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The Old-Timey Ice Cream Parlour is an ice cream parlor in Plainview. Its mascot is Old-Timey Tobias where he walks around kids' table to make them happy who was played by an employee of the establishment and then Rodrick Heffley. It appears in Old School.

Greg Heffley went to Rowley Jefferson's last birthday party which ruined ice cream for Greg because he saw the Feeding Trough where forty different scoops of ice cream are mixed together into one long tray. Greg says the Old-Timey Ice Cream Parlour staff comes to your table to sing for your birthday and notices the staff would rather be doing something else.

Susan Heffley helped Rodrick go through the Help Wanted section of the newspaper where they found an ad for Old-Timey Ice Cream Parlour where he had an interview earlier in the week and got the job and expected to work his first night on Saturday. Susan thought it would be a good idea for the rest of the family to surprise him. But they couldn't find Rodrick straight away until Susan found him on trash duty. Susan complained to the manager who told her Rodrick was an entry level employee and had to pay his dues. Susan wanted to stick around longer and hung out with him during his fifteen-minute break in the employee lounge, but Greg assumes Rodrick was hoping they would leave him alone. Rodrick spent the rest of the night taking the trash out, but Susan decided she wants to see him one time, so she told the waiter that it was Manny Heffley's birthday. The waiter got the whole staff team to their table to sing happy birthday for Manny including Rodrick who put a trash bag near them which ruined Greg's appetite. [1]

A few days later Rodrick got promoted to dressing up as Old-Timey Tobias, replacing the previous guy who was fired when he got caught without his head on. Old-Timey Tobias is supposed to walk around the restaurant and make little kids happy but Old-Timey Tobias is hated by the kids and Rodrick was getting pelted from everyone when the Heffleys came to visit. Rodrick told Susan his manager warned him he will be fired if he was ever caught without wearing Tobias' head. During one of Rodrick's breaks, one of the eyes comes out and Rodrick was only able to be hydrated by drinking through it. [2]

One day Rodrick never showed up for work which sent Susan into a panic. Rodrick though was fine as he was walking down the highway due to being pulled over by a cop. The reason being is that he took the carpool lane to get to work and put the mascot costume in the passenger seat to make it look like there were two people. The cop that pulled him over didn't fall for it and had Rodrick's van towed. [3]


  • The Old-Timey Ice Cream Parlour may be based on Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, as they're both old-fashioned ice cream parlors that include a menu item that includes 40 scoops of ice cream in one sitting (the Feeding Trough and the Zoo).
  • Old-Timey Tobias resembles the character Pasqually the Chef from Chuck E. Cheese's, a family entertainment center with locations all across the United States.




  1. Old School, pages 30-34
  2. Old School, pages 42-44
  3. Old School, page 50