In 1982, during the height of E.T. mania, aired on CBS. Hosted by Robin Williams, it is an energetic tour of many sci-fi films and a snapshot of early 80s film famdom.
I finally return to the arcade, this time covering the vector-based masterpiece Tempest. I might be terrible at this game, but I am in love with its aesthetics.
In 1967, a new snack was born, the potato crisp known as the Pringle. Of course, an innovative snack like this needs a great mascot and they came up with a mustachioed character to adorn their new snack's cylindrical container. But do you know the name of this old timey looking fella? The answer might surprise you.
Happy Days introduced two sisters to the show that are still fondly remembered today, Pinky and Leather Tuscadero. Let's take a quick look back at these side characters and the out sized impact they had on the show.
In 1982, Burger Kings decided to add bacon to their double cheeseburger. It was embraced by consumers and became an enduring taste sensation.
In October of every year since 1992, Six Flags Great Adventure becomes costumed with the sights and sounds of Halloween during their annual haunt festival. In 1995, I visited for the first time and enjoyed it thoroughly.
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the 1987 TV horror show, Werewolf. This was a one season wonder produced by Frank Lupo that was part of…
Are you not happy with your sing-a-long options during the Halloween season? In 1966, the Peanuts released a set of Pumpkin Carols that should help this season be a bit more musical.
Do you remember Monkey's Blood or Mercurochrome? It was an antiseptic that burned like crazy, dyed your skin reddish orange and contained mercury. Oh and for seven decades parents loved the stuff.
In the 1984 episode of Magnum PI, Jororo Farewell, Magnum PI works to prevent the kidnapping of the prince of Jororo. His work takes him to an interesting location, the local arcade.