Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Classic Nick Wed. – Sightings

Today’s Classic Nickelodeon Wednesday is a bit different. For the last few months I’ve had a few Classic Nickelodeon sightings and I wanted to share them with you. Hope you enjoy them. 

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As I was cleaning out my spare bedroom I found an old 16 Magazine from 1985. As I flipped through it I found the address page and low and behold, I found an address to write to Alasdair Gillis from You Can’t Do That On Television! 

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Before Tomorrow People fans knew Trevor Bannister as “Colonel Masters” he was already well known on the hit television series Are You Being Served? Where he played “Mr. Lucas” Here he is with fellow co-star John Inman preforming “Mammy.” Who knew the Colonel was so well coordinated? 

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Curious George has been around for a long time and if you watched Pinwheel in the ‘80’s then chances are you saw George as a Pinwheel Cartoon. In October I happened to notice this sign in the electronics department in Walmart. George is such a cutie! 

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Last Friday while I was out of town for a doctor's appointment I took a stole through Target and noticed this guy on one of the 4-way shelves in the electronics department. 

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'90's kids may remember the night Nickelodeon aired Puf-a-Palooza, an all night marathon of the wold and crazy worlds of Sid and Marty Krofft. While going through some old newspapers I ran across this article about H.R. Pufnstuf appearing on the Nickelodeon show Mutt & Stuff.

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About two weeks ago while I was in Walmart I happen to look over at the TVs by the door and noticed they were showing Hey Arnold. How could I NOT take a picture of that?! 

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As you all know, Paddington Bear aired during Pinwheel making it a Pinwheel Cartoon as I like to call them. While I was in the dollar store I happened to notice this DVD set of Paddington Bear DVD. 

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What's Nickelodeon without Slim?! Personally I prefer the real stuff, as seen on You Can't Do That On Television, but for today's modern kids who's never seen the show this will have to do. Still, it does look fun don't cha' think? 

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So, you’re probably asking what does a unicorn in a pen have to do with Nickelodeon right? Three Nickelodeon Special Deliveries, namely, Alex and the Wonderful “Doo Wah” Lamp, Big Apple Birthday and The Stowaway where part of a two volume VHS anthology series collectively known as Unicorn Tales. In the opening title of the videos is a unicorn in a pen kicks the fence then jumps over it and runs away. Here is the coloring book and a screenshot of Unicorn Tales. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

In Search of Saturday

Welcome 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.

The 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.

If 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.

A 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 else.

*** MY WANT LIST ***
This 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 – for my private viewing – please contact me at Also, IF YOU CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL PLEASE PUT THE NAME OF THE SHOW IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Thank you.

Muppets Magazine 1982
People Magazine – no date available – Marc Summers’ car accident article
Any '80’s women’s or children’s magazines
Early to Mid-1980’s TV Guides

Dusty's Treehouse
Hocus Focus
Nick Rocks Video to Go
Pinwheel (Other than what is currently on youtube.)
Spread Your Wings
Standby...Lights! Camera! Action!
Studio See

The Adventures of the Mole
Bunny in the Suitcase
Emily (my favorite)
Hattytown Tales
Magic Coco
The Magic Roundabout

Beware, Beware My Beauty Fair
Clarence & The Ottaway (staring Billy Hufsey)
Kids’ Writes (other than the 6 episodes on youtube)
Silver City (The Righteous Apples special)

Classic Nick Rocks

Sweethearts of the Rodeo – Midnight Girl In A Sunset Town

Belinda Carlisle – Love Never Dies

Hall & Oates – Private Eyes

Prince – Little Red Corvette

Club Nuvo – Lean On Me

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Special Delivery – Krofft Interviews

The Krofft Superstar Hour – Lost Island

Jack Wild • Interview ~ 2002

The Bugaloos - Caroline Ellis and John Philpott Interview (2006)

The Bugaloos - John McIndoe Interview (2006)

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters - Johnny Whitaker and Scott Kolden Interview (2005) 

Lidsville - Butch Patrick Interview (2005)

Lidsville - Billie Hayes Interview (2005)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Classic Nick Rocks

Tracey Chapman – Fast Car

Air Supply – Just As I Am

Russ Taff – I Still Believe

H.R. Pufnstuf – Jimmy (Jack Wild) – How Lucky I Am

New Edition – Mr. Telephone Man

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