Category Archives: TV

Davy Crockett

As part of my ongoing, sporadic look at pop culture fads of the past, I explored the Davy Crockett craze. It wasn’t the first pop culture fad, but it was the first that was generated by TV. It began with … Continue reading

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Blue Box Cafe

A new sandwich and coffee shop recently opened in downtown Elgin. It has a Doctor Who theme. I’m not a huge fan, but I know Kelli’s kids are, so I invited them to join me for lunch. Chloe, Carter and … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Ozzie Nelson was a big band leader and his wife, Harriet, was a vocalist. They were regulars with Red Skelton  and later launched their own show. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was a very popular TV show from 1952 … Continue reading

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The Addams Family

A couple years ago, I made a list of cultural fads that grabbed the public’s attention in the past the way Harry Potter has in the current generation. My plan was to read, watch, listen, whatever was necessary, until I … Continue reading

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