The minds behind “Slimed: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age” are gearing up for round 2 with an all new nostalgic celebration. “A Nite of Nickelodeon Nostalgic Nonsense!” is set to take over the city during New York Super Week, a special week long celebration leading up to the 2014 New York Comic Con.
Tickets are already on sale and this is the perfect opportunity to live out those Nickelodeon dreams. I would never trade in my memories of growing up wanting to stick my hand up that giant nose on Double Dare, wanting to get slimed or go down the pie slide on What Would You Do, pondering why Artie was the Strongest Man in the World on The Adventures of Pete and Pete, wanting Clarissa’s entire wardrobe on Clarissa Explains It All, being terrified of those damn clowns and that rickety boat on Are You Afraid of The Dark, singing my heart out to the Salute Your Shorts theme song, and waking up early on the weekend to enjoy all of the groundbreaking animated shows.
I promise, I ventured out into the sunlight at some point in time but… let’s be real, how many of us wanted to try our hands at that elusive silver monkey?
The event will include:
"1. A live performance by Polaris, the house band of The Adventures of Pete & Pete, fronted by Mark Mulcahy (“The greatest voice I’ve ever heard,” says Radiohead’s Thom Yorke).
2. A live performance by Fred Newman and Dan Sawyer, the masterminds behind the music of Nicktoons’ Doug. (“Killer Tofu,” anyone … ?)
3. A surprise celebrity guest panel with stars from some of your favorite Classic Nick shows, moderated by SLIMED! author Mathew Klickstein.
4. A live podcast by The Adventures of Pete & Pete’s Michael Maronna and Danny Tamberelli (Big/Little Pete, respectively, though Little Pete has little to no respect for anyone except for Artie … and MAYBE Big Pete). The Pete’s are bringing along a few special guests of their own, as well, from both the world of Pete AND Classic Nick in general."
Danny Tamberelli and Michael Maronna made a video together promoting the event and dropped a few hints of their own.
“A Nite of Nickelodeon Nostalgic Nonsense!” will be taking place on October 9th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. For more information, check out Mathew Klickstein's official Facebook page for the event.
Please enjoy this video of Ross Hull from Are You Afraid of the Dark doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:
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