Cat Dog. Hey Arnold. Rugrats. All That! Rocket Power. Legends of the Hidden Temple. Salute Your Shorts. Figure It Out. The Wild Thornberries. Everything on Nick Jr. Everything on Nick at Nite (The Cosby Show! Cheers!). I'm probably leaving out a few but, for the most p ... More >>
When Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi started writing the offbeat Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete and Pete in the early nineties, they didn't really know what they were doing. Much less did they expect that 17 years later, the quirky experiment in children's programming would amount to three ... More >>
Things you may not have known: There is a Corduroy Appreciation Club. It was founded by a man named Miles Rohan, with the purpose of (obviously) appreciating corduroy, an underappreciated fabric, to be true. (Our last discussion of the material involved spurious claims and took place in a col ... More >>
On the 10th anniversary weekend of the September 11 attacks, every single living American blogger wrote a 9/11 memorial post. (Those who did not have been drummed out of the union.)
Rightbloggers' 9/11 posts are always interesting, so we figured they'd be extra-good for 9/11 X. We were not disappo ... More >>
WikipediaSaturday marks Lucille Ball's 100th birthday. Those of us who grew up watching I Love Lucy (and later, The Lucy Show) on Nick at Nite and TV Land know what an amazing comedic talent she was. But for all of the wails of "waahhhhh" and all the "'splainin'" she had to do, she was also ... More >>
And the Brady Bunch! And the Munsters!
And Ernest Borgnine!
And oodles and oodles more!
Click here for my hilarious yet socially insightful column in which I detail my trip to the "Chiller Theatre" autograph convention in Parsippany, where Oscar winners, kitsch sitcom stars, and horror f ... More >>
Would you be surprised if you popped in a tape of Dora the Explorer for your kids and Bubble Butt Bonanza No. 17 came on instead? The New York Daily News tells the story of a Candice Connor, a woman who faced that very situation via an "accidentally" porn DVD she bought from Toys R Us. The m ... More >>
Caitlin Sanchez, the voice of Latino exploring superstar Dora the Explorer, finally settled her lawsuit against Nickelodeon. Not afraid of biting the hand that fed her cartoonish mouth, Sanchez accused Nickelodeon of making her sign an "unconscionable contract without adequate compensation." Sanc ... More >>
In the wake of the Gap logo brouhaha, a/k/a, the making of an already ugly logo into an uglier one "circa 2010," allow us to present you with nine more of the most unfortunate logo redesigns we've lived through. There should be a T-shirt attesting to this, except there's no way in hell we'd w ... More >>
Ben Clark/NickelodeonBottom row: Christian Jacobs, DJ Lance Rock, and Scott Shultz. Top row: Brobee, Muno, Plex.The characters of the Nickelodeon preschool children's show, Yo Gabba Gabba!, recently barbecued with riff-rockers Them Crooked Vultures: picture a gap-toothed cyclops (Muno), a pin ... More >>
It's National TV Turn Off Week, which means, folks, time to shut down those boob tubes and spend some quality time watching Netflix on your laptop. Or playing with your new iPad. Or listening to the family's favorite tunes on personalized coordinated iPod Nanos.
No, but seriously...
Well, it's certainly better than shilling for Diet Coke or pimping frozen foods, but still, the sight of Anthony Bourdain dancing with giant plush toys is a bit unsettling.
Bourdain donned a doctor's coat to do a skit on Yo Gabba Gabba (it will air on March 10), a Nickelodeon show that his toddle ... More >>
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey talks about his supermarket chain returning its roots: health food. He's pulling things like the chocolate fountain and many indulgent foods, and adding more features like salad bars with oil-free dressing.
Meanwhile, Whole Foods is recalling several products ... More >>