Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In Need Of A Title

Classic Nick Wed. – In Need Of A Title
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hey Guys,
John left a comment on one of my blogs. He is looking for the name of a movie but I don’t remember it so I’m coming to you to help him find out the name of this film. Here is a description of the film he is looking for:


John – April 24, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Hello, I am trying to find information on a short film that was shown on Standby, Lights, Camera, Action. The film was about a box-like robotic servant whose owner became increasingly dependent on it. The owner's friend was worried so he took the servant away to show his friend how bad the situation had gotten. Back at his own house, however, the friend then started to become dependent on the servant, too.

I would really like to see this again.


Classic Nickelodeon Fan Blog – May 15, 2014 at 12:29 AM
Hi John,

Forgive me for taking so long to get back to you, the class I’m taking is kinda kicking my butt right now.

Are you sure this was on Standby, Lights, Camera, Action and not a Speical Delivery? SLCA went behind the scenes of different movies to see how they’re made, they interviewed the actors and even showed us how some special effects were created.

Special Delivery on the other hand showed movies and shorts that were not on the normal Nickelodeon schedule. But either way if you can remember anything more about this it would help a lot.

For instance: how old are you? Believe it or not age makes a big difference in tracking this stuff down. Another factor in tracking down this film is narrowing down about what year you saw it. Was it early, mid or late 1980’s? Or did you happen to see it in the 90? See if you can remember any names or settings, that will help a lot as well. Then if you still haven’t remembered anything by next week I’ll do a special Classic Nickelodeon Wednesday post for you.

John – May 15, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Hello, thanks for the reply! I am sure I saw this short film on Standby… Lights! Camera! Action!

Also, I think this 8 minute segment that I found on YouTube MAY have been from the same episode:

The poster’s description states Leonard Nimoy “interviews a Young Joey Ahlbum about his SVA Thesis film 'Bandits'. I believe this is from 1983 or thereabouts.”

When Standby debuted in May, 1982, I would have just turned 12.
(Yes, I am now 44 years old….)

Thanks again, John

Thursday, May 15, 2014

George James Interview Questions

Classic Nickelodeon Wednesday
George James Interview Questions
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

For those of you who are not on my Facebook page or may not have heard, Andy Anderson and I are, as we speak, putting together interview questions for George James who played “Jake” on Pinwheel. If any of you have any questions for Mr. James please post them to me and we’ll try to fit them into the interview.