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Shows That Make You Appreciate People Considerably More When They Recognize a Reference

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | July 7, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | July 7, 2010 |

And your contest winner is SackmementoCalifornia , who came up with the brilliant title for this seriously random list. SackmementoCalifornia: Send me your details, and a copy of Can’t Hardly Wait will be yours.

Runners Up:

  • Shows That Seemed Harmless Enough When You Were A Kid But Actually Rotted Your Brain, Quashed Your Potential, Kept You From Earning That Scholarship, & Forever Altered The Course Of Your Life For The Worse (Darthcorleone)

  • Shows From the 1990s For Adolescents Who Weren’t Cool Enough to Smoke Dope, Drink Zima, and Get Laid (The Pink Hulk)


  • 8 Kids Shows That Should Have Been Sewn Ass to Mouth (admin)

  • 8 shows that Tootie would have loved, Natalie would have envied, Blair would have snubbed and Jo would have f*cked up the ass. (celery)

    And, finally, puppetdoug’s brilliant observation, which would’ve been almost perfect if they were actual modern stars:

    Nickelodeon Shows that Were the Beginning of a Modern Star’s career.

    1. You Can’t Do that on Television - Alanis Morissette
    2. KIDS Incorporated - Fergie
    3. Hey Dude - Christine Taylor
    4. Double Dare - Marc Summers
    5. Clarissa Explains It All - Melissa Joan Hart
    6. Kenan & Kel - Kenan Thompson
    7. California Dreams - Nikki Cox or Jamie Kennedy, take your pick (they had bit roles)
    8. Fifteen - Ryan Reynolds

    “You Can’t Do That On Television”

    “Kids Incorporated”

    “Hey Dude”

    “Double Dare”

    “Clarissa Explains It All”

    “Kenan and Kel”

    “California Dreams”


    Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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