One Response to “Smackdown on Riverside Drive: Big Boy vs. Rat Fink”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    The iconic Big Boy is just about my favorite food-based character ever. Big Boys are so attached to my childhood and the fact that an excessively fantastic one still exists in Burbank, down to classic cars Sunday, makes me cherish it even more. It’s so completely ridiculous that a chubby, cherubic tot in gingham overalls could make people order hamburgers but yet it’s true. And he’s in no finer form than when he’s in rubber as he is here.

    Rat Fink, on the other hand, was a character I never related to. And, as much as an influence as he’s obviously had on me, I never really was aware of Big Daddy Roth until I saw a fantastic documentary made on him within the last couple of years. I think it’s called “Tales Of A Rat Fink”.Once I saw Rat Fink in the context of all of Roth’s work I got completely fascinated with him. I’m glad you’ve made good friends out of Rat Fink and Big Boy!