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Over the last half century pez dispensers have become an undeniable part of our pop culture; young or old almost everyone has at one point owned a pez dispenser, chosen a favourite candy flavour or even ecome a pezhead. As such there are many references to PEZ in movies, daytime television, magazines, the list is nearly endless. A few examples are:

  • Shares of Pez Candy Company are not publicly traded. the company is still privately owned and operated
  • An episode of Sienfeld, titled 'The Pez Dispenser', centered on pez. Jerry made Elaine laugh during a concert by placing a Tweety Pez dispenser on her lap
  • The Song 'Rockstar' by Nickelback references a pez dispenser
  • Anyone that collects pez, from the casual to the serious collectors are called 'Pezheads'
  • The animated sitcom Futurama references pez twice:
    1. In one episode Bender owns a (stolen) pez dispenser with the head of Calculon on it
    2. In another episode the head of Billy Crystal is placed on top of a giant Oscar statue and he remarks "Now I know how a pez dispenser feels!"
  • In the NBC T.V. series The Pretender, the main character Jarod is seen eating Pez candy in almost every episode. When one of Jarod's prized dispensers is stolen Jarod finds the thief and locks him in the truckof his car for a few hours before releasing the thief
  • There are at least two streets in the United States of America named after PEZ:
    1. Pez Way in bolder city, NV (near Las Vagas) is a connector between two longer streets and is approximately 100 yards (100 meters) in length
    2. Pez Court in North Haven, CT (near New Haven) is a dead end street that is approximately 500 feet (200 meters) in length
  • In the Disney/Pixar film Toy Story, one of Sid's mutant toys named Ducky has a duck Pez dispenser for a head
  • pez candy and dispensers are available in over 60 countries
  • One common misconception is that eBay was founded to facilitate trading Pez dispensers. While the founder's, Pierre Omidyar, wife is a pez collector, this story was revealed as a clever marketing tool.
  • In the movie, The Client, Mark Sway (Brad Renfro) refers to an Elvis pez dispenser when he says " Look, Elvis Presley". In reality there is no Elvis Presley dispenser; Pez Co. does not have any plans to release one. That's right, Virgina, there is now an Elvis Pez Dispenser.
    In the summer of 2007 Pez Co has officially released three Elvis pes dispensers available in a special limited edition collector's tin
  • The first Pez manufacturing plant produced only candy and was originally located in New York in 1952 before it was moved to Connecticut in 1972
  • In the film The Little Giants the main character's younger sister thanks God for pez during a prayer at dinner
  • Phil Brooks, the american professional wrestler CM Punk, has a tatoo of a purple pez dispenser
  • In the third season of Buffy the vampire Slayer, during the episode "Lovers Walk", Daniel Ozborne, is werewolf who is dating Willow Rosenburg a witch and he gives her a witch pez dispenser as a token of his affection. Willow comments that she can not give Oz a dispenser in return as there is no werewolf whenin fact Pez Co. did make a werewolf pez head.
  • In the 1982 film E.T The Extra-Terrestrial, the main character Elloit introduces the alien to may of his toys and shows the alien how to use a pez dispenser
  • In the 2005 film Sin City, Miho (Devon Aoki) swings a sword at Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro) and in the words of Dwight (Clive Owen) "she doesn't quite chop his head off, she makes a pez dispenser out of him"
  • Over three (3) billion pez candies are consumed annually in the United States alone
  • In Japan the colour of the candy is white, Pez Co. does not add any food colouring or dye to the candy