Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Remeber that Show: 3-28-06

I hear that the weather is going to be better this week! Yeah! It’s going to be 71 on Friday and then Doom and Gloom on Saturday at 56 degrees. I’m not a weatherman, but I believe if needed I would be able to do a traffic report. Way better then the guy fromm KDKA.

Ok enough of that it’s Tuesday and that mean another remember that show!

Here is your hint this week:

Doooo dooo doo do doot!

Makes no sense huh click here for a clip!

So if you clicked you know the show, if not, well then welcome to Tuesday March 28, 2006 and “Remember that Show: DOUG”

Ah yes what started out as one of the original Nicktoons then became twisted when Disney bought it, was on of the best Nicktoons ever!

It ran from 1991-1996 on Nickelodeon and then in 1996 Jumbo Pictures was bought by Disney and the switch of Networks was made and ran through 1999.

The series takes place in the fictitious town of Bluffington (where Doug and his family has moved from Bloatsburg) and deals with the life and imagination of title character, grade-schooler and diarist Doug Funnie, his dog Porkchop, good friends Skeeter Valentine and Patti Mayonnaise, and his nemesis, Roger Klotz, the school bully.

The show usually began with Doug writing in his journal and the episode would be a flashback. There were life lessons involved and he was always in conflict with his “artistic” sister Judy.

Another theme in the series regards Doug's feelings for Patti, with whom he falls in love upon first setting eyes on her. Some episodes focus on this and also involve either Doug attempting to get closer to Patti or his frantic attempts to stop her discovering his feelings.

Notable in the series' character design is the frequent use of unusual names and skin colors. Doug is of Caucasian tone, whereas neighbor Mr. Dink is purple, Skeeter is blue, Patti is a darker shade of orange with blonde hair, and Roger is green. The use of scat singing and vocally-derived melodies (for the starting theme and other instances like the recurring theme for Patti Mayonnaise) and erratic sounds and noises for various characters (particularly for Skeeter) further expressed the unique and eccentric design of this cartoon series. Talk about color blind casting.
That was Nickelodeon Doug, the in 1996 “Disney’s Doug” aired. The new episodes brought a new baby sister for Doug as well as a change in age to 12½ years old. It also brought a new haircut for Patti, more money for Roger, weight loss for Connie, and much more. This included a change of clothes for everyone (like Doug’s new longer undershirt)  and a brand new middle school.
When Disney got a hold of the property the created a show at Disney’s MGM Studios called “Doug Live” where Doug faced rager and then went to see his favorite band “The Beets” with audience members being selected to be “The Beets” sininger there number one smash hit “Killer Tofu.”
It’s unclear if Disney will ever show anymore episodes of “Doug” and it’s not available on DVD either. So to those who have memories of “Doug” like I do, well you’re lucky.
That’s it for this week, only 13 days until vacation that mean no “Remember that Show” on the week of the 9th.
Until next week,
Later Days!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Remember that Show: 3/21/06

Well, it’s spring outside, can’t you tell with all the cold weather.

Any who it’s Tuesday so that means a brand new remember that show blog. What shall I write about today?

I know what it is to view the intro of the show, since it really has no lyrics, click HERE.

Welcome to the first Tuesday of spring and “Remember that Show: Clarissa Explains It All”

This Nick show was produced at Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida that is what it said at the end of each show. Boy have times changed since Nick is out of the Universal area and nothing is produced there anymore.

This show ran for 5 seasons and produced 65 episodes and was about teenage life. Dealing with parents, siblings, friends and feelings Clarissa talks directly to the audience in an attempt to, I can’t believe I’m writing this, explain it all.

It was a good show; after all it ran 5 seasons on a network when 2-3 was usually the max.

Clarissa was of course played by Melissa Joan Hart who because of this show shot up into stardom, well stardom-ish career.

After the show ended she tried some TV movies then came back in Sabrina the Teenage Witch and made some funny teen movies. Recently she gave birth to her first child.

What else to I remember about this show, well her neighbor, Sam, never used the door and always climbed through Clarissa window. Then she had a pet alligator that she kept in her room in a kiddy pool named Elvis.

Then there was her brother Ferguson, who was her arch rival, then her mom with a health nut boarder line hippie. Well if memory serves me correctly her parents once were hippies in there younger days.

The good news is that Clarissa Explains it all is available on DVD and you can enjoy all the Nick goodness it once was.

Totally off subject but only 20 days until I go on vacation, yeah sunny Florida here I come.

Ok that’s it for this week.

Later Days!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Remember that Show: 3/14/06

Ah, after a nice week off we return to our scheduled programming. I hope everyone had fun over the weekend at the parade and other festivities and I know you plan to do it again this Friday so Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Well as I was thinking of what show to write about I thought of one that was, when it first premiered, was one of the best and funniest shows around and it was on FOX.

So sit back relax and enjoy this weeks “Remember that Show: Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”

Yes on of the earlier shows on the still new FOX network which was grouped with “In Living Color.”

It ran from 1990-1993 for three seasons and brought catch phrases like “coolness,” “we have achieved coolness,” “Eat now,” and “synchronize Swatches.”

The show was based heavily on “Ferris Buellers Day Off” so many people didn’t think it would last long because the TV version of the movie only lasted 3 weeks. But Parker Lewis was different and very funny.

Parker’s best friends were Jerry, the nerd, and Mikey the James Dean-like rebel with out a cause.

The most memorable character was Kubiak a.k.a. “KUBE” the school bully who actually becomes friends with Parker and the gang.

The stories usually revolved around life and Parker’s nemesis Ms. Musso the Principal at the school and her assistant Frank Lemmer who always dressed in black and was kinda goth-ish.

Luckily this is out on DVD and is a must watch show, so pick up a copy and enjoy some swatch fun.

That’s it for this week, until next.

Later Days!

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