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  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Man. People irritate me sometimes. My housemates made some fried rice last night. They had a ton left over. Rather than be like "Hey dude. You want some rice?" they threw it in the garbage. If they had eaten it all or even put it in the fridge, that would be one thing. But the garbage? Really? Fuck you guys.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Maybe it went bad.
    or maybe they are huge jerk food wasters.

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  • J-PJ-P Registered User
    edited February 2010
    I want to kill "the dudes."

    Yea, I like Jeff Matsuda style for Jackie Chan Adventures, but it didn't fit for Batman...also the voice actor doesn't pull him off the same.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Brave and the Bold is working extremely well though.

    The music meisterrrrr

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    As long as good cartoons keep appearing, regardless of the channel they are on, i'll be happy.

    Archer, for instance, is on FX yet it still hits my funny bone pretty damn well.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • PeterAndCompanyPeterAndCompany Registered User
    edited February 2010
    My main problem with Nickelodeon is that ever since the closing of Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, they pretty much walked away from everything that made the station a real draw for kids back in the late 80's/early 90's. I'm not talking "kid-friendly programming;" I mean the insane game shows, the actually decent plot-driven shows, and the slime. WHERE IS THE SLIME?!!

    The only show I've seen recently that has even remotely embraced what used to make Nick so great is this new game show they're putting on now called "BrainSurge." It's essentially the same concept as Picture Perfect back in the day (a game based around short-term visual memorization), but every single contestant is going to go home a mess one way or another, either covered in pie or dumped with a few gallons of the good ol' green stuff.

    I remember back in the day it was like every kid's dream to be dumped with slime on Nickelodeon. I was talking to my fiance's 13-year-old cousin (who is a modern Nick fanatic) and asked her opinion on it. She had no idea Nick even had "slime" in their repertoire, and thought it sounded "gross." NO KID SHOULD EVER SAY THAT.

    What's perhaps the most disheartening above everything else is the fact that the current Nick higher-ups have no desire to ever go back to the way things used to be. All they see now is a blend between Spongebob and this crappy "TeenNick" programming, like Drake & Josh and Degrassi. I read a recent interview where one of the execs at Nick was asked about the possibility of putting the classic Nick shows on DVD, like Eureeka's Castle, Double Dare, You Can't Do That on Television, etc. The rep basically said "We're proud of our heritage as a station, but we feel the past should stay in the past. We'd much rather look forward to new content for our current demographic."

    I have a three-disc DVD set of Pinwheel episodes that are nothing but bootleg copies recorded off someone's old VHS tapes. It's six hours of my childhood that I'm pretty confident will never be embraced by the original network. Hell, Nickelodeon wouldn't even EXIST if not for Pinwheel (if you know your history).

    Children today don't know what they're missing.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    Powerpuff girls was a bad show. It doesn't stand up to nostalgia. The real tragedy was losing Foster's

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Other than Pixar and Dreamworks movies, I can't seem to sit down infront of the TV to watch cartoons anymore. And yet... I'll watch Teen Mom on MTV.

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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    Godfather wrote: »
    So who here has watched Justice League Unlimited? I have a question relating to the second (?) season.



    So...............what happened? Everything from the plot set-up to the quality of the art was "off" I suppose. I only stuck around for the first season (which was fantastic), and last night I was watching a few of the next season episodes. They just weren't nearly as good, and the grand, series-ending finale felt both incredibly rushed and completely out of left field.


    Did they run out of money or something? Was the budget dropped considerably? I thought the first season was a great way to end things; why do a second season?


    So many questions!

    I believe what happened was that they thought they were going to be canceled after the first season so the second season kind of came out of left field for the people involved. I got the impression that they sort of had to come up with a plot quickly so that they could get episodes into production. Still some good episodes. "The Great Brain Robbery" stands out.

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  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I dont know what youre talking about. I never wanted to be slimed on. I fucking hated nickelodeon. Except for legend of the hidden temple and global guts.

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  • J-PJ-P Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Fuck, I forgot about the slime.

    The thing I'm wondering is that when this demographic is grown up and the stations change again. Will they be like we are now? Saying the new shows suck? Just like we are now?

    Anyhoo, what I miss is cartoons being on kids WB and Foxkids 5 days a week 3pm-5pm. Guess kids need to do their homework right after school.( I grew up with rabbit ears.)

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Fuck that... when I was a kid the last thing I wanted to do when I got home was homework.

    I needed a break from the monotony of the schoolday, not an extension of it.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    I was slimed, once. On the Nickelodeon Live! Tour

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    C'mon guys. Don't take change so personally, it's the natural world order. You didn't grow up with your dad's entertainment culture, it's unfair to want to make other experience life as you did. Kids today may grow up thinking that online communities is just a big a thing as Nick was to us.

    A lot of people tend to forget that kids today are not like other kids growing up. They're growing up in the pioneering era of global communications. I don't know if TV is a big a part of their lives as it was for us. These are the offspring of gamers and tech junkies, you can't box them into the same lifestyle that we fit in back in the 80s - 90s

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    My father was waxing nostalgic yesterday for something called Odie Cologne. I can't even be bothered wiki-ing it, I know it's just going to be baffling 50s crap.

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  • J-PJ-P Registered User
    edited February 2010
    C'mon guys. Don't take change so personally, it's the natural world order. You didn't grow up with your dad's entertainment culture, it's unfair to want to make other experience life as you did. Kids today may grow up thinking that online communities is just a big a thing as Nick was to us.

    A lot of people tend to forget that kids today are not like other kids growing up. They're growing up in the pioneering era of global communications. I don't know if TV is a big a part of their lives as it was for us. These are the offspring of gamers and tech junkies, you can't box them into the same lifestyle that we fit in back in the 80s - 90s

    Yea, I was just coming to that realization. Seeing as that I don't even watch TV any more, I use the net. Kids are actually making cartoons and such like for Youtube and Newgrounds er whatever now adays.

    I hate a lot of old cartoons like Tom and Jerry, Huckle Berry Hound, Yogi, Flinstones, and Scooby Doo. Gawd someone needs to put that dog to sleep.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    Tom and Jerry's still good. Well, minus the racist bits plus any where they talk (what was that about?)

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Kids watch Bakugan and crap like that anyways.

    And they make terrible AMVs of character pairings.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPiUBkBq3Go

    read the comments.

    Huurrgggg.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Hey, Scooby Doo is my dawg man. Keep your hands off him.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    Godfather wrote: »
    Nickelodeon has a hell of a lot of "tween" based live action shows.


    A lot. It was because of Nick's decision to mimic the Disney Channel way that swayed the CN execs to pull the same shit.

    Nick did always have those shows though. People like to forget about those shows, Salute your shorts, The secret world of Alex Mack, The adventures of Pete and Pete, The Mystery Files of Shelby Wo, 100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd, My Brother and Me.... fuckin animorphs? Terrible. Only endearing to us because that was our batch of shows.

    There were shit cartoons mixed in there too. I just cant think of any other than Catdog, which was arguably later.

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  • PeterAndCompanyPeterAndCompany Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Dammit, MT, you're right in that regards. Stupid generation gap. I made a post before yours, but you've pretty much taken down my entire argument in one fell swoop.

    Ah well. I'll just spoiler it anyway.
    It's a time to embrace the bootlegs, I suppose. I've found a few episodes of Eureeka's Castle here and there, but never a larger recording. It's a shame since there was a wealth of episodes made for the show.

    I've also harvested a huge collection of old Nick shows over the years that I may burn onto standard video DVD's once I have kids. Are You Afraid of the Dark, You Can't Do That on Television, Rocko's Modern Life, Mr. Wizard, The Elephant Show, The Adventures of the Little Koala, David the Gnome... even a few scattered episodes of Count Duckula and Wild & Crazy Kids. I had a chance to grab the full series of Hey Dude, but I never really watched that show back in the day. Also I plan on picking up those "Old School Sesame Street" DVD's they have out now, from the pre-Elmo Show days. My kids are going to have the good stuff.

    The best part of that Pinwheel set I mentioned is the fact that the commercial breaks are kept intact. The recordings are from VHS tapes around two different time periods -- one in the early 80's, when the station was young, and the other from around 1990. The ads and bumps for the station are crazy different from anything you'd see today.
    I may think twice about it now. Admittedly there is a noticeable difference in quality between Pinwheel-era Nick shows and what they got today. Looking at older shows (Scooby Doo, Flintstones), or even older stuff like Howdy Doody, I couldn't stomach that when I was growing up. My kids will likely be the same way with my generation's shows.

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  • J-PJ-P Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Hey, Scooby Doo is my dawg man. Keep your hands off him.
    Sorry kid, the dog was rabid, had to put it down....Old yeller style, right between the eyes.

    Porx-OMG wth are they doing.

    But cha, there were a lot of crap cartoons and shows back when I was a kid also.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    That was a terribly written show. It could have been so much more. The only good one was the Zombie Island movie.

    Great background paintings though.

    I wonder if anything still stands up to nostalgia though?

    Ducktales still works for me. Gargoyles notsomuch!

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  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
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  • rtsrts Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Oh man, working out the details for the first competition on my art forum. It is going to be awesome.

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  • J-PJ-P Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Forbe! wrote: »
    awesome

    This is what I get nostalgic about.

    Lol, I hated Chuckie Cheeze. I went there when I was 5 and realized the world is a cold place to live...2000 tickets and all i got was a pack of cards and a fake mustache.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    It's minus friggin nine, our heating and hot water systems are borked, and my housemate has been occupying the entire kitchen for over two hours now.

    I'm hunnnggggrrryyyy.

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  • Agent ColemanAgent Coleman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Last year I went to a Chuckie Cheeze like place for kicks, I had some tickets so I went up to the guy.

    "How many tickets for a can of coke?" I ask
    "100 tickets"
    "How much real money?"
    "1 dollar"

    Good times.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Iruka wrote: »
    Godfather wrote: »
    Nickelodeon has a hell of a lot of "tween" based live action shows.


    A lot. It was because of Nick's decision to mimic the Disney Channel way that swayed the CN execs to pull the same shit.

    Nick did always have those shows though. People like to forget about those shows, Salute your shorts, The secret world of Alex Mack, The adventures of Pete and Pete, The Mystery Files of Shelby Wo, 100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd, My Brother and Me.... fuckin animorphs? Terrible. Only endearing to us because that was our batch of shows.

    There were shit cartoons mixed in there too. I just cant think of any other than Catdog, which was arguably later.

    At least Alex Mack had super powers fueled by diet food! Oh yeah remember Alex Strange? yes bad shows!

    Also I think Pete and Pete had it's quirkiness. It wasnt just straight tween dramedy. There was air of...the fantastic about it.

    Bad cartoons: All Grow'd up. CatDog. Rocket Power. Pelswick. wild thornberries. Chalkzone. Danny Phantom. Teenage Robot. Catscratch. The Xs. Also everything on there now. Excluding Mighty B.

    Of course the previous era also created Invader Zim. So i think we are growing in a good direction. The kids who grew up watching Doug and Rocko are making their own shows now. Plus kid's animation has become much more profitable, affordable, and well known. Thus making production quality very consistent.

    I think we are forgetting some of the wonderful cartoons disney has spawned too. Recess, Weekenders and Pepper Ann stand up extremely well.

    Phineas and Ferb doesn't dissapoint either.

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  • J-PJ-P Registered User
    edited February 2010
    ffffound.com keeps increasing my reference folder...I love it. Combined with deviant art I have like 8 gigs of just pictures.

    Prox- I so wanna make cartoons. I love old ones and I do wanna see them again, and like MT raised, we don't want to bombard kids with our childhood. So really, I just want to make new cartoons with what old cartoons manged to do. Well made stories. So right now, I do see crap cartoons, but I think that, like what you said, its our turn to make some awesome shows for kids. Its just going through a little change right now.

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  • PeterAndCompanyPeterAndCompany Registered User
    edited February 2010
    I still remember talking to kids during lunch about who could be behind the masks of the Green/White Rangers.

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  • J-PJ-P Registered User
    edited February 2010
    I still remember talking to kids during lunch about who could be behind the masks of the Green/White Rangers.

    I find it funny the black ranger was a black guy and the yellow ranger was an asian.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I wish Pete and Pete was still on the air, if only in re-runs.

    I have a feeling I'd actually enjoy it now.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    J-P wrote: »
    I still remember talking to kids during lunch about who could be behind the masks of the Green/White Rangers.

    I find it funny the black ranger was a black guy and the yellow ranger was an asian.

    I can't believe I never realized the yellow ranger thing until now.

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  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Actually, if you look back, the red ranger looks like he may have had American/Mexican indian blood.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Actually, if you look back, the red ranger looks like he may have had American/Mexican indian blood.

    And the blue ranger was a Na'vi.

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    y'know, once the thread hits page 100, it should just be a mad fucking dash for someone to make a new one instead of the bullshit we have going on now.

    What the fuck is taking so long, Vagrant?

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    We're on a new page?

    wtf?

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    PROX wrote: »

    At least Alex Mack had super powers fueled by diet food! Oh yeah remember Alex Strange? yes bad shows!

    Also I think Pete and Pete had it's quirkiness. It wasnt just straight tween dramedy. There was air of...the fantastic about it.

    Bad cartoons: All Grow'd up. CatDog. Rocket Power. Pelswick. wild thornberries. Chalkzone. Danny Phantom. Teenage Robot. Catscratch. The Xs. Also everything on there now. Excluding Mighty B.

    Of course the previous era also created Invader Zim. So i think we are growing in a good direction. The kids who grew up watching Doug and Rocko are making their own shows now. Plus kid's animation has become much more profitable, affordable, and well known. Thus making production quality very consistent.

    I think we are forgetting some of the wonderful cartoons disney has spawned too. Recess, Weekenders and Pepper Ann stand up extremely well.

    Phineas and Ferb doesn't dissapoint either.

    I think kids these days would have a much easier time seeing through the tricks that shows like alex mack employed, so its probably harder to capture that sense of whimsy in a cheap live action show.

    Either way, the nick live action shows now are still better than the Disney ones. That stupid web show one, cant think of the name, I've seen it before spongebob. Instead of make up peddling bullshit its a show I would have thought was funny at 13.

    Goddamn I hated rocket power. Danny phantom was also bad, and Fairly Odd Parents got old. And for a generation that shit our pants over pokemon, I think kids these days shouldn't get too much flack for whatever the hell they want to watch. Still they will never know the glory that was Angry Beavers.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    DMAC wrote: »
    Godfather wrote: »
    So who here has watched Justice League Unlimited? I have a question relating to the second (?) season.



    So...............what happened? Everything from the plot set-up to the quality of the art was "off" I suppose. I only stuck around for the first season (which was fantastic), and last night I was watching a few of the next season episodes. They just weren't nearly as good, and the grand, series-ending finale felt both incredibly rushed and completely out of left field.


    Did they run out of money or something? Was the budget dropped considerably? I thought the first season was a great way to end things; why do a second season?


    So many questions!

    I believe what happened was that they thought they were going to be canceled after the first season so the second season kind of came out of left field for the people involved. I got the impression that they sort of had to come up with a plot quickly so that they could get episodes into production. Still some good episodes. "The Great Brain Robbery" stands out.

    I just watched that last night! Yet another episode based around the Flash!


    I think Flash is my favorite hero in that show.


    I really, really wish they did more with this villian

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    Solid episode, great voice casting on this guy. What a fucked up character. I want more dammit!


    I also found out this man was the guy who caused Morpheus all of his problems in Absolute Sandman volume 1.

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