Retroland The Social Archeology Channel Thu, 28 May 2015 17:47:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A&W Root Beer Thu, 28 May 2015 16:35:52 +0000 0 Monchhichi Wed, 27 May 2015 16:28:15 +0000 The Smurfs, with another adorable addition. Working with Mattel Toys, the two conspired to bring the lovable Monchhichi to the airwaves and, of course, the toy stores.]]> 0 Beakman’s World Tue, 26 May 2015 14:54:54 +0000 Mr. Wizard’s World to explain the ways of science to young television viewers. The torch, or Bunsen burner, as it were, was passed in the 90s to Beakman’s World, an educational series featuring a scientist with humongous hair named Beakman, who would answer questions sent in by young viewers.]]> 0 John Cougar Mellencamp Fri, 22 May 2015 16:16:51 +0000 1 Chuckles Thu, 21 May 2015 17:35:20 +0000 Jujyfruits and M&Ms, there beckons a cellophane package containing five wedges of colorful candy, each coated in sugar for extra sweetness. You've just stumbled upon Chuckles, a candy almost as old as movie theaters themselves.]]> 0 G.I. Joe Wed, 20 May 2015 15:44:11 +0000 1 Soap Tue, 19 May 2015 16:17:00 +0000 Soap, which arrived on the airwaves in 1977 and redefined what was acceptable to talk about on television. Often bizarre, usually hilarious, Soap broke down barriers and introduced America to the most colorful characters ever seen on a soap opera. Considering the usual fodder of daytime soap operas, that’s saying something.]]> 0 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Mon, 18 May 2015 15:51:13 +0000 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. Starring Kurt Russell as lovable student Dexter Riley, it was the first in a trilogy of films that would follow his adventures on the campus of fictional Medfield College (last seen in the 1961 film, The Absent Minded Professor).]]> 0 Dumbo, the Flying Elephant Fri, 15 May 2015 18:13:06 +0000 Dumbo could actually fly (with the aid of a magic feather, of course). It was reasonable to assume that, if only we could somehow climb aboard our lovable pachyderm friend, perhaps we could share in his magnificent flying adventures. Years later, when Walt built his first theme park, he remarked that anything was possible at Disneyland. As it turns out, even a ride on Dumbo, the Flying Elephant.]]> 1 J. Geils Band Thu, 14 May 2015 15:42:32 +0000 1