I’m such a huge sucker for nostalgia. Us old farts will wax poetic about the good ol’ days until the sun implodes, but something cannot be denied…
Early Nickelodeon was different. There seemed to be a wholly different approach to kids TV that seems to be missing today. True, a few shows haven’t aged well, but there’s a reason why we’re still crazy about shows like Legends of the Hidden Temple, Rocko, Doug, and others. They’re freaking GREAT. And they’ve been such a big influence on how I make things today.
Even when I make Bytes today, one of the very first things I ask myself before I post is “Would I have liked this as a kid?”
So, let’s reminisce and debate…what’s the greatest “classic” Nick show of all time?
And to be clear - I’m defining the classic era of Nick as the years 1986 (the premiere of Double Dare) to 2004 (when the Spongebob movie premiered and arguably the “modern” Nickelodeon era begins.)
Yes, I’ve put way too much thought into this. Yeah, there’s a lot of choices. But one of my favorite feelings in the world is “OH! I REMEMBER THAT!” Hope this poll does that for some of you!
I would have included more shows, but a poll is limited to less than 20 choices. Sound off any of your favorites that I had to leave off below!
- Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- Legends of the Hidden Temple
- Nick Arcade
- Nickelodeon GUTS
- The Adventures of Pete and Pete
- Hey Arnold!
- Salute Your Shorts
- Kenan & Kel
- Rocko’s Modern Life
- The Wild Thornberrys
- Ren and Stimpy
- AAAHH!! Real MONSTERS
- Double Dare
- Angry Beavers
- Invader Zim
- Clarissa Explains it All
- The Secret World of Alex Mack
- You Can’t Do That on Television