Saturday, January 26, 2019

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 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.)
Standby...Lights! Camera! Action!
Studio See

Bunny in the Suitcase
Emily (my favorite)
Magic Coco
The Magic Roundabout

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

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Special Delivery

Adventures of Black Beauty – The Pit Pony

Matt and Jenny on the Wilderness Trail 1850
Thunder and Lightning Birds

Vegetable Soup

Spread Your Wings – Tanya's Puppet, Soviet Union

Kids’ Writes

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Classic Nick Rocks

The Kinks – Come Dancing 

Michael Jackson – Beat It

Billie Piper – Something Deep Inside

Pebbles – Girlfriend

Victoria Justice – All I Want Is Everything

Dolly Parton – Nine to Five

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Classic Nick Thursday – Bunny in The Suitcase

Those of you who remember watching Pinwheel will probably remember the charming Hungarian animated children's series “Bunny in The Suitcase” or “A kockásfülű nyúl,” which, in English translates to "The Rabbit with Checkered Ears".

This 26-episode animated classic was first produced in 1978 in the studios of PannóniaFilm and was created by the acclaimed children's literature writer and graphic artist Veronika Marék and animator Zsolt Richly.

The series originally ran every Saturday in the children's programming section of the Hungarian television channel, Magyar Televízió. Episodes were generally about one minute long and consisted of simple stories in which the rabbit with checkered ears helped one or more of the series' other main characters. Other characters included four children, a dark-haired girl named Kriszta, a red-haired boy named Menyus, a blond toddler boy named Kistöfi and a big bully named Mozdony.

Since the episodes didn’t have spoken dialogue there was no need for dubbing and made the storylines very comprehensible and adaptable in various countries. This helped later with the series being syndicated, first in the countries around Hungary, and then in nearly ninety other countries around the world. It also became somewhat sought after in the U.S., where it is often described as the "bunny in a suitcase" and recalled from its frequent broadcasts on the Pinwheel cable program which appeared on the original Nickelodeon channel.

At the time of the original series, merchandising was an unknown term in Hungary, but with the return of the series the rabbit can now be found on school accessories, pillows as well as in the form of plush toys.

The series saw the release of two DVD sets of the series in Hungary, 2002 and 2003, each holding 13 of the 26 episodes.

References (from Wikipedia)
Website of Veronika Marék on the premise of the series (in Hungarian)
Interview with Veronika Marék about the creation and legacy of the series (in Hungarian)

Episodes (from Wikipedia)
Kriszta Születésnapja (Krisztina's Birthday)
Menyus És A Hóember (Menyus And The Snowman)
Kistöfi Az Állatkertben (Kistöfi At The Zoo)
Kriszta A Majálison (Krisztina At The Picnic)
Menyus És A Sportsverseny (Menyus And The Sports Competition)
Kriszta, Az Indián (Krisztina, The Indian)
Kriszta És A Jelmezbál (Krisztina And The Costume)
Kistöfi A Tóparton (Kistöfi At The Lake)
Menyus És A Rajzverseny (Menyus And The Drawing Competition)
Kistöfi A Hegyekben (Kistöfi In The Mountains)
Kriszta A Játszótéren (Krisztina On The Playground)
Kriszta Eltéved (Krisztina Gets Lost) This Is An Error; It's Actually Kistöfi Who Gets Lost
Menyus Meg A Foxi (Menyus And The Fox [Terrier])
Tulipánok A Téren (Tulips [In The] Field)
A Fényképezőgép (The Camera)
Az Erőművész (The Artist's Power)
A Kölcsönkért Babakocsi (The Borrowed Stroller)
Kutyasétáltatás (Dog Walking)
A Cirkusz (The Circus)
A Repülő Térkép (The Airport Map)
Süt A Nap (The Sun Is Shining)
A Csodakocsi (The Wonder Car)
Az Elveszett Papagáj (The Lost Parrot)
Kié A Ház? (Whose House Is This?)
Zenedélután (Afternoon Music)
A Nagy Bújócska (A Great Hide And Seek)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Classic Nick Rocks

The Cockroaches – She´s The One

Martika – Toy Soldiers

Righteous Apples – Stay In School

Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F

Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart – Trains Up in the Sky

Stryper – Calling On You 

Ace of Base – Don't Turn Around