And here I thought Zombieland was the greatest feature-film ode to Twinkies in recent memory. Turns out the indestructible cream-filled Hostess cakes have long been movie stars, with small but significant roles in Die Hard, Grease, Disturbia, Ghostbusters and the Bill & Ted flicks. Hat tip to Brandchannel for pointing out what makes Twinkies so appealing as Hollywood props: "They are, all at once, iconic Americana: nutritional garbage, proof of man's triumph over nature, and self-deprecatingly modest." A hero who eats Twinkies is immediately likeable, says the blog. Nothing like a little nostalgia and humor to get an audience on your side. The spongy treats may not often get the kind of screen time they enjoyed in Zombieland, where Woody Harrelson's character yearned for a simpler Twinkie-filled time, but chances are they'll keep popping up in our entertainment. Just don't go changing, Twinkie. It might mess with your close-ups.
—Posted by T.L. Stanley