July 3, 2011 Leave a comment
Netflix Now! is the weekly rundown of what you should be watching on Netflix. This week, we’re going to take a look at three of my personal favorite Saturday morning shows from yesteryear, which have made their way back to life on Netflix.
Ren and Stimpy
Ren and Stimpy were the nonsensical cat and dog combination that always ended up in some ridiculous situations throughout it’s two season run on Nickelodeon. The show became a cult classic due to it’s hidden innuendo and flat out stupidity. The duo returned briefly on Spike TV back in the early 2000’s as Ren and Stimpy’s Adult Party Cartoon, but the show never really took off. Watching Ren and Stimpy today will reveal the hidden innuendo that made it so popular among older crowds. It will also remind you that you truly haven’t forgotten the lyrics to “Happy Happy, Joy Joy” or The Log Song. Spend some time with this one, folks. It’s even better twenty years later.
Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers
Being a Power Ranger was an ultimate dream of many that grew up in the 90’s. Kids went crazy over the concept–buying all of the toys, watching all of the episodes and movies, playing the video games, and playing role-playing games with their friends at the playground. The entire series of Power Rangers has made it’s way onto Netflix for your enjoyment. Watching Power Rangers today shows just how cheesy the show truly was, but also how amazing it remains. Of course, for people my age, the whole craze really died off before or during the “Turbo” series (which came right after Zeo, if I remember correctly), but who knows? It may be fun to watch beyond those points that you remember to see how the show has evolved over the years. If you’re ready to see Rita Repulsa’s shenanigans, or if you wanna see Bulk and Skull on their undying quest to figure out who the Power Rangers really are, start watching, and let the nostalgia take over.
Rocko’s Modern Life
Rocko’s Modern Life was always my favorite. The show follows Rocko, a wallaby that always finds himself in ridiculous situations in his “modern world.”. Like Ren and Stimpy above, the show features hidden innuendo that you may not have noticed when you watched the show as a kid. The four seasons of Rocko’s Modern Life aired in the mid-90’s on Nickelodeon, and can still be found in the early morning hours on the Nicktoons Network. In the past few weeks, I have watched every single episode of this show on Netflix, taking in the innuendo and honestly, it stands as a completely different show now that I’m all grown up. Through that and the ridiculous scenarios that Rocko finds himself in, Rocko’s Modern Life stands the test of time as one of the greatest Nickelodeon shows of all time.
Be certain that I will be covering more Saturday Morning Goodness sometime in the future. Be sure to check out Netflix Now! every week here on Digital Lust.