The 90s saw a cornucopia of some of the most twisted, deranged, and innovative television to ever grace the screen. None more potent or vital to my existence than the shows on Nickelodeon and MTV. As it is, both of these stations lost the will to entertain after 1999 and gave in to pregnant teenagers, whining pre-teens, and cartoons that would cause the braindead to become even more… er… braindead.
But, let’s not dwell on the things that we can’t change. No matter how many petitions are signed, FaceBook groups are started, no matter how many times we swear off television, we’re never gonna be able to bring back that glorious orange couch on Friday nights, the wit and disdain dripping monotone of an unpopular high schooler, or the sexual and thematic undertones of the cartoons that we absolutely adored. So, we need to just suck it up find home grown comfort from nostalgic blogs.
The fun part for me came when I went back to these shows and rediscovered what I fell in love with in the first place. So this turn of the screw, I’m going to take you hand-puppet in hand-puppet down the hypnotic grooves of one Mr. Sifl and his confidante Señor Olly. ¡Olé!
This lovely piece of television history was first published on the Strange Kids Club. I had loads of fun writing this and plan on writing more for this site in the future. Enjoy 🙂