NEW YORK—Confident that people would once again embrace it as a beloved part of pop culture, steps were taken this week to reintroduce a once-popular thing to the public at large. "If you look at all those other things that were popular for a while and then came back, this one is right up there with them," said a high-ranking entertainment industry executive. "Based on its past performance, we can treat the success of [this cultural touchstone] as a known quantity and predict that it will once again win America's heart." At press time, the thing had not recaptured its original popularity, and had been met with multiple nods of recognition from people who remembered it from when they were children.