Dan & Manny talked to Scott Barber, one of the directors of the recently released documentary The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story, "a documentary about the Nickelodeon Network, telling the story of its humble origins deep into the SNICK years." Scott discussed what it took to make and finance an indie documentary, opened up about why he thinks the 90s were Nickelodeon's best years, and told a really hilarious story about Coolio's appearance on All That.
Scott Barber made his directorial debut with his film, The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story, featuring Kenan Thompson, Drake Bell, & Melissa Joan Hart. The film premiered at the DOC NYC Festival in 2018, to a sold-out crowd. His other projects include This Is GWAR and American Clown.
As Nickelodeon superfans, Dan & Manny highly recommend Scott's documentary The Orange Years. You can rent or buy it on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Fandango, Google Play, and more.
They also did a deep dive on:
- The genius leadership of former Nickelodeon president Geraldine Laybourne.
- How Vanessa Coffey developed the Nicktoons triple-threat of Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, & Doug.
- Double Dare host Marc Summers.
- Keenan Thompson's amazing journey from All That to SNL
- How Kel Mitchell's character Ed is probably the most iconic character of the 90s.
And so much more!
- Adam Sweeney (co-director of The Orange Years)
- Clarissa Explains It All
- Melissa Joan Hart
- Jim Jinkins (creator of Doug)
- Drake Bell
- Alisa Reyes
- Rocko's Modern Life
- Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story
- Salute Your Shorts
- Double Dare
- Nickelodeon GUTS
- Nick Arcade
- Legends of the Hidden Temple
- Klasky Csupo
- On Your Marc
- The Adventures of Pete & Pete
- Are You Afraid of the Dark
- The Secret World of Alex Mack
- Hey Dude
- Christine Taylor
- Graham Yost
- Brian Robbins
- Randall Lobb
- Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja
- Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
- Adam F. Goldberg
- Wolfman's Got Nards
- Where Patty Mayonaise got her voice
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We recorded this on March 23rd, 2021.