Throwback Thursday: Red Pop, Boblo boats, and the Faygo Kid

DETROIT - Friday morning on Local 4 News, Faygo will unveil its newest flavor.

It's hard to imagine they could top the perfection that is Rock'n'Rye, but if they did, wouldn't that be a most amazing pop?

In the meantime, we thought this #throwbackthursday would be a great time to look back on some of the iconic Detroit pop --never soda-- brand's vintage commercials.

From the Faygo Kid saving a case of root beer from a stagecoach bandit to reminiscing in song aboard the Boblo boat to a beleaguered druggist serving up Red Pops, Faygo is responsible for some of the most memorable local ad campaigns this side of "Apple Pie and Chevrolet."

Enjoy this walk down memory lane--anyone else miss those squat glass bottles?--and be sure to tune into to Local 4 at 6:50 a.m. tomorrow morning to see Detroit's next great pop flavor.

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