Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Special Delivery – Clever Jack

This is a high-energy magical musical version of the classic children's story "Jack and the Beanstalk". Hosted by Lucie Arnaz and starring the critically acclaimed First All Children's Theatre. Clever Jack includes a cast of more than 30 singing and dancing gifted young performers who will win the hearts of every family.

TV critic Kay Garbella of the New York Daily News said of Clever Jack, “It’s a romp. Youngsters will love it.” Host Lucie Arnaz, introducing the show, calls Clever Jack “a very modern, very funny version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’ Fe Fi Fo Fum.” And Clever Jack has been recommended for viewing by the National Education Association.

The First All Children’s Theater was the first children’s theater to ever receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. As Lucie Arnaz says, the First All Children’s Theater is “exciting” and “exhilarating” and “a very special place,” Clever Jack will find its own very special place in the hearts and minds of children and their parents everywhere.

Clever Jack

CAST (in alphabetical order)
Jack Adolfi
Finesse Banks
Teddy Bishop
Juliette Brown
Kim Brown
Nzingha Clarke
Cathy Curtin
Samantha Defiris
Nicole Dittrick
Matthew Duhan
Denis Elliott
Aresenia Farmer
Frank Giardina
Tonya Hotten
Pamela Hyman
Rayman Jenkins
Joseph Johnson
Maurice Johnson
Malina Lewis
Debbie Leyner
Alexander MacAaron
Christion Morris
Diane Panlus
Julie Rapoport
Jessie Richards
Maritza Santana
Shirley Santana
Julia Schell
***Ben Stiller***
Allen Thomas
Michael Zorek (?)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Special Delivery – The Amazing Mr. Blunden

The film begins in 1918, where a war widow Mrs. Allen (Dorothy Alison) and her children, Lucy (Lynne Frederick), Jamie (Garry Miller) and baby Benjamin are reduced to living in a squalid, Camden Town flat. Just before Christmas, a mysterious old man, Mr. Frederick Percival Blunden (Laurence Naismith) visits the family, introducing himself as a representative of a firm of solicitors. The family are told there is an opportunity to become the caretakers of a derelict country mansion in the Home Counties named Langley Park, which was gutted by fire years before, and is now in the charge of the solicitors. Mrs. Allen takes the post despite rumors that the house is haunted, her instructions to care for the property until such time as the heirs to the estate can be traced. The air of mystery deepens when the children see a portrait at the solicitor’s office of a man they believe to be Mr. Blunden. The solicitor confirms this, but reveals that the portrait is of a man called Mr. Blunden, but who has been dead for a hundred years.

The Amazing Mr. Blunden

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Anniversary Nickelodeon!

Happy Anniversary Nickelodeon!

No foolin’ Nickelodeon was launched December 1, 1977; 38 years ago as the Pinwheel Network then relaunched on April 1, 1979; 37 years ago as Nickelodeon. So take a step back in time as The Classic Nickelodeon Fan Blog celebrates Nickelodeon’s 37th anniversary!

Nickelodeon Promo Reel – 1980

Dusty's Treehouse

More Nickelodeon Silver Ball ID Promos – 1980’s


Bill Jackson Interview

Vegetable Soup

Reggie Jackson's World of Sports Commercial Nickelodeon 1984

Today’s Special

Nickelodeon Tuesday Afternoon Promo –1983

Hocus Focus early Nickelodeon TV show from 1981 (clip)

The Third Eye

What Will They Think Of Next? (3 links make up about ½ an hour)

Matt & Jenny

Adventures of Black Beauty

Special Delivery Opening Credits (ignore the title they give you)

Special Delivery – Unicorn Tales 1

You Can't Do That On Television

Nickelodeon Promo - 1980's

The Tomorrow People – The Blue and the Green in 9 parts

Family Double Dare

Nickelodeon IDs 1981

Adventures in Rainbow Country – Mystery at Whaleback

1983 Nickelodeon – Bouncing Pinball

The Third Eye – Children of the Stones

Christine 'Moose' McGlade's Audition

Nickelodeon ORIGINAL Mime 1980-1981

Special Delivery Opening Credits (ignore the title they give you)

Special Delivery – Clever Jack

Out of Control

Nickelodeon Promo – Turkey Television

Slimed! YCDTOTV Panel Full

Mr. Wizard’s World
What Is Liquid Nitrogen

Fill a Water Glass From Across the Room


Nickelodeon's Marc Summers + 30 Creators, Stars, Writers + More Celebrate Nick's Glory Days (Full)