OK. Since I guess there are some people who read my blog who wonder about a Ladmo Bag, I will give you the scoop.
In the early days of "The Wallace and Ladmo Show" they would draw names of children who sent in their name and phone number, and they would get to choose a prize from the "toy wall." But this was live T.V. and it took a really long time for some of the children to decide. So, they got the idea to throw a bunch of junk from their sponsors into a paper sack and just give them that instead.
Everyday there would be 2 or 3 children from the studio audience who would receive a Ladmo Bag, chosen randomly from the seating chart. It always contained the same kind of coveted junk. Jay actually made a list of what was in his:
- Red Vines
- Lay's potato chips
- peanut butter crackers
- Pixy Stix
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- Barg's Rootbeer
- Laffy Taffy rope
- signed photo of Wallace, Ladmo, and Gerald
- certificate for popcorn at Harkins Theatres
- admission to Mesa Historical Museum (where there is a "Wallace and Ladmo" exhibit)
And now you know.