Huell Howser with Poppies


The Kruegermanns started making pickles in Germany in 1896. The family immigrated to California in 1965 along with their secret family recipes for pickles and sauerkraut. In this episode, Huell spends the day with this wonderful family at their 25,000-foot facility, where he learns all about the art of sauerkraut.

READ MORE: Kruegermann Pickles & Sauerkraut: Keeping Old World Traditions Alive in Elysian Valley

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Huell takes a special tour of Forrest Ackerman's home, which was a shrine to and museum of horror memorabilia. The self-described coiner of the term "sci-fi," Dr. Ackula (as he liked to be called) boasted over 300,000 collectibles from books, genre films, and TV shows. He was also a literary agent and editor of numerous fanzines. Sadly, Ackerman passed away in 2008 so the museum is no longer operational.

  • 2016-10-31T12:00:00-07:00

Pen Collectors

Huell visits the Southern California Pen Collectors Club at their annual meeting in Covina and learns all about antique writing instruments.







  • 2016-11-12T10:30:00-08:00

Philippe's Update

In this special one-hour episode, Huell re-visits one of the oldest and most colorful restaurants in Los Angeles and the home of the French dipped sandwich. Family-owned Philippe's is a true L.A. institution and one of Huell's favorites!

  • 2016-11-13T11:00:00-08:00

Animal Acres

Huell and actress Shelley Morrison, who played Karen's maid on "Will & Grace," visit Animal Acres -- a facility in Acton that cares for neglected and abused farm animals.

  • 2016-11-14T11:00:00-08:00


Huell visits the old marine base in Tustin to see what the city has planned for its two gargantuan blimp hangers. One of the hangers will be turned into a sports complex, while the other is still in limbo. The Orange County Rescue Mission is building an amazing facility on the base.

  • 2016-11-19T10:30:00-08:00

The Two Anns

Huell revisits The French Garden in downtown Los Angeles, but this time, he brings along two very special lunch dates: Hollywood legends Ann Rutherford and Anne Jeffreys.

After 15 years in business, the restaurant closed its doors on May 24, 2013.

Ann Rutherford passed away on June 11, 2012. KCET re-aired "The Two Anns" on June 27 with a newly recorded introduction in which Huell remembers his late friend.

  • 2016-11-21T11:00:00-08:00

Movie Nursery

Huell visits Jackson Shrub, a family-owned and operated nursery that has been supplying the movie and television industries with both live and artificial plants since 1937.

  • 2016-11-26T10:30:00-08:00


  • 2016-11-27T11:00:00-08:00