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The 1 Episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? That, Yes, Made Me Really Afraid of the Dark

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Nickelodeon filled my childhood with more joy than an Easy Bake Oven (although, let's be real, those also brought a lot of gooey joy). From shows like Salute Your Shorts, Clarissa Explains It All, and Legends of the Hidden Temple to things like green slime and orange VHS tapes, Nickelodeon was truly iconic. But along with all of that joy also came a sh*t ton of terror thanks to Are You Afraid of the Dark? The horror-fantasy-themed anthology series ran from 1990 to 1996, and every episode delivered a new, terrifying story. While many episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark? made me hide under my covers, there was one in particular that truly unnerved me: "The Tale of the Midnight Madness." Related16 Stars You Probably Didn't Realize Were on Are You Afraid of the Dark? The beyond-spooky episode tells the story of an old-fashioned movie theater that's in danger of closing.
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The Complete List of the Best '90s Movies

The '90s was an iconic decade for many reasons. We had TV shows like Salute Your Shorts and Animaniacs, stores to browse like Delia's and Limited Too, and songs to listen to on the radio like Britney Spears's "Baby One More Time" and and TLC's "Waterfalls." When we weren't doing all of those things, we were begging our parents to take us to the movies. Sometimes they did and we saw age-appropriate flicks, and other times we snuck in with our friends to catch those R-rated ones. So many gems came out in the '90s (not like today, when everything old seems to be getting rebooted). There were some underrated films, some with killer soundtracks, and some that are perfect for showing your own kids today. To prove that storytelling was at its highest during the '90s, I made a list (in no particular order) of
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Very Important Question: Were You a Nickelodeon Kid or a Disney Channel Kid?

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Image Source: Everett Collection When it comes to the two most iconic kids' channels of our time - Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel - the debate rages on: which one was better when you were growing up? And before you're all, "Waahh, I loved both!" I want to remind you to face facts. You definitely preferred one over the other. You were either heavily influenced by Clarissa Darling, or you followed the gospel of Lizzie McGuire. You either LOLed along to the skits on All That or bopped around to the performances on The Mickey Mouse Club. When you think of watching other kids at Summer camp, is your memory flooded with episodes of Salute Your Shorts or Bug Juice? Did you audition to compete on Double Dare and curse the dummies who couldn't put that statue back together on Legends of the Hidden Temple? Do you still own Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
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Yes, People Sing the Salute Your Shorts Theme Song to the Actor Who Played Budnik

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Image Source: Maggie Boyd If you grew up in the '80s or early '90s and had Nickelodeon and I said the name "Budnik" to you, you'd know exactly who that was - and you'd probably start singing, "Camp Anawanna . . . " That's how the theme song of Salute Your Shorts begins, and even though it's been 26 years since the show debuted, I'm betting you still know every word to that song. No stranger to it are Danny Cooksey, the actor who played Bobby Budnik, and Steve Slavkin, the man who created the series in his late twenties. I'm chatting with them at Atx as part of the NickSplat panel (the stars of Hey Dude are also here), and they tell me how often exactly they get fans singing the song to them. "It happens fairly often," Cooksey says. "The biggest thing that I get is that people recognize me and
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Actor Trevor Eyster's Criminal Threats Case Dropped by D.A.

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Trevor Eyster -- the actor who played Sponge on the 90s sitcom "Salute Your Shorts" -- can breathe easy around the holidays ... the D.A. decided not to charge him with criminal threat Trevor got into an argument with his aunt's caregiver back in November, apparently believing the caregiver was doing a crappy job. The caregiver claimed Trevor demanded he take a hike and threatened him with a gun. Law enforcement sources tell us Trevor
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Salute Your Shorts Turns 25! Here's Everything You May Not Have Known About Your Fave Childhood Show

Salute Your Shorts Turns 25! Here's Everything You May Not Have Known About Your Fave Childhood Show
"Camp Anawanna, we hold you in our hearts..." Don't even act like you didn't just finish the rest of that song in your head. If you're a true '90s kid, you probably enjoyed some Nickelodeon back in the day and know all about Salute Your Shorts. The short-lived show was a Nick masterpiece, and today happens to be the 25th anniversary of when it first aired. That's right! It's been 25 freakin' years since 1991. Can you feel the crows feet setting in as you read this?  To celebrate, we dug up some facts that you may or may not have known about your fave childhood show. Walk down memory lane with us as we take you back to Camp Anawanna.  1. Camp Anawanna is a play on...
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Celebrate Clarissa Explains It All's 25th Anniversary with 15 Things You Might Want Explained About the Show

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Celebrate Clarissa Explains It All's 25th Anniversary with 15 Things You Might Want Explained About the Show
Clarissa Explains It All premiered in March 1991, meaning that this month it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Yep, if Clarissa Darling were around today (and had been aging in real-world time since the show first debuted), she'd be 38 years old, maybe even with a 13-year-old Clarissa of her own. It's not just that the Melissa Joan Hart sitcom was a popular show for pre-teen girls or even pre-teens in general; it's that it helped established a network identity for the channel it was on, a still-young Nickelodeon, and helped shape a lot of similarly focused shows that aired throughout the rest of the '90s.
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Celebrate Clarissa Explains It All's 25th Anniversary with 15 Things You Might Want Explained About the Show

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Celebrate Clarissa Explains It All's 25th Anniversary with 15 Things You Might Want Explained About the Show
Clarissa Explains It All premiered in March 1991, meaning that this month it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Yep, if Clarissa Darling were around today (and had been aging in real-world time since the show first debuted), she'd be 38 years old, maybe even with a 13-year-old Clarissa of her own. It's not just that the Melissa Joan Hart sitcom was a popular show for pre-teen girls or even pre-teens in general; it's that it helped established a network identity for the channel it was on, a still-young Nickelodeon, and helped shape a lot of similarly focused shows that aired throughout the rest of the '90s.
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Can You Find All the '90s Nickelodeon References in This Picture?

Can You Find All the '90s Nickelodeon References in This Picture?
Calling all '90s kids! Or more specifically, all '90s kids who watched Nickelodeon shows on the regular. We have a fun photo challenge for you! It's like when you used to try and find Waldo while waiting at the dentist's office, except not painful or frustrating! Reddit user Anti-Pugsly posted this killer artwork done by his girlfriend, artist Valeriya Volkova. Titled "Local Flavor," it's basically a beautiful ode to the decade of Nickelodeon that people loved so much, they're actually bringing it back. Check out the photo below and see how many Nickelodeon references you can find! Need some help? We count 31 nods to shows like Salute your Shorts, Clarissa Explains It...
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Kid-Friendly Fright Flicks for the Halloween Season

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Every year as Halloween gets closer, basic cable and the DVD racks at big box stores are flooded with Halloween programming for kids—Disneyfied TV movies and animated specials featuring all their favorite characters in costume. But are these cash-ins any good? If you’re trying to foster a love of horror in your little ones—or just looking for something age-appropriate to show them during October—navigating the seas of “kid-friendly” content can be irritating at best, downright impossible at worst.

Because I both love horror movies and have small children, I have my own picks for what I’ll be showing my kids until they’re of an age for… oh, I don’t know… Cannibal Holocaust. All these choices are subjective and entirely dependent on what different kids can handle.

By age 7, I was already seeing A Nightmare on Elm Street (sneaking a viewing without my parents
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Nickelodeon Splat: 1990s nostalgia channel launching next week

For American audiences only, Nickelodeon is launching a new channel – Splat – purely focused on 1990s kids programming…

We reported recently that Nickelodeon was considering bringing back some old shows. New versions of Hey, Arnold! and Rugrats were being discussed, among others.

Now, it seems that Nickelodeon are trying to gauge what kind of audience there is for 1990s nostalgia before pushing ahead with producing any new content – they’re launching a channel specifically dedicated to re-runs of 1990s classic kids shows.

Going by the name Nickelodeon Splat, this new channel is launching on Monday the 5th of October, and will run from 10pm to 6am Est. At the moment, the channel is only going to launch in America.

Get your football-shaped heads and gallons of orange soda at the ready, because they’ll be screening repeats of all these shows:

All That, The Angry Beavers, Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
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Angry Beavers, Rugrats, and More Shows Headed Your Way on The Splat

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We all know Nickelodeon's best cartoons come from the '90s, but until now, we've only ever enjoyed them in small doses. That's all about to change. The network has been teasing a mysterious thing called The Splat, and just recently it confirmed what exactly it is. According to Nickelodeon, The Splat is an eight-hour rotating TV lineup dedicated to your childhood favorites. This magical time period will kick off on Oct. 5 on TeenNick and will take place every night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. - so you can say goodbye to sleep. Here's the promotional video released on YouTube: The video teases cartoons that all aired in the '90s, but there will also be live-action shows! All That, Angry Beavers, Are You Afraid of the Dark, CatDog, Clarissa Explains It All, Hey Arnold!, Hey Dude, Kenan & Kel, Ren & Stimpy, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Rocko's Modern Life,
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TVLine Items: Oprah to Recur on Own Series, TeenNick's 'Splat' and More

TVLine Items: Oprah to Recur on Own Series, TeenNick's 'Splat' and More
Oprah Winfrey‘s next small-screen gig will, unfortunately, not include any free cars for the home audience.

The former daytime TV staple will recur on Greenleaf, Own’s upcoming drama about the powerful Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.

RelatedOprah Winfrey to Co-Star in New Own Drama from Selma Director

The cast also includes Keith David (Community) as Bishop James Greenleaf, the charming but manipulative leader of Greenleaf World Ministries; Lynn Whitfield (How to Get Away With Murder) as his steely, money-hungry wife, Lady Mae Greenleaf; Merle Dandridge
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How Did We All Miss This Salute Your Shorts Reunion?!

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Dear '90s kids, how could we have missed this? Back in May, the cast of Nickelodeon's classic series Salute Your Shorts reunited for the show's anniversary. (According to cast member Trevor Eyster, it was the show's 25th anniversary, but technically Salute Your Shorts premiered in 1991.) For one night, the residents of Camp Anawanna took to the stage in Portland, Or, and made all our dreams come true. Sponge (Eyster) was there, Donkeylips (Michael Bower) was there, even Ug (Kirk Baily) was there! What's next, a Good Burger reunion? Take a trip down memory lane with all the pictures here.
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Nickelodeon Hopes Late-Night ’90s Lineup ‘Splat!’ Makes Mark

Nickelodeon Hopes Late-Night ’90s Lineup ‘Splat!’ Makes Mark
Ren & Stimpy, Tommy Pickles and Clarissa Darling are returning to the air, and it will seem as if they haven’t aged a single day.

Nickelodeon has confirmed its intention to launch “The Splat!,” a block of programming and other content related to its 1990s heyday, when the Viacom-owned kids’ outlet produced memorable stuff ranging from “Hey Arnold!” to “Hey Dude.” The programming will appear starting October 5th during late-nights and overnights – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. – on the company’s Teen Nick cable outlet, making it a rival, perhaps, to Time Warner’s Adult Swim network for the eyeballs of young adult and millennial viewers.

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“Splat” will feature episodes from the aforementioned programs along with others such as “All That,” “Are You Afraid of the Dark,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “Rugrats,” “Salute Your Shorts” and “The Wild Thornberrys.” But there’s more, including old programming stunts like “Super Toy Run,
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Nickelodeon Plans October Launch for ‘The Splat!,’ a Block of Classic 90s Programs

Nickelodeon Plans October Launch for ‘The Splat!,’ a Block of Classic 90s Programs
Nickelodeon is about to give kiddie viewers something new in the form of something old: favorite shows from the 1990s.

The Viacom-owned outlet has plans to launch “The Splat!,” a programming block featuring series from the network’s heyday, starting in October, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The exact series slated to get the spotlight and the times they might be shown could not be learned, but Nickelodeon has no shortage of programs that have become cultural touchstones to teens and pre-teens who have likely moved on from the network. Past ’90s series include everything from “Rocko’s Modern Life,” which debuted in 1993, to “Salute Your Shorts” (1991) to “The Secret World of Alex Mack” (1994). And that short list doesn’t include mega-hits like “Rugrats” (1991).

The programming maneuver comes as many kids’ programmers are scrambling to stem significant ratings losses that have resulted from many of TV’s youngest viewers migrating to streaming-video,
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15 Classic Summer-Camp Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

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15 Classic Summer-Camp Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best
Even if you spent your summers on the couch watching reruns of The Price Is Right with your babysitter Sonia who smelled like sweat and cheese balls stuck in braces instead of going to summer camp, everyone knows what camp feels like, thanks to the tons of summer-camp movies and TV shows (remember Salute Your Shorts?) that we’ve seen over the years. In the middle of a blazing-hot New York City summer and with Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp on the horizon, we thought it time we revisit some of those camps. But really, summer-camp movies have less to do with the experience of applying bug spray and learning to swim in the lake, and more to do with celebrating childhood, rebellion, groups of scrappy outsiders pitted against the more popular, and groups of like-minded people banding together to make something impossible and wonderful happen. (Most
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Christine Cavanaugh, Voice of Babe and Chuckie from Rugrats, Dead at 51

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Christine Cavanaugh, Voice of Babe and Chuckie from Rugrats, Dead at 51
Christine Cavanaugh provided the voice to many beloved cartoon characters, including Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory and Chuckie from Rugrats. Cavanaugh, who retired from her prolific voice acting career in 2001, passed away on Dec. 22, reports TMZ. She was 51. Having also provided voices for characters in The Powerpuff Girls, Recess, 101 Dalmations: The Series, and Sonic the Hedgehog, Cavanaugh also made live-action appearances in Cheers, The X-Files, Salute Your Shorts, and more. Similarly well known as the voice of the titular role in the movie Babe, Cavanaugh also won an Annie Award in 2000 for outstanding individual achievement for voice acting by a female
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'Rugrats,' 'Babe' Voice Actor Christine Cavanaugh Dies at 51: Relive Her Greatness

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'Rugrats,' 'Babe' Voice Actor Christine Cavanaugh Dies at 51: Relive Her Greatness
Voice actress Christine Cavanaugh, who provided the scratchy, adorable coo of Chuckie Finster on "Rugrats" and Babe in the first "Babe" film, has died at age 51 according to TMZ. Cavanaugh dropped out of voice acting in 2001 due to unspecified personal issues, which was a pretty staggering upset for the voice industry since she was such a popular and respected performer. Her cause of death is unknown, though her Wiki states that she had Chronic myelogenous leukemia.  Let's revisit some of her most famous and beloved work as a performer. Cavanaugh ranks among the great '90s cartoon voices like Tress MacNeille (Babs Bunny on "Tiny Toon Adventures," Dot on "Animaniacs") and E.G. Daily (Tommy on "Rugrats," Babe in his second film, "Babe: Pig in the City"). It's also worth noting that Cavanaugh had live-action acting gigs on "The X-Files," "Cheers," "ER," "Everybody Loves Raymond," and the movie "Jerry Maguire." "Babe
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StreamFix: 'Gilmore Girls' and 15 Other October Musts

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StreamFix: 'Gilmore Girls' and 15 Other October Musts
Hope you like scares, because here comes a chilling fact: If "Gilmore Girls" began today, Lorelai Gilmore would've been born in 1982. Choke on that. Most of these streams are available beginning October 1. Check out our list of streaming musts from Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Crackle.   Hulu "South Park" Did you know Hulu has exclusive rights to "South Park"? It does. And did you know that "The Book of Mormon," which I finally saw, plays like a long, mostly good episode of "South Park"? Except unlike "South Park," my mother loves it? And she's the kind of person who tried banning "Salute Your Shorts" in my house because they sometimes made jokes about jockstraps? It's all confusing, but let's just sit back and watch "South Park" again. Remember Scuzzlebutt, the creature who had Patrick Duffy for a leg? Yeah, that's 17 years old. Fun newsflash: You'll be dead soon. "Scandal" Olivia
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