In 1975 the shop again changed hands
when Bud and Ilene Kalafski purchased the operation from the Best family.
Bud and Ilene operated the business along with their children (Kathleen
and Frank) who helped to run the store. Business was boomin' and at
times you could barely move it was so jam-packed with people. Many of
the tricks and gags would be demonstrated by the employees and in some
cases causing near chaos. Some of the more popular items included fake
vomit, the squirting camera, everything and anything that had to do
with farts and poop, stink bombs, cigarette loads, and of course the
ever popular laugh bag. A few of the gags were borderline dangerous.
Remember the electrified books and transistor radios? How about the
high voltage joy buzzers that were so charged they would leave a mark.
And who could forget the deadly "flash paper" that when ignited
would burst into an orange ball of fire. Yes, we would all have a good
laugh on the way to the burn center.