March 12, 2009

Wa-Wild and Crazy Kids



I don’t know about you, but I used to love me some Nickelodeon when I was a kid. I had a few childhood dreams about being a contestant on some of the most radical shows of all time (in my opinion). Daily I wished that I could compete on Global GUTS all the while fully knowing I would fail miserably at all obstacles. I would have been the one to get eliminated immediately. I just wanted a taste of that Agro Crag and what it would have been like to race to the top and win a piece of the legendary mountain. Maybe it’s not too late?!?!

Another one of my faves was Double Dare – I wanted to be slimed so badly. What made that so appealing?? In all actuality it was disturbing green gak spilled all over your body/face/head…it couldn’t have been THAT cool. That didn’t stop me from wanting to go on that show!

Wild and Crazy Kids anyone?? I remember this one episode that I recreated in my own backyard and then competed alone like a champion. I was pretty damn cool back then.

What was your favorite Nickelodeon show??

23 comments:

The Queen's Kingdom said...

My co-worker and I were talking about this very same topic today! I really enjoyed the old Nickelodeon shows. Double Dare was one of my favorites, too. I wanted to bring my family on the show. :)

Does anyone remember The Legend of the Hidden Temple, Salute Your Shorts, Hey Dude, Fifteen, or Are You Afraid of the Dark? They don't make kids' shows like they used to!

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

my favve show was salute your shorts & hey duge! loveed them. & you won an award on my page.

The Hall Family said...

HEYYY DUUUUDE! and that chick melody is in everything isnt she?? she is ageless!!!!

Niki said...

I loved all those Nickelodeon shows! My faves were salute your shorts, hey dude, are you afraid of the dark, and GUTS! I would definitely still watch those shows if they came on! Haha

Tabitha said...

Definitely Wild and Crazy Kids. And I totally dreamed about being on any and ALL of those shows as a kid, too! (Of course, I probably would've been even MORE excited to be on Wheel of Fortune.)

Did you know that the host of Double Dare was majorly OCD? I laughed so hard when I heard that.

PS Here's a funny "review" of Double Dare...it has some bad language, just fyi.

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/692-double-dare

Liana said...

keenan and kel! i love e some orange soda ;) ps the swimsuit came and I came SO excited to find someplace to wear it!!!! xoxo

Diamonds, Pearls and A ' Southern' Girl said...

I was actually talking about the old Nick with someone the other day! My favorite show was Legends of the Hidden Temple and Double Dare as well :)

d.a.r. said...

Omgosh...I loved old school Nick!! Salute Your Shorts and Hey Dude were my faves!

Heather said...

I left you an award on my blog :)

Heather said...

Are you afraid of the dark and salute your shorts!!! I wish they were still on! OR what about DOUG!!! Yes..Doug!

Rob and Amy said...

Killer Cacti.....HEYYYY DUUUUDE!!!! And of course Double Dare and Guts :) You know that stuff is still available on cable!!!!!! Oh, and Rugrats, too!!

jlc said...

OMG I was the BIGGEST Nick kid!!!

Double dare, Clarissa Explains it all, The Round House!!, Remember SNICK!?!? And Legends of the Hidden Temple!!


AHHH what a great post. It brought be back!!

Jules said...

Nickelodeon was the greatest. I loved Double Dare and Clarissa Explains it all. You Can't Do That on Televison was also a fav of mine.

Katy said...

Salute your shorts was my ultimate favorite.

Rocko's Modern Life was another favorite... maybe a close second.

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I loved them all: Salute your Shorts, Hey Dude, Clarissa, Are You Afraid of the Dark... *sigh* the good old days!

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I was all about the DD! I would get to upset when someone missed a question. Especially if it were one I could answer!
Very cute blog! I am stopping by to welcome you to the SITSahood! Glad you joined us and hope to see you around!

Ritch in Love said...

I was thinking of Double Dare before you even mentioned it! I loved that show!! Dropping by from SITS!

The Smith's said...

Ok so my parents lived waaaaay out in the country when I was growing up so we couldn't have cable and I was SO jealous of all the kids who had Nickolodeon so when I would go to their houses all I wanted to do was watch tv hahaha! I'm sure I was a fun overnight guest!

Good Gals Inc said...

Hey girl!! I tagged you and gave you a blog award!! Hope you are doing great!

carma said...

wanted to say "hi" and welcome you to SITS. Hope you enjoyed the Spring Fling!
carma

Pam said...

ahhh, i LOVED wild and crazy kids!!

a H.I.T. said...

I LOVED all those contestant shows. That's kind of what reality TV was before it became reality TV.

I ALMOST convinced my entire family to go on Double Dare. My sister (the teenager) refused. Go figure. Spoilsport.

My all time favorite game show though? Fun House. Those kids got caught up on the biggest mistakes! I knew I could beat it if I were only given the chance.

Lisa said...

Ah - Wild and Crazy Kids. Memories! I couldn't miss Salute Your Shorts. Or The Adventures of Pete and Pete.

I remember at some point my parents took us to a Live version of Double Dare. It was fantastic. We watched that show every single day.