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