A fire at the Shanker Processed Foods building nearly put an end to the company. The city of Butane banded together to clean up the mess and bring Shanker back to life.
A cell from the closing "jokes" segment of the extremely popular Magical Medicinal Merchant Machine Sponsored by Pfride Pharmaceuticals. Mom is seen here making a wacky remark at the expense of Dad while Red Brick and his pals guffaw.
The feature-length film Feast 'n' Fiesta featuring Queen Glandul•Aire and her pals was the first film released after the heady days of the "Pfride Decade". The film was released on schedule along side Glandul•Aire’s new line of Glandulware Food Storage System. The film is considered a classic despite mixed reviews.
In production when fire swept through the Shanker Building in June of 1978 Proceeds from Sloppy Seconds helped rebuild Shanker in 1980.
The ‘70s began a slow, painful decline for Yeeeoww, then known as Yeeeowwalczyk Productions. Crocker, who was now in his sixties, suffered a heart attack in early 1971. By December he was back to work just in time to see Butane bypassed by Interstate 40. This prevented motorists from patronizing Butane’s various establishments. June 17, 1978 is a day indelibly etched in the minds of all Butanians: the Shanker Processed Food factory fire. What was originally thought to be arson turned out to be faulty wiring within one of the company’s machines. Yeeeowwalczyk Production’s Magical Medicinal Merchant Machine Sponsored by Pfride Pharmaceuticals proved to be a bright spot in the decade for Yeeeowwalczyk Productions. Premiering in 1969, It remained on the air throughoutthe first half of the seventies.