Friday, April 17, 2015

O is for Orville Redenbacher


Great letter
There is one man who has changed the entire movie going experience.  He has also provided home viewing with this same joy.

Just who is HE? Think for a moment…

O is for Orville Redenbacher.

OFFBEAT A new 'official' family biography of Orville Redenbacher soon to be published
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One would never expect this nerdy-looking man to be educated with a degree in agronomy.  He and his business partner Charlie Bowman experimented with various hybrid seeds for popcorn, until they agreed upon one.  In 1973 they introduced their brand named “Orville Redenbacher”.  The rest is glorious history.


Next time you go to a movie and immediately inhale that amazing movie-popcorn odor, thank Orville Redenbacher. 

Less than 100 words.

28 comments:

  1. You've gotten into A to Z a tad early haven't you?

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    1. My computer betrayed me! I don't know why it would post Orville over a month early! Anyway, thanks for reading it!

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  2. I'll be darned, I never knew. Popcorn, by gum, who would have guessed

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    1. Another betrayal? Arrrrgh.

      Popcorn has been a treat for about 2000 years! An ear (of popcorn) was found in an Incan tomb. Orville made it better.

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  3. I love popcorn. It sticks in every tooth crevice and you can still taste it hours later!

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    1. Or perhaps even the next day, with the popcorn finding its way between teeth.

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  4. What! WHAT? The computer pre-posted these! Forget what you have read!

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  5. Very rarely have popcorn, two old dears here who rarely go to the cinema, but a fascinating piece of history. Re Vikings, the monks' journey, carrying St. C's coffin for months on end is one piece of 'faction' I'd like to visit. Not enough life to do it all...

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    1. The dedication the early believers must have possessed to move a saint's coffin for months and months is unbelievable.

      On a lighter note, we raised and popped our own popcorn on the farm. I confess, Orville made the popcorn experience so much better.

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  6. I'll be sure to thank him. I love popcorn. :)

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    1. So do I, esp. theater popcorn. If I have $7 for a small bag, that is.

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  7. We have him in our home often...not the cadaver, the popcorn:)

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    1. I used to have an air-popper and used Orville's product, unbuttered.

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  8. Oh yes-wouldn't even bother going to the movies without it!!

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    1. The smell of popcorn is so enticing,

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  9. He was nice too. I had the privilege of meeting him in 1978.

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  10. Popcorn is a great way to open up and relax at the movies.

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    1. ...kick back with popcorn and soda. Ahhhh.

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  11. I'm going to the movies tomorrow and I shall think of Orville as I pass the popcorn machine.

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  12. I often wonder how you are, knowing that you, like my husband, have so much to put up with. Wishing you a pain free time.

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    1. Thanks, Carole! Today is a good day.

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  13. He makes one fine batch of popcorn!

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    1. He and his partner hit on a good thing, and the rest is history. He bought out Bowman, marketed the product himself, and then sold it to ??. They retained him to make commercials.

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  14. I worked in a movie theater in high school and college, and I'm still addicted to popcorn. Sometimes when I worked double shifts on the weekends, I'd have popcorn for lunch and dinner.

    Julie

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  15. I never buy popcorn in theaters, but I have done my share of contributing to Orville's popcorn empire with my microwave popcorn purchases.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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