Oh, the 90s. Do you remember the days when cartoons like Blue’s Clues and Looney Tunes ruled television? Do you remember movies like Johnny Tsunami, Luck of the Irish, Cadet Kelly, Wish Upon a Star and Hocus Pocus? These were the days when Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel left a remarkable impression on everyone.
Megan Kramer (`11) says, “I miss the old TV shows like Rocket Power, Even Stevens and Boy Meets World. These shows gave me a reason to wake up early on Saturdays.”
Megan Covington (`11) says, “I loved Hey Arnold, Kennen and Kel, All that, Rugrats and the Wild Thornberrys. Nickelodeon has changed a lot since I was a kid.”
Charity Driggs (`13) says, “Mom’s Got a Date with A Vampire, Don’t Look Under the Bed, The Thirteenth Year, Model Behavior, Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Smart House were my favorite shows. We need to bring back these shows because the Disney Channel keeps playing the same re-runs.”
Even though many students are upset with the loss of their childhood television shows, there are other options for students to watch.
Matt Pestotnik (`11) says, “I like to watch The Office and a lot of sports shows.” Matt Lamosek (`11) and Matt Mclaughlan (`11) agree with Pestotnik (`11) and add the show, 24, to their favorites list.
Jen Furlong (`13) says, “I like to watch Law and Order, Criminal Minds, House and America’s Next Top Model.”
Even though it seems that students have grown away from cartoons and have moved on to more “mature” shows, others still feel the urge to see the old television shows.
Marisa Celeste (`11) says, “Television is not the same. I wish that Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Sister Sister, Zennon: Girl of the 21st Century and Lizzie McGuire were still on the Disney Channel. It’s sad that kids today can’t watch the shows that we used to watch. They’re missing out on a lot. I wish that the Disney Channel still had these funloving and goofy shows on TV today!”
Though some TV shows are gone, there are still ways to get them back. For the cartoon lovers around campus, Boomerang and www.90sNickelodeon.com show old television shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark, All That and The Flintstones. These sources are sure to relieve the nostalgia that many seem to be feeling around campus.