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The Garbage Pail Kids squirmed their way into the hearts of America's children, leaking bodily fluids all along the way. But do you know how did the Garbage Pail Kids were born? Or why they were accused of copyright infringement by the company behind the Cabbage Patch Kids?

The history of the Garbage Pail Kids is messy, contentious, and filled with (artfully rendered) snot, and we're breaking it all down in this episode of Throwback.

For way more on the Garbage Pail Kids, check out the full-length documentary made on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqvcsRyIdTo

Or check out our list on the most valuable Garbage Pail Kids: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/626925/valuable-garbage-pail-kids-cards

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