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12 Dark Secrets About Nickelodeon Game Shows That'll Change How You See Your Childhood

When we were kids, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Hollywood Squares were not the game shows we wanted to watch. If it wasn't kids competing and no one was getting slimed, what was the point? That's why Nickelodeon TV shows were so important to us! We got to imagine ourselves running Legends Of The Hidden Temple or being mesmerized by the VR technology on Arcade. But there are some things about your favorite game shows you may not have known.1. Marc Summers Had OCDNickelodeonHost of arguably the messiest show on television, Summers had a severe case of OCD. He

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13 Times Ms. Swan Made You Literally Laugh Out Loud

MADTv brought us one of the most timeless sketch comedy characters of all time with Ms. Swan. Alex Borstein brought the character to life during her run on the show, and even though she left in 2002, it's still probably what she's known for best. Ms. Swan is of unknown cultural origin, though all the writers on MADTv insist that she was based off singer Bjork. Ms. Swan had some pretty great sketches, and they all made us laugh out loud. How many do you remember? 1. Ms. Swan Goes To Starbucks2. Ms. Swan At The Candy Store3. Ms. Swan

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12 Facts About Doogie Howser That Will Leave You Blogging About It

Neil Patrick Harris wasn't always known as Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother. From 1989 to 1993, Harris was known as Doogie Howser M.D., and he will never live it down. Doogie was a child doctor (no, not a pediatrician) who was dealing with patients and puberty. What a combo. But there are some things about Doogie Howser you probably didn't read about on his blog. 1. The Network Hated Harris and the ShowLions of LibertyABC was not pleased with Neil Patrick Harris as the lead, and they also didn't care for the show in general. But

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17 Images Of McDonald's From The 80s and 90s That Will Punch You In The Face With Nostalgia

McDonald's was the place to be in the 80s and 90s. It wasn't just a restaurant, it was a party. There were toys, games, and of course...Happy Meals. If you visited a McDonald's even once, you'll get insane nostalgia when looking at these pictures. 1. This Burger Prison90s Kids Only2. Spyware Happy Meal Toys90s Kids Only3. Magnetic Looney Tune Superheroes90s Kids Only4. McDonaldland Cookies90s Kids Only5. The Mac Tonight Commercial6. VHS Toys I Always Wished Were Mini-VHS Tapes90s Kids Only7. Styrofoam Containers That Are Probably The Reason For Global Warming90s Kids Only8. Plastic Dinosaur Puppets90s Kids Only9. Video Game

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Kristen Bell Says Veronica Mars Revival "Is Going To Happen"

If you told someone they could get one more season of one show that's been cancelled, most people would choose Veronica Mars. The teen mystery was cancelled after just three seasons, and fans still lament the loss. VultureRob Thomas, the creator of the show, had originally created Veronica Mars as a young adult novel featuring a male protagonist. However, he changed the gender after he realize a film-noir style piece as told by a woman would be more original. Kristen Bell, who played Veronica Mars, brought the part to life with her quirky and bad-ass personality. She's always held Mars

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19 Celebrities You Totally Forgot Were On "Friends"

Whether or not you liked the show, Friends was THE show of the 90s and early 00s. If you could land a role on Friends, it was a pretty big deal. Of course, actors like Tom Selleck, Paul Rudd, Anna Faris, Bruce Willis, and Hank Azaria all appeared as recurring characters on the show, but do you remember some of the more famous guest stars? 1. T.J. ThyneThe OdysseyWho he played: One of Phoebe's doctors when she's giving birth to the triplets.Where he's from: Played Dr. Jack Hodgins on Bones. 2. Hugh LaurieWho he played: Rachel's annoyed seat-mate

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Pappyland Was The Best Show You Don't Remember

Morning television as a kid was the thing we all looked forward to. Whether it was cartoons, infomercials (don't @ me I loved those) or whatever else you watched while eating your cereal, you knew there was something to look forward to. Up until recently, I had completely forgotten about the absolute best morning television show in existence. Who remembers Pappyland?Rolling StoneI'll wait until your nostalgia stops punching you in the face. The show aired on TLC as part of their Ready, Set, Learn! lineup. Pappy Drewitt, which is a level of clever I never appreciated as a child, lived

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9 Facts About "The Witches" That Might Turn You Into A Mouse

In 1983, Roald Dahl released his dark fairytale, The Witches. The book was relatively popular, but it wasn't until Jim Henson and director Niclas Roeg brought it to the big screen in 1990 that people truly appreciated how terrifying and dark it was. AmazonThe movie featured Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch, whose plan is to turn all children into mice. A young boy overhears the witches discussing the plan at a convention, and they test out the formula on him first. The boy must fight against the witches with some help from the hotel manager, played by Rowan

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Without Dolly Parton, One Of The Most Iconic '90s Shows Would Never Have Been Made

Buffy The Vampire Slayer was (and still is) one of the best shows of our generation. The supernatural drama ran for seven seasons, which honestly was not enough vampire butt-kicking time, but we'll take what we can get. EmpireRecently, the show turned 20 years old, and people began wondering if a reunion or revival were in the works. When asked about that possibility, Buffy herself was on the fence. "I have always believed that what was so unique about the show was the use of horrors of those formative years," Sarah Michelle Geller said. "With high school and college as

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15 Things From The 90s That Prove Our Halloweens Were The Best

The general premise of Halloween hasn't really changed much over the years, but kids in the 90s really did have it better. This is why.1. These Trick-or-Treat BucketsThe BerryThey came with every Happy Meal, and they were the perfect vessel to carry the copious amounts of candy you were about to get. 2. The McNuggetsThe BerryI promise this is not just about McDonald's, but were these toys not the best thing to get? A chicken nugget that doubles as a Halloween toy. Brilliant. 3. WarheadsSmoshThese were the best candy to get, other than full-size chocolate bars, of course. I