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Candy Addict is still in transition, but I thought it would be nice to give you something to tide you over. So enjoy and keep watching for our return to full function soon!

Since it’s awards season, I was noticing the marked lack of candy-related awards. I’m sure it’s just an oversight on the part of the various academies. But as a dedicated Candy Addict it’s my job to help remedy that fact.

I’m thinking the category should be something like “Best Use of Candy as a Prop in a Motion Picture or Television.” My nominees are:

For TV:

1) The Closer. Bless Brenda Lee Johnson for bringing the poignant struggles of the Candy Addict to life. That woman can snarf down everything from candy bars to gummi bears with the enthusiasm usually reserved for starving orphans getting their first meal in a week. Seriously, she makes eating chocolate look like a religious experience. I love her! Oh, and have you noticed her goodie drawer in her office? It’s enough to make a Candy Addict want to get arrested on suspicion of murder just so we can get access to that stash.

2) Charmed. Paige, the late addition to the Halliwell clan, had a thing for lollipops. I think that character single-handedly inspired a resurgence of Lolli Love with her incessant licking. Whether you approved of (or perhaps enjoyed) the lollipop fetish, it was certainly a memorable use of a candy prop.

For Motion Pictures:
1) E.T. Come on, we have to go with the obvious and adorable for starters here. Sure, E.T. won all sorts of awards. But where was the award for Best Use of a Candy Prop??? It’s been more than 25 years since E.T.’s release, and Reese’s Pieces are still associated with this movie. Just thinking about it still makes me go “awwwww.” If that’s not awesome candy prop usage, I don’t know what is.

2) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Yeah, I know, a bit obvious, but I just can’t get past watching Violet blow up from eating that gum. Is it just wrong that I find it both extremely amusing and oddly satisfying?

Ok, so I got us started off. What are your nominations? I’m dying to hear what candy moments have seared themselves into your brains!

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6 Responses to “And the Best Candy Cameo Goes To…”

  1. 1
    NINJARTIST says:

    “BABY RUTH!”
    Sloth, THE GOONIES

  2. 2
    Victoria! says:

    Seinfeld and the Junior Mints!! How can you beat a cameo which involves a piece of candy entering into a man’s open surgical wound?

  3. 3
    Bearfoot says:

    Interestingly enough they wanted to go with M&Ms first, but were declined.

    Bet the person who made that choice was fired.. :)

  4. 4
    Pam Walter says:

    The video clip has reminded me of what a great movie ET is. Will have to watch it again soon. My mind’s a blank so I don’t have a movie nominee.

  5. 5
    Heather says:

    Hello. I’ve been lurking on your blog for a while now and thought that you might enjoy a book I just finished reading; it’s called “Junk” by Christopher Largen and it’s about America’s War on Junk. (Not an actual war, yet.) The author took a bunch of headlines from America’s War on Drugs and used them in his story about a future America where the government outlaws junk food to curb obesity, etc. It’s actually a pretty funny book, although a bit scary too. I don’t think I’d want to live somewhere where eating salt could get you sent to prison and where “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is considered illegal propaganda.

    Anyway, I thought you might get a kick out of it.

  6. 6
    Tina says:

    Okay, maybe I’m showing my age, but, long before Paige in Charmed, Telly Savalas in Kojak was never without his lollipop! (Used to watch it with my dad when I was really little.)

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