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Forrest Gump - Mountain Dew
When Forrest and Lt. Dan are on the shrimp boat trying to catch shrimp at one time they pull up a toilet seat and other things and a Mountain Dew can. The only problem with that was that Mountain Dew wasn't even around at that time. It may have been Mello Yello but i'm pretty sure it was Mountain Dew. [IT WAS A MELLO YELLO CAN AND THOSE WERE INTRODUCED IN 1979. THIS IS NO ERROR.] Forrest and Lt. Dan where on the shrimp boat pre 1975 because thats when Lt. Dan sold the Bubba Gump shrimp company
so it is an error
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Dew70427 writes:
Mountain Dew was definitely around in the early 60's. http://www.cs.umd.edu/~fred/mtdew.htm
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Jim O writes:
Mountain Dew was around at that time. In fact Mountain Dew was running radio commercials In '59 or '60. "Yahoo Mountain. Dew...(ricochet gunshot sfx) was the hook line in them. I remember hearing them on the radio when I was still in elementary school.
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KW writes:
Mountain Dew was invented in the 1940's and franchised in 1954. The current formula was developed in 1958. Mello yellow was introduced by the Coca Cola company in 1979 (after the Viet Nam War) inorder to compete with Mountain Dew. Therefore the slip is valid considering the can was Mello Yellow.
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Brendan writes:
The scene happens after vietnam which ended roughly in '69, well, Mtn. Dew was introduced in like 1965 or 68 or something like that. i could be wrong.
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pighntr writes:
The mello-yello can is from the late 80's early 90's-- new style of can.
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Sailor Cantrell writes:
To agree with a few others, it was a Mellow-Yellow can. Not Mountain Dew. Haven't you ever been to Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company (It's Forest Gump's resturant for those who haven't been there-by the way, there is a chain of them all over the country)? They'll tell you the same thing.
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Tony writes:
Wasn't Mountain Dew around in the 70's? The time period seemed to be in the late 70's. I could be wrong though.
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lbedal writes:
Umm, Vietnam didn't end until 1975 and these scenes take place after Vietnam. Mountain Dew was definitely around by the mid-late 70s
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Sky Santangelo writes:
It doesn't matter...it was a mello-yello can.
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Shawn writes:
Definitely Mello-Yellow.
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em62274 writes:
This comment is for lbedal. The Vietnam War ended before 1975. Just thought I should let you know.
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KW writes:
this is for "em62274" the Viet Nam war ended on April 30th 1975. Just thought you should know. This is easy to verify on line.
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ashley writes:
I remember that part and it was infact Mello Yello.
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prfctsolar writes:
It was a mello yellow can. The error , or slp-up is that melleow yellow wasn't introduced untill 1979. Hurricane Carmen hit the louisiana coast in 1974.
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US Grant writes:
Brendan, Vietnam basically started easily around 1969. Believe me, my father was almost drafted into Vietnam.
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