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The Bullwinkle Show - Watch me pull a pizza out of my hat! Papa John's gives away free Rocky & Bullwinkle DVD sampler *UPDATED*

Posted by David Lambert
Papa John's Pizza announced today that they have a new "DVDs for Summer Pizza And Entertainment" offer going on, starting immediately. They are continuing their giveaway of a free DVD with certain pizza purchases, but they have changed the disc selection over to four different titles. One of the titles is a 3-episode sampler of Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends! Here's a selected portion of the press release:
    LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) announced today the continuation of its pizza and entertainment campaign with the introduction of four new DVDs and its featured specialty pizza during the month of July - the Barbeque Chicken and Bacon pizza.

    Papa John's(R) featured specialty pizza is topped with grilled all-white chicken, hickory smoked bacon, fresh sliced onion and authentic barbeque sauce. Customers purchasing this pizza, or any other large Papa John's pizza at regular menu price from participating restaurants will receive their choice of one of the four featured DVDs. The DVD promotion is also offered to customers ordering Papa John's pizza online at

    The promotion, beginning Monday, June 28 offers customers the Jr. Scene It? game or one of three DVD movies to choose from - "The Best of Rocky & Bullwinkle and Friends," "Durango Kids" or "Weekend at Bernie's II."

As mentioned, there is more info to be found about the promotion at Here is a small-ish shot of the Bullwinkle DVD sleeve taken from their site, followed by their description of the disc:

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    It's the best of the first season of one of television's smartest, savviest, and most subversively funny animated series, ranked by TV Guide as one of the top series of all time. This collection of classic cartoons features the adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle as they evade the clutches of the notorious Boris and Natatsha. Other features include "Fractured Fairy Tales" which upend familiar storybook favorites and "Mr. Peabody" the canine genius who travels through time in the company of his boy Sherman. Sure fun for adults and kids alike!

Don't forget, this is a "while supplies last" offer! Just order a large pizza at regular menu price, and the DVD is yours to keep. The pizza's tasty, so what are you waiting for?

Our thanks to Josh Buescher for tipping us off to this hot deal!

*UPDATE* 6/29
Thanks to "Stephanie," the General Manager of my local Papa Johns, who made sure I got a free Rocky & Bullwinkle DVD along with my large pizza tonight. From that I managed to scan this much better look at the sleeve and disc of the promotional sampler:

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From taking a quick spin of the disc, I found out that the included episodes are the 1st, 3rd, and 5th segments of the "Box Top Robbery" storyline that can be found, of course, on the long-released DVD set Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends - Complete Season 1. But, if you don't have that box set yet, then pick up the phone and order yourself a nice hot cheesy disc of pizza, and get a disc to spin along with will remind you why this show is so funny! Don't forget that the Complete Season 2 arrives in stores on August 31st.

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