April 15, 2010

Camp Anawanna, we hold you in our hearts!

SALUTE YOUR SHORTS, one of the great Nickelodeon shows from the early '90s, is now available for download on Amazon's video on demand and on itunes!!!

This is amazing news for Old School Nickelodeon fans. With Nickelodeon pulling the plug on their "Rewind Collection" on DVD sometime around 2006 (leaving fans in the lurch who were expecting season 3 of THE ADVENTURES OF PETE AND PETE and season 2 of CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL on DVD), I figured we'd never again see another official release of old Nickelodeon shows from the '90s on DVD or otherwise, let alone a release of SALUTE YOUR SHORTS on DVD. I was resigned to getting my Bobby Budnick fix from youtube.

But it turns out Nickelodeon/Viacom is not totally evil. As of March 2010, six episodes of SALUTE YOUR SHORTS are available for download on Amazon and itunes. And... apparently, a lot of old Nick shows have been available as downloads as part of Nickelodeon's "Rewind Collection" on itunes and this has been going on for a couple of years now -- Who knew?! I am obviously out of the loop.

So instead of DVDs, Nick is giving us downloads. Not bad. Not ideal, of course, since I'd love to have the DVDs. But shit, son, this is better than nothing. Also, did you know the show was based on a BOOK?!

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