11 Rejected Ideas for Full-Length Nickelodeon Specials

by anna on November 9, 2009

Oh, Maaaan!

Oh, Maaaan!

  1. Scared Straight: Swiper The Fox At Corcoran
  2. Don’t Call Me The ‘Little Green One!: Brobie Uncovered, A Barbara Walters Interview Special
  3. Extreme Makeover: From Dora The Explorer to Dora And The Explorer Girls
  4. Wuzzleberries Are Not The Only Fruit: An After-School Special Starring Widget From Wow Wow Wubbzy!
  5. Intervention: Sportacus From Lazy Town And His Journey To Kick Meth
  6. Home Alone 5,423: A Neighbor Calls CPS On Max & Ruby and Their Absentee Parents
  7. Iconoclasts: Olivia And Quentin Tarrantino Paint The Town Red
  8. Extreme Home Makeover Target: Sponge Bob’s Pineapple Under the Sea
  9. Blind Date: YeYe And Alice The Great hit P.F. Changs
  10. HoHo, Just Admit It: A Condemned Monkey’s Effort To Clear His Conscience
  11. Boots’ Queer (Monkey) Eye For The Straight Guy: Victim: Steve From Blues Clues

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{ 16 comments }

jenni November 9, 2009 at 5:36 am

anna, laughing my ass off at all of these, particularly #4! i’ve always wondered which team Widget was batting for. i think i may watch too much nick jr.

anna November 9, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Jenni, see I knew that there would be somebody else like me who is sitting in front of the TV with a 2 1/2 year old and cracking jokes without anyone getting it. We are a secret silent mocking society whose brilliance is lost on our companions because they are far too young to appreciate how witty we are. :)

Jenni November 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Yep, it’s me. #9 also killed. me.

Kerry November 9, 2009 at 6:30 am

We don’t watch Nickelodeon at all and I STILL laughed.

My (crushingly dull) list is up.

anna November 9, 2009 at 12:25 pm

You’re missing out, Kerry. The good think about Noggin/Nick JR is no commercials. Now regular Nick is a whole other story — there are dangerous commercials on that channel that will instantly make Mini start demanding “go mamma’s car, get THIS!” the second he sees it. And also, not all the stuff on Nick regular is appropriate for Mini. But there are some shows that are good, and on Noggin they’re all safe, with varying levels of educational benefit. I really like Yo Gabba Gabba, personally. I think that show, low production value and all, is really innovative.

foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) November 9, 2009 at 7:05 am

What Not To Wear: Why Won’t Little Bear Put Some Damn Clothes On Like Everyone Else Already?

anna November 9, 2009 at 12:21 pm

@FADKOG, Little Bear is weird. Another weird one is that one with the turtle, Franklin. And don’t get me started on Little Bill. Hi, Emperor, you have no clothes. I mean, not to rant, but somebody please tell Bill Cosby that he made his point about upwardly mobile African American families in Brooklyn twice already. We need something more in a cartoon, Bill, like maybe a magic DJ or something, or rabbits that talk?

Becky November 9, 2009 at 8:40 am

I used to think that Lazytown show was so sublimely weird in some way that I couldn’t articulate. Then my husband told me it’s made by Icelanders. He was working for an Icelandic company at the time, and from knowing them, it made the whole show make sense.

And yes, please, let’s adopt Max and Ruby! I’m so worried about them. I figure there are only a few more years before Ruby begins acting out in a very destructive way out of anger at her lost childhood.

anna November 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Becky, that’s interesting. I had been thinking they were German, oddly enough. I will tell you one thing, the exaggerated expressions and movements are very popular with 18 month olds. Mini liked it quite a bit for a while, but now he’s over it, I guess. He’s far more into Yo Gabba Gabba — in fact we’re going to the live show next weekend.

Tim G November 9, 2009 at 10:39 am

Guess I’ve been away from Nickolodeon for too long. I was expecty a Ren & Stimpy Reunion show, or a VH-1 Style Where are they now. Maybe even “Rugrats, Gang Wars”

My list is up.

Tim G November 9, 2009 at 10:40 am

Guess I’ve been away from Nickolodeon for too long. I was expecty a Ren & Stimpy Reunion show, or a VH-1 Style Wher are they now. Maybe even “Rugrats, Gang Wars”

My list is up.

anna November 9, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Tim, yeah, I guess the Nick stuff cycles out every few years. But if you’ve got a toddler right now, I assure you that this list is hysterical. :P

Gretchen November 9, 2009 at 10:54 am

I’m afraid I always suspected that about Boots. Maybe Tinkywinky can be on the show too.
I’m joining the list brigade today! SInce this is my first time, I feel sure I’ve done it wrong! Help!

anna November 9, 2009 at 12:17 pm

You’re all linked up, Gretchen! I’ll cruise over in a little while to check out your list.

PauvrePlume November 9, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Oh, you KNOW I’m all about the unfair reductivism of Brobee to “the little green one.” I mean, seriously? Why wouldn’t they stress his awesomely extensive arms? or his ability to smile and frown and smile again? Or the spectacular spikes on his head? I sort of feel bad for Plex, too, though, because he’s just a “magic robot.” But at least he’s magical. Brobee’s just little and green. Which we can tell just by looking at him, so WTF?!

And dude, Lazy Town is full of meth heads. Clearly.

What about Moose A. Moose and Zee? They’re kind of fabulous and could totally pull off a full-length show. Sh*t could be going down on Nick, Jr, but the second my baby niece and nephew hear, “Moose here,” they’re GLUED.

Deb on the Rocks November 10, 2009 at 7:11 am

I’ve been waiting years for Dora to age out so she can finally be cast in I Love Dora the Sexual Explorer where characters of all genders and species try to win Dora’s affection.

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