written by Mathew Klickstein
foreword by Marc Summers
(Penguin Random House, 2013)
5th Anniversary Edition: May 7, 2019
with new intro by Nick Arcade's Phil Moore
SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age tells the surprisingly complex, wonderfully nostalgic, and impressively compelling story of how Nickelodeon — the First Kids’ Network — began as a DIY startup in the late 70s, and forged ahead through the early eighties with a tiny band of young artists and filmmakers who would go on to change everything about cable television, television in general, animation, and children’s entertainment, proving just what can be done if the indie spirit is kept alive in the corporate world.
Get the real back story about all of your favorite Golden Age Nick shows: Everything from such classics as You Can’t Do That On Television, Out of Control and Double Dare to early 90s faves like The Adventures of Pete & Pete, the original three Nicktoons, Clarissa Explains It All and more …
All from those who made it happen!
(5th Anniversary Edition includes tweaks/updates, autograph pages and a new introduction by Nick Arcade's Phil Moore.)
"Top Four Tell-All Books"
-- Entertainment Weekly
"Top 10 Social Science books"
-- Publishers Weekly
"Year's Best Books About Movies & TV"
-- Parade Magazine
and other nostalgic notations
With programming among the ranks of Clarissa Explains It All, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Salute Your Shorts, What Would You Do?, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, All That, Ren and Stimpy, and many more, Klickstein highlights how this First Kids’ Network’s indie spirit persevered and conquered children’s entertainment ...