Lunch With Casey

Remembering Casey Jones and his pal Roundhouse

Remembering Jimmy Jenson

Jimmy Jenson, known as the “Swingin’ Swede,” passed away on August 7, 2015 at the age of 84.    Jimmy is best known to fans of Lunch with Casey for his rendition of “Walking in My Winter Underwear.”    Roger Awsumb, as Casey Jones, would lip sync to the song in a popular clip from the […]

Lunch With Casey in TV Guide 1961

This advertisement appeared a couple times in TV Guide in 1961-62.  At some point in 1961, the Casey Jones program moved from the 5PM slot back to it’s traditional 12 noon time slot.  This is when the show name officially became “Lunch With Casey.” Casey’s show started in 1954 at noon and held that slot […]

The Mayor’s Christmas Party 1971

Here’s a cool poster from a 1971 Christmas event promoting appearances by Casey Jones, Clancy the Cop, and Willie Ketchem, along with a few Hollywood celebrities, and Santa Claus.   Charlie McCarty was the mayor of St. Paul at the time, and was known locally as “Super Mayor.” This is a cleaned up reconstruction of the […]

Bob Duerr from the Como Park Zoo

We all remember Bob Duerr’s frequent visits to Lunch With Casey.   This is a vintage press photo from 1967.   The caption that came with the photo reads “What a way to weigh a python.  Bob Duerr, Como Zoo reptile keeper, stands on a scale with a 16-foot, 1-inch female regal python wrapped around him 1/9 […]

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