Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Children of the Nineties' Hump-Day Treat


Because I received so much Pete-and-Pete DVD-related nostalgia feedback, I thought I would do some of the heavy lifting for you and share with you a few 90s Nickelodeon gems currently available on DVD.

Also because it is Wednesday, and perhaps treating yourself to one of these will get you through your work week and/or school week. I give you full permission to slack off or procrastinate at your leisure by perusing the following list.

Feel free to drop a line in the comments about which DVD releases you are still holding out for!


Nicktoon Nostalgia:



Doug
The Beets, Quailman, Pork Chop, Patti Mayonaise, and the Honker Burger. Need I say more?





Rocko's Modern Life
What's not to love about an expat Wallabee living the aforementioned modern life?





Hey Arnold!
Your favorite, and hopefully only, football headed friend. Includes the episode featuring the "Stoop Kid's afraid to leave his stoop!" chant which has been forever burned some unmovable area in my cerebral cortex.




Ren and Stimpy
For all of you who grew up knowing coveting a log that's better than bad, it's good! Plus Cher from Clueless watches it, so you know it comes with stellar references.





Rugrats
I can't promise this DVD doesn't contain any late-era episodes, but they do claim to be fan favorites. I can only hope one of these eps includes my favorite lesser-known character, Suzy's cat Chowder.




Live-Action Fare:


The Secret World of Alex Mack
What's not to love about a teenager whose contact with a toxic waste spill leaves her all sorts of telekinetic and CapriSun commercial-style liquefying?




Clarissa Explains It All
Enjoy CNN--The Clarissa News Network, and other amazing talk-directly-into-the-camera novelties. Also, that part in the theme song that goes, "Hey, cool!"




The Adventures of Pete and Pete
The much-anticipated DVD release featuring Artie the strongest man in the world and little Pete's Petunia tatoo. Pure eccentric genius.



Honorable Mentions (AKA selected episodes available on Itunes):


Hey Dude
Hey Arnold
Rocko's Modern Life
Doug
The Angry Beavers
Catdog
Aaah! Real Monsters



So until all of these shows eventually reach maturity as full-blown blog posts, happy shopping, Children of the Nineties. Happy shopping.

16 comments:

Amanda said...

Does anyone remember the show Pinwheel? I know that's more 80's than 90's...just curious??

for the love of pictures said...

Oh man, Doug and Hey Arnold were great :)

Fidgeting Gidget said...

Pinwheel, pinwheel, spinning around......

What about Today's Special and that one cartoon with the koalas who came to life when they rubbed noses with their owner Sandy? Or Maya the Bee?? Or Wild and Crazy Kids, hosted by Cuba Gooding's kid brother, Omar? Wow this blog makes me remember stuff I hadn't thought about forever!

PS: People used to tell me I looked like Clarissa growing up. I think it was the fact I wore headbands like she did. I hated her stupid brother...Ferguson. Ugh. I didn't realize these were on DVD and iTunes! Sweet!

Shannon said...

Bug Juice! :)

My Wooden Heart said...

Clarissa was AWESOME!

Kristina said...

OMG! I loved Clarissa explains it all...a great show.

MsLeventon said...

Being a fence-hurdler between child of the 80s and child of the 90s, Today's Special and Pinwheel were what it was all about. That and Reading Rainbow.

floreta said...

all these shows are great! i loved nickelodeon

Stacie said...

My favorite Hey Arnold episode is when then kids all go to the opera to see Carmen. Then they all fall asleep and dream their life is an opera. They sing the whole thing. It's AMAZING. :)

Mr. Condescending said...

I remember pinwheel, I was very young but I do remember it. Also remember Mr Bogus. haha

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Holy moley, I had completely forgotten about Rocko and Alex Mack, but I LIVED on those shows (and the rest of your list).

I think this might be my new favorite blog.

Al said...

oh you just solved my mystery for days i have been trying to remember what show skeeter was from and i knew he was the best friend of someone but couldnt remember the details!!

you have made my day! THANKYOU!!!!!

Melissa Marie said...

ah, Hey Arnold!! man i miss being a kid.. life was simple..

Mike said...

My dad is good friends with the guy who did the voice of Rocko on Rocko's Modern Life.

One of the coolest things he ever did for me is something I will always remember.

One day when I was young and home from school sick, my Dad called me into his home office saying I had a phone call. I got off the couch and walked in there. On the phone was the guy doing the voice of Rocko, talking to me and telling me to get better. I was in total shock...I was talking to Rocko on the phone.

While I've met Carlos, the voice guy, many times since then, and he probably doesn't remember doing that for me, it is something that I will definitely always remember.

Lopez said...

[Sorry I KEEP commenting!]

I forgot about some of those shows!!

We cannot forget about Salute Your Shorts!

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