Full On YouTube – The Midnight Hour

Did you know you can see some of the best movies from our childhoods on YouTube in their entirety? They are
When I told you about the Smart Aleck’s Guide To Halloween Specials at the beginning of the month, I said they mentioned an ABC movie called The Midnight Hour which I never got the chance to see. I also said I had been looking for it but couldn’t find it. I remembered that sad fact yesterday and so gave YouTube another chance. And thank goodness for new content because there it was, the full movie. It was chopped into four parts, sadly, but it was all still there. And what a great movie it was. Well, it was great for the nostalgic factor anyway. This is something that just oozes with the spirit of the mid-80s and something I would have loved if I had seen it back then. I’m not sure today just how I missed this one, but I’m glad I got to see it now. And if you would like to see it as Halloween draws to its midnight hour, I’ve posted all four parts below.





Nickelodeon on 92nd Street

This September, Slimed, an oral history of the Nickelodeon channel, one of my childhood favorites, will be released. I’ve already got the book on my Amazon.com wishlist (which, by the way, is a great source of gift ideas for good ol’ Doug that anybody can access!). To promote this book, Penguin publishers are holding a huge Nickelodeon party at Kaufmann Concert Hall in New York. Slimed author Matt Klickstein will be master of ceremonies for the event, Marc Summers will be the host, and 30+ Nick VIPs and personalities will be on hand. I can’t make it, but if you’re in the area, you can pick up tickets for the ultra-cheap and oh-so-worth-it price of $20 here.