Old School Nickelodeon

There’s so many clips of old school Nick shows on YouTube and it’s really cool watching them. I don’t know what kind of crap is on Nick these days, but I know it’s nothing like what was on when I grew up in the 80s and 90s.

Remember You Can’t Do That On Television? Actually, Alanis Morrissette was on there for a brief time too.

Here’s a 3 part clip from their episode called Divorce:

and their Malls episode…damn I loved this show 😉

and their locker jokes:

I also found a clip of Out of Control, the show that originally aired in 83/84 but was also rerun ad nauseum in the early 90s, probably because Dave Coulier was on Full House at that time.

And one of Bill Cosby’s Picture Pages:

And an episode of that show Today’s Special about a mannequin that came to life.
This episode is called A Visit To The Opera:

Pinwheel intro

And some clips from Belle & Sebastian:

Some Clarissa Explains It All


Welcome Freshman

Salute Your Shorts


Scrubs on TV Land

I love Scrubs and still consider it one of my favorite shows, even if NBC has always treated it like such crap that now it’s being aired on ABC for this next season.

Anyway, as much as I love Scrubs, I was weirdly bothered that they’re showing reruns on TV Land. Besides the fact they rerun it on Comedy Channel ad nauseum, I’ve always thought of TV Land as a channel that airs shows older than Scrubs. Shows like I Love Lucy, Leave It To Beaver and All In The Family. They’ve been showing Cosby Show lately too and for me that feels like they’re pushing it with the newness too. I liked how it was before when TV Land was for shows that aired before 1980 and Nick At Night had the newer shows like Roseanne, Cosby and Home Improvement. I guess as we’re nearing 2010 (yikes!) the bar between TV Land and Nick At Night might need to be raised. I still think, though, that Scrubs doesn’t belong on either channel quite yet. And while I’m at shows belonging, when did the George Lopez Show become classic enough to belong on Nick At Nite at all? I think Nick At Nite should do less George Lopez Show and more Family Matters.

Of course, there are so many shows I wish they would eventually show on either channel….off the top of my head, The Wonder Years, ALF, Taxi and maybe even Maude. And even though I own all the Mary Tyler Moore Show DVDs that are available (only up to season 4, dammit!), it’d be nice if they aired that too so maybe a new generation of folks could get into it.

Anyway, that’s my tired ranting for today. I will leave with a little clip from the Chuckles The Clown Bites The Dust episode of Mary Tyler Moore Show.

80s/90s Collection

80s/early 90s Toys, Part 2

Continuing my visual retrospective of 80s/early 90s toys.

Garbage Pail Kids

Get Along Gang – Here’s an episode of their cartoon

Get In Shape Girl

Holly Hobby

Hugga Bunch Dolls

Inhumanoids – My brother had this and used to scare my cat with it. We found it in the attic recently and now it’s living in my brother’s old room again.

Jem & The Holograms

Sweet Secrets


Little Professor Calculator


Make It Bake It

Maple Town – Toys and also a cartoon

Marble Works

Micro Machines


Mr. Mouth

My Little Pony


Pizza Party


Pogo Ball

Play Doh Fun Factory

Polly Pocket


Pound Puppies


Shirt Tales

Shrinky Dinks

Skip It


Sweet Pickles

Sylvanian Families

Teddy Ruxpin

80s/early 90s Toys, Part 1

A fun visual retrospective of toys from the 80s/early 90s that I used to have or remember playing with at my friends’ houses (or things I wanted, but my parents wouldn’t buy me). While browsing this website, I stumbled upon a whole bunch of things I haven’t thought of in years, so I thought I’d do some blogs about these almost forgotten items from the past.


Etch-A-Sketch Animator

Barbie & The Rockers – I had a lot of these things…the stage, 2 dolls, accessories.

Battle Beasts – my brother had these

Bristle Blocks

Cherry Merry Muffin – My crazy little cousin had this and took it everywhere with her.

Colecovision – Our next door neighbor had this…my brother and I used to go crazy playing Frogger 🙂

Colorforms – I really loved these things! And BTW, this ad below is extremely campy!

Cricket Doll – And seeing her now, wow…this doll was really creepy. I didn’t have one, but a friend did.

Crocodile Mile

Dizzy Dizzy Dinosaur – my brother had this during his “dinosaur phase”


80s/early 90s, Food – Part 2

Continuing from my last post. My visual retrospective of foodstuffs from the 80s/early 90s.

Giggles Cookies

Keebler’s Magic Middle Cookies

Hubba Bubba Gum

Doublemint Gum (this ad is from the 80s, if you can’t tell from the clothes 😉 )

Juicy Fruit, ad from the 80s

Ice Cream Cones Cereal

Crispy Critters Cereal….I completely forgot this existed ’till I stumbled upon this ad on YouTube. We used to get this all the time.

Bubble Yum, ad from the 80s

McDonald’s McLean Deluxe

O’Boise’s Potato Chips

PB Max Bars

Oatmeal Swirlers…we never got this, I think it was probably too “junky.” But I remember these ads running ad naseum on Nick:

Peanut Boppers….I loved these!

Quackers Crackers

Clearly Canadian


Lifesavers Holes

Mondo Drinks

80s/early 90s, Food – Part 1

I’ll admit that I’m rained in today and getting a bit stir crazy, which is partially why I’m writing these fun little retro posts. It’s a fun little way of passing my time today. 🙂

Anyway, here’s a nice visual retrospective of 80s and early 90s foods & candy that you may have forgotten about, but I personally remember eating or seeing people eating:

Big League Chew

Candy Cigarettes…before the PC police came along.

Charles Chips & Pretzels

Crystal Pepsi

Freshen Up Gum, the gum that squirted

Fruit Wrinkles

Bonkers Candy…I used to love their ads. I don’t think I ate the candy, I remember the ads more than the candy:

Retro 80s Clothes, Part 2

A continuation from Retro 80s Clothes, Part 1. A visual display of clothing and wearables from the 80s that I remember seeing as I grew up:

L.A. Gear

Love’s Baby Soft

Panama Jack

Reebok Pumps



Slap Bracelets

Wigwam socks

Retro 80s Clothes, Part 1

I stumbled upon a relatively lo-tech website, In The 80s today while looking for stuff about I.O.U. shirts. They also have a section for the 70s and 90s.

I was born in the late 70s, so I mostly came of age in the mid-80s through the 90s. I came upon so many things on this website that I haven’t thought of in years! I’m going to start on a little segment of visual retrospectives of these different things. I will start with 80s clothing that I remember using myself or seeing around my school:

Charm Necklaces, I had at least one or two of these myself and hadn’t thought of them since seeing them here

Cross Colours

Electric Youth Perfume

Exclamation! Perfume

Fido Dido

Freezy Freakies

Friendship bracelets

Hypercolor Shirts

IOU Shirts


Jelly bracelets