Saturday, June 30, 2018

Members In Search Of

Today’s In Search Of Saturday features two of our Classic Nickelodeon family members who are looking for some of their favorite shows. Below you will read the emails sent to me form both Eric and Tracie and my responses to them. I was unable to help them in their search, but I feel confident that someone out there will be able them find what they’re looking for. If so, please email me, my email is listed below, and I will pass your information on to them or post your responses in the comment section and hopefully they will see it very soon.

Also, I would like to extend my deepest apologies to Eric for making him wait so long for my response. I live in Oklahoma and our primaries were June 26th and I was helping to campaign for a gentlemen who was running for governor and you caught me at a very, very, busy time and I’m so sorry I wasn't able to get back to you sooner. I hope that you will please forgive me for not getting back to you. 

From: Eric
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:04 AM
Subject: Looking for a Nickelodeon Today's Special Film


Thanks for your entertaining and informative blog, it brought back many happy memories of old shows and films.

I stumbled onto it because I am trying to find a film that I saw several times as a child in the early to mid-1980s on Nickelodeon, and I think as a Today's Special.

It was about two females, friends, during the summer at what I believe to be a New England or Canadian town with a family, eccentric, who they believed to be witches.  The film had a dark and ambiguous ending.  The one girl goes to spend an evening being baby-sat by the family and during a thunderstorm and power outage she tries to escape and they have sacrificed her or not.   I thought I found it online several years ago, forgot about, and wanted to find it again.

I thought if anyone would know it might be you.

Best wishes,


On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 3:35 PM, Peggy Sue - <> wrote:

Hi Eric,

Thank you so much for reading my blog and for your email. I think you’re mixing up Special Delivery with Today’s Special which was an entirely different show. That being said, I’ll be honest with you, this does not sound familiar to me, the only Special Delivery I can think of that had witches in it was “The Witches and the Grinnygog” from 1983. Here is the link to the first episode, I haven’t watched this in a while, but I know that later there is a group of older women who are all witches. Watch this episode, or maybe more than just one, and let me know if this is the right one. In the mean time I’ll put out a couple of feelers to see if anyone remembers this.

Thanks again for your email.
The Witches and the Grinnygog episode 1 TVS Production 1983

Peggy Sue
Writer, Artist, Crafter, Face Painter 


Re: Looking for a Nickelodeon Today's Special Film
From: Eric
Today, 11:25 AM

Dear Peggy,

Thank you for the kind note, and correction.  But no, that is not the show.  It was a film they aired more than once, and I found it in the early 2000's on another Nicolodeon fan site that seems to have gone the way of all flesh.  

This was a film about a family in New England or the Canadian Maritimes, the actors were American, except for an old woman, the main "witch" who had either a real or fake Eastern European accent.  It was never clear how much was true and how much was the two main child actors imagination.  It was set during the summer holidays and was likely a made for TV special.  I saw it at least three times as a child between 1983 and 1987.

Thanks so much,


From: Tracie 
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:57 PM
Subject: Krofft show " Bigfoot and Wildboy"


I am desperately looking for the complete 1979 season of this show. I need six episodes to complete my collection and have been looking for years. These episodes are not on youtube and were never released, so I'm hoping to find someone who recorded them back then. Of course I'm willing to pay.

Any leads for me? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks so much,


On June 14, 2018, at 11:12 AM, Peggy Sue - <> wrote:

Hi Tracie, thank you for your email. When I googled the title, I found this website:

Bigfoot and Wildboy Complete Series DVD

We specialize in offering Rare, Out Of Print DVDs and Movies For Sale that you cant find elsewhere at fantastic prices! We take great care in the creation of your Rare DVDs for sale so that the content is exactly what you would get from the original studio DVD or the best possible source available.

You may get a few repeats but at least your collection would be complete. If this doesn’t help then send me a list of the episodes you’re looking for and I’ll post them to my blog.

Peggy Sue
Writer, Artist, Crafter


From: Tracie 
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: Krofft show " Bigfoot and Wildboy"


Unfortunately I have been in contact with the website you have me and this is not actually a complete set.

The episodes I need are: 
Bigfoot vs. Wildboy
The Wild Girl
Meteor Menace
The Other Bigfoot
Soy From The Sky

Thanks so much for posting this. My email is

Hopefully someone out there has them.
Have a Super Day!

Tracie 😊

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Classic Nick Rocks

John Mellencamp – Small Town

Ready For The World – Oh Sheila

Wilson Phillips – Hold On

Dwight Yoakam – Little Sister

Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me

Thursday, June 21, 2018

CableSystem to Broadcast Nickelodeon For Children

CableSystem to Broadcast Nickelodeon For Children
The Peach Section Story, Thursday, December 20, 1979
By Norman Dresser, Blade Entertainment Editor

In a major expansion of cablevision services CableSystem on Christmas Day will begin broadcasting “Nickelodeon,” a children’s entertainment channel offering programing 10-11 hours daily.

The new service is delivered to the CableSystem via space satellite from Warner Communications, an arm of one of the nation’s largest entertainment conglomerates. It will be broadcast on the CableSystem without commercials.

“Nickelodeon” will be carried on CableSystem’s Channel 5 throughout Toledo, Perrysburg, and Rossford according to John Karl, president of Buckeye Cablevision, operators of the CableSystem.

“Nickelodeon” service on weekdays will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On weekends, the children’s programming will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Among the chief contributors to the programming concept of “Nickelodeon” is Vivian Horner, former director of the research for “The Electric Company” at the Children’s Television Workshop. She is an authority on children’s education and language learning.

In all, some six programs will be telecast daily, ranging in length from a half-hour to five hours. They are designed to be part entertainment, part educational.

Opening daily programming at 10 a.m. (9 on weekends) will be “Pinwheel,” a special show geared to the interest and short attention span of preschoolers.

Among the other shows are “By the Way,” for 7 to 12 age group, which combines animation and live action; “Children’s Classics,” which comes from the British Broadcasting Corporation and “America Goes Bananaz,” a teen variety show which blends informative segments on current teen-age interests and a talent showcase for young artists.

A unique show called “Video Comic Books” invites young viewers to read along with the narration, with one segments requiring the youngsters to read the dialogue themselves.

“Nickel Flicks,” a half-hour show, is a salute to the movie serials of the 1930s and 1940s, with such stars as Buster Crabbe, Tom Mix, John Wayne and Gene Autry.

“Nickelodeon” is the CableSystems first major service delivered via satellite. It doubtless is the forerunner of man innovations which are transforming this rapidly developing electronic medium.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Classic Nick Rocks

Ace of Base – I Saw The Sign

The Monkees – Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day

Eric Carmen – Hungry Eyes

Greatest American Hero – Believe It Or Not

Starship – Sara

Monday, June 11, 2018

Happy Birthday Peter & Nick

Happy Birthday to two of our favorite Tomorrow People, Peter Vaughn-Clarke who played “Stephen Jameson” and Nicholas Young who played "John Dixon" in the original 1970’s version of The Tomorrow People.

Character Descriptions:
Stephen Jameson (Peter Vaughan-Clarke)
Aged 15, was the first Tomorrow Person to "break out" on screen. At first, he finds it hard to believe that he is a Tomorrow Person, but soon comes to accept this. Like other Tomorrow People, Stephen possesses various psychic abilities. The primary powers of all telepaths are "jaunting", the ability to instantaneously transport oneself from one place to another, telepathy, the ability to read the minds of other Tomorrow People and telekinesis, the ability to move objects with the power of the mind.

John Dixon (Nicholas Young)
Nick Young (Left) & Peter Vaughan-Clarke (Right)
Aged 17, John is the leader of the Tomorrow People. He is an inventor and scientist. He built The Lab and the biological computer, TIM, with some help from the Galactic Federation. John was, to the best of our knowledge, the first Tomorrow Person to survive the breaking out process for which he had no guidance through the process.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Classic Nick Rocks

The Proclaimers – I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) 

Juice Newton – Queen of Hearts

Bryan Duncan – Love Takes Time

Huey Lewis & the News – Walking on a Thin Line

Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Clásico Mella Rocas (Classic Nick Rocks)

Changing things up a little today, hope you enjoy these Spanish videos!

Laura Flores – Ya No Volvere

Chayanne – Provcame

Fandango – Autos, Moda y Rock and Roll

Los Lobos – La Bamba

Flans – Bazar