- Pop Tate
Terry "Pop" Tate, a
fictional characterin the fictional "Archie" universe, is the owner and manager of the Chok'lit Shoppe, a soda shopand frequent hangout of Archie's Gang. Pop Tate is the self-designated philanthropistfor the Archie gang, hearing about their problems while serving ice creamand a variety of other goodies.Archie Comics character
full name = Terry "Pop" Tate
gender = Male
first appearance = "
Pep Comics" #46
hometown = Riverdale
job = Owner of Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe
main love interest(s) =
radio actor(s) =
cartoon voice(s) =
the archies instrument =
Jughead Jonesis Pop Tate's best customer. Tate constantly talks about how Jughead's appetite will provide for his retirement. Many stories reflect the fact that his customers, particularly Jughead, don't always pay their tab. Jughead has been known to run his tab as long as possible, and put off paying it until Pop refuses any more credit.
In a comic centered around Pop, it was shown that he has a cousin named Russell, who runs a similar soda shop in the mountains. In the 2000s, his main rival was Segarini the pizza parlor owner, a minor but recurring character.
Like many things in the Archie continuity, Pop Tate's history has inconsistencies. In one installment of the series, it was revealed that Pop's dad was the original "Pops," while as a child he served at his side under the moniker "Junior." But some stories say that Pop opened the business himself. In still another comic, he purchased it as a young man from the retiring owner McGurk. Some stories have given Pop's real first name as Bob, Harold, or Thomas, but the official Archie Comics website gives his name as Terry [http://www.archiecomics.com/whoswho/riverdale/whos-who-riverdale.htm] .
Pop's shop has changed little over the years, and it still boasts a
jukeboxand old-time soda fountain. Attempts at times for Pop to "modernize" the shop have all failed, and Pop's retains its old-fashioned ice cream parlor atmosphere. This has allowed him to capitalize on nostalgia.
A fairly common plot is Pop Tate closing his shop and trying to sell it, which results in Archie and his friends scrambling to save it, generally by reminding everyone about the memories they have of the store, and telling them that losing the store would be horrible.
The character of Pop Tate was inspired by the Greek immigrant owners of the three
Haverhill, Massachusettssoda fountains frequented by Haverhill teenagers during the 1930s. These were the Crown Confectionery and the Chocolate Shop on Merrimack Street and the Tuscarora on Winter Street.
In the late 1930s, "Archie" creator
Bob Montanajoined other teens at the Chocolate Shop counter where he made sketches on napkins or in the diary-sketchbook he kept of Haverhill happenings. This material served as a source for Montana when he launched "Archie".
* [http://www.powells.com/biblio?show=TRADE%20PAPER:USED:0811821994:7.95&page=excerpt Trina Robbins' "From Girls to Grrrlz" (excerpt)]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Pop — may refer to: Contents 1 Music and dance 2 Sports and games 3 Computing and technology … Wikipedia
Tate (surname) — Tate is a surname, and may refer to* Allen Tate, American poet * Brent Tate, Australian rugby league player * Catherine Tate, British comedian * Carla Tate, the female lead character from the movie The Other Sister * Cebe Tate, American farmer *… … Wikipedia
POP ART — Né et baptisé dans l’Angleterre des années cinquante, quand l’Europe de l’après guerre découvrait la société de consommation, les mass media et leur iconographie importés d’outre Atlantique, le pop art n’eut sur le continent qu’un écho faible et… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Tate Modern — Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London Die Tate Gallery of Modern Art (kurz: Tate Modern) in London ist das weltweit größte Museum für moderne Kunst. Es hat seinen Sitz in einem umgebauten Kraftwerk, der früheren Bankside Power Station, am Themseufer … Deutsch Wikipedia
Pop art — is a visual art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in parallel in the late 1950s in the United States. Livingstone, M., Pop Art: A Continuing History , New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990 ] Pop Art challenged tradition by… … Wikipedia
Tate Etc. — Tate Etc. is an arts magazine produced within Britain s Tate organisation of arts and museums. Prior to the production of Tate Etc. the Tate produced eight issues in 2002 and 2003 of its forerunner, Tate Magazine , variously called Tate… … Wikipedia
Tate Gallery of Modern Art — Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London Die Tate Gallery of Modern Art (kurz: Tate Modern) in London ist das weltweit größte Museum für moderne Kunst. Es hat seinen Sitz in einem umgebauten Kraftwerk, der früheren Bankside Power Station, am Themseufer … Deutsch Wikipedia
Tate Modern — desde el Puente del Milenio … Wikipedia Español
Tate Modern — infobox London museum name= Tate Modern established= 2000 location= Bankside, London SE1, England visitors= 5,235,000 (06/07) [From the Tate Report 2006/2007. [http://www.tate.org.uk/about/tatereport/2007/audience/attendancefigures.htm Attendence … Wikipedia
Tate galleries — ▪ museums, United Kingdom art museums in the United Kingdom that house the national collection of British art from the 16th century and the national collection of modern art. There are four branches: the Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London,… … Universalium