True fact: Reddy Kilowatt was a creation of Alabama Power ... which then licensed its use to hundreds of other electric utilities nationwide. Ashton Collins of APCO first drew the character in 1926.
He always seems to be smiling. But you never saw him on those nights when daughter Electra came home late. Reddy never took a likin' to whatzisname, that guy on the mountain she was dating.
Frankly, my Scarlett, I don't give a ..... fool durn? (amazing just how vulgar the language was in movies back then)
Of course, channel 21 wouldn't come to life in Birmingham until 1982, when WTTO - (T)elevision (T)wenty-(O)ne - first signed on, giving the city its first real independent TV station.
Okay, we'll begrudge Atlanta this "first" .... Birmingham didn't complete its first section of interstate until December 1967.
...and its last link wouldn't be complete until well into the 1980s. I love how they refer to something called "The Monster." Of course, we all know and love it as "Malfunction Junction."
12/08/2007 -- 550 PM EST