Retroland The Social Archeology Channel Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:51:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fruitcake Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:33:34 +0000 0 John Denver Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:11:05 +0000 0 Newhart Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:45:19 +0000 The Bob Newhart Show, endearing the comedian to millions of television viewers. His highly-anticipated return to network television in 1982 proved that his charm hadn't waned in the slightest, as Newhart became an enormous success in its own right.]]> 1 Hangman Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:19:02 +0000 Battleship, generations of kids only needed paper and a pencil to play, but eventually a board game would follow to enhance the experience.]]> 0 Trading Places Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:06:25 +0000 Saturday Night Live. He first hit gold in the late 70s with the box office hits, Animal House and The Blues Brothers. Then, in 1983, he paired Dan Aykroyd with big-screen newcomer Eddie Murphy in the socially-conscious comedy, Trading Places, one of his most endearing films to date.]]> 0 Andes Mints Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:58:18 +0000 1 Members Only Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:28:15 +0000 1 Gremlins Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:17:26 +0000 E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark. However, people often forget he scored just as many hits by producing films for his filmmaker buddies, including box-office champs like Poltergeist and The Goonies. One of the finest of these productions was Gremlins, a good old-fashioned monster movie that was just as funny as it was scary.]]> 1 Aggravation Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:44:02 +0000 0 The Year Without a Santa Claus Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:33:55 +0000 Good Housekeeping in 1956, The Year Without a Santa Claus imagined every child's worst nightmare - what if Santa decided to take a year off? The story might have faded into obscurity, except stop-motion animation gurus, Rankin-Bass decided to give it new life in 1974, with a star-studded television special that won the hearts of many a kid.]]> 2