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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Brooklyn Cyclones, Nickelodeon to host ‘90s night

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The Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York Mets’ Class A affiliate, and Nickelodeon are hosting a “The ‘90s Are All That” night Wednesday at MCU Park.

Kel Mitchell, who co-starred in “All That,” “Kenan & Kel” and “Good Burger,” will throw out the first pitch before the Cyclones take on the Staten Island Yankees.

Angelica Pickles, Tommy Pickles and Chuckie Finster from “Rugrats” are scheduled to make appearances, and the concession stand employees will be wearing “Good Burger” hats. Also promised for Wednesday are Pogs, Pokemon and a Mario Kart push cart race.

The District Attorney Posted: August 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM | 32 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. AROM, Instagram Gangsta Posted: August 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM (#4779898)
Not the 90's I remember.

Seinfeld and X-Files for the TV references. Music that starts with Seattle style grunge and finishes with Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit. Also, move the fences in 50 feet and have all the hitters wear muscle suits so we can see a good 15-12 game with 9 homeruns.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM (#4779913)
It being Brooklyn, of course, all of this will be done ironically.
   3. Lassus Posted: August 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM (#4779933)
Coney Island is not particularly ironic.
   4. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM (#4779937)
Nickelodeon shunted "Avatar: The Legend of Korra" to on-line only status. The best half-hour show on TV! #### them.
   5. Batman Posted: August 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM (#4779961)
The only part of Nickelodeon I remember from the 1990s is what was on Nick at Nite. So this Nickelodeon '90s night should be about the 1960s and 1970s. I'm going to the game dressed up as Happy Kyne.
   6. Srul Itza Posted: August 27, 2014 at 12:42 PM (#4779976)
We're already doing nostalgia for the 90's?

   7. Monty Posted: August 27, 2014 at 12:49 PM (#4779984)
We're already doing nostalgia for the 90's?


Twenty years ago? Sure. It's the same timeline as Happy Days, debuted in 1974 with 1950s nostaalgia.
   8. Manny Coon Posted: August 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM (#4779989)
Nickelodeon shunted "Avatar: The Legend of Korra" to on-line only status. The best half-hour show on TV! #### them.


And don't get me started on them releasing new episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba once every 6 months or so, season 4 started airing in 2011, and they are still only half way through airing them, my three year old demands "Dinosaurs", "Restaurant", and "Mermaids" while she is still young enough to enjoy them. They have songs from episodes they haven't aired on a music album they released in 2012.

This is a show that has been nominated for several Emmys and won a BAFTA and several other awards and has a fanatic cult following and sells a bunch of merchandise and they can't be bothered to air the episodes.
   9. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 27, 2014 at 01:45 PM (#4780055)
Exactly. Nick has consistently moved in favor of re-runs and easily replaceable laugh-track television over shows like "The Legend of Korra" and Yo Gabba Gabba which have gotten the network attention, accolades, and ratings. "Korra" in particular averaged over 4.5 million viewers during its first season on Saturday morning — better ratings than ESPN during that time slot, better than NBC during prime time — yet they moved Season 2 to the dead zone of Friday night. There it still averaged 2.6 million per show. Not satisfied with that, they debuted Season 3 with almost no fanfare after a bunch of episodes were leaked with Spanish-language audio, and then they showed the last few episodes online-only.

"Avatar: The Legend of Korra" is a great show. A GREAT show. It's got one more season coming, and I hope very much Nick doesn't #### on it like it had this past season.
   10. The Kentucky Gentleman, Mark Edward Posted: August 27, 2014 at 03:32 PM (#4780168)
I'm basically a child of the 90's and watched a lot of Nickelodeon. The two shows I want to revisit at some point are Ren & Stimpy and Are You Afraid of the Dark. I've heard R&S holds up well; AYAotD probably won't but it scared the hell out of me as a kid.
   11. tfbg9 Posted: August 27, 2014 at 04:05 PM (#4780206)
It's the same timeline as Happy Days, debuted in 1974 with 1950s nostaalgia.


With Chachi's Dorothy Hammil haircut thrown in for a bit of a surreal, topical touch.
   12. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 27, 2014 at 04:49 PM (#4780249)
We're already doing nostalgia for the 90's?



Twenty years ago? Sure. It's the same timeline as Happy Days, debuted in 1974 with 1950s nostaalgia.


The internet has been rife with 90s nostalgia, but we really haven't seen that much in TV and movies set in the 90s that I have seen. That Jake Gylenhall romcom "Love, Sex, and Other Drugs" was set in the 90s, but it wasn't really a nostaglia fix. I think that Aubrey Plaza "coming of age" sex comedy last summer was supposed to be in the 90s.

There has been some remakes and reboots of 90s stuff like Boy Meets World, Saved by the Bell, and 90210, but I haven't seen a celebration of the 90s the way we saw the 50s, 60s, and 80s looked back upon fondly. You'd think the internet stock boom stuff from the 90s would be rife for interesting stories.
   13. PreservedFish Posted: August 27, 2014 at 04:58 PM (#4780257)
The 80s were such a nostalgia winner that I think it killed any momentum for 90s nostalgia. I've noted this before, but Hollywood made 80s retro lovefests at least since Grosse Point Blank up until Hot Tub Time Machine, a 13 year period.
   14. TerpNats Posted: August 27, 2014 at 04:58 PM (#4780258)
No Melissa Joan Hart and "Clarissa Explains It All," certainly a definitive early '90s Nick show? (MJH lives on the West Coast now and is about 20 months from 40, but she's a native Long Islander and a baseball fanatic.)
   15. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: August 28, 2014 at 08:01 AM (#4780662)
We're already doing nostalgia for the 90's?

Twenty years ago? Sure. It's the same timeline as Happy Days, debuted in 1974 with 1950s nostalgia.


"Happy Days" debuted in 1974 and was set (at least initially) in 1956, for an 18-year time lag. (Now, those 18 years have come and gone again...twice.) Can you imagine a similar TV show debuting this fall and set in 1996?

The 80s were such a nostalgia winner that I think it killed any momentum for 90s nostalgia.


I was just discussing this with my wife yesterday. When I asked her to name stuff from the 80s, she rattled off a couple of dozen things; about the 90s she said, "Um...grunge?" (Of course, she and I were at the magic pop culture age of mid-teens to mid-20s in the 1980s, so...)
   16. Lassus Posted: August 28, 2014 at 10:10 AM (#4780709)
Ah, the 90s. I was just thinking yesterday how much I miss Team Dresch and Material Issue. The former at least falls under RMc's post. Material Issue was more of a late 80s holdover anyhow.
   17. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 28, 2014 at 10:20 AM (#4780718)
The 90s?

Dial-up internet.
WWW
Playstation/3DO/CD-I
CD-ROM games (Myst).
Successful Toronto sports franchises (Blue Jays win twice, Leafs get to semi-finals twice, Argos win).
The birth of true online multiplayer games (Quake/Unreal Tournament/Meridian59).
The end of the Soviet bloc.
   18. billyshears Posted: August 28, 2014 at 10:26 AM (#4780724)
Ah, the 90s. I was just thinking yesterday how much I miss Team Dresch and Material Issue. The former at least falls under RMc's post. Material Issue was more of a late 80s holdover anyhow.


I loved Material Issue. I feel like only 6 people have ever heard of them (or maybe just only 6 people I know), but their music was such wonderful pop music I could never understand why they weren't bigger. I know they broke in the 80s, but I wasn't introduced to them until the summer before college in 1993, so I always associate them with the 90s as well. The lead singer killed himself some time ago, which I suppose is understandable given the nearly universal sadness of their collection.

If I really wanted 90s nostaligia though, I'd have to break out the Gin Blossoms or Counting Crows. I've had real arguments with people about the incontrovertible greatness of Hey Jealousy.
   19. Manny Coon Posted: August 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM (#4780797)
For younger people Power Rangers were a big deal.

There is also stuff like MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice than a lot of people associate with the 80's but it really early 90's. A lot of people really want to link pre-grunge 90's with the 80's.

Wayne's World and other assorted SNL related nonsense.

The Simpsons would be something to be nostalgic about from the 90's but it's still here.

Tupac still lives in holograph form of course.

Pearl Jam just keeps going.

Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat, Sonic, but of course those series have been beat to death by game industry since then.

I think one reason 90's nostalgia is kind of weird is that so much it has been bled dry for years and years all they way until now.
   20. A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats Posted: August 28, 2014 at 12:09 PM (#4780835)
Cop Land
   21. Austin Kearns: The Spy Who Shagged Flies Posted: August 28, 2014 at 01:12 PM (#4780892)
Some possible forms of 90s Nostalgia (not for me in a lot of these cases, but probably for some folks out there):

For music, in addition to grunge, you had the rise of West Coast gangsta rap, the Spice Girls and the teen pop boom at the end of the decade, the country boom earlier in the decade (Garth Brooks, Achy Breaky Heart), plus smaller trends, like that weird Swing revival in 1998 or so

For movies, the 90s are probably associated with the indie film boom, especially Tarantino and Tarantino knockoffs. Swingers, Memento I think was late 90s.

Not sure about TV - maybe the stuff from UPN and the WB before they merged (Buffy, Charmed, Dawson's Creek?)

Cal Ripken "saving baseball", Michael Jordan, Bills losing Super Bowls...
   22. Manny Coon Posted: August 28, 2014 at 01:43 PM (#4780908)
Jean-Claude Van Damme has a bit of 90's nostalgia charm going on these days I think, Steven Seagal, not so much, because he's a giant douche.
   23. PreservedFish Posted: August 28, 2014 at 03:23 PM (#4780992)
Also, grunge didn't go away. It shifted in various directions but it's still here. Nirvana and friends have never not been in heavy rotation on the radio. Fashion can't go retro if it hasn't first gone out of style. Same is true for hip-hop, mostly. Baggy pants? Still hot!
   24. Zach Posted: August 28, 2014 at 04:00 PM (#4781040)
I enjoyed the 90s at the time, but the decade is oddly resistant to nostalgia. Too self important, I guess. Nostalgia requires more cheese.
   25. PreservedFish Posted: August 28, 2014 at 04:04 PM (#4781044)
Yes, the 90s weren't goofy enough.
   26. Ziggy Posted: August 28, 2014 at 05:09 PM (#4781119)
This is a 90's thread on Primer and no one has mentioned Pavement yet? You guys are slipping.
   27. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: August 28, 2014 at 07:07 PM (#4781192)
Fun fact: 1991 is closer to the first Moon landing than it is to today.
   28. bigglou115 Posted: August 28, 2014 at 08:14 PM (#4781227)
I still watch old nick toons when they pop up on Netflix. At 28 I'm probably the prime target for this sort of thing. Nick was really the reigning heavyweight champ of kids shows in the 90s. There was no Disney channel, Cartoon Network was only beginning to dabble in original programming with Dexter's Lab and such. It also had the benefit of being parent approved mostly, as it transitioned smoothly from after school cartoons to nick at nite showing happy days and I love lucy. Sure Fox had power rangers, and Nick had some more grown up cartoons that I'd argue were misplaced (R & S, and Rocco's Modern Life), but nothing else came close.
   29. Karl from NY Posted: August 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM (#4781293)
Yeah, there's no 90's nostalgia because 90's stuff just stayed around, once the entertainment corporations learned that pumping out any amount of junk for a popular franchise will keep selling indefinitely. Anything memorable from the 90's just stayed active in the 00's and up to today.
   30. bigglou115 Posted: August 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM (#4781301)
@29 oh I really disagree with that. Maybe movies, but the fashion and music are gone, or at least evolved beyond recognition. Maybe an an adult in the 90s would feel that way, but almost all the stuff a kid or teen would have been into is gone.

And your not giving corporations enough credit. Think about Happy Days, during that time there were like 15 shows that spun off of 3. Capitalizing on what works is hardly an invention of the 90s.
   31. billyshears Posted: August 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM (#4781563)
#27 - I do not find that fact to be fun.
   32. Tracy Posted: August 29, 2014 at 10:46 AM (#4781601)
No props for "The Adventures of Pete & Pete"? Humph.

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