“Never Forget” is a series of short articles that aim to free specific film, television, and video game characters from the eternal damnation that is pop-culture limbo.
Members of the Midnight Society rarely told stories which overlapped with one another, but it seemed that Sardó, an effeminate shop owner with scrupulous taste in vests, struck a chord with the denim-clad children. “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” ran on Nickelodeon’s SNICK from 1992 to 1996 (yes, I’m willfully ignoring the reboot), during which Sardó appeared in six mesmerizing episodes. According to Gary, Sardó and his store offered the perfect backdrop for a camp-fire tale. After all, the guy was entirely aloof to the fact that he was peddling real black magic to unwitting kids.
Recent economic woes have not been kind to small businesses, forcing many owners to make hard decisions about the future of their enterprise. Sardó’s store of trinkets and eclectic (cursed) items was no exception. After a particularly harsh holiday season, bankruptcy befell Sardó’s Magic Mansion. To the dismay of Canadian children everywhere (especially those in need of learning moral lessons the hard way), Sardó was forced to close his doors on January 20th of 2009.
Since closing the shop, Sardó has been tuning pianos in the Quebec area. Little is known of the whereabouts of the store’s paranormal products, but if his eBay page is any indication, kids all over the globe are at risk of being stuck in another dimension…or at least inside a mirror.
Remember Never Forget: Sardó – accent on the dó ?
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