Ten Things Tuesday – July 26

26 Jul

In honor of the re-release of 90’s Nickelodeon shows, I’m counting down my top ten favorite shows:

10. Talespin. I always loved Baloo in The Jungle Book, so when he took to the air in his own show, I loved it. He was sort of accident prone, but still very cool.

9. Guts. When this show was on the air, my mom didn’t like us to watch it because of the name. I have no idea why. That didn’t stop us, though. I really wanted the chance to climb that Crag, but alas, I’ve never been the sporty type. I watched this show like I was watching the Olympics. There’s only one question: Do You Have It?

8. Clarissa Explains It All. She was a hipster before hipsters were hipsters. And she had a pet alligator named Elvis.

7. Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? What I wouldn’t give to be a Gumshoe, solving geographical problems for the Chief. That crafty Carmen…she sure knew how to hide. I was always impressed that she was able to steal historical landmarks so often without getting caught. I’m pretty sure I owe much of my knowledge of geography to this show.

6. Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers. I don’t know why I loved this show so much. Something about rodents solving crimes and foiling their nemesis, Fat Cat, was just awesome. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I love cheese almost as much as Monty. I’m pretty sure I even have the theme song on my iTunes…

5. Kenan and Kel. An entire show based on two kids implementing get-rich-quick schemes. It shouldn’t have worked, but it did. Also successful in spiking sales of orange soda.

4. Doug. We loved the theme song. We loved Doug’s funny preppy style. We loved his crush on Patty. We loved Quailman. We loved that his dog was named Porkchop. And you better believe we loved The Beets.

3. Salute Your Shorts. You know this show is the only reason you ever went to sleep-away camp. And you know you still know the entire theme song…

(Sidenote, how could you not love a show with a character named Donkey Lips?)

2. All That. The kid version of SNL. I’m talking original cast, here, of course. And you know what? It’s still funny, all these years later. I’ve often thought that perhaps it wasn’t as awesome as we thought it was back in the 90’s, but it really, really is. I mean, it did give the world this phrase…

1. Legends of the Hidden Temple. Is there really any doubt that this is #1? It’s only the greatest game show in history. Admit it – those temple guards scared the ever-loving poop out of you, and you screamed at the TV every time someone couldn’t put together the silver monkey. I mean, really. It’s three pieces.

PS, I was a green monkey for Halloween several years ago. Stick Stickly was my date.

Honorable mentions go to: The Secret World of Alex Mack, Tiny Toon Adventures, Double Dare, and Goof Troop.


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