Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Friday!

I've been meaning to link up with this for weeks now and haven't had time. So, today I'm linking up with my friend Neely over at A Complete Waste of Makeup for this week's Boob Tube Babble.

Boob Tube Babble

Gotta give credit to TeenNick (and Neely) for giving me the idea of what TV shows I would talk about today. For those who don't watch TeenNick (and I honestly had never watched it until this week when Melissa Joan Hart tweeted that TeenNick was going to be airing some of their classic shows from the 90s). SCORE! From 11pm-1am (Texas time), they are airing old episodes of All That, Clarissa Explains It All, Kenan and Kel, and Doug. Okay, honestly out of those four the only one I watched was Clarissa Explains It All (it eventually was a part of the SNICK line up on Saturday nights). I really hope that they are going to rotate and maybe show other Nick shows from the 90s. It got me thinking which old school Nick shows I miss. Yes, I obviously LOVE reliving my childhood. ;) And I love that I got to grow up in an era when there was still some innocence left on television (gah, I sound so old! Sheesh!)

I've been recording Clarissa Explains It All on TeenNick (yes, I just admitted to that). Since I've spent 3 nights this week at the Ballpark (I know, you are shocked), I've only caught one episode so far. I was 12 when this show first came on the air. I remember that her best guy friend Sam (who I thought was cute- especially during the later seasons) used a ladder and climbed through her bedroom window whenever he came to visit. It was all very innocent. It wouldn't be that innocent these days on TV.


Are You Afraid of the Dark?:
Another part of the SNICK line-up. I loved this show. I've always been obsessed with scary stories (even when I was younger). I made sure to watch this show with the lights off. I'm gonna do some digging on YouTube to see if I can find any episodes.

Fifteen (AKA Hillside):
Anyone else remember this show? It was basically a teenage soap opera. It dealt with scandalous stuff like divorce, teenage drinking and smoking (cigarettes). I know, I see commercials these days that are more scandalous than that. But still, as a 12 year old, I was shocked and appalled (and watched anyways!) :) I found a clip of this show online. Oh the humanity- the acting and storylines were so bad!! And yes, I would totally watch it if it came on again! ;) Oh, and it starred a very young Ryan Reynolds! ;)

Before he looked like this:

He looked like this:

Another show part of the SNICK line up. It was like a variety show/Saturday Night Live for kids type show. I think I watched it mainly because it came on before Are You Afraid of the Dark.

Salute Your Shorts:
The adventures of the campers (and their fearless leader "Ug") at Camp Anawanna. Ah, good times! (You know you are singing the theme song now!) ;)

Hey Dude:
I mentioned in a post last week that I bought season 1 of Hey Dude. I'll admit it, if the other seasons come out on DVD, I'm buying them too!

I was mainly focusing on Nickelodeon shows today, but I may continue this theme next week and list some other shows from my "tween" years that I miss.

Be sure to check out other Boob Tube Babbles here

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!



  1. I wasn't allowed to watch Clarissa b/c she was disrespectful to her parents. Lol!

    And I'm sad I haven't gotten to see any of these b/c as you know 11-1am CST is 12-2am ET, and I like to be asleep by that time. Hahaha. :)

  2. Ok so I've never heard of most of these shows except for Clarissa! Not sure if that makes me old or just a boring kid who didn't watch Nick. Haha!

  3. I was so excited to find out they were bringing back the 90's to Nick! I have not caught any yet but am definitely on the lookout!

  4. Rachel,
    You crack me up!
    Thanks for the blast from the past. And you're NOT old, kids are just super young ;-) (Besides, if you're old, then I'm old, too, and I don't feel old, so it can't be true.)
    Also, I never saw that show with Ryan Reynolds in it, but I'm sure glad you posted it. I love seeing actors of today in their early career moments.
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Wahhhhhh! A show that stars a young Ryan Reynolds that I haven't seen?! I am so interested. I loved him on Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place. Oh hell, I love him in anything he's in. He's Ryan Reynolds!

  6. Thank God for DVRs!
    I cannot wait to see which 4 shows come next. I missed them all!