Although some may call Kalamazoo the king of craft, breweries, and dispensaries, there is no actual Thai to the royal family in Kalamazoo. Or is there? Because if you look into the past, you will find that there are some fictional ties at least to the city.

Going back to the 80s you will find evidence that there was once a King in Kalamazoo. In fact, he was the King of Kalamazoo. This, of course, is according to Herbert Birdsfoot, a Sesame Street character, who wrote the following poem about the subject:
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There once was a king from Kalamazoo
Who had a kicky kangaroo
Now the kindly kangaroo named Kay
Played a keen kazoo both night and day
'Twas the kind of kazoo that went koo-koo
Koo-Koo Koo-Koo went Kay's kazoo
And when the kindly king of Kalamazoo saw Kay the kangaroo's kazoo
He said right here in Kalamazoo, we'll build a zoo for a kangaroo
And so when you are passing through
Stop by and you can listen to
The Kalamazoo zoo's kangaroo play koo-koo-koo on her kazoo"

Onto the Queen

The next subject is the Queen of Kalamazoo. This was a comic book written by Darkhorse Comics that was released on November 1, 1992. A tease of the continued story of The New Frontier on the back of the comic reads:
Inquiring minds want to know the answer to that question. Rumors abound: Was she murdered by the worldwide Bolshevik revolution? Is she the unwilling victim of diabolical mind control experiments? Did evil Martians kidnap her? Or is she living out her existence as a mindless vegetable? Sandi Shore continues her quest to find the answer.
If you've made it this far I commend you on your interest in the noble lineage of Kalamazoo's history. You shall be knighted with a celery stalk and drink Oberon from a golden chalice.

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