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Old Nick Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Greengables95, Sep 7, 2012.

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What was your favorite show?

  1. Clarissa Explains It All

    10.0%
  2. Ren and Stimpy

    30.0%
  3. Are You Afraid of the Dark?

    10.0%
  4. Roundhouse

    10.0%
  5. All That

    16.7%
  6. Rugrats

    36.7%
  7. The Amanda Show

    16.7%
  8. Other

    33.3%
  9. Don't Care

    3.3%
  10. The Adventures of Pete & Pete

    10.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.

  1. Hayley B

    Hayley B Active Member

    Wow, so amazed at others loved Count Duckula too. My parents thought it was a stupid show. I didn't care. I loved it.
  2. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I started religiously watching Nick, CN, and all those other kids' networks back in 2000 (at 12) when me and my family moved into a new apartment and got cable for the first time. Before that, I saw a few episodes of Rugrats and Ren & Stimpy on those distinctive orange VHS tapes.
  3. Hayley B

    Hayley B Active Member

    He came around my brother Dylan's era. But I love to imitate him with his "burp brrr burr". :)

    Which reminds me. Dylan loved Gulla Gulla Island back then. They actually came to Delaware and we watched their show.
  4. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yay, nostalgia buddies! Lol :halo:
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  5. Hayley B

    Hayley B Active Member

    They use to show this one the most back in my day. When thinking of the Nickelodeon bumpers.

  6. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Some of my favorite 90s Nick bumpers:


    And my personal favorite, the uncut calling cades bumper, that included the announcer gettting slimed. I used to be able to easily find it on youtube, but now not so much.

    And I know this is early 2000 Nick, but it's nostalgia for me:
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  7. beatnikchick300

    beatnikchick300 Active Member


    To each his/her own, but I personally found both of these shows obnoxious, mostly because Jimmy Neutron has to be one of the most unlikeable protagonists in the history of animation, and, while Danny phantom was more tolerable, it still had way too many cliches, both in characters (people, not every high school populace worships jocks and cheerleaders) and storylines (every time Danny and Sam would say "s/he's not my boyfriend/girlfriend, I would literally think "okay, how long until these two get together?" Seriously, it was that obvious).

    Personally, I think the only really good show Nick has had in years is the Penguins of Madagascar (although I do wish the lemurs would get a spin-off; I love those little furry dudes!).
  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I have to agree, it was physically painful for me to try and watch that show. :ouch:

    I liked Danny better. It never became a regular thing for me, but some episodes were actually very sweet. :)
  9. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Personally, I thought Timmy Turner was more of an unlikable protagonist than Jimmy. Especially in later episodes.
  10. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    Well both Jimmy and Timmy tend to bring their problems on themselves much of the time.
  11. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Well, Jimmy was an absolute moron. He had zero common sense. He meant well, usually, but he didn't have the foresight to see potential problems.

    Timmy, on the other hand, was a selfish little brat.
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  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Fairly Odd Parents will go down in history for me as Biggest, Backstabbing, Disappointment Ever. That show started off so well, I loved it, and then just degenerated into cruel, non funny "humor" with absolutely zero message. It should just be put out of its misery.
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  13. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I never really liked FOP. I mean, I would watch it on occasion, and I still do, but it really doesn't do much for me. You're right though, the humor did tend to veer into more cruel than funny.
  14. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    And I never cared much for those Jimmy/Fairly Odd Parents crossovers. I thought they were pretty disapointing.
  15. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    At 2:26 in the second video, is that the embarassing photo of SpongeBob at the Christmas party that Patrick had in his secret box?
  16. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    The 90's Nick is pure nostalgia for me. I actually never saw Clarissa Explains it All or The Adventures of Pete and Pete. I watched lots of All That, Kenan and Kel, Hey Arnold ( one of my personal favorites), The Amanda Show, Angry Beavers, and early Rugrats. The first 4-5 seasons of Rugrats were great, until they brought in Dil. Don't get me wrong, big Tara Strong ( voice actor for Dil ) fan, but, after they brought him in, I just couldn't stand it. He added an unneccesary amount of potty humor to the show. Yeah, I get it's a show about babies/ toddlers, but he just brought it to unneccesary levels. Okay, rant over.
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  17. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    But that was a big, noticeable change. The early episodes were nothing like that. It's so upsetting when a show ends up selling out like that, especially a kid's show.
  18. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    That is another show that has a noticeable "jumped the shark" moment, lol.
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  19. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    And it only got worse with the addition of Kimi. To me, she served no purpose other than to (a) wrap up the whole "Chuckie not having a mommy" story and (b) prove that the show's creators were running low on ideas. If anything, she was just a female Tommy.

    But All Grown Up was the nail in the coffin.
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  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I first remember knowing about Nickelodeon in 1991 or 1992. My aunt and uncle had cable, and when I saw Nickelodeon, I really wanted cable (and my household finally got cable in 1992!). But before getting cable I did get to see some of the programming at other people's houses. Some of the first things I remember seeing on Nickeloden were the original three Nicktoons, Looney Tunes, Inspector Gadget, Heathcliff, and certain Nick at Nite shows (Best of SNL, Mister Ed, Mork and Mindy, Bewitched). When I finally got cable, I feel like I watched Nickelodeon all the time (though I know that's not true). There's hardly a show on the channel that I didn't watch, even if I still did watch other channels and did other things besides watch TV.

    I remember learning a bit about the channel's '80s history in 1999, when the 20th anniversary was beginning. Around that time Nickelodeon had a weekend-long anniversary marathon, featuring many shows no longer on the channel. I had seen it pointed out that this marathon did NOT include anything from the very early years of the channel, making me a little disapointed, because I really wanted to see Pinwheel and those other shows. But now I don't have the same desire to see all those shows anymore (I've caught a little bit of Pinwheel on youtube, but don't think I've ever gotten through a whole YouTube clip). Though I do enjoy watching the '80s promos online.

    There's a lot I'd like to talk about, but don't have much time right now. I'd like to say that Welcome Freshmen seems to be a very underrated show. I've found onlly one full episode, "Money", on youtube (there's another episode, "The People Versus Walter", which for some reason is only the first half and the end credits. I'd like to know how that episode ended!). The Nostalgia Critic didn't mention it in his "Nickelodeon Month" (likely he couldn't find any footage), it's one of the few '90s Nick shows not on iTunes in any way (there's a number of iTunes releases called the "Nick Rewind" collection, featuring random episodes from different shows, and that's not even included... And yet episodes of "As Told By Ginger" and "Rocket Squad" are???). TV Tropes doesn't even have a page for the show. But at the time that was one of my favorite live-action Nick shows, along with Salute Your Shorts and Nick Arcade.
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