The History of Nickelodeon's Salute Your Shorts - Retro TV Review

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The Dom : That mullet 😱

Princess Sparkle Pixie : Salute Your Shorts, Hey Dude, and especially Clarissa Explains It All, as well as cartoons like Sailor Moon, Beetlejuice and Rocko's Modern Life were my FAVORITE things in the world when I was a little kid! I remember having my dad record episodes of Salute Your Shorts on VHS for me.. And, I also recall the Awful Waffle episode being extremely traumatic, lol..

HiGregory : Budnick saved mankind in Terminator 2 by lying to the T-1000 to protect John.

B P : Pete & Pete and Are You Afraid of the Dark please!

M Alexander : The secret world of Alex Mack anyone?!?!?!?😀😀

Travis Miller : Okay, I’m 39 years old and I still laughed when Budnick yells “it makes me wanna fart” and you just played the line again and I almost choked on my sandwich, being not ready for it!

Jimmy Chimpo : Anyone remember Snick and Are you Afraid of the Dark? Saturday nights

Ryan Schaefer : The show that taught me that giraffes have black tongues...

Cannot be Tamed : I feel like I’m getting the Nickelodeon childhood I missed out on by watching your videos lately.

Cole Rieger : John Goodman and Roseanne ate 180K worth of food a week? Couldn't even tell.

The original MRjguill : No offense to the dudes, but those girls aged so beautifully. Still hot after all these years. 😁

Hazelhurst : I lived and breathed Nickelodeon as kid in 80s/90s, and this show is definitely in my top three.

Shawn Tewes : Also, Michael "Donkey Lips" Bower later went on to discover the wonders of science in Head & Shoulders shampoo and help save humanity from alien lifeforms along with agent Mulder in "Evolution" (2001).

Trevin Taylor : The line is “I hope we never part.” Get it right or pay the price!

animefan25 : Venus did some minor roles on Family Matters.

Andre Johnson : I had a huge crush on Venus DeMillo. And almost 28 years later she still is fine as ever.

Thatneslper : Think Anawanna-wanna, speak Anawanna-wanna.. Live Anawanna-wanna! Ugh!

CW AMVS : I would've guessed an Awful Waffle was smearing them with syrup first, THEN smacking them on the stain with a tennis racket. Punishment that leaves behind a sticky bruise in the shape of the racket face, ie, waffle pattern.

William Jacobs : Back when Nickelodeon was the shit, not it's just shit.

Scott Sandler : Cooksey was Jack Spicer in Xiaolin Showdown and the titular Dave the Barbarian

NYGJMAP : I'll never forget the nightmares I had of Zeke the Plumber!

Nyda : DONKEY LIPS!!!! my favorite episode was Capture the flag...

Lieutenant BaconWaffles : I never clicked PLAY so fast. Remember Pete & Pete?

BfDelano : Such a huge crush on Megan Berwick. One of my favorite parts was when they tried to get Sponge to get honey from some beehives. Sponge: There's nothing in here but a bunch of dirty old magazines! Budnick: Did he said dirty old magazines, or old dirty magazines?

Raymond Smith : I had the biggest crush on Venus DeMilo back in the day, and seeing her as an adult now just reignited that passion lol. This was a good stroll down Memory Lane, thank you...

akkristor : I remember something about Ice Cream and upside-down jigsaw puzzles.

Kara Holden : I have no idea why this popped up in my recommended, but I am glad it did because I loved Salute Your Shorts

VideoGame Polak : There was a couple of adult jokes (as with many nickleodeon shows of the era) stealthly inserted where as if your not paying attention you miss em. Michael gets knocked out then then like sponge asks him how many fingers am I holding up, michael goes "how many am I holding up" referring to the middle finger, and they all start laughing. Then theres the outhouse with donkeylips saying "theres a machine that sells balloons in here".

Bob Cook : The best days of Nickelodeon right there!!! Salute your shorts, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and Doug!!! Hahaha. Hell yeah those were the days. The stuff they play on there now is total garbage.

TonyLikeGames2 : Heidi was in an episode of Saved by the Bell: The New Class. She had to kiss Screech. Poor girl.

Lupe Espinoza : This is hands down one of Nickelodeons greatest live action shows top three of all time

LordBarros : Thank you so much for this. Salute Your Shorts was my favorite Nick show growing up. I also really loved Roundhouse, it was All That before All That was a thing.

theunwelcome : watching Evolution and instantly recognizing "Donkey Lips" was one of the more surreal moments I can recall...

Apryl McIntosh : Stoop Kid looks like his voice actor.

Shawn Thomas : I'm 36, I've already taught my 5 year old son about awful waffles... always loved this show

KnaveMurdok : If you don't have serious childhood PTSD from Zeke the Plumber, in what sense are you a 90's kid????

VaughnJogVlog : This is the best live action Nickelodeon series. PERIOD.

AB Positive03 : Never forget... when Donkey Lips was a final 3 contestant on the MTV dating show singled out. I rooted SO HARD for him!

Elliot Buring : 1.5k likes and 9 dislikes can’t be wrong. Great episode, Roses.

Scott Farrell : I'm a little surprised that you didn't touch on Sponge swearing in the radio contest episode. He very clearly says, "I'm pissed off because I'm not as smart as I thought I was." Always boggled my mind that Nickelodeon allowed that and never edited it out.

Josh Cohen : Sponge's first name is Eugene. Just in case anyone wanted to know.

willdoseago : Donkey lips was in a Judas Priest music video.

D M : God damn I miss the 90s

Mitchell Campbell : So any of you guys Hear about Stan Lee's passing.

Johnny Boy : Network Executives always ruin stuff don't they? Same with Studio. "I know let's replace Candy with Fruit. Yes Children love Fruit. We can't have Candy. That is the Devil."

Dustin Gibson : For some reason I infer that PUR watched Beakman's World as a kid from seeing this video. I'm unsure as to why I would conclude this.

David Williams : Man, I LOVED Salute Your Shorts. I watched every airing of it 'til the bitter end. I am surprised there were so few episodes! Great look at this underrated masterpiece!

MsNorringtonSims : Never clicked on a video so fast in my life. All time favorite show from childhood. Budnik is solely responsible for a slew of my boyfriends all having long red hair. Tully was the first black female character on television that I could actually relate to. Hell, in any media now that I think about it. Had such a crush on Sponge. Shame based attraction to Ugh. The whole 'love 2 parter' left such an impact on me. Budnik and Deena foreva <3 I love how on such a short running, silly, low budget show, aimed at kids, managed to have such fully fleshed out, engaging characters, who grew like genuine human beings.


Brian Turner : This was a really fun trip down memory lane. Seriously. I loved the hell out of this show as a kid and revisiting it was awesome. Good work.