Topic: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

On the Merits of Revisiting Children’s Television Shows as an Adult

On the Merits of Revisiting Childrenâs Television Shows as an Adult

Sure, having Friends show up on Nick at Nite makes us feel old. But you know what doesn’t make us feel old, even though it probably should? Revisiting our favorite childhood television shows. Go ahead, you can say it: Why, with the great wealth of programming available, would we ever need to go back and re-watch things we’ve already seen, in many cases decades ago? But don’t knock it. Really. Bizarre though it may seem, there’s a lot to be gained from revisiting favorites from your kidhood. Don’t believe me? Try these reasons on for size: More »

Gallery: The Best Movie Merchandise From Our Childhood

Gallery: The Best Movie Merchandise From Our Childhood

In Mel BrooksSpaceballs, there’s a scene when Lone Star finally comes across Yogurt (the yoda parody played by Brooks himself) and asks him what the power of the universe is. “Merchandising!” Yogurt replies, and proceeds to show him all the toys and apparel that Spaceballs will be able to sell to children after the movie.

It’s a pretty meta-moment in typical Brooks’ style, but one that spoke to me even as a kid. Because obviously, I wanted every crappy piece of plastic that was stamped with the logo of my favorite films, TV shows, and Sega games.

But they weren’t all terrible. Here were some legitimately awesome movie and TV merchandise that I wish my parents’ had bought for me. More »