If you listen to the Pod you know that if we’re not mentioning Batman we are referencing one of the classic Nickelodeon shows from the 90’s. The couch grew up on that stuff and it makes me so happy to learn an original documentaty focused on the golden age of Nickeledeon is coming; or should we call it the orange age?
The documentary will be a total of ninety minutes and will (try to) tell the 90’s history of Nick; Rugrats, Kenan and Kel, All That, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Salute Your Shorts, Doug, and more.
Though this is exciting stuff I feel they may be getting a little over their heads with just a ‘one and done’ documentary on this age of children’s television.
Each one of these shows could easily fill up an hour on its own. Regardless, it’ll be a great time to revisit not just the shows but see exclusive interviews with the creators and cast members.
Some would say you were either a Disney kid or a Nickelodeon kid but I don’t think that the two necessarily overlapped.
Disney, in my opinion, didn’t really get its golden age until the early 2000s with hits like That’s So Raven, Bug Juice, The Famous Jet Jackson, The Jersey, Even Stevens, Lizzie McGuire, and a bunch of original movies. By this time the orange age of television had already come to a close.
No, the 90’s was governed by Nickelodeon and Nickelodeon alone; a channel that put out content that didn’t feel like they were just for kids. The comedy felt edgy, the cartoons were creative, and they didn’t shy away from talking about real things (depression, death, lonliness) (Ren and Stimpy were on here for a time for crying out loud)
I have no idea what children are getting these days on the channels we’ve since left behind but if you got kids, watch this with them and see if they want to watch some classics!
The Orange Years is set to release November 17 on Vod.