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Our Forgotten Cartoon-Americans!

If you were a Baby Boomer who got up at the crack of dawn on Saturday mornings, poured yourself a big bowl of Sugar Smacks and plopped your self down in front of the family TV, you were up early enough to catch The Mighty Mouse Playhouse, which opened the kiddie programming for CBS.

Among the supporting players on that show, were the unusual comic teaming of a goose and cat named Gandy & Sourpuss. In case you were wondering whatever became of them after CBS cancelled the show...

Who Wants a Popsicle?

Summer has always been time for Popsicles.

Believe it or not, this popular frozen treat really was invented by a kid. One night in 1905, 11-year old Frank Epperson of California mixed some flavoring powder in water with a fork and left it outside (fork and all) overnight by mistake. It froze, but Frank ate it anyway.

For the next 17 years, Frank made them for himself and eventually, his kids. But in 1922, Epperson sold some at a fireman’s ball in San Francisco. They were a big hit. Frank then started selling them at the Neptune Beach amusement park in Alameda, California.

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On My Little Margie, who did Margie's dad, Vern, work for?

The investment firm of Honeywell & Todd
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