Shoe Dick wrote:No, I thought he was perhaps from another European country where it was popular.
Well, we're very americanized. The US culture is pretty popular here, so that has something to do with it, I think. Not dubbing the damned things to make them appear more Swedish helps, of course. Perhaps The Macahans was extra popular in Sweden because a lot of our ancestors left Sweden to settle in America, which is something the shows deal with. Finding a new home, adapting etc. We read about this stuff in class at a young age.
A few hours from where I live is this little town called Lindsborg, Kansas. They market It as "Little Sweden, USA." We went there to a bed and breakfast one weekend. It was settled by Swedes and they have Swedish resteraunts and themed shops and festivals, signs in Swedish! Lutheran church, and all kinds of stuff. They have the Swedish Pavillion from the 1904 Worlds Fair. The swedish royals visited the town and there's pictures of the event all over the place. I wonder what you would think of it there. they'd probably treat you like a minor celebrity there. Nothing gives authenticity to something like authenticity.