, and of course Luke's! or maybe I just remember Luke. I loved that show!

Blair said...

Oooh! The Diner on Happy Days! A lot of classic moments happened there, like the Fonz hitting the Jukebox to make it work. Good one!

Courtney said...

I just want to let you know that ever since you posted this blog I can't get 'Killer Tofu' out of my head. And I can only remember the chorus which has all of 5 words so they just keep repeating in my head.