All posts tagged: WB

Who Remembers Vitamin C?

Often when someone talks about Vitamin C, they are referring to the actual vitamin found in Orange Juice and other fruits. But, today we are referring to the 90s singer who was a glorified one-hit-wonder. Once gracing the list of Maxim’s Hot 100 Women of 2001 (she was #76), Vitamin C had what looked to be a promising music career after her self-titled 1999 album was a runaway success. After all, who didn’t have her song Graduation played at their graduation. She released a follow up album in 2001 (entitled More), but didn’t reach the success of her previous. During her time at the top, Vitamin C appeared in various films, TV shows and was even a judge of WB’s SuperStar (a knock off/mock of American Idol). Since her 15 minutes of fame, she has stayed relevant behind the scenes of music, writing some hits for pop stars and in 2012 became the Vice President of Music at Nickelodeon. I guess she still has sometime to Smile about…

Good Idea, Bad Idea

Good Idea, Bad Idea was a recurring segment in the cartoon series Animainiacs. They showed two scenarios with Mr. Skullhead showing both good ideas and bad ideas. The scenarios were often similar, just worded a little differently. Good Idea: Stopping to smell the roses. Bad Idea: Stopping to feel the roses. One of the things that made these sketches so memorable was it’s narration. Tom Bodett lent his voice to these hilarious shorts. Tom’s voice might be most recognizable as the Motel 6 voice. With that said, here is the complete collection of Good Idea, Bad Idea. It’s defiantly a good idea to watch this.

Dawson’s Creek VS. 7th Heaven

The WB Network was pretty damn awesome back in the 90’s. It provided me with two shows that I watched regularly and got tremendous pleasure out of. I am aware that I may very well have been the only 13 year old watching 7th Heaven and Dawson’s Creek, but I don’t care. they were both great shows. Because both were similar in style and content, and both aired on the same network at the same time period, I always grouped them together when discussing past favourite television shows. 7th Heaven has given us Jessica Biel as a breakthrough actress and Dawson’s Creek spawned James Van Der Beek as everyone’s favourite satirical mockery. Both shows have been off air for many years now, and upon reflection, both still hold up as favourites of mine. I would give the edge – although ever so slightly – to 7th Heaven. Did you watch either of these programs? If you did, which one ranks as your favourite? Get at us with your happy faces smiling back at me: I don’t wanna …

Freakazoid! Best Cartoon Episode ever?

Freakazoid is one of the first cartoons (outside the Simpsons or any other prime time cartoon) to really take funny to a new intelligent level. I feel like Freakazoid, along with the Animaniacs (both produced by Warner Brothers and Steven Spielberg) started a new wave of children’s cartoons in which adults could watch along and get as much – and in some cases more – out of the cartoon as the children. My case in point, this episode of Freakazoid entitled Candle Jack. Whenever I get on the topic of underrated TV shows, this show and particular episode always seems to be a point of reference for me. It single-handedly opened up a new world of comedy for me and made me realize cartoons aren’t always just for kids. So enjoy this episode of Freakazoid.–1×02–Candle-Jack-Part-1-of-2 (Sorry, they took it off YouTube but this links still works. Enjoy!)