Nobody ever said growing up is easy, but anyone who came of age in the ‘90s with the occasional eye on Nickelodeon got a gulp-inducing whiff of their own mortality recently, when pictures and video surfaced of the show’s long-forgotten Arizona ranch set. It’s still there, sort of, its abandoned buildings and trashed-out interiors a freestanding reminder that, yes, a television show was here once. But Hey Dude isn’t the only bit of pop culture that left its skeleton in place once shooting wrapped. … Read More
The first season of The Legend of Korra was hugely disappointing, with a clumsily handled love triangle and a totally unexplored power… Read More
Wednesday morning, Amazon.com’s front page featured a letter from founder and CEO Jeff Bezos — not an unusual occurrence, and one frequently adopted to announce an exciting new product or perk. The big news: a notable addition to their Instant Video service. “Prime members now have unlimited instant streaming access to the largest subscription library for Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. content online,” went Bezos’s missive. “We have increased by 55% the number of episodes available to top Prime shows for kids like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, iCarly and more of your Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. favorites.” Casual observers might have thought nothing of this news, but for parents, it’s a bombshell — because up until last month, those shows could be found on Amazon Instant Video’s high-profile competitor, Netflix. … Read More
Oh 1990′s Nickelodeon, how we miss you so. The network’s golden age produced some of the most original, free-spirited fun on television that had young audiences swimming in green slime. Pie-faced shenanigans, witty cartoons, and colorful characters entertained a generation. Gallery iam8bit is celebrating Nickelodeon’s classic era with their upcoming exhibit, It’s the shizNICK. Over 60 artists are paying tribute to the channel that ruled your youth with paintings, prints, sculptures, plush, and installations that recall the best of Nick: You Can’t Do That on Television, SpongeBob, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Double Dare, and more. If you’re in Los Angeles on April 19, check out a cool photo playset, animated GIF theater, and other Nicktastic installations at iam8bit. Enjoy a preview of the exhibit in our gallery.
Today at Flavorpill, we remembered several Nickelodeon toys most people probably forgot about. We found out what Lil Wayne vs. Rent sounds like. We enjoyed The Onion’s 1990s-riffic BuzzFeed ribbing. We practiced a series of bets that are proven winners. We loved seeing all the cute pups… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we learned about 10 products and services to help us face the end of the world. We watched The Frogs’ Bollocks and Other Assorted Bollocks by Stephen Ong — emphasis on the bollocks. We felt old looking at every item inside the 1992 Nickelodeon time capsule. We found out… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we hoped to avoid America’s worst airports. We watched a schizophrenic world tour of various accents. We read about two Cuban actors who defected to America following the success of their movie about Cubans defecting to America. We thought this Nickelodeon and Avengers mashup was fun. We… Read More
For many children of the ’90s, Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete was the first truly bizarre TV show we ever loved. As a result, it’s made a sizable impact on our generation’s collective consciousness. So we were pretty jealous when we read about the Pete & Pete reunion that went down last weekend at Los Angeles’s Cinefamily, bringing together the show’s cast and creators for the first time in 15 years. Thankfully, there’s video. About 95 minutes of it, even. Big Pete, Little Pete, Artie, and the twisted minds behind the show reflect on their quasi-surrealist masterpiece, which the creators say was an attempt to depict the strangeness of growing up from a kid’s perspective. We have only one gripe: Where’s Ellen? Oh, and be warned — there’s a whole lot of intro before the panel takes the stage almost 12 minutes into the first clip. … Read More