Unfortunately, the roads aand parkways around FilmationStock were blocked by large traffic snarls caused by the Ark II, Mentor's RV, the Batmobile, the microscopic flying sub Voyager, and a cartoon U.S.S. Enterprise. Joint state governors Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott sent in Lassie's Rescue Rangers to tackle the situation. Later, Earth was destroyed, but by the star year 3732 young adventurers set forth into the stars aboard man's most magnificent achievement in the conquest of space, the man-made planetoid Space Academy.
But we're getting ahead of ourselves here. What were the kicky teens and ginchy young adults of Midvale up to in the mid-to-late 1970s? Knowing the youth of America of that time...up to no good. But at least they were doing it accompanied by the rich delicious taste of Hostess Snack Cakes: Twinkies, Fruit Pies, Cupcakes, and Ding Dongs, which were known west of the Mississipi as King Dons. (That's why the Archie/Valerine romance will never truly work out...he calls 'em Ding Dongs and she calls 'em King Dons.)
So, let's find out what our Terrific Trio is up to! Take it away, Josie
Inspired by the famous Billie Jean King/Bobbie Riggs match of '73, Midvale hosts Battle-of-the-Sexes Soccer!
Ad from Betty and Veronica #264 (December 1977)
Before Xanadu, Josie taught us the XanaDON'Ts of roller disco!
Ad from Betty and Veronica #290 (February 1980)
Oh yes, it's true...everybody was kung-fu fighting!
Ad from Betty and Veronica #274 (October 1978)
The seventies...when it was still absolutely okay to make dumb blonde jokes!
Ad from Betty and Veronica #282 (June 1979)
But, you may be asking by now, Marvel and DC superheroes used their Hostess cakes to fight crime. The Pussycats never did that, you tell me? Au contraire, savoir faire!
Ad from Betty and Veronica #288 (December 1979)
Ad from Betty and Veronica #286 (October 1979)
Play us off, Keyboard (Pussy)Cats!