Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Classic Nick Wed. – Going Great

With only thirty-nine episodes Going Great was a short lived but interesting magazine-style series program hosted by Chris Makepeace. The premise of the show was simple, every Tuesday and Thursday viewers were given the opportunity to meet talented and creative young people. 

In each episode Chris Makepeace would introduce viewers to extraordinary kids all over Canada. Sometimes he would get a little help from his roving reporters, Megan Follows (Matt & Jenny / Anne of Green Gables) and Keanu Reeves (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures), racking up three episodes each.

In America Going Great aired on Nickelodeon from October 4, 1983 to February 14, 1984.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Attention Please

For Those Who Are Interested:

I would like to write an article, or put together a series of interviews, about those of you who were either contestants on **Double Dare** or for those of you who were in the audience. For now, I’m going to start putting together a list of interview questions for those who would like to participate.

This will be for former contestants or audience members only however. If this goes well and you could just like to throw in your comments as a fan I could do something separate for you in the future.

So, everyone please put on your thinking caps and take yourself back to that time when you where young and on the show or in the audience and I will get back to you when I’ve finished putting together your interview questions.

Send me a message to let me know that you'd like a set of questions. You can email me at or send me a message on Facebook letting me know. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Classic Nick Rocks

The Kinks – Come Dancing

The Pretenders – Back On the Chain Gang

Stray Cats – Rock This Town 

Nena – 99 Luftballons

J. Geils Band – Freeze Frame 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Special Delivery

Abby Hagyard from "You Can’t Do That On TV" Talks About Green Slime and More!

Fred Newman and Dan Sawyer – Doug – Bangin on a Trashcan

The Go-Go's on Rockpalast in Berlin 11/3/82

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

NickCon Update

Just wanted to let y’all know I was able to get in touch with someone at Nickelodeon and told her about our event. She told me that someone from legal will get in touch with me about the details. Also, I just emailed Brian at the Chamber and gave him and update with a few questions. So, it’s moving at a Snail’s pace, but at least it’s one more step forward. 😊

Monday, January 8, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Classic Nick Rocks

KC & The Sunshine Band – Give It Up

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – Lost In Emotion

Randy Travis – He Walked On Water

Fame – Elisa Heinsohn & Carrie Hamilton - He Looks Like Romeo

Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Classic Nick Thursday – Mr. Wizard’s World

Long before most of us were born Don Herbert, aka Mr. Wizard, made science a national pastime with his show “Watch Mr. Wizard” which originally aired on NBC from March 3, 1951–1965. This concept of the show was simple but effective, Mr. Wizard would demonstrate the science behind ordinary things. The show drew millions of viewers and was constantly praised with high ratings and awards throughout its history. By 1956, it had prompted the establishment of more than five thousand Mr. Wizard science clubs, with an estimated membership greater than one hundred thousand.

Much like it’s modern counterpart, “Mr. Wizard’s World” which aired on Nickelodeon from October 3, 1983 – August 25, 2000, every Saturday morning a neighbor boy or girl (played by child actors) would visit Mr. Wizard where he always had a laboratory experiment going that taught something about science.

1983-1990: Mr. Wizard's World
Fast forward to October 3, 1983 when the, still fledgling, Nickelodeon launched “Mr. Wizard’s World” which aired three times a week with Don Herbert reprising his role as Mr. Wizard. The new format included this segment “Ask Mr. Wizard” where Mr. Wizard answered questions sent in by viewers of all ages. This revival was produced in Canada (this time in Calgary) and produced 78 episodes from 1983 onwards and continued in reruns until (around) August 25, 2000.

While airing on Nickelodeon “Mr. Wizard's World” was the channel's #3 rated show in 1983 behind Livewire and You Can't Do That on Television. While it aired on Nickelodeon the series was sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Some episodes of “Mr. Wizard's World” were reaired in 2005-2006 on The Science Channel, where it still frequently airs.

Don Herbert died June 12, 2007, of multiple myeloma, four weeks before what would have been his 90th birthday, at his home in Bell Canyon, California.

Selected episodes of Mr. Wizard's World are available on DVD from Mr. Wizard Studios Inc. in 10-Single Volumes featuring 4-Episodes on each disk, Gift Box-Sets is also available. Five seasons of the show, 75 episodes, of the 78 total were released on Amazon instant streaming.

Thirty-two episodes of “Watch Mr. Wizard” were selected by Don Herbert and released on eight DVDs. They can be found at

On Amazon
Mr. Wizard's World 5 Seasons 1984

Season 1
Buy Episode 1 SD $1.99

Buy Episode 1 SD $1.99 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Craig

Happy Birthday to Craig Marin, former puppeteer on Pinwheel. 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

In Search of Saturdays

Welcome to “In Search of Saturdays" an advertising space I’ve designed to help our members find those long-lost movies, cartoons, TV shows, toys, games and anything else that we’ve all been looking for, for a very long time.

The instructions are simple. Post your personal “looking for” list in the comments and we’ll all see if we can help you find what you’re looking for. - This will be a group effort please.

If you can’t remember the name of a show or toy that’s alright, post what you can remember and maybe someone here will be able to tell you what it is. Also, please remember that if you are listing television shows or movies please let us know if you are looking to purchase these shows or if you just want to watch them online. Then we, the members of the group, will help try to help each other and go “in search of” those items for our fellow members.

A good place to start our searches is iOffer which, in my opinion, is better than eBay because you can find lots of shows there that you can’t find anywhere else.

*** MY WANT LIST ***
This is a list of the Classic Nickelodeon programs that I’m looking for to purchase. Please note that I am a private collector who does not copy and resell my collection. The videos and DVDs that I collect are for my own private viewing here in my home or my Mother’s house where I originally watched them. If you have any of these and would like to sell me copies – for my private viewing – please contact me at  Also, IF YOU CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL PLEASE PUT THE NAME OF THE SHOW IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Thank you.

Muppets Magazine 1982
People Magazine – no date available – Marc Summers’ car accident article
Any '80’s women’s or children’s magazines
Early to Mid-1980’s TV Guides

Dusty's Treehouse
Hocus Focus
Nick Rocks Video to Go
Pinwheel (Other than what is currently on youtube.)
Spread Your Wings
Standby...Lights! Camera! Action!
Studio See

The Adventures of the Mole
Bunny in the Suitcase
Emily (my favorite)
Hattytown Tales
Magic Coco
The Magic Roundabout

Beware, Beware My Beauty Fair
Clarence & The Ottaway (staring Billy Hufsey)
Kids’ Writes (other than the 6 episodes on youtube)
Silver City (The Righteous Apples special)

Classic Nick Rocks

Frank Stallone – Far From Over

Brother Phelps – Let Go

Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart 

Selena – Ya No

Monday, December 25, 2017

Special Delivery – Merry Whomas

For those of you who are wondering what “Whomas” is it simply stands for “Doctor Who Christmas.” Today is the sad day in which Peter Capaldi will be regenerating into the (fake) thirteenth doctor. (My opinion.) As a tribute to him, and as a tribute to the death of the show, to all of you, Merry Whomas. Enjoy.

Also, a quick note. While Doctor Who never appeared on Nickelodeon the goal of my blog is to post family friendly videos and Doctor Who has always been family friendly, especially during the original broadcast era. 

Galileo: Dr. Who video

Dr. Who Music Video – Back To The Start

Doctor Who | Disco Dancing Doctors | Babelcolour

The 12 Doctors of Christmas – Doctor Who

Doctor Who – Entire Cast & Crew 500 Miles

Doctor Who Parody by The Hillywood Show®

Behind The Scenes: Doctor Who Parody by The Hillywood Show®

The Doctor's Video Diary by The Hillywood Show®

Comic Relief - Catherine Tate & David Tennant by BBC

The Weakest Link Doctor Who Special (2007)

Doctor Who – The Wilderness Years

Doctor Who Confidential – A New Dimension - The eras of Who 1960's-1996

Doctor Who: The 1996 Movie Q&A | BFI

BBC Breakfast Interview with Christopher Eccleston

Doctor Who Confidential – Time Crash

Exclusive! The Five Doctors -- Official Doctor Who 50th Celebration

Paul McGann Interview – Eighth Doctor Spin-Off & A Five(ish) Doctors Return

Doctor Who – The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (Please click the link.) 

Doctor Who – An Adventure in Space and Time 2013 – full movie Roger Godfrey

Doctor Who At The Proms 2008

Doctor Who - 50 Year at the Proms

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Special Delivery – Christmas

Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman (1983)

The Snowman & the Snowdog (2012 – 30th Anniversary)

Barbour Christmas Ad 2017 - The Snowman and The Snowdog – The story continues.

Rudolph's Shiny New Year

Jack Frost - Please click the link. 

'Twas The Night Before Christmas - Please click the link.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Merry Christmas Mr. Bean

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

The Christmas Pageant

The Sweetest Christmas (Please click the link.)

Snowden on Ice

The Man In The Santa Claus Suit

Classic Holidays Rock

The Monkees – Riu Chiu

The Wiggles – Here Come the Reindeer

Gayla Peevey – I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

Meet the Singer Of "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas"

(Cast of) Victorious – It's Not Christmas Without You

The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping

Sha Na Na – Say Ho Ho Ho

The Monkees – Christmas Medley '86

The Mistle Tones – 12 Days of Christmas

Bing Crosby & David Bowie – The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth

Band Aid 1984 – Do they Know it's Christmas

You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch

Snow Miser & Heat Miser Song

Put One Foot In Front Of The Other