'Nick News' Anchor Linda Ellerbee Hosts Nickelodeon Special On Gay Kids

For many children and teenagers of the 1990s, Linda Ellerbee might have been the first news anchor we learned to trust. Never one to avoid covering complex issues in terms kids can understand, Ellerbee is hosting a special Nick News on the lives of gay children. » 10/02/14 10:55pm 10/02/14 10:55pm

Dora the Explorer Grows Up and Makes Human Friends

Did you know Dora the Explorer has been on the air for 14 years? Well, it has, and now the show's creators are looking to extend Dora's lifespan a little longer by introducing Dora and Friends: Into the City, a new show that will feature an older Dora. The catch? New episodes of the original show are still airing. » 8/18/14 10:20am 8/18/14 10:20am

Nickelodeon Star Comes Out in Mega-Charming YouTube Video

Do you remember Fred, that super bizarro web series-turned-movie-turned short-lived Nickelodeon show? It's about a hyperactive teen named Fred Figglehorn—played and originated by Lucas Cruikshank—who runs around screaming and does weird stuff, much to the delight of children everywhere. When you watch it, you're like… » 8/21/13 10:30pm 8/21/13 10:30pm

Everything I Know I learned From Pepper Ann

Though I was barely pushing 10 at the tail end of the epic era of Pepper Ann meets Ashley Spinelli, has a drink with Power Puff Girls and potentially breeds Kim Possible, I seriously think that these years were some of the most formative in the development of my sense of self. As a self-identified feminist, I often… » 8/20/13 3:30pm 8/20/13 3:30pm

Behold: Marc Summers Is the Most Wonderful TV Host Ever

Holy shit, this Marc Summers interview on Buzzfeed is quite possibly the most revelatory thing you’ll see all day. Maybe it won’t surprise you to learn that the popular Nickelodeon goo called Gak that grade school children in the mid-90s used as lint brushes actually derives its name from the street moniker for heroin. » 8/16/13 2:00pm 8/16/13 2:00pm

Why Was Doug from Doug White When Everyone Else Was Multicolored?

Because the Internet was created for the sole purpose of indulging in '90s nostalgia, I would like to take this opportunity to address an unsolved mystery from my early childhood: why was Doug Funnies' family white-looking when everyone else populating their fictional world was green, purple, or orange (except for … » 5/30/13 5:00pm 5/30/13 5:00pm

If Kids Could Vote, Barack Obama Would Be Double Mega-President

Well, the world might be in the shitter, but at least the future is bright! (Kind of. Except for all the parts that we're systematically covering in shit. But, you know.) In Nickelodeon's annual Kids Pick the President poll, our nation's wise young fake-voters fake-reelected Barack Obama by a landslide, and said… » 10/23/12 6:30pm 10/23/12 6:30pm

Mitt Romney Is Too Busy Killing Muppets to Answer Kids' Interview Questions

In case you missed it: Less than a week after threatening to murder Big Bird and then chuckling about it in front of millions of horrified but oddly entranced Americans, Presidential Candi-bot Mitt Romney has dealt another overly theatrical middle finger to the kids in America — he's become only the third candidate in… » 10/09/12 1:35pm 10/09/12 1:35pm

Scary-Good TV: The Best Halloween Specials Ever

Halloween: The time of year when all your favorite TV characters don crazy costumes and become involved in totally nonsensical plots, just for the sake of a holiday-themed episode. I love bad television just as much as I love good — and as such here's a collection of the best/worst Halloween episodes the idiot box has… » 10/31/11 5:45pm 10/31/11 5:45pm

Hey, Dude: Nickelodeon Adds Even More 90s Shows To Their Nostalgia Block

The internet kind of collectively flipped out when it was announced that Nickelodeon would bring back programming from the early '90s, and when it debuted to high ratings, Nickelodeon must have realized that they did something right. But what they weren't doing everything right, given complaints about air time… » 10/06/11 2:05pm 10/06/11 2:05pm