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Blog – Throwback Thursday: Way Back When…

Last Thursday, Megg posted a rather interesting backstory of some Club Penguin events in years past. She mentioned Fluffy the Fish, the Lighthouse telescope, the first Club Penguin Times (then called The Penguin Times), and the Western Party of July 2006. Here is the complete post:

Hi penguins,

If there was a Club Penguin history class in school, I’d have had an A+++. Take a seat because Miss Megg’s class is in now in session!

Fluffy the Fish: In the back of the first Penguin Style catalog there was a picture of Fluffy with the words “HAVE YOU SEEN ME?” Fluffy has since been seen all over the island, most notably on a plaque in the Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse Telescope: Now and then Rockhopper’s ship has been seen through the telescope returning home… even when it’s thieving crabs steering it!

The Club Penguin Times: Issue #1 of the island’s newspaper hit on October 24, 2005. Three days later the first blog entry was made by… not me! It was written by the famous penguin, Happy77.

Western Party: Bet you didn’t know this was a thing! A short-lived cowboy craze in July of 2006 took Club Penguin by storm before disappearing forever. The Dance Club was turned into a barn, complete with hay, pitchforks, barrels, and wagon wheels. It was a different time…

And that’s only SOME of the history on Club Penguin. What would you like to learn about? Let us know in the comments!


-Club Penguin Team

There are a few comments I would like to address on this post:

  1. The Lighthouse picture is before the Music Catalog was added.
  2. The Lighthouse Telescope isn’t even updated nowadays because Rockhopper teleports to the island apparently.
  3. At first, Megg said the first blog post was written by Polo Field, even though he had yet to join Club Penguin. She fixed it to Happy77 later.
  4. This is the most odd thing of all, I have no idea how this happened. Compare the image above with an image from actually during the Western Party 2006. You’ll immediately notice a few differences. The saddle on top of the left speaker instead of behind it and the pennants continuing over the hay alcove instead of stopping are probably just in-game overlapping errors that were never fixed, but appear correct on the SWF. So that I understand. What I don’t understand is that in the original party, there was a horseshoe on the door and a wooden dance floor with the spotlight shining on it. In this blog post image, it is the normal dance floor (no spotlight) and the everyday star on the door. I have no idea how this could have happened. Here is an original picture from July 2006:

Also, Megg says the party never came back. It actually did, in November 2007. It won in a party vote – the Western Party, Sports Party, or the Pirate Party. The Western Party won and even had some brand new decorated rooms. Now, maybe it’s not technically considered an official Western Party because it was called the Surprise Party.

Whatever. Oh, and the Halloween Party starts tomorrow! Be here for the latest information.


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