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Turn on your Noggin

Sorry, I’ would’ve written a post LAST weekend, except we had to much business to do.

In 1999, a preteen network called NOGGIN launched.Noggin TopLess

From 1999-2002, the channel was meant for preteens. Some programs were meant for preschoolers, however.

On April 1, 2002, the format was changed, and now little children programming was shown on it ALL the time.

On the same day Viacom lanced The N, a network for teenagers. At 6:00 PM ET every night, Noggin would switch to The N, but in the morning at 6 AM ET, they would switch back. It went like this for over 5 years.

On August 13, 2007, it was announced that Nick GAS, a game show channel which was no good at that time, would shut down and would be replaced by a 24/7 version of The N.

On December 30, 2007, the final program to air on the timesharing Noggin was the LITTLE BEAR episode, “Emily’s Visit”.

Meanwhile, the next morning, the last program to air on the timesharing The N was DEGRASSI episode, “Don’t You Want Me? Part 2”, followed by its last music video, “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles. At 6 AM ET, Noggin and The N split, though Noggin didn’t show its sign-on song as usual, and it cut right into the 64 ZOO LANE episode, “The Story Of Petula The Parrot”.

Meanwhile, on Nick GAS’s slot, it had just finished airing an episode of FIGURE IT OUT. It also aired a short bumper, followed by a longer one, but halfway through, it was cut and was replaced with The N with the pilot INSTANT STAR episode.

However, DirecTV and Dish Network had problems at that time, so they both kept Nick GAS on the air. At 7:25 AM ET that same day, DirecTV did its work, but Dish still had concerns. However, on April 22, 2009, Dish announced the Pacific Time Zone feed of Cartoon Network/Adult Swim on channel 181 would move channel 177 and take over Nick GAS’s space.

And so, at 3:30 AM ET on April 23, 2009, Nick GAS had just finished airing an episode of LEGNED OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE. It then aired a short bumper, and then went black. After a few seconds, it segued into the pacific Adult Swim with an episode of SQUIDBILLIES.

On May 6, 2009, The N moved into slot 181 with Noggin remaining on 169.

At the end of JACK’S BIG MUSIC SHOW, there’s a logo for Spiffy Pictures.

On most episodes he says, “SPIFFY”, but on SPUNKY THE ALIEN, he says “SWINKY”.

And on SILLY SHOW, he sounds like a parrot squawking, “SPUNK-EIH”.

That all I have for now. Stay tuned for my next post!


The Disney Semi-Quotes

My first post of September! It’s hard to believe that now I’m in 7th grade and that next year I’ll be 13 years old. Also, due to class throughout most of the week days, for now I’ll do posts ONLY on the weekends.

First, here are some summarized Lilo and Stitch trailers:

Beauty and the Beast: Belle and Beast begin their ballroom dance sequence as normal. But the the camera pans to the angels on the ceiling, Stitch is seen crawling across the painting. Watching Belle and Beast, he crawls onto the chandelier, which breaks and falls. Beast notices, dives, and pulls Belle with him out of the harm’s way while the chandelier smashes on the ballroom floor behind them. The moment ruined, Belle announces she will head up to her room. As she departs, Stitch wolf whistles after her, to which she replies indignantly, “Get your own movie!”

The Little Mermaid: Ariel is sitting on a rock and singing the reprise of “Part of Your World”, when suddenly, a huge wave (which is being ridden by Stitch on a surfboard) runs up and dumps on her, causing her to dump off the rock. As the wave settles, Ariel pops up and throughs a starfish at Stitch, saying “I was singing here!”

Aladdin: Aladdin and Jasmine are singing “A Whole New World” (in which Jasmine is singing her first part), but then then are interrupted by stitch flying in his red cruiser. Stitch flirts with Jasmine, and then Jasmine accidentally gets onto the cruiser, and the cruiser drives off, leaving Aladdin sitting alone on the magic carpet, in which he yells at Stitch to “Get your own movie!”

The Lion King: There are two different versions of this commercial. In one of them, clips of past disney classics are shown (Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Bambi, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin to be exact). During the past shown clips, an off-screen voice over says, “For over 70 years, the Walt Disney studios has won the hearts of audiences with the most enchanting, delightful, and lovable characters the world had ever known. On June 21st, the tradition….”, and then is suddenly cut off as Rafiki thrusts Stitch into the air in the manner of the presentation ceremony of the original film. The animals then halt still with confusion. A young, hairless warthog (who is not Pumbaa) cries out “Hey, that’s not Simba!”, and Rafiki notices. All the animals get scared and flee, leaving Stitch sitting alone on Pride Rock. Stitch clears his throat and roars unconvincingly. In the other commercial, the song “Circle of Life” plays, but is coming to an end. Rafiki then raises Stitch into the air on the last note. The rest of the parody plays out mostly like the previous one, except that in this commercial, Timon (who is sitting on Pumbaa’s back) is the one who yells, “Hey, that’s not Simba!”

I even posted a video onto this post that has all 5 commercials. It is right down below.

Okay, here’s the next thing:

One of the “A Whole New World” covers is by Peter Andre and Katie Price, and believe it or not, they’re from ENGLAND, not America.

Down below is the lyric video of the song. Yes, I know, it would have been cooler if there was a live action video, but I wanted to get the lyrics on in case any of you guys wanted to record it in the future.

Peter and Katie were actually married at the time this was recorded, just like Aladdin and Jasmine are now. BUT…. they divorced in 2009. It’s difficult to imagine such a great-sounding duet no longer married.

But I like these two. They actually made “A Whole New World” an album, not just one single. Look the album’s songs up on the internet if you want to hear them. But, if you listen to Peter and Katie singing in the album, and you hear them speaking on their TV show, “Katie and Peter”, you will hear a BIG difference on how their voices sound.

In my last post, I said that I will one day record the 4-minute single cover with my wife. Well, we’ve got many years before we can do that.

Okay, here’s the 3rd thing:

In the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse christmas episode, “Mickey Saves Santa”, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck must follow Mrs. Claus to MissleToe Mountain in order to rescue her husband. They take the ToonPlane. On the way, they use a headlight to spot Professor Von Drake and they manage to get out of his way. Unfortunately, Donald loses his christmas list and the plane runs out of gas. The plane lands safely at the North Pole.

While they are riding the plane, Donald wears a pilot’s cap and red-orange scarf. Mickey wears goggles and a green scarf. Unlike Donald (who has his goggles up for the whole time), Mickey’s eyes are covered by his goggles.

Mickey’s goggles are already down when he is first shown wearing his pilot gear. It isn’t until that the plane has landed and that they are looking for MissleToe Mountain that Mickey doffs his goggles up onto his forehead.

I even added a video of the episode (along with some others) down below. The scenes with the plane stuff are at 5:06-8:35, and the scene were Mickey doffs his goggles is at 8:22.

Okay, here’s the last thing:

In January of this year, several of the 8th graders went on a trip to the Walt Disney and Seaworld resorts in Orlando. Perhaps when I’M in 8th grade, I could go to those resorts, too!

But what if I don’t? Well, then you’d probably guess we could go on a family vacation there. But for now, this is unlikely since my family’s just not into traveling to big, huge, and packed resorts these days. But you never know.

That’s the end of this post, and I’ll write again next weekend (hopefully).