Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Show Title Needed

Classic Nick Wednesday
Show Title Needed

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The other day I received an IM on Facebook from my friend Andrew. He asked if I could help me him remember the name of a show which aired on Nickelodeon in the 1980’s. I wasn’t able to help him but I thought maybe some of you could. Here is a copy of the conversation we had. If you know the name of this show please post it in the comments below.

Thank you in advance,
Peggy Sue
Advocate for Classic Nickelodeon

Andrew – 1/26, 9:36pm
Hey Peggy Sue, I'm trying to remember the name of this Nick show perhaps you could help me with.

Peggy Sue – 1/26, 9:37pm
I can try. Whatcha got?

Andrew – 1/26, 9:38pm
I can’t remember the name of it I just remember it was about a bunch of urban street kids hanging out trying alcohol, running from gangs who beat up some kids grandpa there’s a dead cat in it that eats a spoiled sandwich it was kind of a creepy show for kids the main characters were this young black woman and this nerdy young kid with glasses

Peggy Sue – 1/26, 9:42pm
How old are you? I'm asking for a reason.

Andrew – 1/26, 9:43pm

Peggy Sue – 1/26, 9:43pm
hummm, 7 years younger than me. I don't remember that as a SD. I asked for your age thinking that it may have been something that aired in the 90's which would be after my time.

Andrew – 1/26, 9:44pm
It was early 80s era

Peggy Sue – 1/26, 9:45pm
Well, it could have been an after school special. In December I went thought the list of SD titles that I had and saved all the links to post to my blog as Classic Nickelodeon Special Deliveries. What I discovered was that a couple of titles that I had listed were not SD they were after school specials. But don't give up hope b/c there is still a chance that we can find the title.

I should have access to my Word program tomorrow (have to go buy ANOTHER code for it - I'm seriously pissed about that) Anyway, on Wednesday I will post a special blog asking for the title to this program with the clues you've given me. Surely someone out there would know what it is.

Andrew – 1/26, 9:49pm

The kid blows a horn to alert his friends to arrest the gang that beat up his grandpa that's the last clue I can remember.


  1. "PowerHouse"
    I remember the episode where the cat ate the poisoned sandwich, too!

  2. The name of the show is "PowerHouse."
    I remember the cat eating the poisoned sandwich, too!

  3. Is there an echo in here?
    I have to learn to be more patient, patient, patient....

  4. No that’s my fault, I've been so busy I haven't had the time to approve comments so I just did that today.

  5. Thank you for all of your hard work, Peggy Sue!

  6. Thank you so much, I really needed to hear that. :)