The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 November 2007

Zero-click ordering

If this ever comes out, the speed with which I will order it will induce blindness, so do not look directly at my mouse.

I admit it: I watched a lot of Nickelodeon in those days. Besides Roundhouse, I was a major fan of Clarissa Explains It All and The Secret World of Alex Mack. What can I say?

This post, incidentally, could be the poster child for thought drift. It's here because La Shawn Barber put up a video of gospel singer Crystal Lewis, who, I remembered, was a regular during the first season of Roundhouse; this led to "Whatever happened to [fill in name of lesser-known cast member]?" which sent me here, which in turn led to Amazon.com, in the hope that the 52 episodes might have shown up on DVD.

They haven't. Yet.

Whenever my life gets me so down I know I can go down
To where the music and the fun never end.
As long as the music keeps playing, you know what I'm saying.
I know that I can find a friend down at the Roundhouse.

Yep. Still occupying memory cells.

Posted at 10:00 AM to Almost Yogurt


Clarissa ruled in our house, and my daughter wasn't the only reason why.

Posted by: Jennifer at 5:26 PM on 29 November 2007

A few months ago I was excited to run across Nickclassics.com, a website selling complete collections of old Nickelodeon shows. Roundhouse isn't there but You Can't Do That on Television was, a favorite of mine as a kid and a show apparently stuck in DVD-release hell. I ponied up the ~$40 and sure enough, the collection arrived in the mail as promised.

Of course as with all shady transactions, let the buyer beware. The source material seems to have come from 100th generation copies of VHS tapes with weird color saturation and low volume levels. To top it off, the show's 12 seasons have been compressed to fit on 11 DVDs. The term "compressed to shit" comes to mind. Why did they do that? "I don't know!"

(Green slime pours down.)

Posted by: Rob "Flack" O'Hara at 12:28 PM on 2 December 2007