Showing posts with label Block Party Summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Block Party Summer. Show all posts

Retro RePost: Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off Nick-At-Nite's Block Party Summer

Monday, May 30, 2022

Wow, Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone already!  Technically, today, Monday the 30th, is Memorial Day, but I'm sure you have been celebrating all weekend long.  

On the other hand, I have been very busy with work and moving from one state to another.  

Since I've been so busy, and Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, I thought it would be an excellent time to RePost one of the articles I'm most proud of.  This article was also one of the major driving reasons behind this website.  I have always wanted to write this article, and I'm so glad I did. 


The Nick-At-Nite Block Party Summer meant a lot to me and was a very important part of my childhood.  It's hands down the most successful post on this blog, and I'm very proud of it.  The weeks of effort into collecting the data needed to write it were so worth it.   I hope you've read it already, but if you haven't, please check it out!  


Happy Memorial Day, everyone!  

ON TO SUMMER!

Retro RePost: Nick-at-Nite's Block Party Summer

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

This little blog of mine suddenly saw a spike in viewership a few months ago.  I was confused but delighted!  In looking into it, I discovered that one page gets viewed at least 20 times for every single view of any other.  Then I discovered that the same article was the number one search result on Google when you typed in "Nick at Nite Block Party Summer."

I was floored.  Number one in Google for something so special to me as the Nick at Nite Block Party Summer!  Then I realized this is WHY I created this website.  Not to be famous or be number one... but the fact that you can come to my little site and find nearly EVERYTHING you wanted to know about a particular topic without having to comb through thousands of websites.  

I've always said that people who put stuff online are saints.  You can google or Youtube almost anything, and there's a "how-to" or historical documentation there in full detail.  The people who take the time to do all of that are God-sent, especially if you are desperately looking for something for weeks, and then BAM!  There it is in full detail.  

I started this blog with the idea of writing about things I enjoyed or remembered from my youth.  I hoped to combine several bits of information from various sources and make one solid article where EVERYTHING is in one place.  Sure it makes some really long articles sometimes, like with my "Lunchbox Snacks of YesterYear" series (or my coming "Airlines of YesterYear" series), but I hope you can easily find what you need in a one-stop-shop type of place here at YYR.  


In my "Tribute to Nick-at-Nite" series, one article took the most research but was also the most important to me.  One article that represented so many summers of my childhood and so many hours of television.  This one article represents so many hours with Dad in front of the TV laughing so loud that Granny heard us next door.

The Nick-at-Nite Block Party Summer.  


Sometimes I still can't believe that this little blog of mine is the number one and two search result when you type in "Nick at Nite Block Party Summer" into Google (as of today.) 

Wow, what an honor.  

Thank you.

Retro RePost: Nick At Nite's Block Party Summer

Monday, March 15, 2021

Hopefully this is the last Retro RePost for a while.  But, with the success of our last one that featured my article covering the 35th anniversary of Nick-at-Nite, I figured why not take a look back at my most successful (in terms of page views and google searches) article of all time...


Nick-At-Nite's Block Party Summer!  


Perhaps you missed it the first time, or you're new to YesterYear Retro, or maybe you just want to read it again... but enjoy "Nick-At-Nite's Block Party Summer!"

Nick at Nite's Block Party Summer

Friday, June 26, 2020

In honor of Nick at Nite's 35th Anniversary, I wanted to be sure to include an article about my all-time favorite television event, The Nick at Nite Block Party Summer.  This programming block on Nick at Nite was arguably the network's most popular and beloved stunt in network history and hooked a lot of 90s kids on classic television.

As a kid, I had a really early bedtime.  I remember being so upset when my parents sent me to bed while it was still light outside, and my next-door neighbor, the kid who got every toy on the shelf and everything else, was still out playing.  However, during the summer, when "Lucy Tuesdays" and the rest of the Nick at Nite Block Party Summer was on, I can still remember the sheer joy of staying up late and watching the whole night's programming with Dad.  Other than times when I was sick, and my parents let me sleep on the couch in front of the tv, this was one of the few times I remember being allowed to stay up late.  And of course, it involved classic television.


Launching in 1994, the Block Party Summer ran during July and August every summer through 2000.  After 2000, it faced a few different iterations before being discarded by the network in 2006 for weekly marathons.  In what some people call the original "Netflix binge-watching," The Block Party Summer would air three-hour mini-marathons of a different sitcom every night.  Each night was given its own branding and advertising, such as "Mary Mondays" or Lucy Tuesdays."