Saturday, September 21, 2019

Classic Nick Rocks – School Days

Grease 2 – Back To School Again

Deniece Williams – Let's Hear It for the Boy 

Welcome Back Kotter 

Vitamin C – Graduation (Friends Forever)

Righteous Apples – Stay In School

La Toya Jackson – Heart Don't Lie

Baz Luhrmann – Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen 

Jackson 5 – ABC

Jerry Lee Lewis – High School Confidential

Bowling For Soup – High School Never Ends

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Special Delivery – Bit of This and That

Spread Your Wings – Shao Ping the Acrobat

TV's Robin, Burt Ward is Still Doing Heroic Things! 

Standby… Lights! Camera! Action! – Joey Ahlbum

Physalis Berry Beginner Watercolor Tutorial

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Totoro Costume!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Mystery Monday – Under the Mountain

Episode 2 – Volcano of the Bleeding Skies

Episode 3 – Red Force, Blue Force

Episode 4 – The Alien World Below

Episode 5 – Weapons of the Mind

Episode 6 – Any Shape, Any Form

Episode 7 – Assault

Episode 8 – The Gift of Oblivion

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Classic Country Rocks

Randy Travis – Better Class Of Losers

Doug Stone – Jukebox With A Country Song

The Lynns – Nights Like These

Sawyer Brown – Thank God For You 

Hal Ketchum – Small Town Saturday Night 

Carlene Carter – I Fell In Love 

Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens – Streets of Bakersfield

Paul Overstreet – Take Another Run

Mary Chapin Carpenter – Down at the Twist and Shout

John Anderson – Swingin’

The Kentucky Headhunters – Honky Tonk Walkin' 

Diamond Rio – Meet in The Middle

Moe Bandy & Joe Stamply – Where's the Dress

Juice Newton – Queen of Hearts

Martina McBride – This One's For The Girls

Tanya Tucker – Down to My Last Teardrop 

The Judds – Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Special Delivery – Childhood Favorites

Today's Special Live on Stage – 1985

Comic-Con 2019 Full Panel - Sid & Marty Krofft (Digital Exclusive) 

The Little Prince 2012

Monday, September 9, 2019

Lights, Camera, Action! – Movie Making Tips for Beginners & Pros

Welcome to “Lights, Camera, Action! – Movie Making Tips for Beginners & Pros,” my version of Nickelodeon’s classic “Standby...Lights! Camera! Action!” which was hosted by Leonard Nimoy.

Twice a month I will post about five videos which relate to film making in one way or another. At times I may also post a craft type video which, with a bit of imagination can be used in a film one way or another even if it’s in the background.

Keep in mind that the topic of the video can be adapted to whatever type of film you’re working on. For instance, if I post a video about how to make a science fiction set, or prop, remember that the information is still valuable to use but you can make it fit whatever you happen to be working on at the time.

As mentioned above I will be posting to LCA twice a month in rotation with Mystery Monday. Enjoy.

10 Tips on Writing a 'No-Budget' Short Film 

Zero Budget Scifi Props Zero Budget Film School

DIY Dino Egg Soap | Soap Making For Beginners| SoCraftastic SoCraftastic

**You could use resin instead of soap and use them in a (very) distant shot, or use the giant Easter eggs as molds for large eggs.**

Filming a Music Video on a Budget

How To Life Cast (Make A Mold Of Your Head)

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Classic Nick Rocks – The Cockroaches vs The Wiggles

Most households with young children have undoubtedly head of the smash children’s group The Wiggles. But did you know that before Anthony and Jeff dawned their famous blue and purple skivvies they were topping the charts with The Cockroaches with hits like, “She’s The One,” "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" and "Hey What Now!"?

What most fans, of either group, know is that band member John Field, Anthony’s brother, who wrote all of the big hits for The Cockroaches took some of their songs, reworded them and turned them into hit songs for The Wiggles! Below you will hear the original songs by The Cockroaches and then the Wiggly version. Which one do you like best? Or, like me, do you love them all?

The Cockroaches – It's Another Saturday Night

The Wiggles – Dorothy The Dinosaur

The Cockroaches – Wait Up

The Wiggles – Wake Up

The Cockroaches – Caveman

The Wiggles – Caveman

The Cockroaches – Do The Monkey

The Wiggles – Do The Monkey

Monday, September 2, 2019

Mystery Monday – Ladies of Mystery

Happy Labor Day and welcome to “Mystery Monday”, a bi-monthly, new feature here at The Classic Nickelodeon Fan Blog. “Mystery Monday” will feature both mystery films and retro science fiction films; this is my version of “The Third Eye,” but without the paranormal aspect.

As mentioned, “Mystery Monday” will be a bi-monthly feature alongside, “Lights, Camera, Action! – Movie Making Tips for Beginners & Pros,” which will be featured the other two Mondays of the month. It is, as the title suggest for both beginners and professional filmmakers and is of course my version of “Standby! Lights! Camera! Action!”

To start things off I’d like to introduce you to two of my favorite crime solving Ladies of Mystery; Kellie Martin staring as “Samantha Kinsey” Samantha is an avid murder-mystery fan who inherits a bookstore from her uncle who passed away in the first film. Her extensive knowledge of murder-mystery books assists her in her amateur sleuthing.

Our second Lady of Mystery is Candace Cameron Bure who stars as “Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden” in the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries. Roe is a librarian in the small town of Lawrenceton, Washington who runs the Real Murders Club.

So, without further ado, welcome to Mystery Mondays!

Mystery Woman: Snapshot

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries – A Bone to Pick

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Classic Nick Rocks – Songs of Faith

Newsboys – God's Not Dead  

Petra – Beyond Belief

Francesca Battistelli – Write Your Story

Peter Furler – Reach

Building 429 – Press On

Rend Collective – My Lighthouse

Plumb – One Drop

Dara Maclean – Wanted

Newsboys – We Believe

Audio Adrenaline – Kings and Queens 

AVB – My Heart

Geoff Moore and the Distance – Evolution Redefined

Phillips, Craig and Dean – This Is the Life

Newsboys – Live With Abandon

MercyMe – Greater

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Classic Nick Rocks – It’s About Time

Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time

Time Warp – Doctor Who Parody by The Hillywood Show®

Darryl and Don Ellis – Ten Minutes Till

Bryan Duncan – Love Takes Time

Eddie Murphy – Party All the Time

Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever

Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli – Time to Say Goodbye

The Monkees – No Time

Billy Joel – For the Longest Time

Culture Club – Time (Clock of the Heart)

Dolly Parton - Nine to Five

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Classic Nick Thursday – Stu Rosen

Stu Rosen Dies: Emmy Winning ‘Dusty’s Treehouse’ Creator, ‘Fraggle Rock’ Voice Actor Was 80
By Dino-Ray Ramos, Associate Editor/Reporter
August 4, 2019 2:46pm

Stu Rosen, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning force in children’s programming died early Sunday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 80.

“This is a very sad day for my family and I. My wonderful, colorful, fantastic cousin, Stu Rosen died this morning,” wrote Rosen’s cousin Donna Siegel on Facebook. “My heart is broken and I’m sure anyone who has ever met him feels the same way. What a character he was.”
She continued, “He is the one I wrote about a few months ago that I gave a birthday party for….but it was really a going away party because he was dying of cancer. I told you all that it was the best party I have ever given.”

Rosen’s was into the industry was as a production assistant at KCET before creating and serving as the co-executive producer of the children’s television program Dusty’s Treehouse. Rosen starred as the titular Dusty in the series that ran from 1970-1980 and featured the puppets of Tony Urbano. Cut from the same cloth of shows like Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Captain Kangaroo, the series featured animal puppets and covered topics like music, school, politics, kindness and behavior. Dusty’s Attic, a forerunner of Dusty’s Treehouse featured future Oscar winners Steve Martin and Paul Williams. Dusty’s Treehouse went on to win eight Emmys and later appeared in reruns on Nickelodeon.

Rosen served as governor of the children’s TV branch of the Television Academy. On the directing side, he helmed animated series such as MASK, Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling, The Legend of Prince Valiant, Biker Mice from Mars as well as the episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1987. He also voiced directed and lent his voice to the iconic Jim Henson series Fraggle Rock.

His credits included an array of popular animated series such as Batman: The Animated Series, The Pirates of Dark Water, X-Men, Spiderman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series. He also directed and voiced Phantom 2040 which included the talents of Margot Kidder, Ron Perlman, Leah Remini, Mark Hamill, Debbie Harry, Rob Paulsen and Paul Williams. On the live-action side, he appeared in Rome and The Huntress.

Dusty's Treehouse – An Anniversary Episode Behind The Scenes Starring Stu Rosen

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Clásico Nick Rocas


Luis Miguel – Ahora Te Puedes Marchar

Flans – Corre Corre

Chayanne – Provcame

Selena – Como la Flor

Chayanne – Boca

Jesse & Joy – Adios

Fandango – Autos, Moda y Rock and Roll

Flans – Timido

Laura Flores – Ya No Volvere

Paulina Rubio – Causa Y Efecto

Lorenzo Antonio – Doce rosas 

Menudo – Claridad

Kumbia Kings (Selena Vive) – Baila Esta Cumbia

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Classic Nick Rocks – The Menagerie

Prince – When Doves Cry

Duran Duran – Hungry Like the Wolf 

Was (Not Was) – Walk the Dinosaur 

Survivor – Eye of the Tiger  

Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut  

Culture Club – Karma Chameleon

The Cockroaches – Do the Monkey

The Goodies – Funky Gibbon

Peter Gabriel – Shock The Monkey 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Classic Nick is Rockin' the Cosmos

The Ran-Dells – The Martian Hop

The Newsboys – Take Me To Your Leader

Doctor Who – Galileo

Robin Gibb‎ – Boys Do Fall In Love

Peter Schilling – Major Tom

Willio & Phillio – Vacuum Cleaner Hoses

Sha Na Na – Green Door

Doctor Who Parody by The Hillywood Show®

KFaceTV – Talk Nerdy To Me

The Blob

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays – Martian Hop