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Stephen King attributes his first original short story idea to his mother's use of S&H Green Stamps. The unpublished "Happy Stamps" is about the counterfeiting of (the fictitious) Happy Stamps in order to purchase a house.
In the 1962 hit "Speedy Gonzales" by Pat Boone, Mel Blanc sings the final words of the song in the Speedy Gonzales voice, "Hey Rosita, come queeck, down at the cantina they're giving green stamps with tequila!"
During the 1970s and 1980s, the term "green stamps" was commonly used by truckers and other motorists on Citizens' Band (CB) radios to refer to money; for instance, a radio operator advising fellow operators that "Ol' Smokie just got some of my green stamps" was understood to be saying that a highway patrolman had just stopped him and given him a traffic ticket.
Green stamps are mentioned on side one of the Vaughn Meader album The First Family.
Allan Sherman has a song titled after and about green stamps on his album Allan in Wonderland.
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