#78 Snick Is Better Than Most Nightclubs.

I know what you’re all thinking, “What does Snick have to do with nightclubs?” Allow me to elaborate. Much like I said about TGIF in Realization #2 we used to spend Friday and Saturday nights at home, enjoying television. Of course, the fact that we were nowhere near the legal drinking, clubbing or gambling age played a small role in that BUT don’t discredit the Saturday night awesomeness that was SNICK. The lineups began in 1992 and at different times featured many of our favorite shows including but not limited to: Clarissa Explains It All, Ren & Stimpy, Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, The Mystery Files Of Shelby Woo, The Secret World of Alex Mack, Kenan & Kel, All That, Kablam!, Cousin Skeeter and Rugrats. Honestly, if these shows aired on a Saturday night in current times, I wouldn’t hesitate to pass on going out to bars & clubs. Not only would it be beneficial financially but I’d also be a lot more entertained to hear Clarissa explain it all than to listen to a drunken girl at the club explain why she’s so emotionally unstable.

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19 responses to “#78 Snick Is Better Than Most Nightclubs.

  1. LOVED Clarissa explains it all!!!

  2. I used to watch Snick every Saturday without fail. This was also the time when Saturday and Sunday morning had great cartoons, and everything in between was changed for the weekend, so my whole weekend was full of great shows. Now there’s only garbage on the air.

  3. I remember being huuuuugely excited when Snick started in 1992. The girl next door and I spent almost the entirety of that first Saturday bouncing around in wild anticipation, and were glued to our televisions when seven o’clock finally hit. I don’t know about her, but I watched Snick religiously for years after that. My parents weren’t too thrilled about Roundhouse, and Wren and Stimpy bugs me to this day, but there weren’t any issues with the rest of it! Oh gosh, I wanted to be as cool and clever as Clarissa and have a ladder running out my window! Go figure, I have a journalism degree now. :) And Are You Afraid Of The Dark was the height of awesome for eight-year-old me. I still crack up when I remember a line of Henry’s on Kablam! that went ‘… Ka-crud.’ and who didn’t want to have a friendship like Alex Mack and Ray Alvarato? Don’t even get me started on Action League: Now or The Journey Of Alan Strange. XD

    Soooo many good memories here. To heck with going out Saturday nights. If this sort of thing was still airing, I’d happily stay in.

  4. You forgot Roundhouse! There are clips up on YouTube and it’s actually much better than I remembered. I think I was hooked by all the dancing and singing as a kid, but now as an adult, I realize just how talented everyone was. I’m amazed they were able to pull off all those sketches, songs, and dances as tightly as they did.

  5. My cousin used to sleepover so we could stay up, eat junk and watch Snick. I miss it.

  6. Roundhouse FTW! Loved it!

  7. Rounghouse <3

  8. haha love it

  9. Are You Afraid of the Dark’s telling of The Headless Horseman was actually better than the Tim Burton film. That’s all you need to say about that wonderful program.

  10. I’m still waiting for Clarissa to explain a number of things. She left just when life started getting confusing.

  11. So, we can blame the lack of outstanding television in present times for the corruption of American young adults? Nice.

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  13. This made Saturday night awesome (I was too young too date yet) Roundhouse was my absolute fave, as was Ren and Stimpy, All That, and Are you Afraid of the Dark..I would even insist the lights be off for that one.

  14. Please tell me I’m not the only person in the world who remembers Space Cases. Great show, ended way too soon.

  15. Preach.

  16. ohmygod! i totally forgot about shelby woo! loved that show

  17. I remember those lovely Saturday nights when my mom would pack my sister and I in the car to go to her friend’s house while the adults enjoyed beer and whatever new blockbuster hit while us 90′s kids would play Bopit and Sega in between commercial breaks for SNICK. And we all gathered round the TV and shutup for Kablam. Ohhhh nostalgia :)

  18. Heck, I’d play Snick’s 1996 theme music in a club.

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