I maybe showing my age with this post, but I am feeling a bit nostalgic lately. Today’s post is about a couple of Nickelodeon television shows that I think still hold up after 20+ years.
Salute Your Shorts (1991)
Salute Your Shorts was a short lived television series in the early 1990’s about a group of campers who are trying to make trouble for and outwit the sometimes less than bright camp counselor, Kevin “Ug” Lee (Kirk Bailey).
The campers included hippie ZZ Ziff (Megan Berwick), tomboy Telly Radford (Venus DeMilo), trouble maker Bobby Budnick (Danny Cooksey) and nerdy Sponge Harris (Trevor Eyster).
Was it the best show on television at time? No. But for a young audience, it was great television.
Alex Mack (Larisa Oleynik) is an ordinary teenage girl. Then she is drenched in a chemical that gives her powers. The problem is that there are certain people who wish to find her and see for themselves what she can do. Only her best friend, Ray (Darris Love) and her sister Annie (Meredith Bishop) know her secret.
It was an interesting drama for the time and the audience the show was trying to attract. The young cast had obvious potential and it showed on screen.
For nostalgia’s sake, I recommend both.