I have been to the Canadian Kwik-E-Mart.

To promote The Simpsons Movie, 20th Century Fox and 7-Eleven have changed 12 of the latter company’s convenience stores into Kwik-E-Marts. One of those stores just happens to be in Canada. And the Canadian store just happens to be in nearby Coquitlam. And a friend of mine just happened to work a few shifts in that store during the winter of ’88-’89 — after the Simpsons debuted on The Tracey Ullman Show in ’87, but before they launched their own half-hour series with a Christmas special in ’89. (Yes, the show is really that old.) So naturally, he and I had to go check it out.

Click here if the video file above doesn’t play properly.

And click here for a set of photos that we took to commemorate our trip — indeed, our pilgrimage — to the Kwik-E-Mart.

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  • I understand that the lower mainland is a MUCH bigger market, but the Canadian Kwik-E-Mart totally should’ve been set up here, in the Slurpee Capital of the World. 😉

    That’s a wild line-up, by the way! Hope it was a cool experience. Did you buy a Buzz Cola and some Krusty-Os?

  • RC

    yea…i’m so glad you went! Thanks for sharing!

  • Alas, I think the store might have been sold out of Buzz Colas and Krusty-O’s — we did look for them, but couldn’t find them.

  • Good times…

  • Great video & photos. 🙂

    I saw Krusty-O’s in a 7-Eleven at YVR last night. Should’ve bought some…

  • Aw. you went without me?
    Some of those photos are hilarious…the Byrun likes his donut – fr some reason it’s my favorite 🙂