Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tomorrow People Status Day - 30th April 2012

Calling all Tomorrow People fans. Join fellow TP fans as we celebrate “The Tomorrow People Status Day - 30th April 2012”.

Instructions are as follows:
Put a quote from the Tomorrow People as your status on 30th April 2012, which is the anniversary of the first broadcast of The Tomorrow People. Original Series, New Series or Audios are allowed.

Share this link with all of your friends and we’ll see you there!!!!/events/301069599962168/

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

You Know You’re Addicted To Classic Nickelodeon When...

You Know You’re Addicted To Classic Nickelodeon When...

Hey Yall,

I’ve been thinking about yall lately and realized that I’ve been so busy with stuff lately that I haven’t had a chance to post anything to you and I’d like to apologize for that so I’ve pulled out an oldie but a goodie.

A few years ago I posted a “You Know You’re Addicted To Classic Nickelodeon When...” list that I thought deserved a new posting both here in email and to the blog. So I’ve tracked down that old post * and added some new stuff to it, new posts are at the bottom of the list in blue, and I’m reposting it to you in hopes that you will enjoy it and want to add to it.

I’m also posting this to my website, Classic Nickelodeon Forever, so if anyone has anything they’d like to add to this list please let me know and I will give you credit for it.

So enjoy this list and have an awesome day!

- (For those with on-screen search) You still search for “Pinwheel”, “The Tomorrow People”, “YCDTOTV”, “Today’s Special” and various other Classic Nick shows.

- You ever wished you could jaunt, or had any other TP special power.

- You’ve ever wanted to go to London to search for the Lab or the Tomorrow People.

- You always talk in rhyme because Muffy does.

- You know the real meaning behind “hocus pocus alamagocus”.

- You can name all, or most, of the original cast of the TP. (I can yay!)

- You know that TP is the short form for “The Tomorrow People”.

- You didn’t like the remake version of the TP. (90’s version)

- You’ve started naming your pets, or children, after Classic Nickelodeon characters.

- To this day you are still afraid to say, “I don’t know”, or “water”, and when you do you look up and duck because you think it’s going to fall from the sky / ceiling.

- You spend your free time searching eBay and iOffer for Classic Nick stuff. (videos, games, books, etc.)

- You did, or still, have a crush on Jeff from “Today’s Special”.

- You actually know which one is Plus and which one is Minus.

- You ever tried any of the experiments on “Mr. Wizard’s World”.

- You remember watching music videos in between each show, this was BEFORE Nick Rocks.

- You remember when Nick use to show more than just those crappy cartoons all through out the 90’s.

- You remember the “put another nickel in, in that nickelodeon” song that they use to play in between shows.

- You sit around thinking of ways to update “Pinwheel”, “Today’s Special” and “YCDTOTV”.

- You’ve ever done the “Hobo Bug Giggle Dance”.

- After watching the “Pinwheel Songbook” and hearing Ebenezer sing about his “lovely weeds” you’re out and about with your Mom or your friend and they are looking at different plants and mention something about weed control and you break out into song…

“Weeds how I love my lovely weeds
I attend to all their needs
They’ve my buddies they’re my weeds
Weeds when you’re troubled my heart bleeds
All my care and whoa received
When I’m caring for my weeds”

- While you’re singing this they just look at you and laugh b/c they actually know the song and know that this is nothing unusual for you. (Guess that would make them a fan too huh?)

- You have a sound box collection. (Like Jake did on “Pinwheel”.)

- You campaign to have national “Les Lye” and “Don Herbert – Mr. Wizard” days.

- You knew that Don Herbert was Mr. Wizard’s real name.

- You still have a crush on Christine (Moose) or Kevin/Alistair from “YCDTOTV”.

- You still have, or found on eBay, a “Double Dare” NES game. – And still have the system to be able to play it on!!! (I did find it and I have played it yay!)

- When you saw Marc Summers on “Unwrapped” you wondered why he wasn’t behind a podium reading off questions and why no one was covered in goop.

- You’ve ever built, or still want to build, your own “Double Dare” obstacle course.

- You’ve ever walking into a cafĂ© and ordered a Barth Burger.

- You’ve ever made green slime.

- You actually used it on your friends.

- You campaign to have “show and tell” day at work so that you can take in different parts of your Classic Nickelodeon collection and “show and tell” about them.

- You knew when, “it was just the introduction to the opposites.”

- You’ve ever said, “Duhhh I heard that.”

- You remember, “Who got you last.”

- You remember when “Pinwheel” was lunchtime entertainment.

- You know the significance of “Dare”, “Double Dare” and the “Physical Challenge”.

- You wanted to live on your own tiny planet with a talking rose like “The Little Prince”.

- By the end of the 80’s you could name the two shows Dave Coulier was on.

- You remember when “Uncle Joey” from “Full House” hosted “Out of Control”.

- You remember when you saw Dave Coulier on “Full House” and said, “Hey that’s the guy from “Out of Control!”” (I actually did that.)

- Your toughest lessons as a preschooler came from “Today’s Special”.

* When you meet someone named Jeff, Jodie, Sam or even Muffy you immediately start to sing the "Today's Special" theme song in your head so that you can remember their name. (This happened to me recently and it did help!)

* You go on Facebook and search for all your favorite CN shows then join every page and fan group you can find for it.

* When you can’t find a page or group for your particular show you start your own.

* You spend hours on eBay and iOffer hunting down your favorite CN shows.

* When you can’t find what you want you start hunting down private collectors and buy your shows through them. (I have done this several times and it was worth it!)

* You create a list like this to celebrate in your obsession!

* You start a CN Yahoo group, website and Facebook page / group.

* You still write fan letters to your favorite CN stars.

* While watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade you start to wonder what a CN parade would look like then start designing the floats and giant balloons. (Guilty)

* Every year on Halloween you dress up like your favorite CN character / cartoon.

* To celebrate Half-O-Ween in May (like Christmas in July) you dress up like your favorite CN character / cartoon.

* You hang out at or ride every roller coaster named in “Wild Rides” hoping that you’ll run into Matt Dillon.

* You program your cell phone to play a different CN theme song for every person on your contact list.

* You wonder if Smitty is still looking for the Admiral Byrd.

* You’re still hoping that Ebeneezer will full fill his life long goal to be on the front page of the "The Daily Noodle".

* If you’ve ever sat and wondered if Silas the Snail is still trying to get to the other side of the garden, or if he’s ever going to make it to the snails' convention.

* When you see the new Energizer battery commercial it reminds you of the “Livewire” opening credits.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Late Anniversary

Hello everyone, forgive me for not getting these posted at the beginning of the month but I’ve been fighting the good fight over here and sadly have lost.

Anyway, Happy Anniversary to all of out March members! Thank you for joining and participating, we couldn’t do it without you.

3-2-09 – kittygrrlhk
3-17-09 - b456885

3-1-10 - narfvader2
3-2-10 - budnickto
3-2-10 - computer7772002
3-2-10 - freebiestuffs
3-3-10 – hermesds
3-3-10 – jeffsparkman
3-5-10 - kpham84
3-6-10 -
3-6-10 - rumtar10165
3-7-10 - michelley19
3-8-10 - mpatterson95
3-13-10 - channingashbaugh
3-15-10 - ikey2
3-18-10 - herrmann20042
3-21-10 - in_a_box2002
3-26-10 - AldaTPBlue

3-10-11 - msnrayburn
3-12-11 - whereisalltheluck
3-30-11 - aprilsh0werz

Friday, March 2, 2012

Davy Jones

Monkees Front Man Davy Jones Dead At 66
Feb. 29, 2012, 4:19 PM EST

The Monkees' front man, Davy Jones, has died at the age of 66. His death was confirmed to People by the medical examiner in Martin County, Fla. The news was first reported by TMZ.

The "Daydream Believer" singer passed away at Martin Memorial Hospital in Florida on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, according to TMZ.

The Britain-born star began his career as a child actor on the long-running U.K. soap opera "Coronation Street" before finding fame in the 1960s as a member of the Monkees, a group formed to star in a TV series of the same name.

The band split in 1971, and Jones went on to established himself as a solo star. He also joined forces with fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz to form their own group, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart, with songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.

The Monkees reunited for a troubled tour in 2001. Another reunion, for their 45th anniversary trek last year, also ended abruptly when they canceled the second half of the tour without explanation.

Jones last hit the stage on Feb. 19 for a solo show in Oklahoma.


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Former Monkee Davy Jones Dies At Age 66 In Florida

(Reuters) - Davy Jones, former lead singer of the 1960s made-for-television pop band The Monkees, died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack in Florida, according to his longtime publicist. He was 66.

Jones' death was confirmed by Christine Weekes, administrative manager for the medical examiner's office in Fort Pierce, Florida, near the Martin Memorial Hospital South where the performer had been taken.

His publicist, Helen Kensick, said Jones died of a heart attack in Indiantown, Florida, but she had no further details.

Jones, born in Manchester, England, became the principal teen idol of the rock quartet featured on the NBC comedy series "The Monkees," which was inspired in part by the Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night" and ran for two seasons from the fall of 1966 to August of 1968.

Although not allowed to play their own instruments on their early records, Jones and his three cohorts -- Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork -- had several hits that sold millions of copies, including "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer."

Jones got his start as a young actor, at the age of 11, on the British soap opera "Coronation Street" before landing a role as the Artful Dodger in a West End production of "Oliver!" He went on to originate that role for the Broadway production and earned a Tony nomination.

But Jones gained stardom after answering a casting call for a new TV series being created about the zany misadventures of four Beatles-like rock musicians called the Monkees. Two members of the group, Nesmith and Tork, were actual musicians with performing and recording experience, while Jones and Dolenz were primarily actors who more or less dabbled in music.

Although disparaged by critics as the "Pre-Fab Four" for the manufactured way in which the band came together, the group proved to be adept performers who were eventually given control over their own recordings.

The TV series, introduced by its catchy theme, "Hey, Hey, We're the Monkees," debuted as an immediate ratings hit weeks after the group's first single, "Last Train to Clarksville," had topped the pop charts.

The group collaborated early on with some of the major songwriters and session musicians of the day, including Neil Diamond, Carole King, Glen Campbell and Hal Blaine.

The self-titled first LP topped the album charts that October, and the popularity of the group generated a wave of merchandising, including toys, games and lunchboxes. But their first and only feature film, "Head," was a box-office flop.

After their fifth album, the group began to splinter, releasing two more albums as a trio without Tork and one last LP as a duo following Nesmith's exit in 1969.

(Additional reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy and Christine Kearney; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Greg McCune)