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.
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.
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.
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
*** MY WANT LIST ***
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 please contact me
at email@example.com Also,
IF YOU CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL PLEASE PUT THE NAME OF THE SHOW IN THE SUBJECT
LINE. Thank you.
NON-VIDEO ITEMS ***
Magazine – no date available – Marc Summers’ car accident article
'80’s women’s or children’s magazines
to Mid-1980’s TV Guides
*** REGULAR PROGRAMS ***
Rocks Video to Go
(Other than what is currently on youtube.)
*** PINWHEEL CARTOONS ***
Adventures of the Mole
in the Suitcase
*** SPECIAL DELIVERY ***
Beware My Beauty Fair
& The Ottaway (staring Billy Hufsey)
Writes (other than the 6 episodes on youtube)
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The new "Double Dare" reboot will feature one very familiar face -- the show's OG host, Marc Summers -- but Summers' new gig has a different job title.
Nickelodeon is bringing back the hugely successful game show this summer, and sources close to production tell us Summers was a quick hire. We're told he'll hold an Executive Producer title and will also have a role on camera. However, our sources say he won't be the show's host -- that role is going to actress Liza Koshy.
"Double Dare" first ran on Nickelodeon from 1986-1993 with Summers and then returned again in 2000 as "Double Dare 2000."
The new "Double Dare" will feature two teams facing off in obstacle courses and answering various trivia questions for cash and prizes -- just like the original version. We're told some of the OG obstacles will be back in action. The show will return June 25th.
The official announcement regarding Summers rejoining the show is expected this week.
WASHINGTON — What kind of
wings does a hippopotamus have? When kids write the script, that's the kind of
question actors tussle with. It was crucial to the performance of ``The
Hippopotamas Who Wanted to Fly,'' a story by nine-year-old Allison Elisabeth Clark
which is one of the hits of ``Kids' Writes in the Nation's Capital'' at the
``You have to be willing to do what kids want you to,'' says James Mairs, the
director of a Kids' Writes troupe of adults known as the Magic Carpet Band,
which tours the country and appears on TV performing stories written by
children from 5 to 14. In this case, it was Allison's story about a baby
hippopotamus adopted by eagles who have to use a helicopter to lift their heavy
baby into their nest. When they learn that ``hippopotomas [the child's
spelling] had a dream to fly,'' they teach him. Next he grows wings, and ``as
he flew through the brilliant sunlight, he was filled with unending joy,''
Allison writes. The end.
Refreshingly and obviously,
it's not a TV sitcom script written about kids, but one that comes
fresh-hatched from the imagination of a real child. That may be why children
lap up Kids' Writes fare like chocolate Popsicles on a July day; when the
series played Nickelodeon cable television, 8,000 kids from all over the United
States wrote in, sending their own stories, poems, and thoughts. For the 17
half-hour shows that aired, 300 authors were chosen, and they were present in
the audience to take a bow the night their stories were performed on camera.
Forty-five Washington-area children contributed scripts to the Kids' Writes
performances at Kennedy Center, which were part of a two-week ``Imagination
Celebration'' Children's Arts Festival earlier last month. ``Kids' Writes from
the Nation's Capital'' included numbers on ``The First Time I Ate a Lima
Bean,'' ``My Invisible Friend,'' ``When My Hamster Died,'' ``Creepy Things in
the Night,'' ``The Sandman and the Fairy,'' ``Small But Brave,'' ``A Big
Triceratops,'' and ``Horrible, Horrible Supper.''
One of the biggest hits was
``Presidential Speech,'' by Andrew Maraniss, 14, in which the president puts on
dark glasses and sings a rap number about his policies while the Secret Service
All during another hit, 11-year-old Billy Swistak's ``Creepy Things in the
Night,'' a piece that begins, ``I used to think there were monsters under my
bed,'' the little girl behind me kept whispering, ``I still do.'' The audience
became very still for 10-year-old Ari Douthit's ``The Magician,'' dealing with
the death of the grandfather he loved, and how his magic trick would be to
bring his grandpa back again.
Another hit: ``Rock and Roll Star,'' by 12-year-old Ryan Wilson, a number about
stage fright. When the ``rock-and-roll person'' finally overcomes it and sings
a real rocker, ``I Know I Know I Feel Good,'' by nine-year-old Krissi Spence,
the audience goes wild and cheers. He is backed up by the other performers in
the Kids' Writes troupe, who compose and play the music in this, as well as
other numbers, with great zest and talent.
They are also wondrously funny, a group of clowning performers who seem to be
made out of India rubber and silly putty, with the ability to turn themselves
instantly into barking dogs, penguins, teachers, raindrops, pirates, cows, or
whatever the kids' scripts call for. They are dressed in black, white, and red
costumes with knee pads that look a little like baseball umpires' uniforms.
Magic Carpet stars are Wynn White, John Rousseau, Carlo Grossman, and Steve
Riffkin; music is composed and arranged by Mairs and Riffkin.
``When you get out there in
front of the kids and you've got it right, they laugh, they squeal, they cry,
and it all comes back [to you] just like it would in an adult show,'' says Jim
Mairs. ``And the reward is immediate. 'Cause the kids tell you they love it,
when you hit it right.''
This year's show was a year
in the making; last spring the Magic Carpet Band appeared with Kids' Writes at
the annual ``Imagination Celebration'' at Kennedy Center with its ``Greatest
Hits'' show, involving material done over the last 10 years. Among the hits:
``The Gargoyle Conspiracy,'' in which the gargoyles atop Notre Dame in Paris
climb up and ring the cathedral bells, and a five-year-old child's ``Dog
Party,'' in which several breeds of dogs dance to rock music. Area children in
the audiences last year were encouraged to go back to their classrooms and
write, not for school and grades, but for Kids' Writes -- ``just put your heart
or head into it,'' Jim Mairs explained.
Negotiations are under way to
do a Los Angeles Kids' Writes. (It will be challenging; in one L.A. elementary
school, 18 languages are spoken.) Toronto Kids' Writes and Vancouver Kids'
Writes have been done in previous years; and Mr. Mairs's group has been approached
to do a Midwestern Kids' Writes, again drawing on talented kids from that area.
London and Nova Scotia are also Kids' Writes possibilities in the near future.
Celebration,'' in which Kids' Writes appears at Kennedy Center, also tours the
country, with new festivals this year in Kansas City, Mo. (April 12-21),
Winston-Salem, N.C. (May 5-10), and Louisville, Ky. (May 11-19).
The Magic Carpet Band got its
start 13 years ago when Jim Mairs, fresh from an acting major at University of
California at Los Angeles and a stint of Shakespeare, was offered a job setting
up a children's theater in Carmel, Calif. To prepare himself he spent six weeks
in a kindergarten class as a student, doing everything the kids did, including
writing out brief stories for a gifted master teacher on things that were
important to them. Mairs found the kids' writing so imaginative he included six
samples in his children's theater program, and the Kids' Writes concept was
The rest of the Magic Carpet
Band troupe are gifted friends of his from the Carmel area, including the
former lighting man from the theater and the waitress at the restaurant where
they all ate breakfast. The secret of performing for children, Mairs says, ``is
a sense of wonder. Everything you look at is new.''
Mairs says he would like to
see a national theater for young people in this country. ``There is a national
young people's theater in Russia that is absolutely wonderful. They spend
fantastic money on it. There are professionals that work for 50 years in young
people's theater there because it is a dignified, respected profession. And in
this country, mainly because of the financial structure, people can't continue
to work in children's theater because they can't make a living. So what it
tends to be is amateur night. . . . And this country really deserves a national
``But the variation that I
would suggest is that there should be a national young writers' theater. The
idea of Kids' Writes that has grown up -- I would love to see a theater where
every year the productions were written by kids, for kids, staged by
professionals with adequate budgets to stage them the way they should be. Kids
can write for kids better than adults can. This is a fact . . . there's no
place for young people to write or have their work appreciated.'' Except his
own Kids' Writes, which has room even for flying hippopotamuses.
Taking matters into my own hands I emailed
both Brian and one of our guests. Brian can’t put together a budget without
knowing how much it will cost to bring everyone down. So, this is what it comes
#1) We have a loose date set.
#2) Now we have to see where the money will
#3) Officially, because of expenses, it looks
like we will have to cut the convention from three days to two. Unofficially,
if anyone who attends would like to stay an extra day and visit with fellow
fans that would be okay but probably without our celebrity guests. (Unless they
wanted to stay on their own as well.)
Slowly but surely folks. Slowly but surely.
When I emailed Brian and suggested that we cut one day as a way to cut some of
the cost this was his response:
“Let me do some checking with our board on possible funding
and get back to you, but that is a good way to control cost.”
Brian B. President & CEO, Altus Chamber of Commerce
Folks, I’m sorry that I haven’t posting
anything to you in a while about the convention, but my hands are tied. For the
last few months I’ve been waiting for Brian, president of the CoC here in town,
to set a date for this but so far nothing. Short of giving you their phone
number and having all y’all call them and tell them how much you want this
convention to happen I don’t know what to do to get things moving. If anyone
has any ideas, please feel free to share them with me but all we need is a date
and a place. I think I know the perfect place to have it it’s just the date I
need. I’m sorry this isn’t better news. ☹
I’ll keep you posted.