Sunday, April 1, 2012

Old School Lane celebrates the 33rd anniversary of...

Alright, this is it. This is really it! The moment you have been waiting for. The reveal for Old School Lane’s summer project. What is it? Well, before we tell you what it is, here’s a little history lesson.

On December 1, 1977, a brand new children’s television program was created on QUBE, the first two-way interactive TV cable system. It was called The Pinwheel Network. It was a network that went pretty much nowhere. The shows that were airing there didn’t catch the attention of a lot of viewers and it was at the point of failure. However, on this day, April 1, 1979, The Pinwheel Network did a huge overall by changing the shows and its name. It will forever be known as…

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To this day, Nickelodeon is the #1 children’s program in cable TV. Now, you may be thinking to yourselves, “Hey, didn’t the Nostalgia Critic dedicate a whole month to Nickelodeon?” Well, yes. That’s true. However, he only covered a couple of the cartoons, SNICK shows, one game show, and one Nickelodeon movie. Kevin and I are going the whole 9 yards and dedicating three months to covering almost EVERY single Nicktoon, SNICK shows, TeenNick, movies, video games, and so much more that Nickelodeon has created. Also, expect a few other big surprises in between!

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Let’s be honest: Nickelodeon has been a huge part in our lives at one point or another. Some of our favorite programs from our childhood came from this network from Rugrats and Ren and Stimpy to SpongeBob SquarePants and Avatar: The Legend of Korra. We have so much fond memories on watching our favorite cartoons or watching SNICK on Saturday nights. In fact, one of the reasons Kevin and I became best friends when we first met was our love for Nickelodeon shows. He even dressed up as Doug Funnie when he was in the 4th grade! That’s how much our love for Nickelodeon mean to us. What about you? What are your fondest memories of Nickelodeon? Post it in the comments below and let us know. We’ll be starting around June and ending it in September, so stay tuned as we cover the many great and many terrible shows, movies, video games, products, and more that came out of the “The First Kids Network”.

Here’s a song that I know will bring you back.

That’s all for now. Tune in this summer as well as real soon as we wrap up Kevin’s Top 100 Animated Shows, more First Impressions, and who knows what. Hope to see you around Old School Lane real soon. Take care.

-Patricia and Kevin

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