As you may recall, the (in)famous Emperor Norton, self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States, lives in Bernal Heights. Or, his modern-day doppleganger does. That is, when he’s not taking tourists on San Francisco walking tours.
Now, he also rules the small screen, because tonight our own Emperor Norton will appear on the Travel Channel’s “Monumental Mysteries” show:
Don Wildman inspects a bizarre acorn-shaped sculpture that commemorates an otherworldly event; explores the world’s smallest skyscraper that was once at the center of an outrageous scam; and investigates an engineering wonder inspired by an eccentric figure.
HINT: That “eccentric figure” is Emperor Norton, and the engineering wonder is the Bay Bridge.
Tune in tonight at 9 pm to watch Neighbor Emperor Norton tell the tale.
PHOTO: Emperor Norton, during a recent sighting at 331 Cortland. By Telstar Logistics