July 4th Typecast
The Isotopes aren't the only thing named after broadcast shows in New Mexico. The little town in central New Mexico, near Elephant Butte Reservoir, that used to be called Hot Springs, has since the 1950s been known as Truth or Consequences, named after the famed radio program of that era. Us locals, we just call it "T or C."
I don't know if this is just a New Mexico phenomenon, as if we're so far removed off the beaten path, and lacking sufficient confidence, that our entire self-identity is from far away media broadcasting. I was thinking, since the T.V. series is filmed right here in Albuquerque, we could rename the city "Breaking Bad."
The Duke of Alburquerque spelled his name with two "R"s, but we spell the city's name with only one. What happened to the second "R" I can't speculate. Perhaps we'd have to rename the city "Breking Bad," just to be consistent.