Wild Chicago, no. 412

Wild Chicago, episode no. 412. On a special edition of Wild Chicago, Ben Hollis takes viewers on a cruise to the "Islands of Wild Chicago." Hollis searches for buried treasure at Treasure Island Foods grocery store, journeys to one of Lake Michigan's mysterious concrete islands, samples fried decapod crustaceans on Goose Island, and dives into the first indoor wave pool built in the U.S.

00:11Copy video clip URL Ad for the Illinois Lottery, a corporate sponsor of the program.

00:48Copy video clip URL Ben Hollis swabs the deck of a small yacht, set to Frank Sinatra’s “Let’s Get Away From It All.” A narrator opens the show.

01:04Copy video clip URL Opening to Wild Chicago, montage of Ben Hollis’s introduction and fragmented clips of eclectic scenes across the Chicagoland area.

02:06Copy video clip URL “Treasure Island.” A “marooned” Hollis explores the headquarters of Treasure Island Foods on 3460 N Broadway.

04:35Copy video clip URL “Blue Island.” In far-flung south suburban Blue Island, IL, Hollis visits the Blue Island mobile home trailer park. Hollis interviews residents of the mobile home community and learns of their lives.

07:32Copy video clip URL “68th Street Island.” Satiating curiosity about the mysterious concrete islands Chicago residents can see on Lake Michigan, Hollis arranges for a special tour with the Chicago Water Fund. The island facility is known as the 68th St. Crib. Crews work for seven days straight on crib. Hollis interviews workers who have done stints at the crib (known as “crib keepers”) and examines the groceries delivered on a weekly basis. Crews show the small dormitory residence where workers stay overnight during the week, as well as the water intake facility.

11:45Copy video clip URL “Fantasy Island.” Garfield’s Fantasy Island ‘II’ (6011 S. State St.) serves piña coladas in a laid-back environment. Hollis asks patrons to enumerate their fantasy list of items to have if they were stranded on a deserted island.

14:12Copy video clip URL “Ancient Crete.” Twenty miles south of Chicago in Crete, IL, Hollis visits the Crete Funatorium. The entertainment center has miniature golf, batting cages, and a driving range.

17:02Copy video clip URL “Stony Island.” The Stony Island Medical Association (9000 S. Stony Island Ave). Patients and staff at the medical center contemplate the origins of Stony Island’s name.

19:02Copy video clip URL “Wave Pool.” Hollis ventures to Bolingbrook, IL, to visit the Bolingbrook Park District’s Aquatics Center. The aquatics center claims to manage the first nationwide indoor wave pool, opened in 1982. His tour guide is a immigrant from Germany who came to the United States in 1958.

22:55Copy video clip URL “Goose Island.” On Chicago’s man-made island, Hollis dines at the Goose Island Shrimp House and Lonski’s Cafe.

25:57Copy video clip URL Advertisement for “Wild Vision,” a promotion exhorting viewers to watch a special broadcast of Wild Chicago in 3-D.

27:36Copy video clip URL Scenes from the next Wild Chicago episode.

26:51Copy video clip URL Ad spot for “Wild Wear.” A short commercial by Hollis for viewers to buy official Wild Chicago merchandise.

27:25Copy video clip URL Main credits shown.

27:46Copy video clip URL Wild Chicago closing graphics.

27:58Copy video clip URL Illinois Lottery advertisement.

 

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