Gullah Gullah Island

28 Jul

Years Aired: 1994-1998
Station: Nickelodeon

Gullah Gullah Island still airs on Nick Jr, but I don’t get Nick Jr. so I can’t watch it.

What I remember:
Well, there was a giant frog named Binyah Binyah. Or… I think it was actually a polliwog? But polliwogs don’t have have full arms and legs. The family lived on an island which is why the show is called Gullah Gullah Island.

Re-watch:
I guess Binyah Binyah is a polliwog because he has a tail. But I still think if you’re bigger than a child then you aren’t a tadpole anymore.

This family lives in the same house as Clarissa Explains it all. Really, I looked it up, this is the same set. They have a conversation and then the mom turns and talks to the camera. She says today is a day to be really silly. It’s tickle my ticklebone day! They’re singing the theme song again but saying “Smullah Smullah Smisland”. Is this a part of tickle my ticklebone day?

One kid calls the dad “Dad” but one calls him “Uncle”. This is what’s bad about not starting at the first episode. I didn’t think I would run into continuity problems on a show for preschoolers. Anyway, he has to work so he’ll be missing out on tickle my ticklebone day. I don’t think tickle my ticklebone day is a real thing. But the purple pelican that shows up at the window knows about it.
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

24 Jul

Years Aired: 1991-1995
Station: PBS

Carmen Sandiego is friends with Where’s Waldo.

What I remember:
It was a really mysterious game show, but not as mysterious as Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego was not as exciting as Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego.

Re-watch:
This episode is called Stardust Buster. 90s kids’ shows loved puns.

I can’t remember what’s going on. The contestants are trying to catch Carmen Sandiego but I don’t know why. They have on funny outfits.

The contestants are informed that Robocrook (he’s a robot and a crook) was last seen in the Milky Way galaxy. Then they learn all sorts of facts about outer space. But the problem is that Robocrook sucked up the entire galaxy in his hyper-hoover!

This already doesn’t make sense. The contestants are supposed to find Robocrook, but they just learned that he is in space with his vacuum cleaner that we are all currently inside. And nothing so far has to do with Carmen Sandiego.
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Wishbone

21 Jul

Years Aired: 1995-1998
Station: PBS

What’s the story, Wishbone? What’s this you’re dreaming of? Such big imagination for such a little pupppp.

What I remember:
I loved everything about Wishbone. The real life parts were my favorite but the books were always good too, and usually funny. Wishbone himself was really smart and kind of hilarious. And this show could get scary, like the halloween episode or the one where the house caught on fire. I would probably sit down and watch every episode if I could.

Re-watch:
Theme song! I love this theme song. I’m singing along right now. This is one of my favorite theme songs. This is also the part of the show where I would see all the clips of Wishbone dressed up like different characters and hope that was the episode that would be coming on. I shouldn’t have been so picky about it because every episode was amazing. This is my favorite part! “Shake a leg now, Wishbone, let’s wag another taillll”. See it’s funny because Wishbone has a tail because he’s a dog, and a tale is like a story! Get it? That’s really clever. I love this show. Continue reading

Legends of the Hidden Temple

19 Jul

Years Aired: 1993-1995
Station: Nickelodeon

This is my favorite show to bring up in conversations about old kids’ shows. I’m not sure why that is because I don’t remember it all too well. I just know that everyone loved it.

What I remember:
Mostly I remember Olmec, the giant talking statue. I think kids were divided into teams, and they had to run something like an obstacle course. Was this the show where contestants had to build a monkey at the end? But I definitely remember this show being awesome.

Re-watch:
First off, “The rooms are filled with lost treasures that are protected by mysterious Mayan temple guards. Only Olmec knows the legend of each of the treasures in this temple.” The Olmec and the Mayas were two separate civilizations. I can see this show isn’t going for historical accuracy. I feel like I was deceived as a child now. Anyway, “Which one are we going to hear about today?” The Legend of the Broken Wing of Icarus! The host seems excited about that. I’m more focused on how Olmec’s mouth doesn’t move in sync with what he’s saying.
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