Hey Dude

“Hey Dude” is something you would say to a friend while in California as a greeting or attempt to get their attention. Hey Dude is also the title of a popular television show on Nickelodeon from the early 1990s. The Dude part of the title comes from the fact the show takes place on a […]


Unlike other pieces I have written for this site I am not going to look at the show’s Wikipedia page for help. Even more important, I’m not going to watch more than a few episodes on YouTube. I picked a few episodes of this show at random to see if I could understand a thing […]

Salute Your Shorts

All kids should go to summer camp. I went to a summer camp once. My memories from it are throwing a kickball at the hot counselor’s head and her yelling at me, two fat kids dating because they were a perfect match, a kid named PJ who licked everything, a mean kid who wore short-shorts […]

The Secret World of Alex Mack

It’s hard for me to describe The Secret World of Alex Mack mostly because it doesn’t make sense. In the pilot episode, Alex is walking home from school when she almost gets hit by a truck from a chemical plant (Why is she walking along a busy road? That’s how you get kidnapped. No joke.). […]

My Brother and Me

My Brother and Me was my first introduction to “black shows”. And just so you know, I’m not trying to be racist when I use that term. When I’m trying to be racist, you’ll know. In a world of kid’s shows with all white cast members, My Brother and Me enlightened me (or endarkened me) […]


Some people say Internet shows are the future of broadcast media. Then a show about an Internet show came out called iCarly. Those people who claimed that Internet shows are the future immediately hung themselves. If the Internet show portrayed on iCarly is like other Internet shows then there is no hope for the future […]

Clarissa Explains It All

I just want to point out immediately that the title of this show is a lie. Clarissa doesn’t explain it all. There were many questions left unanswered and problems unsolved. You would think she could at least explain a cure for cancer or something. Clarissa Darling (played by Melissa Joan Hart) and her family are […]

Drake & Josh

Divorce and dead parents are a common theme in children’s programming. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like growing up in a happy and healthy household with loving parents and seeing how all kids on TV have parents who hate each other or cancer in their DNA. The kids would feel like there’s nothing […]