Puppet Shows of the 90s: Eureeka’s Castle

Posted 5 years ago by Television

Eureeka's Castle

This month we’ll be showcasing some of the shows mentioned in our The 10 Greatest Puppet TV Shows of the 90s article. Have any memories or thoughts? Get in touch!

A few years ago I wrote a silly list post on a whim about my favorite puppet TV shows from the 90s. Lots of people find the site by looking for shows on that list, but one in particular brings in lots of curious people: Eureeka’s Castle. Eureek’s Castle was a great show that ran from 1989-1995, but for some reason Nickelodeon seems to have forgotten about it.

Many classic 90s Nickelodeon shows are now on Netflix, Hulu, and/or Amazon Prime, but where’s Eureeka’s Castle? What gives?
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Shirt of the Day: Stick Stickly!

Posted 5 years ago by Shirts

Stick Stickly

I had forgotten about the whole Shirt of the Day thing around here, but this new shirt from BustedTees is so awesome it could very well be the shirt of the year (for me anyway). If you grew up in the 90s and watched Nickelodeon, you remember Stick Stickly. He was the little popsicle stick mascot the network used in bumpers and promotions for Nick in the Afternoon, and he had a pretty catchy jingle.

BustedTees captured the essence (and the jingle) perfectly in their new shirt, and I’m going to order one right away, because I never wrote in to Stick Stickly when I was a kid and I’m filled with shame.

Check it out on BustedTees

Let’s Talk About Season 1 of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

Posted 6 years ago by Television

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since Nickelodeon’s TMNT show debuted. As of a few days ago, the first season is over with a finale that included Roseanne as Kraang Prime and a pretty awesome Technodrome.

I’ve been loving the show, the new toys, the new merchandise, and pretty much everything in between. But I want to know what you all thought of the first season on the new show. We’re going to be recording a podcast about this very topic and I thought it would be cool to incorporate your opinions into the discussion.

Personally, I love what they’ve done with the new Turtles, and I’m really looking forward to more seasons. Season 2 sounds pretty exciting, with Casey Jones and Slash joining as recurring characters. I’m sure Nickelodeon has plenty more up their sleeves too.

So, let’s get a discussion going. What’d you like/dislike about this season?

First Look at Roseanne’s ‘Kraang Prime’ TMNT Character

Posted 6 years ago by Television

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The Nickelodeon TMNT show has been on hiatus for a while, but this behind-the-scenes video is hyping the finale of the series, so hopefully that means it will be back on track soon. This extremely cheesy video from Nick features “Noah and Gabby” hamming it up with an uncomfortable-looking Ciro Nieli to look at the upcoming hour-long special that will introduce Roseanne’s (apparently male) Kraang Prime character.

Her voice isn’t at all what I expected, but since it’s Roseanne I’m sure she’ll get a little more animated than that. TMNT geeks online are speculating that Kraang Prime is going to be the Nick series’ answer to OT Krang, and I really hope so. I think “The Kraang” should take a backseat in season 2 and leave Kraang Prime and Shredder as the main baddies. Oh, and the Technodrome, they definitely need to bring back the Technodrome.

In other TMNT news, did you hear that Mos Def is going to play Baxter Stockman in the new TMNT movie? Even though I still don’t care about that movie, but you have to admit, that’s an awesome bit of casting.

Roseanne is ‘Kraang Prime’

Posted 6 years ago by Television

Kraang Prime

Well, this is awesome news. I was already looking forward to Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returning on January 25th, but now I’m even more excited. TV Guide is reporting that everyone’s favorite TV mom, Roseanne Barr, is going to be a guest star in the season finale of TMNT. The coolest part is who she is playing. Get this: her character’s name is Kraang Prime.

This timing couldn’t be any better. My wife and I recently started watching Roseanne after randomly wondering if the show would still be funny having not seen it since we were younger. We got some discs from Netflix and realized that it is even funnier than it was when we were kids, and we’re hooked. Once you get past the hair and the clothes the show is pretty timeless, and is still really funny. We’re also super into the new TMNT cartoon, so you can see why I’m so excited about this.

I also had a feeling that the whole collective brain vibe the Kraang had going on would lead to some kind of Queen or big Kraang at some point, and this pretty much confirms it. A big, obnoxious Kraang voiced by Roseanne sounds awesome, and I can’t wait for the finale.

With new toys and merchandise hitting stores while the current stuff is still selling out like crazy and new episodes of the show airing soon, it’s a great time to be a TMNT fan.