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.
During the 1969 season of Sesame Street, Oscar the Grouch was orange. Orange Oscar only lasted one season before he became the green Oscar we all know and love. The clip below shows an orange Oscar singing “I Love Trash.”
If you want to know why Oscar’s color changed, there are numerous explanations, such as he would not be such a light color if he lived in garbage or the puppet was not comfortable. My favorite explanation is a variation on the former and comes from the YouTube comments section.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that 2oth Century Fox has bought the movie rights to Seasame Street.
The show has had two other theatrical releases: Follow That Bird in 1985 and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland in 1999. The movies were distributed by Warner Bros. and Columbia Pictures, respectively.