100 Years Of School Lunches Taste Test
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100 Years Of School Lunches Taste Test

– Today, we eat grandma’s school lunch. – Let’s talk about that. (upbeat theme music) – Good Mythical Morning. – Link, I just have to
ask you, would you happen to be wearing one of the
many pieces available in our new line, Forest and Farm, available at mythical.store? – Rhett, I am so glad
that you asked me that, because yes, I actually am wearing this sleek button-up
featuring miniature horses. – [Rhett] Ooh, your favorite animal. – [Link] All over it. – You know what, and I
just happen to be wearing the wood shirt from the
Forest and Farm collection, because,
– I did notice that. – I really like wood, and it’s wood grain. I also have
– Wood grain. – A wood hat. I also have wood socks. – Would you like to see
– I would. – My miniature horse hat? And my miniature horsie socks. You don’t have to wear it
all together, but you could. – Yes, this is the Forest
and Farm collection available at mythical.store. – Button up with us, y’all. But enough about our shirts,
let’s talk about school lunch. Specifically, how school lunches have changed over the decades. – And let’s not just talk about ’em, let’s play a game where
we guess what decade different school lunches come from. It’s time for Year Eye
with Two Straight Guys, School Lunch Edition. – Okay, here’s how it
works, in each round, we’re gonna be given a school
lunch that was actually served during a particular decade. We are going to sample said lunch, – I’m hungry.
– And then we are gonna indicate our guess as to what decade it was served in by
shuffleboarding the actual lunch on the mythical shuffleboard court. – [Rhett] And mythical lunch lady Chase will be assisting us. – Hello, mythical lunch lady Chase. Did you just burp internally? – Yeah, sorry. – He works with lunch. Lunch lady Chase will be
measuring our distance, of course, from our
lunch, wherever it lands, to the correct decade. Whoever’s closest, wins, and at the end, whoever wins gets to enjoy a nice piece of square school lunch
pizza, and then the loser has to write, I will learn lunch better, 100 times on a chalkboard. – Let’s shuffle. (upbeat electronic music) We appear to have some sort of meat slab, yet to be identified, some
fruit cocktail, perhaps? – [Rhett] Yes, that’s what
we called that growing up, it had the shrively grapes in it. – Mmhmm, I love some shrively grapes. – That is a fried pork chop.
– Fried pork chop. – We cannot lift our
drinks off of our trays, because they are glued down. – Now I like this little end
part of the fried pork chop. – Don’t eat it all, Link,
because you’re gonna need it to weight down your tray. – But, because my Aunt Vicky used to be a school lunch lady. – Oh yeah, I remember.
– You should go first. – Right, because going second
gives you the advantage. Okay, I see how this is played. I’m being very ginger here. There is no ginger on my plate, though. – Grab your stick. Do you have an idea what
decade this is from? – I believe that these,
like, two canned things with some fried pork chop,
we’re definitely talking about 1950 or earlier. We’ve added some
shuffleboard sand on this, so it’s a little bit slicker,
so it might be difficult to get it to stop. I’m just trying to get
it to stop somewhere in the top, because I’m
going for, like, 1920 or ’30. – Oh, you overshot it. – [Rhett] Okay, landed safely in 1940. – Your answer’s wrong. But you got closer than you
thought to the correct answer, which I believe to be 1980. This is ’80s stuff, man, I ate
all of this stuff as a child. Here’s what I’m gonna do.
I’m gonna knock your tray into the moat of creamed corn, and I’m gonna land softly
and safely squarely on 1980. (trays crash) Boom! Boom!
– It’s amazing that you did what you intended to. – What? – I wanna celebrate for you. – Do it. – [Stevie] Guys, things are
about to get even more amazing. You just ate a veal cutlet
with chicken noodle soup, a fruit cup, and a glass of lemonade. This was a popular school
lunch in the 1980s. – Wha, ha, ha.
– Oh, ha, ha, ha. – Okay, I quit, I quit. I don’t want your streak to get ruined. – I’ll keep playin’ (upbeat electronic music) – Okay, we’ve got something
that’s not real eye-catching. – No.
– Is that, it’s just a lettuce sandwich? No, there is, no, yeah, it’s just lettuce. No, there’s something, maybe mayonnaise? Only one way to find
out, you just gotta take a bite, I guess. – [Link] And I don’t know
what this death soup is. There’s peas. – And a weird green bean gelatinous thing. – [Link] Is there crab in that? – I don’t know, I’m
letting you taste that. – Hold on, that’s clam chowder. And this is,
– It’s not good, though. – This is creamed green beans. – Okay, what we’re gonna
do, because there is such an advantage to going second, whoever’s losing at the
time will go second. So Link, you go first this time. – Lettuce sandwich, man, must
have been desperate times. – Yep, that’s what I’m thinking. The ’90s. – If I knew something about
history, and could correlate that to desperate times,
then I would be able to formulate an answer. But since I don’t know about that stuff, – Aim for the ’90s. – Aim for the middle of the board. I’m just, I’m feeling 1920,
I want to be at the tip of the spear, so that
no matter where you go, you gotta move me out of the way. – Okay, do it. – [Link] It’s too hard, too hard, way too hard, what happened? Man, I lost my game.
– Hold on, you strategically
spilled some clam chowder on the board, though. – [Link] That stays. – Okay, I’m gonna have
to go to the side then. Gonna come over here. So definitely desperate times, it’s gotta be the ’10s, the
’20s, or the 30s, right. It can’t be after that. I’m just gonna try to
get it land at the top of the triangle, ’cause
it’s very difficult to get it to stop where you want. Okay.
– You just kissed 1910. – 1910.
– Just the tip. You just ate a lettuce
sandwich with oyster soup and creamed asparagus,
a meal that was actually served in schools in the 1920s. – Oh.
– Again, I was right, but I overshot my mark so far. – I win that round. (upbeat electronic music) Wow, we’ve got a series
of unidentifiable things. Those are tomatoes, I do know that. – This looks like cornbread
with a beanie weenie. – It’s a Vienna sausage in there, man. Yep, that’s a Vienna sausage. – Something my granddad
would eat only when fishing. Tomatoes.
– A jello salad. – I’d call that ambrosia, but I could be wrong. – That’s not gonna make
it taste any better. – Oh my gosh. – We’re tied, so we’ll just alternate, I’ll go first, you go second. – Coconut-y. – I think that this type of stuff, like the weird jello ambrosia situation, started to get popular in the ’50s. Because I remember we played a game, and there was a bunch of
jello-y things from the ’50s, from that ’50s cookbook,
so I’m going for 1950. Too much, too much, stop, stop, stop! – [Link] See, it’s not
easy to stay on this board. – [Rhett] No it’s not. – I’m thinking 1950s, because all the things that you already said. – Well, all you have to
do is go on the left side of the board and just contact
my tray and you will win. – For the record, I do
think the correct answer is 1950, as well. – Don’t screw it up. – [Link] Little finesse shot. – [Stevie] Okay guys, that
was a, how do you pronounce the sausage when you were children? – Well, we said vie-enna,
some people say Vienna. – Vie-eener.
– I thought, yeah, there was an R at the end,
vie-eener sausage shortcake, served with a pork and apple salad, tomato wedges, and an
orange coconut custard with cottage cheese. This was an actual school
lunch in the 1950s. – Boom, I pull ahead. (upbeat electronic music) We got milk, what appears to
be what I would call beefaroni with onions, green beans, bread with butter, and some sort of cake. – [Rhett] The cake looks good. This is the first one that
excites me a little bit. – Peanut butter cake! – That is really good cake. – My nana makes a mean peanut butter cake. – It’s almost as good as Nana’s. Hold on, did you get in touch with Nana? – [Josh] Yeah, she called me. – Nana will mail me a poundcake. She mails in a box of
poundcake, all the time. – She mails me cakes, too. – I’m winning.
– You’re in the lead, so you’re gonna go first. I’m just gonna sit over here
and enjoy this Nana’s cake. – This is difficult. These are ubiquitous foods. Actually, the only thing that’s distinct is the peanut butter cake, which I think is more of a modern dessert invention. – Really, interesting.
– Yeah. This is not something
from the ’40s or earlier. I actually think this is 1990. – [Rhett] Wow, Link. – Of course, that’s really
close to the creamed corn moat. – Yeah, you gotta be really
delicate to hit 1990, knowing I’m coming right after you. – I gotta play the game, though, so even though ’90 is my
answer, I’m gonna try to go well short of that. – Well short of that. Hey, you know what, that’s
a really strategic play, because what are the
chances that I hit you and knock you all the way. You might have just done
something unintentionally really, really incredible. – Alright Rhett, knock
me to the ’90s buddy. – So I have a choice here,
because I actually think that, okay, my reasoning on
this is that you remember coming over to my house in
the ’80s and eating pasta with we had milk all the time. – You did.
– We already know the ’80s have been guessed,
so that was either something that had already been
established in the ’70s, or had carried into the ’90s. So I think we’re in the ’70s or the ’90s. If I hit you, I run the
risk of knocking you closer to the answer and leaving myself
at the top of the pyramid. So I’m gonna do this. – Is this all leading
up to you forfeiting? What are you getting at?
– I’m gonna do the sneaky slide around you. – Sneaky, you’re gonna
put spin on the tray? – No, I’m just gonna try to get past you without actually coming
in contact with you, which is not easy because these things, they’re not evenly balanced. So this is tough, this
is tough, this is tough. – Good luck with that. – [Rhett] I have no confidence. – I’ve got a lot of confidence. Sneaky slide.
– Sneaky slide! – What?
– Woo! – I mean you just went
past a tray with a tray. – I could get excited. – [Stevie] That was beef
goulash, green beans, peanut butter cake, enriched
white bread and butter, and a glass of milk. And school children enjoyed
this lunch in the 1960s. – Ooh, ooh, ooh, I am closer. – You win this round, we’re tied up again. (upbeat electronic music) – Again, we’ve got a glass of mlik, very popular in the ’60s. – This is peanut butter and
cottage cheese, I think. I’ve never had this. – This has a dog food-like consistency. – Is that ricotta or cottage cheese? – That’s liver. – Well, I ain’t tasting
that, but this is good. Peanut butter and whatever
that whiteness is. – Ugh, that’s liver. Oh gosh. – Now this is for the
win, Rhett, or the lose. Because you went second last time, you have to go first this time. One of us is gonna eat a
really great piece of pizza, and the other one’s gonna write a bunch of junk on a chalkboard. – Okay, well you’ve got the advantage here going in with the tie, but
let’s see what I can do. Now, I know that liver
indicates desperate times. Putting liver in something
that should probably have a non-organ meant in it
indicates desperate times. – That’s your opinion man. – This is in the 1910s or the 1930s. The problem is is if I
just put it right up there, you’re just gonna known me out of the way. I’ve got to do something
even more strategic than that, Link.
– Which is? Are you kidding me? Did you do that on purpose? – [Rhett] Yes. – No you didn’t.
– I’m tempting you. What you gonna do? What you gonna do with my tray? – You’re thinking that Lincoln’s
gonna clinkin’ your tray. Just because it’s there
and I can’t help myself. – I can see it in your eyes. There’s no way you can
talk yourself out of it. You have to make contact with that tray. – What would be more fun? Winning or just blasting
the crap out of your tray. – Exactly, I know you well, my friend. – Well good buddy, I’m gonna do what I wanna
do, and I’m still gonna win. I’m gonna do what you want me to do, what I wanna do, and I’m still gonna win. – Alright, okay, alright. – I can’t remember if the
1920s has already been an answer, but that’s my guess. – Great, it has. – Here we go. For the blast, all the
kibosh, and the win. (Link screams) (Rhett screams) – Whoa, that’s my tray, right? – Well it’s in the moat, but
mine’s over against the wall, so you win, but boy that was fun. I’ll write a bunch of crap
on the chalkboard, you– – Hold on, but what was the answer? – [Stevie] Okay, so you
just had a peanut butter, cottage cheese, and
salad dressing sandwich, with creamed liver and
potatoes, and a glass of milk, which was served in schools in the 1930s. – Good game, Link. – Oh man, that was worth
writing on a chalkboard. – It was totally worth it. I love when we do something
that gets the views and I win. – So you like our show, then. – Yes.
– Thank you for liking, commenting, and subscribing. – You know what time it is. – I’m Madison. – I’m Jade. – I’m Isaac. – [Group] And we’re from Odessa, Texas, and it’s time to spin
the Wheel of Mythicality. – There was a kid in the
background snorting something, I’m just saying, watch it back. – Click the top link
to watch me eat pizza, while Link writes on a
chalkboard in Good Mythical More. – 100 times. And to find out where the Wheel
of Mythicality’s gonna land. Wood grains, and wood
cookies, and horses so mall, Forest and Farm collection for the fall. – [Rhett] Check out our
debut apparel collection at mythical.store.

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100 thoughts on “100 Years Of School Lunches Taste Test

  1. The pizza at my school was so bad they actually ended up ordering Domino's for lunch about 2-4 times a week.

  2. 1980: worked on it with heart
    2017-19: burgers with microwaved patties,frozen pizza that is microwaved, cheese on the burger instead of melting it on and lasagna that is cold in the middle.

  3. anybody go to private school and has like fast food cattering, a salad bar, and many options for an (amazing) tray lunch, and can’t relate to any of these comments.

    just me?

  4. Chase looks like he really does not want to be there in that suit he looks like he’s thinking I want to go home

  5. It would been cool to see the lunch food be living again but more better with the food we have today oh can you two taste japanese food(Candy, lunch, street food) and the fast food in japan is doing better than us here in the U.S.A…

  6. I like how wholesomely they approach every challenge. There is no real competition, just two friends having fun.

  7. The peanut butter cake should have told them it's from decades ago. No school would serve peanut butter anything now.

  8. School lunch in Texas is pretty good not gona lie some of it weird and the eggs tast like plastic and the juci is frozen but other wise pretty good

  9. That was not an 80s lunch tray, jello cup about 1/2 the size, we always
    had a veggie with the main entre, and a carton of milk came with it, no soda or lemonade, the only time we had pizza was friday with fries, and the pizza was about 7 by 3 inches, milk and cup of jello with carrots in it!

  10. Isnt it pronouced vee-anna sausage? Not vee-uhna? 😂 well thats how we pronounce it in boston its vee-anna

  11. "I can't remember if the 1920s has already been an answer but that's my guess."
    "Great. It has."
    completely doesn't listen and does it anyways lol

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