(an excerpt from the complete scenario of the film American Graffiti)
Wolfman (voice over)
Here we go with another call out of the station. Can you dig it? Answer the phone dummy.
Man (voice over) Pinkie's Pizza. (movie spelling)
Wolfman : Ah, yeah, listen, you got any more of those secret agent spy-scopes?
Man: Hit parade on the stethoscope?
Wolfman: No. No, the secret agent spy-scope, man. That pulls in the moon, the sky and the planets . . . and the satellites and the little bitty space men.
Man: You must have the wrong number, partner.
I can remember watching American Graffiti and never wondering if there was a real Pinky's Pizza. I always figured it was a fictional pizza joint they made up for the movie. Well.........
Lucas is notorious for bringing something from his past or from an earlier film into his latest creation. Sort of an inside joke that next to no one would ever notice. As I dig delve deeper into the Graffiti rabbit hole I keep finding what could be more of these. Turns out there is a real Pinky's Pizza. In fact there are a few of them around the area where Lucas grew up in and then later filmed American Graffiti.
Makes me wonder where the Lucas family called on pizza night, or is this possibly an homage to where they ate while filming Graffiti??? Some things we may never know.
Oh and did you ever wonder who the uncredited voice of Pinkie's Pizza was????