One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

Prolific producer Normal Lear, famous for sitcoms such as All in the Family and Good Times, treated television audiences to another gem in the 70s, about a divorced mother and her two teenaged daughters. Offering the same trademark blend of tackling serious topics, while always keeping the laughs coming, One Day at a Time endeared itself to the viewing public for nine seasons and remains a beloved series to this day. Continue reading...

Escape to Witch Mountain

Escape to Witch Mountain

A classic film in the Disney live-action arsenal, Escape to Witch Mountain was a 1975 feature based on Alexander Key’s 1968 sci-fi book about young orphaned siblings that display mysterious psychic powers. More eerie than scary, it charmed millions of young moviegoers, who still hold a fond place in their heart for this timeless offering. Continue reading...

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros.

In his first two video game appearances, Mario had to play second banana to two starring gorillas, Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr.. The mustachioed carpenter-turned-plumber finally got top billing (and a twin brother, Luigi) in 1983's original Mario Bros. arcade game, but the future King of All Things Nintendo didn't really ascend to the throne until 1986. In that watershed year, Super Mario Bros. hit the arcades in Nintendo's Vs. cabinets, jumpstarting both Mario's career and the future of side-scrolling platform video games. Continue reading...

Chunky candy bar

Chunky

One of the first things that come to mind when reminiscing about Chunky candy bars is the old saying, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” Sure, it is still a wonderful and tasty candy bar with a loyal following. Oh but in its glory days, Chunky was truly something special; a classic. Continue reading...

Mr Rogers Neighborhood

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

From 1968 to 2000, Fred McFeely Rogers invited viewers to spend some quality time in his little yellow television house. Soft-spoken, but with strength of purpose and complete sincerity, Mister Rogers offered a simple but powerful message: “I like you just the way you are.” And, in retrospect, we liked him just the way he was. Today, we look back at this iconic and educational children's show that left many of us with such fond memories. Continue reading...

Kidd Video

Kidd Video

With the enormous success of MTV in the early 80s, it was only a matter of time before Saturday morning programming took advantage of the power of music video and worked it into a live action/animation hybrid. They called their creation Kidd Video. Continue reading...

Gatorland

Gatorland

You squirm impatiently in the back seat of the family sedan, waiting for the endless greenway of Florida’s Orange Blossom Trail to yield something of interest. For miles now, roadway signs have promised wonders ahead at “The Alligator Capital of the World.” Soon, there it is, a long strip of buildings and walkways, fronted by a classic entrance, a giant concrete gator head, its mouth wide open, beckoning you to enter. Welcome to Gatorland. Continue reading...

Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots

Rock’em Sock’em Robots

Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you — in this corner, the ancient and noble sport of pugilism. In the opposite corner, tiny robots with fists. The winner and still champion - kids everywhere, who got to enjoy vicarious violence in bright, primary colors, thanks to Rock’em Sock’em Robots. Continue reading...