The best of the worst
of the oh-so-watchable cringe-fest that was Legends of the Hidden Temple.
Back in March
I posted about the forgotten Nickelodeon show Turkey Television
. Recently a full episode of the show (later era) has shown up on YouTube: Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
If that's too much video tryptophan (even at its best, Turkey Television was amazingly uneven), here's a few clips
(WARNING: CONTAINS UNCLE HOGRAM
, also some of Uncle Floyd
's bizarre Day In The Life Of A Food) from YouTube user 2reelers
. [more inside]
A brief history of Nickelodeon's Roundhouse
, that glorious early 90's sketch show with the guys doing backflips and the Dad in the motorized armchair.
So You Think You Can't Do That On Television?
Interview with Geoffrey Darby, inventor of green slime and co-creator of a show that many 80's kids will remember.
Two and a half years ago, we explored the early history of Cartoon Network
... but it wasn't the only player in the youth television game.
As a matter of fact, Fred Seibert
-- the man responsible for the most inventive projects discussed in that post -- first stretched his creative legs at the network's truly
venerable forerunner: Nickelodeon
Founded as Pinwheel, a six-hour block on Warner Cable's innovative QUBE
system, this humble channel struggled for years before Seibert's innovative branding work transformed it into a national icon and capstone of a media empire.
Much has changed since then, from the mascots and game shows to the versatile orange "splat."
But starting tonight in response to popular demand, the network is looking back
with a summer programming block dedicated to the greatest hits of the 1990s
, including Hey Arnold!, Rocko's Modern Life, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Double Dare, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Legends of the Hidden Temple
, and All That
To celebrate, look inside for the complete story of the early days of the network that incensed the religious right, brought doo-wop to television, and slimed a million fans -- the golden age of Nickelodeon. (warning: monster post inside) [more inside]
“He’s courageous, he’s optimistic, he’s representing everything that Mickey Mouse should have represented but never did. There’s even something Jesus-like about him
—a 9-year-old Jesus after 15 packets of Junior Mints.” SpongeBob SquarePants at ten years old.
Nickelodeon is airing a special tonight on families that have same-sex parents.
The concern of some is that this show: "proves that this network has been co-opted by homosexual activists who are targeting children. Sodomy is not a family value. Nickelodeon has now lost the trust of parents."
My issue with it is that it appears that they are not publicizing the fact that they are showing this to the parents to allow them to decide if their children should watch it or not... I couldn't find anything on their website, except the listing in the schedule
for "Nick News Special Edition" (MORE INSIDE)