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Since: 23.6.10
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
I'm defining oldschool as pre-1990, so non of this "All That" shit.

Danger Mouse was the bomb. I want a shirt with Pinfold on it going, "OH crumbs!"
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Since: 24.3.02
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Hmm, by those standards I don't know. Doug, Rugrats, and Ren & Stimpy all premiered in 1991. Legends of the Hidden Temple started in 1993. I turned 7 in 1990, plus I don't think we had cable by that point. Barring a list of what shows were on Nickelodeon then, I'm going to have go with "David the Gnome". "Hey Dude" technically qualifies, having premiered in 1989, but most people probably saw it in the '90s.



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Since: 22.2.04
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I was 6 in 1990, but I vaguely remember loving a show called The Tomorrow People.

Nothing beats All That for me though.



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Since: 23.6.10
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    Hmm, by those standards I don't know. Doug, Rugrats, and Ren & Stimpy all premiered in 1991. Legends of the Hidden Temple started in 1993. I turned 7 in 1990, plus I don't think we had cable by that point. Barring a list of what shows were on Nickelodeon then, I'm going to have go with "David the Gnome". "Hey Dude" technically qualifies, having premiered in 1989, but most people probably saw it in the '90s.


Rugrats etc is pretty much where they made the trasition from cable network that used cheap kid shows from Canada, UK, and Japan to a network that produced everything in house.

So you hit the cusp. But it is a message board thread, ain't like I'm gonna take points off. :)
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You Can't Do That on Television!




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Since: 10.1.08
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Well, 'Mr. Wizard's World' and 'You Can't Do That on Television' are two old school Nick shows I always watched when they were on the air.

Oh, and Scottyflamingo: call 'All That' shit next time and I'll stab you in the eye with a broken beer bottle*. No one is allowed to say such deceitful and blasphemous words. Superdude and Good Burger FTW.



*OK, maybe I won't go that far, but I will give you a serious wet willy if you don't take it back.













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Since: 23.6.10
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Mr. Wizard's World was the gold standard of educational kids TV. Beakman's World and Bill Nye can kiss my ass. Mr. Wizard didn't need to be wacky or dumb shit down. I still wish I had some of that powder he sprinkled on top of the water that kept your hands from getting wet. Shit was craaaazy.

YCDTOTV...better than over 70% of the SNL skits. Did any of the kids besides Alanis go anywhere? I always dug Moose...
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#8 Posted on
    Originally posted by MedallaGuy
    You Can't Do That on Television!




Yes.





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I've got three words that will jog the memories of some of you...

"Hocus Pocus Alimagocus!"

Yes; it's Today's Special; which (like YCDTOTV) was another fun, creative show imported from Canada.

Here's the opening theme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cxLfIs051c

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Since: 2.1.02
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You Can't Do That On Television

Secret City - I liked watching that dude draw

What Will They Think of Next with Joe Campanella
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Since: 12.2.02
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My favorites as a little kid were "Mysterious Cities of Gold", as well as "Belle and Sebastian".




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Since: 23.6.10
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    Originally posted by whatever
    My favorites as a little kid were "Mysterious Cities of Gold", as well as "Belle and Sebastian".


Cities of Gold taught me that the Olmecs were a tribe of mutated Aliens...

Today's Special always confused me because the janitor was a puppet but the other store employees were human.
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    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    Mr. Wizard's World was the gold standard of educational kids TV. Beakman's World and Bill Nye can kiss my ass. Mr. Wizard didn't need to be wacky or dumb shit down. I still wish I had some of that powder he sprinkled on top of the water that kept your hands from getting wet. Shit was craaaazy.


Agreed on all counts. MWW was a really fantastic, fun, and educational show.

A quick Google search tells me it's available on DVD:

http://www.mrwizardstudios.com/​​mrwizardsworld_​​mainpage.htm

I found a block of Nickelodeon commercials from 1984- they were really promoting MWW quite a bit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLMD5E1tST8


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(edited by PaulKTF on 29.7.11 1208)
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Since: 25.6.03
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.34
"You Can't Do That on Television" (with a kid Alanis Morissette and I remember an Alistair as well)

"Danger Mouse" was AWESOME. I saw they have the whole series on DVD for $15 at Amazon.

The original "Double Dare" with Marc Summers was the pinnacle for me. I was jealous of all the NES consoles and games kids won on those shows.
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The funny thing about Double Dare is that it must have been an absolute nightmare for Marc Summers who suffered from nearly crippling OCD.
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.66
YCDTOT - I had a 'thing' for Moose. Yes I did...

Danger Mouse still holds up today. The box sets are very reasonably priced.

Mysterious Cities Of Gold also was boss. Buy it here. (The W at Amazon)

Count Ducula was awesome! I like ducks. I liked Bananaman as well. Buy it here.

Adventures Of Pete & Pete started in 1989 so that counts.

Livewire! It was a kids talkshow that featured musical acts. I remember seeing Manowar for the first time on there. Here's the video of that, thanks Youtube!



{ Fixed broken Amazon links - Ed. }

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Since: 1.10.05
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Mr. Wizard's and You Can't Do That On Television were great but Danger Mouse would be my favorite.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Double Dare.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
Pinwheel!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLCg1kb1sA0
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Since: 17.1.02
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.83


I was going to say Pinwheel myself (with Bill Cosby's Picture Pages as my favorite moment from that show). Pinwheel was one of my earliest TV memories as a child, along with Today's Special and Electric Company.

But yes, I personally enjoyed YCDTOT more as I grew up, so that would be the real "one answer" as it were.



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