Thread: 80s Nick

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    • 9 years 12 days ago
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    I miss this era, too. I remember my family got cable around the time I was born, so I always had Nick. I'd say it's golden years were 84(when YCDTOTV was getting hugely popular) to roughly 98(when Rocko was cancelled.)

    I miss the original Double Dare, Out Of Control, and Pinwheel.
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      • 9 years 12 days ago
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      I miss the 90's Nick.
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        Quote by Megagents
        I miss the 90's Nick.


        Me too man.:(
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          Well, this isn't the thread for you. I look at tributes to Nickelodeon on Youtube and nearly all of them are for 90s Nickelodeon. I'm like, where is the ones from the 1980s?

          I personally think that era of Nickelodeon is pretty overrated. Even more overrated than today's Nickelodeon shows. I didn't mind the Nick Jr shows, since I was way too old for them anyways and they was educational and my brother liked them, but the rest of the shows, ick!

          My little brother loved all of those shows, I usually leave the room when he was watching those over the shows I've recorded for him (Transformers, Silverhawks, Voltron, Robotech etc).
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            • 9 years 12 days ago
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            Well, I admit I should of grown out of Nick by that time too, but age has nothing to do with enjoying Rocko's Modern Life or Kenan & Kel.
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              I was going to paste it here, but this is a list of all the shows that were on Nickelodeon from 1979 - 2007. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_programs_broadcast_by_Nickelodeon

              With all fairness, you can see for yourself that the 80's had better shows than the 90's.
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                • 8 years 11 months ago
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                Quote by ducktalesfan1977
                Mysterious Cities of Gold,



                Was that the show with the theme song that started "Children of the sun"?
                  • 8 years 11 months ago
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                  Yes it was.
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                    I loved that show, I remember smiling when it would rain hoping the sun would come out! (It never worked)
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                      Quote by jb71577
                      I loved that show, I remember smiling when it would rain hoping the sun would come out! (It never worked)


                      I used to do that as well but it never did happened.

                      Anyways, they have some episodes uploaded on YouTube, you'll have to search though.
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                        • 8 years 11 months ago
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                        Quote by jb71577
                        Was that the show with the theme song that started "Children of the sun"?


                        You got just the intro in my head!
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                          why does city of gold suddenly pop in my head?
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                            • 8 years 11 months ago
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                            I first got cable in late 1981. I remember the early days of Nickelodeon very well. But in my honest opinion, Nickelodeon hit it's peak around 1985. To me, Nickelodeon died when they switched to the current orange logo.

                            And Nickelodeon made the summer of 1984 memorable in so many ways.
                              • 8 years 11 months ago
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                              Quote by diskoboy
                              I first got cable in late 1981. I remember the early days of Nickelodeon very well. But in my honest opinion, Nickelodeon hit it's peak around 1985. To me, Nickelodeon died when they switched to the current orange logo.

                              And Nickelodeon made the summer of 1984 memorable in so many ways.


                              Two words: Danger Mouse
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                                I remember when Danger Mouse first came to Nickelodeon. That made my summer more memorable. My family loved to watch the show with me.

                                I don't recall the exact year they started using the orange logo, but I think it was around 1986 or so. It was alright during the first 2-3 years. I got bored with Nickelodeon when stuff like Fifteen and Hey Dude premiered.

                                The orange era of Nickelodeon is the most talked about era though.
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                                  • 8 years 11 months ago
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                                  The 80s? I guess I'll take a step back from this thread.
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                                    • 8 years 11 months ago
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                                    I looked up "Classic Nick" on YT, and was greived to see "Keenan and Kel" "Amanda Mack" and "Hey Arnold" among the listed of "retro".

                                    All that is doing is making kids from the 90's feel old- you know? I think the old producers of Nick must be dead or something. I know it's browbeating the subject but THOSE SHOWS AIN'T RETRO!!

                                    Oh that they WOULD bring back good, wholesome (snort!) sensible programing like "Turkey TV" or even "Nick Rocks". Shucks, I remember when they'd show "The Monkees" after school when I was about 6, 7 years old. I loved it!
                                      • 8 years 11 months ago
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                                      The people who do the Nickelodeon videos are younger than you and I. I was surprise to see people who claim stuff like Taina and the Brothers Garcia to be classic Nick and those shows came out in the early 2000s.

                                      I remember Nick Rocks. I don't think Nick showed the Monkees, I think it was MTV who re-ran it.
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                                        • 8 years 11 months ago
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                                        I think it was Nick at Nite- around the same as Lance Link, Secret Chimp.
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                                          I remember seeing Lance Link Secret Chimp. Originally that show ran on NBC Saturday Morning back in the 1970-1971 season.

                                          Maybe the Monkees did ran, I don't know, I'll look on the old newspaper film rolls at the library whenever I get time.

                                          I just miss the Nickelodeon from this era.
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