19 Reasons Nickelodeon Is 100% Better Than Cartoon Network All Day, Every Day

19 Reasons Nickelodeon Is 100% Better Than Cartoon Network All Day, Every Day

Nick nick nick nick na nick nick nick...Nickelodeon!

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Nickelodeon was a big part of my childhood and I'm sure It was a big part of yours. If you think Cartoon Network is better, let this article change your mind.

1. Nick is the Original


Nickelodeon's original cartoons debuted in 1991, whereas Cartoon Network's original cartoons debuted in 1996.

2. Better Shows

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This one is really subjective but I feel like the shows on Nick are better made, have better concepts and offer more variety to viewers. I'm really making this list to prove this point.

3. More Emotional Shows

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There is something much softer and more delicate about many shows on Nickelodeon like: Rugrats, Doug, Hey Arnold, and As Told By Ginger. These are shows that help kids better understand emotions by showing them material that isn't always exaggerated, but rather closer to real life, helping them better make sense of the world and their place in it.

4. The Movies!

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Nickelodeon broke into theatrical films in a way that Cartoon Network never did. The first film I ever saw in theaters was The Rugrats in Paris. And honestly, the climax of The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, which takes place on the back of a live-action David Hasslehoff, is enough to give Nickelodeon a win in the film department.

5. Slime

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I've actually been slimed, and let me tell you, it will change your whole life. Did Cartoon Network ever offer us anything even close to the miracle that is slime? No.

6. Sitcoms

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Drake and Josh? The Amanda Show? All That? Clarissa Explains it All? Zoey 101? Nickelodeon's sitcom game is so strong.

7. Game Shows

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If you thought Nick's sitcom game was strong their game show game is even stronger. Waits for the reboot of Double Dare.

8. Nick Knows How to Do Reboots

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Speaking of Reboots, Nick knows how to do them RIGHT. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie was even better than the first Hey Arnold movie, and I'm so excited for the Double Dare reboot and Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling. Cartoon Network has dipped their toes in reboots (cough, cough The Powerpuff Girls) but let's not talk about unpleasantness, shall we?

9. SpongeBob SquarePants

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Not only is Sponbgebob an incredibly funny show which spawned two movies and a BROADWAY MUSICAL, Spongebob Squarepants, himself, is a cartoon icon, among the likes of Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny. Top that, Johnny Bravo.

10. The Variety of Shows

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Nick has it all: top-rate cartoons, clever sitcoms, and thrilling game shows. It's a well-rounded network, with something for everyone.

11. The Color Scheme

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While black and white can be tasteful, but orange is bold and beautiful, it's both kid-friendly and stands out.

12. The Jingles/Bumpers

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Nick nick nick nick na nick nick nick Nickelodeon! Cartoon Network didn't have any jingles

13. The VHS's

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The Nickelodeon VHS's were ORANGE...enough said.

14. But Most of All, the Shows Taught Us Lessons...About Friendship

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15. And Kindness

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16. Helping Others

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17. Staying True to Yourself

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18. While Still Being Silly and Appealing to Kids, (and Adults, too)

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Once a Nickelodeon kid, always a Nickelodeon kid.

19. If You Still Think Cartoon Network is Better Than Nickelodeon...

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The Ultimate List Of 'One Tree Hill' Moments That Left Us Shook

There's only one Tree Hill.
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Late last semester, I was in desperate need of a new Netflix show to start watching. I casually inquired to my roommates if I should start watching "One Tree Hill." Both having watched the show before, and slightly horrified that I've never even seen a single episode, they wholeheartedly urged me to begin the emotional journey that is "One Tree Hill." The show is quite a doozy at nine seasons, but I powered through all the ridiculous, melodramatic, and, above all, ups and downs that the multitude of characters experience. I have way too many thoughts concerning this show, but here we go.

Here are some of the best things about this show:

1. Brooke & Peyton's Friendship

2.Haley & Nathan's First Kiss

3. The Cracker Jack Box Prize

4. The Boytoy Auction

5. Lucas and Nathan's Budding Friendship

6. Whitey's Tough Love And Wisdom

7. Jake Being The Best All-Around Guy

8. Lucas's Heartfelt Speech To Brooke In The Rain

9. Peyton Bonding With Her Biological Mother

10. Karen & Keith Getting Together

11. Mouth Being The Ultimate Friend

12. Haley & Nathan Renewing Their Vows

13. The Ravens Winning The Basketball Championship

14. Lucas Declaring His Love To Peyton

15. Haley & Nathan Having Jamie

16. The Heartfelt Farewell To The River Court After Graduating High School

17. The Transformation Of Brooke Davis

18. Brooke & Peyton Reuniting In Tree Hill

19. Haley & Nathan's Little Family

20. Quentin & Jamie

21. Lucas & Peyton Getting Back Together

22. Deb Knocking Nanny Carrie Out

23. The Dog Eating Dan's Heart

24. Lucas & Peyton Getting Married

25. Peyton & Lucas Having Sawyer

26. Nathan Getting Into The NBA

27. Brooke & Julian's Relationship

28. Clay & Quinn Getting Together

29. The Utah Trip

30. Brooke & Julian's Wedding

31. Lydia Scott Arriving

32. Brooke Telling Julian She's Pregnant

33. Jude & Davis Baker

34. Chase Being The Best Bar Manager

35. Chris Keller Returning

36. Keith Forgiving Dan

37. Clay & Quinn Getting Engaged

38. Clay & Quinn & Logan Becoming A Family

39. The Cast Singing Along To The Theme Song

40. This Iconic Line

"One Tree Hill" is definitely a show that gives you some serious feelings, and because of that, I think it's one of the best teen dramas ever made. Lucas, Nathan, Brooke, Peyton, Karen, Keith, Whitey, Jamie, Deb, Mouth, Skills, Clay, Quinn, Millie, Chase, Chris, and even Dan will always have a place in every OTH fan's heart. There is, after all, only one Tree Hill.



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'Shrill' Is A Giant Middle Finger To Unhealthy Body Image, Sexuality, And More

Aidy Bryant kicks off the pilot episode of her new show on Hulu with a bat of her eyelashes and middle finger to negative social standards.

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When I was scrolling through Facebook the other day looking for content to write about at work, I stumbled across a post about a new comedy show on Hulu called "Shrill." I didn't know much about it other than that it stars Aidy Bryant, who I love, and immediately put it on my radar.

As a quick premise, if you don't know who Aidy is, she stars on Saturday Night Live and is one of the most nonchalantly hilarious women in comedy. She's known for her effortless way in sliding in jokes under her breath and for being a downright awesome advocate for women. Tie that all together, and I knew the show would be iconic.

The start of the pilot episode gives you a warm feeling, almost a sense of familiarity. It has that same "this premise is going to be about women who live their lives for themselves," much to how I felt watching "Broad City" and "Girls." With the latter already ended and the former coming to its close, I was hoping a new show would come out, and "Shrill" seems to already be hitting more nails on the head.

Spoiler alerts ahead.

In the first episode, we see Aidy take on topics that are heavy, controversial and very transparent in nature.

First and foremost, she talks about her body image issues and how it plays a role in her relationships. Because of her plus-sized figure, she explained how she always used it to scrutinize every aspect of her life. How because she was always bigger, she felt the need to prove herself in other ways, like being constantly kind, giving and nice to everyone around her. Don't get me wrong, these are great attributes to have, but she realized that by constantly making sure everyone around her was happy, she lost herself in the process.

She stopped standing up for herself out of fear of creating a wake for other people. She stopped demanding more for her worth and settled for what could be good. And she stopped seeing herself as a person worthy of anything real outside of her weight. Her body constantly played a role in her choices and became shackles holding her down from making true actions throughout her life.

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In the midst of it all is a man who she sleeps with and clearly wants more from him. She felt that because she had a man want her, she needed to do everything in her power to keep him around, which included allowing him to have sex with her without protection. In the process, she didn't realize that Plan B pills aren't applicable to anyone over 175 lbs and got pregnant as a result of it.

What a brave woman that Aidy Bryant is. Because also in this first episode, her character has an abortion as a way of claiming her truth and womanhood. She made a decision to terminate her pregnancy, and in this day and age of politics, that will absolutely come with its fair share of backlash.

But instead of the abortion being clueless, haste or uneducated, she shares the experience from an authentic perspective. She talks about claiming back her life and how she didn't have the procedure for anyone other than herself.

I can already hear pro-life advocates screaming at their TVs calling her selfish and inconsiderate of the baby, but what's impressive to me is that Aidy didn't care to go into more detail. In the show, she didn't feel the need to plead her case. She simply said it was for herself, and left it at that. With an understanding friend and supportive family, she knew it was all she needed to get through. I'm sure women everywhere felt the depth of this answer or lack thereof.

Without spoiling too much, we see her come to terms with tormentors in her life: her weight, the lack of respect from the man she sleeps with and the absurdity of the woman/trainer who pushes the narrative that in order to be a respectable human Aidy must lose weight.

It was a standard pilot episode in the archetypical timeline of it all: Woman has issues; woman has major life lesson; woman changes her perspective and the show kicks off to really begin in episode two. Although I've seen this plotline before, the actual content this one carries has me drawn in and eager to watch more. I'm curious to know what other hard-hitting topics the show will introduce in its 6 episodes, and I plan on writing a season recap/reaction to it all in the end.

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