It all started in Springfield. Not “The Simpsons” but Dollar General.

The retailer opened its doors in Kentucky back in 1955, the same year Disneyland began operating.

Just one year after the grand opening, strange things were afoot in the small town. Every man in Springfield seemed to be wearing bright pink corduroy pants.

The colorful mystery was soon unraveled. Those pants cost just $1.

It turns out a Nashville manufacturing company was unable to sell a large quantity of pink fabric. So Dollar General founder Cal Turner Sr. scored a deal by having the corduroy turned into men’s pants.

Those pink flawsome pants would have made my Pink Goldfish 2.0 co-author David Rendall and Duckie Dale very proud.

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