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August 27, 2009 |
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Whatever happened to THE DALES shopping centers? I haven't heard about them on the show in years! Did they terminate their corporate relationship with the show, or did you decide that, in Today's World, they were no longer representative of the strong, Down-Home Values and morals necessary to keep our children Above Average? I'd certainly appreciate an update.
Bertha's Kitty Boutique was located in the Dales, and some other sponsors, and we dropped it because ---- well, because it was a local joke and the show went national a long time ago. Minneapolis, you see, has the honor of being the home of the First Large Indoor Mall ---- Southdale was considered the prototype, followed by Rosedale, Brookdale, Ridgedale, and so forth. To which we added Clydesdale, Chippendale, Airedale, and Mondale. Turning Fritz Mondale into a shopping mall was a lovely thing, but we killed off the joke before it got too old.