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June 18th, 2002

Prince Spaghetti Day

Many people know that Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day. Back in the 50s, Prince Spaghetti dubbed the middle day of the week as that fateful day in order to spread the word about pasta.

If you could always associate a day of the week with a food, though, what would it be? As for me, I’d be happy with Falafel Fridays and possibly Taco Thursdays.

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Lara January 4, 2007, 8:21 pm

I grew up suburbs of Chicago, and now I live in St. Louis Mo. When I mentioned to my co-workers that Wednesday was Prince Spaghetti Day they all thought I was crazy, and then they said, “Oh it must be a Chicago thing.” Well obviously it is not!

Glenn Driscoll June 26, 2008, 3:52 am

I certainly remember Anthony Martnignetti on that Prince Spaghetti commercial.A classic! There is no doubt that Prince Pastas are the best. In fact, I just got through eating two plates of Prince Rigatoni. Delicious! In my house, whenever I sit down to a meal of one of their fine products, that particular day is always Prince Pasta Day! Being a New England native, I know good pasta and that is Prince! Oh and by the way, Congratulations to the Red Sox and the Celtics for bringing the gold back to Boston! YES!

Bob November 18, 2008, 9:23 pm

Can anyone tell me where did Anthony (of Prince Spaghetti fame) eat the rest of the week ? Its an old commercial during the Boston Red Sox games, that was only shown on Boston TV.

April 1, 2009, 6:25 pm

Anthony Martignetti was an italian imigrant who moved to boston’s north end in 1966. He was walking down the street in 1969 when the producer’s of the commercial stopped and asked for directions giving him the spot in the commercial to play anthony. you can read a story about him in the boston globe from 1999 regarding a law suit he filed against his boss for using racial slurs against him. your can also read the story on peoples site the web address is included.

Darda Ziza June 10, 2009, 7:49 pm

We were joking about Prince Spaghetti Day at work – and I Googled it just for fun. This was real treat to go back in time for a few moments, and watch the YouTube commercial. BTW, here in Detroit, we ALSO had a Prince Spaghetti factory, on the Eastside on Groesbeck Rd. Apparently, it closed in the late 80s when the family sold out to the Ronzoni Co.

We’ve lost a LOT of “local” brands over the years:
Vernor’s, Frito-Lay, Faygo, Chrysler, General Motors…

Cindy October 21, 2009, 12:36 am

I met Anthony yesterday and he posed for a picture with me! He’s a sweetheart!!! 🙂

Joseph October 11, 2011, 10:07 am

I still can’t remember that Mueller’s jingle. It’s been almost ten years. Thanks, Daily Ping! That jingle used to plague me. I can’t find it on the net, either. So awesome. But I do kind of miss it now. So strange that it totally got wiped out of my head!

Dawn April 11, 2012, 10:30 pm

I grew up in Connecticut and every Wednesday you could pretty much count on all your friends having spaghetti. You always knew it would be safe to eat at your friends house ( no mystery casserole you had to eat politely) on Wednesday. I did learn to ask though, because one friend didn’t follow that tradition and they were Portuguese, still don’t know what I ate that night.

Have lived in the Midwest for 25 years and every time I say “Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day” I get strange looks. I was talking about it tonight at supper, Wednesday, but no, not spaghetti.

Ironically I went to my blog site and low and behold there was the video, so I started searching around for the history and found this site. How fun to reminisce about a family tradition and culture in our country that just doesn’t exist anymore.

Kelly April 23, 2012, 11:25 am

Dawn, I’m from Ct too, 49 and Wednesday was Prince spaghetti day too at my house! I think it came from the commercial of an Italian mother yelling for her son for dinner. He ran as fast as her could to get back home because in the south end of Boston Wednesday night is Prince Spaghetti night. 🙂

Chris September 5, 2012, 11:47 am

I don’t remember the jingle but I definitely grew up knowing that Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti day! I recently educated my girlfriend about this fact! 🙂

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