Back in the day, the Nickelodeon station was really cool. They had great shows like The Adventures of Pete and Pete
, Are You Afraid of the Dark?
, and, to a lesser extent, Hey Dude
. Everyday they churned out terrific cartoons like Rocko's Modern Life
and Ren and Stimpy
. Nick even had very amusing game shows like Global Guts
, Double Dare
, and Legends of the Hidden Temple
. Plus SNICK
added to the fun, and summers were full of Stick Stickly
. But sadly now, that programming is gone.
Now Nickelodeon just shows five hours of Blues Clues, followed by twelve hours of Rugrats, followed by seven hours of I Love Lucy. Replacing the good shows are shoddy one-joke shows like Catdog, The Wild Thornberrys, and Rocket Power. The episodes of these shows are basically re-used jokes from older, more successful shows. Now, when Nickelodeon gets a new show, they fill it up with tons of shameless advertisements. It's terrible. And to top this all off, Nick now shows little rap videos of self-professed pre-teen heart-throb twits such as Li'l Bow Wow, Li'l Romeo, and average sized Aaron Carter. Plus there is a new "TEENick", which is just frightening.
I, for one, believe that Nick no longer puts out a positive message for the next generation of resource suckers. Now this once-great channel turns six-year-old girls into vain Brittany Spears worshipers, and six-year-old boys into mindless masses of generic boy-rappers.
This Nickelodeon tirade is over, thank you.