Tuesday, August 09, 2016

SpongeBob SquarePants | Naughty Nautical Neighbours | Nickelodeon UK

SpongeBob and Patrick are happily sending bubble messages to each other, but Squidward hatches a plan to ruin their game in this Sponge-Tastic video clip from SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Naughty Nautical Neighbours"!:

NEW: Play SpongeBob QuestPants 4: SpongeStar PatrickPants!

Watch more SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon and NickToons!

Additional source: Encyclopedia SpongeBobia.
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VOTA a los prenominados de los Kids' Choice Awards Argentina 2016 - Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

ARGENTINA: ¡No pares de votar!

Tú eliges quiénes son los grandes finalistas de los #KCAArgentina. Esta etapa finaliza el 13 de septiembre. Sigue cada detalle en www.kcaargentina.com:

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Detrás de escena: en la escuela - Yo Soy Franky 2 - Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

Mira el mejor detrás de escena de Yo Soy Franky en la escuela de tu show favorito!:

Did you know? - Nickelodeon are making a English version of Yo Soy Franky, titled I Am Frankie!
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Sneak-Peek From New "All In With Cam Newton" Episode "All In With Caleb And Piper", Premiering 8/5 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the next brand-new episode of networks all-new adventure-filled docu-series All in with Cam Newton, "All In With Caleb and Piper", on Friday 12th August 2016 at 8:00pm ET/PT, Nick USA has unveiled a super sneak peek preview from the brand-new episode, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip here on Nick.com!

In the all-new episode of All in with Cam Newton, "All In With Caleb and Piper" (#112), Cam works with a brilliant, young inventor for a mix of fun and innovation, and a water polo player gets some pointers from the U.S. women's water polo team! In Nick's super sneak-peek, "Blanket Cape", Caleb shows Cam one of his greatest inventions -- the Blanket Cape!

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Nostalgic for the '90s? Check out these items inspired by Nicktoons! | Nickelodeon Animation 25

With its new Nickelodeon-themed concept, the West Chelsea boutique Story is taking its schtick on the road through tie-ins with Neiman Marcus' web site and California retailer Ron Robinson, reports the LA Times.

The independent downtown store, which reinvents itself every few months, is now presenting a Nineties-inspired "Remember When" experience that highlights hit '90s Nickelodeon shows such as Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Ren & Stimpy Show. Running through Sept. 18, the set-up in the New York store features more than 25 brands, including Story's own private label. More unexpected finds are a stonewashed Gap denim jacket and a SpongeBob Rolex watch customized by Bamford Watch Department.

Story's "Remember When" goods will be sold at New York-based retailer Story as well as at NeimanMarcus.com and Ron Robinson in Santa Monica. (Thomas Iannaccone)

In New York, "Remember When" shoppers will find such kitschy experiences as a Foxtales-designed selfie station that visitors can use to get digitally slimed and a Double Dare hamster wheel to test their speed. Fans of the number one network for kids can also check out interviews with show creators and characters through a Perch-enabled display. Story's retro concept is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nickelodeon Animation. Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Consumer Products at Nickelodeon, said Millennials, the generation that grew up watching the channel, have made it known via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media outlets that they miss the Nineties.

Story founder Rachel Shechtman dreamed up a 1991 flashback feeling by setting up a homeroom complete with desks and a podium and dividing the store into class clubs. Homeroom features a mash-up of Nineties characters - Besties consists of Nickelodeon's better-known tag teams; Double Dare was inspired by the Nineties game show of the same name; City Kids is made up of Hey Arnold!-inspired items, and Yearbookers is comprised of nostalgic selections such as Sugarfina Slime green apple candy. The letter from the editor, which frequent shoppers at Story have grown to look for, is written like a valedictorian speech. Illustrator Charlotte Fassler flew in from her home in Marfa, Tex., to draw portraits of some favorite characters on the Story wall. Shechtman estimated that 20 to 30 percent of the offerings are apparel.

To help further the event's reach, Ron Robinson will launch a limited run of "Remember When" merchandise from 18 brands in a concept shop in its Santa Monica store starting Aug. 18. The Neiman Marcus web site will feature dozens of styles from 14 brands featured in the "Remember When" selections starting Aug. 23. This will be the first time Story has branched out from its own location at 144 10th Avenue.

Neiman Marcus President and Chief Merchandising Officer Jim Gold said, "We thought it would be really fun to show our clients things that they probably hadn't seen before - unless you have the opportunity to get to Chelsea to one little store that's doing really fun, creative, interesting things. We thought it would be novel to bring that to the Neiman Marcus client. At the same time, there are things Neiman Marcus can do that can help Rachel [Shechtman] get exposure to for her company."

Distributed in 175 countries, Nickelodeon has a built-in base of fans, from which all of the "Remember When" parties stand to benefit. Kaufman's favorites include the Jeremy Scott selection (which includes a leather jacket and boots). "He's the ultimate Nick kid. He grew up on Nickelodeon and has probably done one of the best jobs of reinterpreting Nickelodeon characters. I love his 'Ren and Stimpy' collection," Kaufman said, adding that the company hopes to work with him again.

She declined to reveal annual sales for the consumer products division that she oversees. In terms of myriad products that it has licensed, she recalled how in years past, Nickelodeon licensed a SpongeBob SquarePants thong and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mud flaps for trucks. With select freestanding Nickelodeon stores in locales such as London's Leicester Square and Panama, the company plans to open another in Dubai. "There isn't a set number of Nickelodeon stores that will open. ... It's not a huge business goal. It's more of a brand statement," she said.

Through a deal with Universal, Nickelodeon has a theme park in the Mall of America, which is one of the world's largest indoor theme parks. Other worldwide locations are in the works with a variety of other partners, Kaufman said. And a Nickelodeon luxury hotel recently opened in the Dominican Republic. "It's really about Nickelodeon's footprint going where the consumer is."


Our New STORY Is: Remember When

Remember When…Life was easy like Saturday morning cartoons? When we dropped “Whatever” into conversation, tried to be kind and press rewind, and save up our allowance for our favorite beanie babies and pogs? Like totally, for sure, times have changed and memories get fuzzy like our favorite B.U.M. Equipment sweatshirt. So we’re dialing it back to the dial-up days and embracing 90s nostalgia with #RememberWhenSTORY.

In celebration of Nickelodeon’s 25th Birthday and their late night programing, The Splat, we’ve teamed up to bring the ’90s back to life, back to reality August 5 – September 18. It’s a nod to the decade that brought us Rugrats, SpongeBob, Rocko's Modern Life, and more of our favorite animated pals.

From how we played to the decade’s fashion trends, to the iconic toys and snacks of Saturday mornings past, duh this decade was memorable. “Remember When” takes visitors back to it through the lens of a yearbook, dividing the shop into themed clubs that highlight fan-favorite Nickelodeon shows and other elements of ‘90s culture. To bring the characters to life offline, we teamed up with illustrator Charlotte Fassler to take over the STORY wall with portraits of some of our favorite cartoon friends.

The experience is centered around five clubs. HOMEROOM, where it all starts, is where you’ll find a mashup of beloved ’90s characters and inspired prints by Print All Over Me. BESTIES remembers Nick’s iconic duos (channeling CatDog). DOUBLE DARE is inspired by Nick’s game show (and all things slime), where you’ll have a chance to run the human hamster wheel. CITY KIDS features Hey Arnold!-inspired pieces that play to the home crowd. And YEARBOOKERS showcases some ’90s superlatives–from your favorite candy to must-have nostalgic pics.

Throughout these sections, we’ve teamed up with over 25 brands on rad items that celebrate the spirit of ‘90s Nickelodeon. From a pair of Double Dare-inspired Keds to a stonewash denim jacket by The Gap, to Rolex watches customized by Bamford Watch Department, to iconic ’90s lipsticks by Smashbox, to statement pieces from Rockets of Awesome, to Ren & Stimpy-inspired threads by Jeremy Scott, we’re chock full of exclusive items that throw it back.

Feeling left out, all you West-Coasters? Take a chill pill. The #RememberWhenSTORY experience is transcending its East Coast space for the first time (!) to team up with Los Angeles-based retailer Ron Robinson and NeimanMarcus.com, giving consumers the opportunity to feel all the ’90s feels too. (You can read more about that here).

So get down with the get down, dial it back, and join us for an experience that promises to be too cool for school.

Also from STORY:

Our Favorite Throwback Moments in #RememberWhenSTORY

It’s the start of #RememberWhenSTORY, and this week we’re singing songs that remind us of the good times as we eat (PopRocks) drink (Capri Sun) play (with Nerf guns) and celebrate all things ’90s. No doubt, nostalgia is bagging another huge win with STORY moments to experience and share. Here’s a roundup of a couple of our fave throwback moments within our four walls:


So what if you weren’t valedictorian? (Or if you’re too young to have graduated high school!). Take a moment to stand behind our podium, take rad pics in front of NickToons-inspired prints, and capture the general awesomeness of reconnecting with your pals from the Class of ’91.

Human Hamster Wheel

Locate your inner rodent, run the 1-ton Human Hamster wheel until the lever strikes “6” (why “6?” Who knows! The ’90s were a little weird!), and beam with satisfaction knowing that you totally could have slayed any physical challenge on Double Dare.

Feeling all the feels with our ’90s nostalgia? Take a chill pill! There’s way more #RememberWhenSTORY moments to follow. Stay up on our DL @thisisstory.


Original Nickelodeon Press Release via Business Wire:

STORY Presents “Remember When”

Relive the '90s with Nickelodeon: Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Double Dare and More

PRESS IMAGES: http://bit.ly/2b9Dzqi

August 09, 2016 04:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--STORY, New York’s ever-changing concept store, unveils “Remember When,” an immersive retro experience that celebrates Nickelodeon’s iconic shows and memorable characters from the ‘90s, timed to the 25th anniversary of Nickelodeon animation. Open August 5 - September 18, “Remember When” is the 31st installation for STORY and takes a nostalgic look back at the decade that gave birth to the Rugrats, dial-up Internet and leggings as pants. To bring the ‘90s “back to life, back to reality,” STORY has teamed up with over 25 brands on items that celebrate the spirit of ‘90s Nickelodeon--from a pair of Double Dare-inspired Keds and a stonewash denim jacket by Gap, to Rolex watches customized by Bamford Watch Department.

“Remember When” takes visitors back to the future through the lens of a yearbook, set against a backdrop that features portraits of beloved ‘90s Nick characters reimagined by New York illustrator Charlotte Fassler on the STORY wall. The experience is centered on five clubs that highlight fan-favorite Nickelodeon shows and other elements of ‘90s culture:

* HOMEROOM: Where it all starts. Celebrate the legacy of Nickelodeon through products that feature a mash-up of beloved ‘90s characters and give back with brands like State Bags and Out of Print.

* BESTIES: Remembering Nickelodeon’s iconic duos.

* DOUBLE DARE: Hit prints and patterns from Crshr and Boardies inspired by Nickelodeon’s ultimate ‘90s game show Double Dare and iconic green Slime.

* CITY KIDS: Hey Arnold!-inspired pieces that play to the home crowd.

* YEARBOOKERS: The '90s were all that, from your favorite candy to must-have nostalgic picks.
“Consumer demand for '90s Nickelodeon is off the charts and we are excited to introduce an exclusive new line of products based on our most popular shows to celebrate this iconic chapter of our history,” said Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President, Consumer Products, Nickelodeon. “We think STORY is the perfect partner to kick off our new consumer products program and Nickelodeon fans are really going to love it.”

STORY will extend the “Remember When” experience outside its walls for the first time through additional brick-and-mortar and online retail partnerships with Los Angeles-based retailer RON ROBINSON and NeimanMarcus.com, giving consumers outside of New York the opportunity to join the fun. From August 18 to September 18, RON ROBINSON will host a STORY “Remember When”-themed shop-in-shop in its Santa Monica store and feature an edited selection of the limited-edition product.

“The nostalgia that this collaboration with Nickelodeon evokes is energizing. I told my staff about this project and they, each one, went into their list of which characters and shows they were fond of. It's been exhilarating for me to work together with Rachel and her team at STORY, they are true masters!!! Our teams have worked seamlessly together. I am looking forward to the celebration at RON ROBINSON on August 18," shares Ron Robinson, Founder & CEO, RON ROBINSON.

Neiman Marcus will highlight key collaborations with an online extension of “Remember When” on their website, NeimanMarcus.com, for a limited time starting August 24 through September 18. This marks the first time STORY’s themed concepts will be available online and also serves as a first for many of the brands to have their items sold at Neiman Marcus.

“We are thrilled to partner with Rachel and her great team to bring STORY to Neiman Marcus. We love her innovative approach to product, marketing and the customer experience, and believe that we can collaborate in a very exciting way to showcase the unexpected for our clients--starting with an introduction of her ‘90s icon story on our website,” said Jim Gold, President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus.

Those in New York will be able to enjoy the full flashback force of the partnership through a series of playful in-store experiences. Double Dare fans can step up to the podium for photo opportunities and the most daring will be able to take a physical challenge on the hamster wheel from the original obstacle course. A display designed by Perch Interactive will showcase behind-the-scenes interviews with many of the creators of Nickelodeon’s animated series, while an in-store selfie station will give visitors an opportunity to get digitally Slimed through a custom interactive photo experience designed by Foxtales. Finally, Time Travel Radio, created by Jamie Carreiro, a Creative and Tech Director at PARTY NYC, has curated the top hit songs from 1990-1999, so fans can relive the decade via music.

Exclusive collaborations for “Remember When” include:

* Bamford Watch Department Rolex: To create the ultimate throwback timepiece, Bamford Watch Department has turned three Rolex watches into limited-edition collector’s pieces with three distinct faces inspired by Double Dare (Slime), an all-over Nickelodeon animation print, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

* Chasing Paper: Peel and stick removable wallpaper with two Nickelodeon-inspired patterns designed by STORY.

* Denik: With every product sold from this collection of custom journals, a portion of the proceeds goes directly to building schools and to support the artist.

* Dormify: In time for back-to-school, Dormify has created a collection of limited-edition pillows inspired by Nickelodeon’s animated cast of characters, from Ren & Stimpy to SpongeBob SquarePants.

* Harry Barker: Super-healthy snacks for cats, dogs, and CatDogs. Plus, a handmade dog toy made to look like Chuckie Finster’s iconic glasses.

* Keds: Hit the ground running in two exclusive styles of ‘90s-perfect Keds sneakers, each featuring a custom print and laces inspired by the hit Nickelodeon game show Double Dare.

* Leeloo Soaps: Handmade in Portland, Leeloo Soaps has created five custom bars including a Slime green bar and Wallaby Wash.

* Mi Cielo: Rugrats-inspired onesies for today’s rug rats, handmade in Austin, Texas.

* Print All Over Me: The online platform for self-expression and creative collaboration brings together a wide assortment of apparel and accessories to commemorate ‘90s Nick from bathing suits and Slimed hoodies to bucket hats for little ones.

* Rockets of Awesome: Rockets of Awesome has turned its cool kids’ wear into two throwback statement pieces: a glow-in-the dark Slime-covered tee and silver metallic varsity jacket, perfect for today’s coolest Nick fans.

* Samsung: An exclusive Nick character collection of electronics including fast-charge exterior batteries, wireless Slimed speaker and printed Galaxy phone cases.

* Smashbox: Unleash your inner ‘90s babe with “The Kiss Ups,” an exclusive collection of lipsticks in three shades inspired by the decade’s moody hues.

* Stance Socks: Kick it old school. Indie sock maker Stance has created a line of limited-edition pairs of retro-right statement socks for the stickball champ in all of us.

* Sugarfina: L.A.-based confectioner Sugarfina puts a sugar-coated spin on the ‘90s with five Nickelodeon-inspired boxed gummies including SpongeBob SquarePants pineapples and Slime green apples.

* Tidal Flip Flops: Tidal’s expertly engineered American-made flip flops take a step back in time with three exclusive styles featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, Ren & Stimpy and a ‘90s Nick character print.

* WattzUp: 3D-molded power chargers in the shape of fan-favorite Nick characters that charge to 100% in a single use.

Additionally, select Ren & Stimpy pieces from the fall 2016 Jeremy Scott collection will be available for purchase.


#TBT Happier Hours: Every Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm running August 11 - September 15
Revisit your after-school programming, grow’d up-style, at #TBT happy hours. We'll raise the roof with ‘90s-inspired food, strong cocktails, and (totally requested) music from DJ Saz.
Additional events for New York Fashion Week will be posted and announced at a later time.


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Monday - Wednesday: 11am-8pm
Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 7pm

Hashtag: #RememberWhenSTORY
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Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC is a luxury, multi-branded, omni-channel fashion retailer conducting integrated store and online operations under the Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, Horchow, CUSP, and mytheresa brand names. For more information, visit www.neimanmarcusgroup.com.


In 1978, RON ROBINSON opened its doors at Fred Segal on Melrose Avenue, and has grown exponentially ever since. Today RON ROBINSON maintains its original Melrose location and has expanded with its first ever flagship concept store in Santa Monica. The new flagship location is a clear announcement of Ron Robinson’s continued singular retail vision, where he curates the elusive essence of SoCal cool and discovers the next big thing in design and “Fashion Art” in the men’s, women’s, kids, cosmetics, fragrance, jewelry, and home design arenas. Robinson is also world-renowned in the beauty industry for his collection of APOTHIA perfumes, lotions and home fragrances which were created for RON ROBINSON and have since expanded to hi-end retailers like Barney’s, Montage Resorts, The Wynn Las Vegas and others across the globe. He has been awarded with Interior Scent of the Year from the Fragrance Foundation for 8 of his 11 scents, the AIGA award of excellence and most recently has collaborated with the legendary Missoni family for an exclusive line of candles. RON ROBINSON is a true Los Angeles shopping experience and a destination in itself.


STORY is a retail concept based in Manhattan that blurs the lines between retail and media through an innovative, change-based model. Envisioned by founder Rachel Shechtman as a living magazine, the 2000-square-foot shop located on 10th Ave in Chelsea takes the editorial viewpoint of a magazine, changes like a gallery, and sells things like a store. Since opening, it has presented over 30 unique merchandise installations including Making Things, Style.Tech, and Home for the Holidays, and worked with partners including General Electric, Intel, and Target to bring each concept to life. Looked to as an industry innovator, STORY has been featured in the New York Times, Ad Age, and named one of New York's top shops by Time Out. On its behalf, Shechtman has been named to the Crain's NY "40 Under 40" List, Fast Company's list of "100 Most Creative People In Business."


Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).


Starting in August, The Splat will celebrate the 25th anniversary of our most beloved Nicktoons! Prepare yourself for insider info, never-before-seen footage, and interviews with the cast and creators of the shows that started it all: Rugrats, Doug, and The Ren & Stimpy Show! This is going to be huge, and it all starts August 11th on The Splat! #NickAnimation25

Visit the official 25 Years of Nickelodeon Animation Tumblr blog for more fantastic Nickelodeon memories, and remember to watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on The Splat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows!
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Sky Academy Arts Scholarship Winner Yinka Ayinde Remoulding Kenan & Kel For The Stage

Awww, here it goes! Sky Academy Arts Scholarship winner Yinka Ayinde is remoulding Nickelodeon's hit '90s live-action original comedy series Kenan & Kel for the stage, which will feature a 21st-century London setting, and in a special interview with Zoe Paskett, he talks to the Hampstead Highgate Express about bringing Kenan & Kel back to cater to overlooked audiences!

Breaking into the arts industry is notoriously tough. Nepotism aside, big breaks are rare and for many it takes years of hard graft with little reward to achieve some level of influence.

As tuition fees are being relentlessly increased over time, more and more young people are missing out on opportunities to enter into their desired fields.

"There are vast numbers of amazingly creative people that are out there with the potential to create the future classics but who can’t afford to," says Yinka.

Nickelodeon's Kenan & Kel

"Funding can mean the difference between pursuing your talent and your dream and giving up because you're not sure how much longer you can cope."

Yinka was recently announced as one of the winners of the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship.

The scholarship supports five emerging artists in the UK and Ireland every year by providing mentoring and financial support to allow winners to continue to pursue their craft.

Yinka, a 25-year-old creative producer who grew up in the Wendling Estate in Kentish Town, is remoulding cult classic TV show Kenan & Kel into a three-episode stage production.

Each episode will have a two week run with three weeks of rehearsal in between.

"I want to create the ultimate environment for nineties nostalgia before and after the show. It will be an extremely fun night out with theatre at the heart of it."

Yinka entered the entertainment world as a radio presenter and producer while studying at the University of Bedford. Attracting a large audience, he and his co-host began to present variety events, music nights and game shows.

Yinka cites the emergence of Afrobeats music in 2012 into mainstream UK popular culture as his push into the arts. "This was really exciting for me and many others because it was what I grew up with.

"Not only did we understand this sudden popular culture, we were that culture."

He wanted to make a contribution to the movement, noticing that "there was nothing that represented the modern day sound, dance and popularity of African culture", and created Oliva Tweest: An Afrobeats Musical as a result.

"I stepped into this industry with blissful ignorance which actually played in my favour.

"I had the confidence to just call up a West End venue and ask to hire it out for a night.

"I put on 'Oliva Tweest' at The Lyric Theatre in the West End and had a sold out show on a marketing budget of £90!"

Yinka targets audiences that, like himself, aren't adequately represented.

75 per cent of his audiences are under 30 and 80 per cent are of BAME backgrounds.

"I don't believe they are catered for and when they are it's never the main show, it's never for a run in one of the top theatres and it would usually be an amateur production.

"Theatres don't reach out to them effectively or make it attractive for them to feel invited."

The past few years have been hard, but Yinka believes that he has what it takes to make it in the world of theatre.

"Ever since I started out it has been an upward struggle," he says.

"I applied for the scholarship three years ago and never even made the long list.

"But I feel now was the right time as I’ve gained more experience, become more credible in my work and grown as an artist."

Receiving the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship award, Ayinde said: "When I found out I won I was laughing with happiness for about an hour... I grew up being a crazy fan of Kenan & Kel and I even still watch the episodes now. I'm looking forward to exploring my creativity to re-imagine it within a British setting and I know it'll inspire a whole new audience to attend theatre."

The other winners of the 2016 Sky Academy Arts Scholarship are classical sitarist and composer Jasdeep Singh Degun, theatre director Caitlin McLeod, filmmaker Sarah Grant and visual artist Gearoid O'Dea. Congratulations to all the winners of this years Sky Academy Arts Scholarship!
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Do Doug and Patti end up together?! | Nickelodeon Animation 25

On Monday, Entertainment Weekly revealed all about the possibilities for rebooting Nickelodeon's three original Nicktoons series. Rugrats folks are in. Ren & Stimpy, not quite. And then there's Doug.

Both the character Doug and the eponymous series itself have always seemed to exist at the whims of other people - and as such, series creator Jim Jinkins says the show's current rights-holder, Disney, doesn't seem to have much interest in bringing Doug back for more Bluffington bliss.

But Jinkins certainly hopes Disney changes its mind, and he's fully prepared for when they do. Short of writing a full screenplay for a Doug follow-up, he's written assorted stories and scenes that would get viewers up to date with what Doug Funnie has been up to all these years later. "I've written the scene," Jinkins tells EW, referring to one major moment that would answer the question Jinkins' is constantly asked - whether Doug and his lifelong crush, Patti Mayonnaise, end up together.

But first: The story of Doug has always been synonymous with the life of Jinkins, who conceived of the character in the early '80s as a cartoon alter ego. Many of the show's storylines came from Jinkins' own life, and that same logic now applies to the filmic follow-up Jinkins has begun writing. The setting: It's the eve of Doug's 10-year reunion, and Doug (much like Jinkins) is a freelance artist living in the big city, presumably still expanding the Quailman universe. Skeeter's his roommate, Judy's performing off Broadway, Porkchop's (inexplicably) alive... and then there's Patti.

What happened to the love of Doug's life? That's where Jinkins' tale about his surprise reconnection with the real Patti Mayonnaise comes in. If you want to know what happens to Doug, you must first find out what happened to Jim:

"It's my ten-year reunion, and I didn't go. I was in New York working like crazy as a freelancer and just trying to make it there. And I got a phone call in New York and it's Patti. The real Patti. And my heart's beating fast. She's like, 'I was at the reunion! You weren't!' and I was like, 'Yeah...sorry...I had to work.' And she goes, 'I found out you live in New York. Guess what-I do, too!' And she told me where she lives. We lived across Central Park from each other. And she says, 'Why don't you come over for dinner?'

So now we're in a Doug show. I'm like, what do I wear? What will she look like!? All that's happening as I'm walking across Central Park to her apartment, just wondering and just hoping, all those things. I was, at the time, very available.

I get to the door, and you get buzzed up in New York, and so I walk up to the apartment and I hear the lock turn-it's getting ready to happen-and she opens the door, and she's perfect. Just perfect. She just looks spectacular and she's so happy, and her arms fly up and we hug, and I'm just like [frightened guttural gasping noises]. She backs up and she goes 'Look, Jimmy! Boobs! I got my boobs!' [Laughs.] It sounds like I'm making this up, right? And I’m like, 'Yeah... yeah, uh huh!' 'Yeah, they always used to call me Flatty Patti, but look!' And she was just funny and fun and innocent, but it's like Doug and Patti together again, ten years later, right?

So this is all wonderful, right? And then she wheels and goes, 'Oh, Jimmy, I want you to meet my husband.'

And I don't even remember the rest of the evening."

There it is, friends: Doug Funnie and Patti Mayonnaise don't end up together. At least, not right now. It's not the romantic ending fans hoped for, sure, though that's because reality isn't a rom-com.

"It doesn't happen because, really, most people don't end up with their first love," says Jinkins, who calls the encounter an "amazing story" that still deserves to be a movie. "But then again, maybe I do do it! There isn't some rule! It's not in the Bible. It's just that most people don't. I don't know the answer yet. But I would predict that what I would do is make it where Patti is maybe not married, but in a serious relationship."

But oh, there's still one more twist to be had, and it's classically, characteristically Doug.

"Meanwhile, Doug has this friend of his, a girl, who he's always pouring his heart out to about how [Patti's] killing him," Jinkins continues. "And naturally, I guess maybe it's a little predictable, but that's the one. That's the one he’s comfortable enough to bear his soul to in his next phase of life, that he discovers he's in love with and didn't even know it. My guess is that it would be something like that."

Sorry guys.

There are sadly no plans for a Doug reboot at the moment, but Jinkins has his future story lines ready to go if it ever happens. Let's keep our fingers crossed in the meantime.

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Rugrats creator talks Chuckie’s mom, Passover episode

‘This kid magically appears at the house, but where are his parents?!’ Paul Germain says

It’s Nicktoons week on EW.com, and we’re celebrating the 25thanniversary of Nickelodeon’s debut of Doug, Rugrats, and The Ren & Stimpy Show in a big way: With some exclusive intel on that outrageous orange splat of shows that helped define your childhood. (In case you missed it: The creators spoke about the chances of reboots, and Doug’s Jim Jinkins ruined several childhoods by revealing whether Doug and Patti end up together.)

There are a slew of fun facts you might not have known about Rugrats — like how the show was invented the night before co-creator Paul Germain was scheduled to pitch Nickelodeon, or how co-creator Arlene Klasky never liked the idea of the character Angelica (“She thought she was too mean,” says Germain), or the fact that Chuckie was originally conceived in his first drawing as a bully.

You’ll catch a lot of these nuggets in EW’s mega-sized oral history on Nicktoons, but before that drops, we’ve got some extra stories to share from Rugrats co-creator Paul Germain, who was all too eager to revisit memories about the early development of Rugrats.

Germain (who went on to co-create Recess and Lloyd in Space) co-created the world of Rugrats with animation bigwigs Klasky and her then-husband Gabor Csupo, but Germain ran the show during its initial 65 episodes on Nickelodeon while Klasky and Csupo pulled back to develop other shows, only checking in on the run in a production oversight capacity. So it was Germain and his team of assembled writers who are largely responsible for your favorite early episodes of Rugrats — but as Germain tells it, the writing staff didn’t even know the creative hit they had on their hands until season two.

“We found ourselves falling into a pattern in the first season: Tommy goes to a baseball game and wreaks havoc; Tommy is invited to be in a baby commercial and wreaks havoc; Tommy goes to a psychologist’s office and wreaks havoc — every one of them was like that,” says Germain. “We were towards the end of the first season and clearly going to a second season, and my writing staff and I found ourselves looking at each other like, ‘This is getting boring. We’ve got to think of something else.’” Young fans likely wouldn’t perceive the tangible change between seasons, but behind the scenes, Germain’s writers’ room stumbled onto the lightbulb idea of cross-pollinating popular movie genres with (sorry in advance) the baby formula, which saved the show by unlocking a host of stories into season 2 and beyond. “Different writers started to pick up on certain genres and make fun of them,” says Germain, citing the season 2 premiere, “Sand Ho!,” which imagined the Rugrats in a pirate adventure in their own sandbox as the inciting episode that helped the show go on to skewer westerns, film noir, horror, and more.

“The other thing we started doing was mixing up the characters,” Germain points out. “Angelica and Chuckie are opposites, so what we if throw them together? Or, what if Phil and Lil decide they want their own identities — Lil starts acting like Angelica, and Phil starts acting like Chuckie.” The show struck up almost a baby Seinfeld sitcom dynamic, borne from Klasky-Csupo and Germain’s history with The Simpsons. “I had worked for [The Simpsons producer] Jim Brooks for six years before Rugrats, and I didn’t even know I was getting trained, but I was,” says Germain. “I remember thinking, ‘Why can’t there be good programming for children the way there’s good programming for adults? Why are we talking down to kids? Kids aren’t stupid. They know.’ I remember, I knew. So we started writing for us when we were kids.”

But for as much the writing team was allowed free reign “anytime we wanted to do something” under a very trusting Nickelodeon, Germain notes two key frustrations that applied to his tenure in the first 65 episodes.

“The one thing we didn’t do that frustrated me was, we wanted to talk about Chuckie’s mom,” says Germain. “We developed the baby crew, and we developed Chuckie, and then we thought, ‘This kid magically appears at the house, but where are his parents?’ So we thought, let’s do Chuckie’s dad — but we decided not to do a mom. We just didn’t want an extra character there. But why? Why would there not be a mom? By the second or third season, we were saying, ‘What actually happened to Chuckie’s mom?’”

Logically, there were only two possibilities: Divorce, or death. “It was one or the other, so we said, ‘Let’s tell a story about that,’” recalls Germain. “We talked to Arlene, we talked to Nickelodeon, and we said, ‘Let’s do that she’s divorced.’ And they said, ‘No, no, we don’t want to touch divorce. That’s too heavy a subject, we don’t want to go there.’ So we said, ‘Okayso…you know… that means…Chuckie’s mom…is dead?’ And they go, ‘No! No! No! We definitely don’t want to talk about that, that’s scary! Children don’t want to see that.’ So if we can’t say that she’s divorced, and we can’t say that she’s dead, we can’t talk about her. If you watch the first 65 half-hours of Rugrats, they never mention Chuckie’s mom — or if they do, it’s a tease. We mention that she exists but we don’t tell you what happened to her. We even made a joke out of it in one episode. But we weren’t allowed to go into the subject.”

It was only after Germain and his writers left Rugrats in 1993 that, a few years later, under new leadership, the show moved to primetime on Nickelodeon and did exactly what they didn’t. “They did a whole thing about Chuckie’s mom, and that she died, this whole very maudlin thing,” he says. (The episode, “Mother’s Day,” aired in 1997 featuring Kim Cattrall as Chuckie’s mother, Melinda.) “I just sat there thinking, ‘We weren’t allowed to do this, and now you guys are doing it.’ That’s something I regret.”

In a similar vein, Germain feels the same compunction about one of the show’s holiday episodes.

“We did a Christmas show and it went over really well, and Nickelodeon came to us and said, ‘Let’s do a Hanukkah show!’” says Germain (who adds, by the way, that “people have said Tommy’s grandparents are anti-Semitic characters, but I don’t accept that. I’m Jewish and they’re my own grandparents!”). “Nickelodeon liked that we had made Tommy Jewish on his mother’s side, but one of my writers said to me, ‘Let’s not do Hanukkah. That’s not a very interesting holiday. If we’re going to do the Jewish equivalent of Christmas, we should do the story of Passover.’ So we proposed that to Nickelodeon and they said go for it. And in the story of Passover, you can kind of tell it any way you want. There are some basic elements, but the whole point is you want to communicate this story about freedom and there’s no set way to do it. We had fun with Angelica as Pharaoh, and Tommy is Moses, and ‘Let me babies go,’ you know.”

“But years later, they did the Hanukkah episode!” Germain continues. “And I just shook my head when I saw they did that, because again, it was something we specifically didn’t do that they went ahead and did after we were gone.”

As he mentioned earlier this week in EW’s report on the state of possible reboots, Germain isn’t the most keen on some of the later adventures of the babies. “I think a lot of the direction that they took the show in after I left in 1993 – the second 65 episodes and then the All Grown Up series – I thought those episodes were poor. I thought they lost the spirit of it,” he admits. “I think the way to go [for a reboot] would be to take it back to where it was. I don’t know if we could really do that, but that’s what I would like to see. I think it’s possible.”