Category Archives: Nickelodeon
As a huge fan of 90s Nickelodeon, I was excited to read the new book Slimed: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age, written by Matthew Klickstein. The book details the ups and downs of Nickelodeon from the 1980s and 1990s. It covers everything from starting the first kids network in 1979 to creating original programming.
One thing that surprised me is that the book chapters are in interview form rather than like a biography. The titles of each chapter represent the question that are answered by many former Nickelodeon cast and crew; some of which include actors Melissa Joan Hart, Kenan Thompson, and Michelle Trachtenberg as well as creators Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold), Jim Jinkins (Doug), and D.J. MacHale (Are You Afraid of the Dark?). Since I associate Nickelodeon as a network for children, some “colorful” language in the book took me by surprise.
We know there’s only a few nights of Chanukah left, but it’s never too late to post the rare television special dedicated solely to Chanukah. Enjoy Nickelodeon’s Weinerville’s bizarre Chanukah special that prominently features Marc’s puppet Boney and a creepy Antiochus.
Amazon Prime has been busy eating away at Netflix’s content library. The biggest problem for Netflix, so far, is it recently lost a ton of Viacom content. So what shows are Netflix customers now missing?
Here is a lengthy, yet non-exhaustive list of Amazon Prime exclusive shows.
Dora the Explorer
Yo Gabba Gabba
Go, Diego, Go!
Ni Hao Kai-Lan
Avatar: The Last Airbender
The Fresh Beat Band
Gullah Gullah Island
The Wild Thornberrys
Back at the Barnyard
The Ren & Stimpy Show
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
House of Anubis
Big Time Rush
Fan Boy and Chum Chum
Fred: The Show
The Amanda Show
Rocko’s Modern Life
The Naked Brothers Band
Drake & Josh
Clarissa Explains It All
Kenan & Kel
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The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards air tomorrow at 8pm. Let’s be honest, no one over the age of 13 cares about them anymore, but that’s not the point. When we were in the target audience, the KCAs were awesome.
In 2005, Simple Plan performed their single “Shut Up!” As though that wasn’t enough, Pierre Bouvier announced that they were going to perform a new song. You probably already know where this is going.
I hate to have two old Nickelodeon videos in a short time span, but when I remembered this video I couldn’t resist. The hosts of Wild and Crazy Kids, Omar Gooding, Donnie Jeffcoat, and Jessica Gaynes, help Arnold Schwarzenegger promote the Great American Workout. This makes it even more unbelievable that California elected this man governor. Also, why is Hans and Franz from Saturday Night Live on a kids show?
Now that I’m an adult, I realize that 90s Nickelodeon shows were weird. While we can all look back and agree that Double Dare‘s Sundae Slide was odd, Weinerville manages to be even stranger than even the most outlandish Double Dare stunt.
Weinerville at its core was a bizarre puppet show. It featured things, such as a puppet who was manipulated by a hand in his head and human heads on puppet bodies. Also, there was the Golden Hot Dog, which was a prize for the winner of a stunt the participants performed while “Weinerized.” “Weinerizing” just meant that people were turned into puppets. Sixty-two episodes were filmed from 1993 and 1994; although, the show was rerun until 1997.
The following video is an episode that misses the classic cartoon shorts, such as Popeye the Sailor and Betty Boop, that were shuffled throughout the series’ run.
NBC’s Utah affliate KSL refuses to carry The New Normal.
Last Thursday, Jerry Nelson died at 78 years old. He was the voice of the Count on Sesame Street.
Dancing With the Stars viewers have chosen Sabrina Bryan to be the 13th contestant on that show’s all-star season.
Anthony Bourdain, host of the Travel Channel’s No Reservations, will take his show to CNN after its upcoming season is over.
The former voice of Dora the Explorer, Caitlin Sanchez, attempts to sue Nickelodeon again because she says her lawyer committed fraud. In the original lawsuit, Sanchez claims she was fired for hitting puberty.
If you thought the worst show Bruce Jenner has been on was Keeping Up with the Kardashians, you would be wrong. In 1987, someone decided to make a spin-off of the Nickelodeon game show Double Dare with Bruce Jenner as the host because nothing says acting like an adult more than the Sundae Slide. Fortunately, the show never made it passed the pilot stage.
Scott Baio and Heidi Bohay are the celebrity guests in the pilot.
Part 2 is after the jump.