hello out there from tv land
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30th November 2008
24th April 2008
angelfish1021 @ : Hey, there, everyone! I just joined the community, so I though I'd write a little something about myself.
As a little kid growing up in the 80s, Nickelodeon was one of the channels that made up my TV diet. Pinwheel Playhouse, Today's Special, The Monkees, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Mr. Wizard's World, You Can't Do That On Television, Out of Control, Danger Mouse, Banana Man, Count Duckula...they were all my favorites!
I enjoyed watching the classic shows on Nick at Nite just as much. I can clearly remember wishing I had a talking horse just like Mr. Ed, lol!
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to talking about 80s Nick with everyone here.
21st April 2008
beloved_jinn @ : for icons100: Are You Afraid of the Dark? Batch #1
I am new and wanted to share some icons.
Subject: Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Themes: Alone, Magical, All Is Wrong, Smile, Secrets, Hope.
Icon Count: 11-100
Additional Notes: Resources
9th June 2007
iridescentcold @ : hello all
I'm so glad I found this community! It makes me really quite sad that what I consider quality TV shows aren't on at all anymore. My absolute favorite Nick @ Nite show growing up was Bewitched. I also enjoyed I Love Lucy, Mary Tyler Moore, and I Dream of Jeannie. I can still picture the screen they'd show with the line-up for the night from around 8 or 9 until 1 or 2 AM. And I miss Block Party Summer!!!
28th January 2007
littlerae @ : great great great.
I found some nick shorts from back in the day...
I'm still looking for :
Fast Food and Grace which can be described on this site http://www.crowncombo.com/articles/2
anyway. Does anyone else remember the short that Pixar did in the maybe late 80's early 90's that looked like an adult something or other and a child made out of toobers and zots or something like that. anyway. I remember the kid one was acting all silly and the adult one would shake it head like "now stop that." and every time the adult one would turn around the kid would do something silly behind it's back to kind of mock it. and then the adult one would turn around real fast and the kid was acting like it wasn't doing anything....
you know what one I'm talking about?! I saw a web page about it a long time ago but I guess I didn't bookmark it because I'm lame.... :-(
Current Mood: frustrated
19th December 2005
diabological @ :
What do afterschool specials, alf, alfred hitchcock presents, battlestar galactica, captain kangaroo, captain n, charlie brown, classic cartoons, classic tv, columbo, danger mouse, david the gnome, dungeons and dragons, fraggle rock, garfield, get smart, grimm's fairy tales, he-man, hello kitty, inspector gadget, jem and the holograms, kidd video, liquid television, mash, mcog, mork and mindy, mr t, mscl, my so called life, mysterious cities of gold, pinwheel, pound puppies, punky brewster, rainbow brite, she-ra, square pegs, taxi, the a-team, the carebears, the electric company, the get along gang, the legend of zelda, the little prince, the monkees, the moondreamers, the muppet babies, the muppet show, the smurfs, the tick, thundercats, today's special, transformers, voltron, and welcome back kotter all have in common?
11th December 2005
girlof65 @ : I'm New!
Hi everyone! Just wanted to say hi and tell a little about myself. I used to survive on Nick @ Nite when I was kid. I really loved The Patty Duke Show, Laugh-In, The Monkees, The Donna Reed Show & The Danny Thomas Show among others. I would love to see these on on dvd but I guess they're too busy putting out such classics as The O.C. Anyhow, I remember this show called "Mad Movies" that was on Nick where comedians would dub their voices over old movies. I've never seen it since. I'm very happy to find this community and look forward to meeting some fellow classic TV fans.
Current Mood: excited
11th August 2005
8th July 2005
house_elf_fan @ : Old Nickelodeon
I have created a My Space Group dedicated to Old Nickelodeon. Everyone is welcome to come and join. I'm trying to get it off the ground, and i'm looking for members like all of you who care for Old Nickelodeon. If you have a My Space, you can come and join. If you dont, you can make an account. It fast, easy, and free. The URL to "Old Nickelodeon" is below. Come join, and share comments, questions, requests, fan art, fan fiction, news, concerns, your love for Nickelodeon when it was good, and anything else!!!!!!
Hope to see you there!!!!!!
Old Nickelodeon Owner And Moderator,
Current Mood: happy
6th September 2004
ltjrrich @ : "Hi, Bob!"
What a treat it is to find this group! Hello everyone. I'm Rich, I was born in '85, and I remember the late '80s Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite.
I remember when Nick would show Inspector Gadget (do they still?), The Monkees (Mike Nesmith's hat fascinated me as a small child, and it still does), the Star Trek cartoon (which I found boring at the time, but now I wish it was back), Total Panic, Finders Keepers (that was a Nick show, right?), The Lost Cities of Gold (or something like that. I made my parents crazy by asking them to draw it. It's a long story, LOL), The Little Prince, Maya the Bee, The Li'l Bits, Today's Special, Special Delivery (that was a show, right? I remember it as a boring 2 hours where I had to keep myself busy until the good TV came back). I don't remember Pinwheel, but I do remember when Eureeka's Castle was brand new.
And that's just Nickelodeon.
Nick at Nite was by far the single most important factor in my life. LOL! I remember Get Smart, Mr. Ed, Donna Reed, Mad Movies (I didn't "get" the show, but I remember it. I think it was on later at night, so I'd only see it if I happened to wake up in the middle of the night and turn the TV on.), Mork and Mindy (in fact, I remember that it was on both Nick at Nite AND Nickelodeon), and the two most important shows I have ever seen, the two shows that shaped my comedic identity: the old episodes of SNL and SCTV. Ooohhh, I LOVED them! And because many of the cast members of both shows had successful movie careers by then, I recognized them. Steve Martin (not a cast member, but frequent host), Chevy Chase, Bill Murray (my second-favorite Ghostbuster, behind Harold Ramis), Dan Aykroyd (my third favorite Ghostbuster), John Candy, Rick Moranis, and Martin Short.
Oh man, so many great memories. Thank you for letting me re-live them. OH! What was that show about the kid and the dog, and they were searching for something...the kid's parents I think? I remember that one too. And Kid's Court ("Fair or Unfair? UNFAIR!") Well, that's it for me for now. Thank you all once again. This is your announcer Harvey saying goodbye!
"Some creatures landed from outer space. They gave off a funny green light. They said they travelled to our planet just to watch Nick at Nite!"
2nd September 2004
janeyre @ : Get Smart DVD Drive
Our Get Smart internet listserve is working on a petition to get Get Smart on DVD. Here's the link:
Everything is kept confidential on the petition site. Our goal is 10,000 names by the end of the year. Last year Alan Spencer did this to help get Sledge Hammer on DVD... which just came out in July. This can work for Get Smart -it just takes people.
Current Mood: optimistic
16th June 2004
munchkin1616 @ : I'm on the hunt for stickers (especially bumper stickers) from New Kids on the Block and artists of that time (Milli Vanilli, Paula Abdul, anyone known specifically from the late 80s, early 90s only). I've looked on ebay and around, but nothing so far. I'm also looking for anything from that period cartoonwise (as long as it hasn't been fakely remade- grr to that), so Popples, Fraggles, Clarissa Explains It All, Kids Incorporated, etc.
If you have or know of anything, PLEASE let me know!!!
11th June 2004
dude93 @ : how to take it
When I was growing up, the kids on YCDTOTV fell into diff categories on how they took their slimings. Some looked up, some whined and some just stood there and took it. If I were on that show, Iw ould have gone for the full facial myself. Anybody else here would have gone down that path too?
28th May 2004
helenmelon @ : the dangers of slime
hey, did any of you catch this in the onion?
Ex-Nickelodeon Stars Relate Horrors of Green Slime Syndrome
OTTAWA—Veterans of the '80s cult classic TV show You Can't Do That On Television filed a $1 billion class-action lawsuit against Nickelodeon Monday, alleging that the network exposed them to a bevy of toxins which led to a chronic affliction called Green Slime Syndrome.
"The producers assured us the slime was safe, and that getting drenched with it for five or more takes wouldn't cause any lasting damage," cast member Alasdair Gillis said. "I was only 12. I didn't ask questions; I just did what the director said. Now I live with constant pain."
Gillis then pulled up his sleeves to reveal the suppurating pustules that cover his forearms and wrists.
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23rd May 2004
donpratt @ : Hello everyone,
I realize this is something of a strange request, but this morning I happened to be watching Nick GAS and I stumbled across Finders Keepers, for the first time in fifteen years. One of the teams was made up of a blond girl named I think Kelly and an Asian guy named Dan, and the girl, for some reason, really fascinated me--she was terribly nervous and awkward, and I began to wonder what she could possibly be doing at this moment after having appeared on such a show sixteen years ago. So does anyone know anything more about this particular episode (I believe it was from 1988, and had the original host), or even how I might go about finding out who this girl is? Thanks very much.
3rd April 2004
munchkin1616 @ : Whenever My Life Gets Me So Down...
Does anyone else remember Roundhouse? LOVED it!
New member here, 21, f, Ohio State Univ. student.
How would you guys finish this statement:
I am such a fan of 80s Nickelodeon that ______________!
I can't wait to hear some answers!
Oh, and for me? I am such a fan of 80s Nickelodeon that I named my gecko Elvis after Clarissa's pet alligator!
24th March 2004
piinkvans @ : Hey I'm new here, I love old Nick! I loved Clarissa Explains it all, I wish they'd still put that stuff on :\.
28th February 2004
helenmelon @ : a quiz for US! :)
have you all seen this?
You are YOU CAN'T DO THAT ON TELEVISION.
Sometimes, you wonder why you couldn't just be
Canadian. Some people say you are weird. You
have an interesting sense of humor and a
meaningless life. But, you're nearly Canadian,
so did you expect better?
Which old school Nickelodeon show are you?
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Current Mood: nostalgic
27th February 2004
8th February 2004
altosaxbaritone @ : Although I am a fan of Full House and Roseanne, I can identify with you people. Especially about the old school Nickelodeon shows.
I remember when Full House was in its original run, how I would dream that thirty or forty years from that point it would be put on Nick at Nite. Never would I have imagined that a mere eight or so years later it'd head the lineup.
I never would have imagined a Nick at Nite without I Love Lucy. I remember how I cried when I Dream of Jeannie was taken off and replaced by Happy Days, and then I came to love that show....and now it's gone too, as is its spin-off, Laverne and Shirley, another favorite of mine.
Gilligan's Island was one of my biggest obsessions ever- wasn't that the last Nick at Nite show that had a season in black and white? ::sigh::
And the shows I used to watch when I was little- how I wanted to be a contestant on Legends of the Hidden Temple (and how I was afraid of Olmec when I was really little). The very first season of All That was one of the funniest I'd ever seen. I can still remember when the girl that played Alex Mack guest starred on there with a bit called "The Secret World of Alex Sax," which would now hold a special place in my heart because I later picked up the sax myself. Alex Mack was a great show too....I used to wonder what would happen if someone stepped on Alex while she was a puddle.
Space Cases was my favorite show for its entire run. My friends and I used to pretend to play the characters and we'd have all sorts of fun with that premis.
I remember, every now and then they'd show clips from very old Nick shows- I saw a few episodes of You Can't Do That on Television, and even the first episode of what I believe was Hi Honey, I'm Home.
And Rocko's Modern Life....one of my first memories of Nickelodeon was a marathon they promoted as Block-O-Rocko. They still show the Christmas episode most years....Doug's Christmas episode used to bring me close to tears....
Does anyone remember a show called Weinerville? Thinking back on it, it was sick humor, but still funny- funny enough for my mom to enjoy it. And they showed classic Alvin and Batfink cartoons, too.
21st January 2004
31st December 2003
dontbethebunny @ : Just joined the community after following a link to other "Get Smart" fans. Nick and Nick at Nite were pretty much the ONLY things I watched growing up. I learned how to be funny watching all the classic Nick at Nite offerings. I'd stay up late secretly to watch reruns of classic SNL and SCTV and everything else. I don't have cable anymore, but it sounds like I'm not missing much - don't like the sound of the stuff Nick at Nite airs now! Sigh. Ah, the good old days...
21st December 2003
do_the_zombie @ : Do ya want it back?
Hey Fellow Old School Nick Lovers!,
My friend Lela & I are starting a petetion! We are sending it to Nickelodeon. We need some sigs though! We know what were doing! Gohereto read the petition. At the bottom you can see a link to my message board. The link will lead you to a thread. If you could please reply to it & give us your:
Name: First & Last
A reason why you want old nick back
It would be greatly appreciated!!
Thank you SO much everyone!
-Alexa and Lela
Current Mood: determined
1st December 2003
chicken1of3 @ : You Can't Do That On Televison
...one of my absolute favorite shows ever!!! Now, the thing that kills me about Nick is they still use slime as a nickelodeon trademark...and the kids that watch it now...have no clue where this originated from. Now all of us 80s kids know that when one said "I don't know" slime would come down, mysteriosly from above... They still use that bit on the Kid's Choice Awards...and, again, the kids just take it as it is..not even knowing what it's all about... Originally, YCDTOTV was there biggest show and that's how the slime became there trademark...they wanted to market Nick w/that show... oh the insanity...they really need to bring that show back..or put it on DVD... oh and for you fans of this show..check out YCDTOTV
hmfeelyat @ : Inagural post!
Hi there, I'm Heidi. Nick and Nick at Nite were all I watched as a kid (with a little Comedy Channel on the side). I was born in '81, and my first show memory is definetly Pinwheel. Really, all I remember is that there was a green puppet named Ebineezer who...had a fake nose. Or extended his nose or...something. Suddenly, I woke up one day to find that Pinwheel was gone, and Eureeka's castle had taken its place. Oh, I was mad. But then Count Duckula came on, so I had a new obsession.
I LOVED nick at nite as a kid. It came on at 8, right after Looney Tunes. I watched Get Smart religiously (my dad introduced me to it with "You'll love it, Inspector Gadget's in it!"), and had a tiny crush on Agent 86. In fact, I'd CRY if I couldn't watch it. I also watched SCTV like mad. I even have a tape of old N@N airing it!
Does anybody remember "Hi, Honey, I'm Home"? Nick at Nite's failed attempt at an original show? It was about a '50s family living in the '80s, and they had a black-and-white switch they'd flip whenever the family was alone in their house.
Anyhow, this is probably a very long post by now. I'll wrap up by saying that current Nick is turning the children of America into PANSIES, and N@N's decision to replace Perfect Strangers with Full House is appalling. Viva le 80s children.