There are times when you see something from your childhood that you totally forgot about that brings you back almost immediately. One of those moments came yesterday when I was perusing a friend of a friend’s facebook page (yes, a friend of a friend, but I know the person so it’s not THAT creepy).
She was a “fan” of a show called ‘You Can’t Do That on Television’, and it looked super familiar so I googled it. Turns out it’s this slightly demented Canadian TV show for kids that aired on Nickelodeon in the 80’s and early 90’s. I used to watch this show all the time, and according to wikipedia it ran everyday on Nickelodeon as one of their most popular shows. This is the intro:
I mean, the people that produced this were clearly on drugs! A “Children’s Television Sausage Factory” that builds children and trucks them to the television station? Are you kidding me?!?! This looks like a bad acid trip, not that I’ve ever experience that before (but why would you need acid if you had this show!).
The show consisted of skits based around a common theme such as smells (farts), divorce, and “ememies and paranoia”. Here we see a skit about Barth, who is a chef at a burger joint who’s burgers cause the children that eat them to vomit:
For those of you who may be wondering, that IS, in fact, singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette asking Barth if the health inspector actually found beef in his burgers. She left the show after one season to pursue a music career, a decision I fully support even though I considered ‘Jagged Little Pill’ to be incredibly whiney.
So this sparked a frenzy in our office to find intro’s to some of our favorite childhood Nikelodeon shows. At least some of these don’t look like they would horrbily dement a child’s psychee. If you click on the link below you can see some of the intros that the office compiled.
SALUTE YOUR SHORTS:
PETE AND PETE:
WILD AND CRAZY KIDS:
WHAT WOULD YOU DO:
CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL: