Thursday, January 05, 2006

I Adee-Do Remember - Yaye Waxes Nostalgiac

As a Southern Californian who emigrated to the East Coast (it's been 15 1/2 years!), I'm used to trying to translate to natives the little Angeleno cultural references I employ for my own amusement. One that came up again and again with my husband (a lifelong resident of Connecticut) was "Cal Worthington and his dog Spot!" - meaningless to him. No Cal Worthington in New England. And no amount of animated explanation ever did justice to the banjo-plucking wonder that is Worthington. So, I was THRILLED when I found this site: http://www.mydogspot.com/ - which features Real Player commercial clips, photos and, best of all, the unforgettable extended version of the "Go See Cal" theme song. Brilliant!

A couple other nostalgiac spots for Angelenos (& others) who grew up in the 70's and 80's:

http://www.rogerwendell.com/pnt.html - A shrine to Pup 'n' Taco and Big DoNut
http://www.melaman2.com/cartoons/singles/mp3/super-chicken.mp3 - theme song to Superchicken!!
http://www.80stvthemes.com/commercials/ - other ads from the 80's.

Holy Canoli - look what I just found, put's my whole post to shame! This is the BEST! Make sure you scroll down to check out all the cool L.A.-related links!:
http://www.losanjealous.com/2005/12/15/cal-worthington/

6 Comments:

Anonymous yaye said...

Yeah, Zachary All!!! And "Me and Sparkletts Water making friends..."

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Tallulah said...

You know, if you're looking for a car Go See Cal!

Do your remember PhilnJims?

How about Zacharary All?

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Tallulah said...

How about Hey Culligan Man!

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tup and parco!

me likey!

6:32 PM  
Anonymous DF said...

Glad you liked a post. I'm doing a series of these over at losanjealous.com. The most recent is one about Larry Parker: http://www.losanjealous.com/2006/01/04/larry-parker/. Next up is Stephan, Jack Stephan.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Tallulah said...

Larry Parker got me 1.5 million!

Jack Stafanovich....No it's Jack, Jack Stephan.

7:07 AM  

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