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Entry from November 26, 2010
Razzleberry Pie

"Razzleberry pie” was trademarked by Marie Callender’s restaurants, with a “first use” date of 1998. Marie Callender’s razzleberry pie is made with raspberries and blackberries. The name “razzleberry” probably reflects both the words “razzle” and “raspberry.”

“Razzleberry pie” was mentioned, on October 15, 1939, in the newspaper comic “The Captain and the Kids” by Rudolph Dirks. Dirks used “razzleberry” several other times in the comic strip and might have coined the name.

“Razzleberry dressing” was mentioned in televised holiday special, Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962). In 1968, “razzleberry” was mentioned as a color in clothing design. In 1969, “Razzle-Berry” writing paper was sold.

Park Cafe at Glacier National Park in St. Mary, Montana, serves what some consider to be the best razzleberry pies. Some razzleberry pie recipes also contain boysenberry.


Wikipedia: Razzleberry
Razzleberry is a type of pie commonly made with raspberries and blackberries.

Reference is made to razzleberry (dressing) in the 1962 Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol.

It is also found as a flavored tea made by the company Peace Tea.

Wikipedia: Rudolph Dirks
Rudolph Dirks (February 26, 1877, Heide, Schleswig-Holstein Province – April 20, 1968) was one of the earliest and most noted comic strip artists.
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Comics competition
Dirks took time off from his Journal work to serve his country in the Spanish-American War and on other occasions. In 1912, he requested a year’s leave to tour Europe with his wife. The request led to a rupture with the Journal. After a lengthy and notorious legal battle, the federal courts ruled that Dirks had the right to continue to draw his characters for a rival newspaper chain but that the Journal retained the right to the title The Katzenjammer Kids. Dirks thereupon began drawing a comic strip titled Hans and Fritz for the World, beginning in 1914. Anti-German sentiment during World War I led to the strip being renamed The Captain and the Kids.

Wikipedia: Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol
Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol is a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ famous short story A Christmas Carol. It was the first animated holiday special ever produced specifically for television (1962), and the only one until Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was first shown in December 1964. It later became the first episode of a TV series entitled The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo, in which the Mr. Magoo character became an actor in dramatizations of various well-known stories.
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Songs
Joan Gardner as Tiny Tim ("played" by the animated character Gerald McBoing-Boing) sings of “razzleberry dressing” and “woofle jelly cake.” in “The Lord’s Bright Blessing”.

Wegmans
Marie Callender’s Razzleberry Pie
40 oz.
Famous flaky crust. What is the Razzle in our wonderful Razzleberry pie? It’s daring. It’s delightful. It’s downright delicious. It’s the perfect pairing of red, ripe raspberries and sweet, juicy blackberries baking together in our legendary flaky pastry crust. Berry, berry good indeed! Our story begins over 60 years ago, in 1948, when Marie Callender first baked pies for local restaurants. Baking from scratch, Marie used only the finest ingredients and put such love and care into each and every pie that people took notice. Before long, Marie began offering her good home cooking and legendary pies at a restaurant of her own. The word spread and soon Marie Callender restaurants were opened all across the West. We’ve been warming hearts and tummies with our famous recipes ever since. Now you can enjoy the warmth and goodness of Marie’s freshly baked pies at home with our frozen bake and serve pies based on Marie’s original recipes. Enjoy! Proudly made in the USA.

Ingredients
Filling: Blackberries, Sugar, Water, Raspberries, Apples, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Corn Starch, Salt, Citric Acid. Crust: Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Water, Dextrose, Salt, Sodium Metabisulfite.

15 October 1939, Pampa (TX) News, “The Captain and the Kids” comic by R. Dirks, pg. 20:
“YEP, MORE MINCE, APPLE UND RAZZLEBERRY PIE, UND MORE CHOCOLATE SUNDAES MIT MILK SHAKERS TO BOOT!”

28 July 1940, Pampa (TX) News, “The Captain and the Kids” comic by R. Dirks, pg. 20:
“CHOCOLATE SUNDAY, RAZZLEBERRY MONDAY!”

12 April 1953, Ada (OK) Evening News, “The Captain and the Kids” comic by R. Dirks, pg. 30:
“HERE ISS DER RAZZLEBERRY! DER GOOSEBERRY ISS IN DER LOUNGE ROOM.”

Google News Archive
27 March 1968, Meriden (CT) Morning Record, pg. 31, col. 3 photo caption:
THE SWEET SMOKE...a deliberate take-off on the gentleman’s smoking jacket. This tie coat robe promises a lady-like cover-up for the dorm or home. It’s a wrap-up story in a tiny designer pin dot on a cotton blend. In sunbeam, larkspur, razzleberry, key lime, and orange peel.

Google Books
November 1969, Changing Times (The Kiplinger Magazine), pg. 40, col. 2:
You just never know what will come next in trademarks. To give you an idea of what’s ahead, here are some recently registered ones that may or may not ultimately appear in the ads : Ski Streaks shampoo; Sweet Surprise sugarless sweetener; Razzle-Berry writing paper;...

11 June 1991, Burlington (IA) Hawk Eye, pg. 10A ad:
8” JESSIE LORD
RAZZLE BERRY PIE (EACH)...$2.99
(Food Saver Bakery Department—ed.)

4 September 1991, Altoona (PA) Mirror, pg. A6 ad:
DELICIOUS
RAZZLEBERRY
PIE
(Wissinger’s Marketplace Bakery—ed.)

13 August 1993. Arizone Daily Star (Tucson, AZ), “Food’s fine, pie’s the ticket when visiting Marie Callender’s”:
Maureen got the razzleberry pie ($2.50) with coffee.

21 November 1993, Kerrville (TX) Times, “Prepare a perfect turkey this Thanksgiving,” Holiday Cookbook, pg. 6, col. 3:
In fact, he added, “The whole store is offering something for Thanksgiving—fresh butterflake rolls and razzleberry pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, mincemeat pie in the bakery, and from H-E-B’s own kitchens, an array of cranberry relishes in the deli.”

OCLC WorldCat record
The Razzleberry rescue
Author: Misty Taggart; Karen Bell
Publisher: Dallas : Word Pub., ©1994.
Edition/Format:  Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English
Summary: While two guardian angels-in-training help a young boy who is afraid to face his grandfather at a family reunion, the other angels learn that Angel Abigail is not as scary as they had thought.

20 April 2001, Syracuse (NY) Herald Journal, “Charlotte’s Creekside charms with food, service, setting” by Yolanda Wright, Weekend, pg. 22, col. 3:
Made by Melanie’s sister, the razzleberry pie was full of mixed berries,...

NewGrounds BBS
GoodeFoode
Posted at: 9/21/04 10:48 PM
Pie is the best.
Cherry is sooooo good. But Apple is really good too.
But you have to try razzleberry pie! MMMMMMM! Its blackberry, raspberry, and boysenberry!

Mitford Books Bulletin Board
LindaR
06-09-2008, 11:51 PM
Re: Berry Pie??
the only one I know is razzleberry pie which is blackberry and raspberries combined, double crust. it is scrumptious. Google Razzleberry pie.

Google Books
August 2008, Backpacker, pg. 69, col. 2:
East entrance: Park Cafe and Grocery in St. Mary serves possibly the best Razzleberry pie in the country (406-732-4482; parkcafe.us).
(Glacier National Park, St. Mary, MT—ed.)

poultryOne Community Boards
HenhouseMama
11-13-2008, 10:05 PM
This pie is so great. First time I ate a piece was at a Marie Calendars restaurant.

Razzleberry Pie
1 box ready-made pie crusts with 2 crusts
1 bag frozen raspberries (fresh when in season)
1 bag frozen blackberries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons flour
Thaw fruit almost completely and pour in colander to strain juice. (...)

(Trademark)
Word Mark RAZZLEBERRY
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 029. US 046. G & S: fruit-based fillings for pies. FIRST USE: 19830700. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19830700
(CANCELLED) IC 030. US 046. G & S: pies. FIRST USE: 19830700. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19830700
Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM
Serial Number 74174271
Filing Date June 10, 1991
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition June 23, 1992
Registration Number 1716096
Registration Date September 15, 1992
Owner (REGISTRANT) PHG Corporation CORPORATION UTAH 250 West Crossroads Square Salt Lake City UTAH 84115
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Lynn G. Foster
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date March 22, 1999

(Trademark)
Word Mark RAZZLEBERRY
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: fruit pies; fruit crisps; kit consisting of pie pan, pie shell, fruit filling. FIRST USE: 19980630. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19980630
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 78353861
Filing Date January 19, 2004
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition November 8, 2005
Registration Number 3190897
Registration Date January 2, 2007
Owner (REGISTRANT) Marie Callender Pie Shops, Inc. CORPORATION CALIFORNIA Suite 200 27081 Aliso Creek Road Aliso Viejo CALIFORNIA 92656
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record James Michael Faier
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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