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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 07:03 am:

Name a brand of soda pop referenced on this day a few years ago.

By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 07:05 am:

Orange Crush
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earns a blue bird

By Ray & Chris (Ray) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 07:11 am:

Orange Crush

Ray and Chris?

Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 07:29 am:

Good morning! Orange crush brings me back. My great-grandmother was so French that she could barely speak English, and she used to go to the store and ask for that "George Crutch" pop. She was so funny.

Have a great day, pasty friends. Especially love the bridge picture and the church in Redridge!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 07:33 am:

Good Morning All! A Blessed Day to you and yours!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 07:38 am:

There aren't many enduring qualities of living in SE Texas (as compared to the UP, of course), but one is that we have a diner nearby that serves 50's style burgers and a real soda fountain that serves Orange Crush. It's one of our favourite spots to stop at when we have the Roadrunner out. I could actually drink an Orange Crush right now; too bad I'm on a self-imposed soda ban for the time being.....

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 11:04 am:

Recent comment(s) here, noting the passing of Soupy Sales, late host of the kiddy show Lunch with Soupy, which originated in 1953 from the studios of WXYZ-TV in Detroit, gives me some hope of finding an answer to the following trivia question from the same era:

A trivia question today for those who lived in or around the Detroit metro area in the mid 1950's:

There was a television show similar to the Quiz Kids, but a local show, produced at a local Detroit radio station.

The show featured kids selected by the local elementary schools, grades seven or eight (or both).

By any wild chance does anyone here recall the name of the show and which local Detroit station it was on?

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 03:20 pm:

Hi. Remember a while back we had a conversation on the presence or not of cougars in the UP and/or the rest of Michigan? Well, the DNR is now verifying proof of their existence, for what it is worth:

"The Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday it had determined that a trail camera in Chippewa County snapped a photo of a cougar wandering by one night last month."

By Uncle Chuck at Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 04:50 pm:

9 DAYS- 7 if I work my way U.P.!!!!!!!!! Can't wait, like a kid at Christmas, why is that? HA

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 04:55 pm:

Wonderful pictures.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 06:07 pm:

Orange Crush does bring back memories of soda pop. My grandmother on my mom's side used to have strawberry Nehi pop and my grandpa on my dad's side always had warm Frosty root beer in his pantry...we were always happy to drink it, along with the pink peppermint candies and butterscotch candies that he always had in his pockets for us. We would enjoy these treats while he treated us with tunes on his very old-fashioned accordian. I sure wish we could have recorded some of those beautiful tunes he played for us.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 06:19 pm:

I know what you mean, Cindy. My grandpa had a concertina that he played. We all sang along to the songs he played on it. Though he was limited in what he could play, we enjoyed it anyway. Since I was the only grandchild who took any interest in it, he gave it to me. I still have it. And strawberry Nehi pop was great!!!!!!!! But root beer was my favorite!

By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 09:12 pm:

Are you thinking of Quiz-Em hosted by Carl Cederberg on WWJ?
You can reach an expert on Detroit TV history at

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 02:14 am:

My favorite was always "Mattsons" brown Cream Soda! Anyone remember "Mattsons" ?

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 04:45 am:

Here's an audio clip (not mine) mentioning orange drink (since Orange Crush is mentioned here):

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 11:23 am:

Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell):
"You can reach an expert on Detroit TV history …"

Thanks for the cue, Bob!

I haven't emailed him yet, but I did spend several hours last night sorfin' the many Detroit (& Detroit TV) history web sites, including detroittvguy's, to see if I could find it before emailing him.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, November 6, 2009 - 03:48 pm:

Eeek, a typo!:
I did spend several hours … … sorfin history web sites"
"sorfin'""surfin'" ! Oooh, my hed hertz! It looks like I gotta start gettin' to bed earlier!

An update:
Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell):
Thanks again for the tip regarding the show and detroittvguy's email address.

As it turns out it was indeed Quiz-Em hosted by Carl Cederberg on WWJ, as confirmed by detroittvguy!

I sent him an email on Thursday afternoon, about 7:45PM (EST), and in less than 24 hours (2:10PM (EST) Today) I have his reply, to wit (emphasis added):


The show you were on was called "Quiz 'Em On The Air." It aired on WWJ-TV from 1953 thru the 1960s with Carl Cederberg as the quizmaster. The questions for the show were based on current events found in The Detroit News from the previous week.

I've been gathering information and photos from the show and hope to feature it on my website sometime in 2010.

Take care,
Ed Golick

Yes, my curiosity arose from the fact that yours truly, "boy genius", was on that show, 55 years ago (while in either the 7th or 8th grade), one of 4 (or was it 5?) students representing my school, then known as Isaac Newton School, although in more recent years the name has been changed. (Considering the sad, pathetic decline of the Detroit Public Schools in recent years, perhaps to protect the guilty?)

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