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  • Fixing up your friends.

    Posted on 03/20/2010 by Mary

    What do you think, should friends fix friends up? I feel like it can go both ways -- awesome, or a total friendship-changer (for the worse).

    On the pros side:
    - Maybe they'll fall in love and you'll be the one who set them up!
    - They're both so great and so single! They should be together !
    - Maybe you'll get your friend to stop his/her whining about not having a bf/gf! Like a binky!

    On the cons side:
    - Maybe they'll hate each other and you'll be the one who set them up!
    - You are kind of basically telling your friend what you think their "level" is, and... what if they find your opinion not that flattering?
    - Maybe they'll go out for a while, and then it will end horribly, and you will Not Hear the End of It because it will be ALL YOUR FAULT. Like a binky from a hell dimension that will never stay put !

    Holly stepped in poop on What I Like About You when she set Val up with Henry's brother (tonight, 10:30p et)... have you ever stepped in similar poop? Or have you been fixed up by a friend and been like, "really? That's who you think I should be with?" Or have your fix-ups been poop- and insult - free and resulted in decades-long marriages blessed with many many children?

    Share the wisdom of your experience in the comments...

  • Youth ministers: the good, the bad, and the WTH?

    Posted on 03/20/2010 by Mary

    Did anyone see the ep of That '70s Show where Kitty brings in a deeply cringe-worthy youth minister to try to get Eric, Laurie, and Hyde to like church? (It's on tonight at 12:30 am et... you'll be home by then, right?)

    But I know there are some genuinely in-touch youth ministers/pastors/whatevers out there, ones who respect your intelligence and don't talk to you like you're from some sort of alien race whose only communication is through '90s slang, or who are actually even genuinely cool. Aaaaand some genuinely clueless ones who attempt to rap and let's just not go there.

    Have any stories (inspiring or hilarious) about adults trying to talk to you about religion or spirituality that you care to share with the class? Please avail yourself of the comments box.

  • Nina Dobrev on Seventeen

    Posted on 03/19/2010 by Mary

    QueenVicci writes: "I just thought I'd let you know that our baby Mia is ALL GROWN UP NOW! I just saw her on the cover of Seventeen. I really wanted to cross out the 'From Vampire Diaries' and write 'From Degrassi'."

    I know, right, QV? WE SAW HER FIRST. But whatevs, if you love someone set them free.

  • School Gyrls coming soon!

    Posted on 03/17/2010 by Chairman Nick Cannon

    Chairman Nick Friends! Romans! What's poppin', it's been a minute! A chairman is a busy thing, lemme tell you. My calendar reminders are going off like popcorn kernels. But I wanted to drop in real quick and remind y'all that my girls (...or should I say my gyrls...) the School Gyrls, will be on TeenNick this Friday night at 9p et.

    I'm proud of that movie... it's one of my own special projects. So you'll see me hangin' with those ladies, probing their minds with my incisive questions during the breaks.

    And uh... you've already been told Justin Bieber and Soulja Boy are up in that masterpiece, right? Well, you've been told now. So it's your duty... your responsibility to yourSELF... to make sure your butt is on that couch Friday night. We straight? Good.

    Keep it locked! I miss you, boos! I'll be back soon!

    - Chairman Nick

  • Would you want your uncle at your prom?

    Posted on 03/15/2010 by Lisa

    Is it weird that I feel bad for D.J. from Full House that her Uncle Jesse's band played at her prom and her Aunt Becky was a chaperone? (That episode is on tonight @ 8pm, fyi.) My friend Dan would probably tell me not to feel bad for a fictional character, but I can't help it.

    I feel like D.J. would have a lot more fun with a different band and other chaperones. I'm a pretty private person, though. Maybe I'm overthinking it.

    Would it bother you if your aunt and uncle (or other adult relatives) were hanging out at your prom?

    On a sillier note, my favorite thing about the Prom Night episode is this exchange:
    "Why is D.J. putting perfume on her ears?" - Michelle
    "Must I explain everything? It's so she won't smell like ear sweat." - Stephanie

    Ear sweat. Haha.

  • What's the worst trouble you've ever been in?

    Posted on 03/12/2010 by Mary

    I was just looking at the on-air schedule, as I do on a Friday afternoon from time to time, and I saw this episode title:

    Eric Gets Suspended

    So evocative. So pregnant with meaning. I forget what he got suspended for (That '70s Show, 1:30a et on Friday night), but it made me think of my own wayward youth and the worst trouble I ever got in. I actually can't decide between the two biggies: the time I got in-school suspension for Accessory to Stinkbombing, or the time I got driven home by the cops in the middle of the night when I was 14 and my friend Brian's mom made a finger crucifix at me and said "Curse you, you child of Satan."

    What's the worst trouble you've ever been in? Drop it in the comments.

  • Sav and Anya Bickerson

    Posted on 03/12/2010 by Mary

    Sav and Anya can find pretty much anything to bicker about...or, maybe more accurately, Anya can find anything to pick a fight about with Sav, and Sav can back down and put his tail between his legs on almost any topic.

    Do you know any couples like that? ARE you any couples like that?

  • Should you be friends with your boyfriend's ex?

    Posted on 03/11/2010 by Mary

    Many people subscribe to the "Don't date your friends' exes" law of life. But: what about becoming friends with your bf/gf's ex? (What I Like About You, 11p et, btw.) Like the kind of friends who would have solo hang time and heart-to-hearts not in your bf/gf's company?

    Off limits? Or, if it's a case-by-case basis type thing, in what cases is it OK and in which cases is it not? (OK if your bf/gf did the breaking up? OK if the ex did the breaking up? OK if they 're still really good friends? OK if they're still decent-ish, not-great-but-whatever friends? OK if they don't really talk anymore? Only OK if your bf/gf says it's OK?)

  • Who's your back-up crush?

    Posted on 03/10/2010 by Mary

    I was just watching this scene from What I Like About You:

    Henry: When things get not-perfect, you start looking for other guys. With me, it was Vince. With Ben, it was Vince. Do you see a pattern?
    Holly: It's Vince!

    Haha, it's funny 'cause it's true! Aside from the details of the whole Holly-Vince storyline, I think a lottt of people have that one person that they keep turning back to whenever they start thinking their new bf/gf might be kind of eh... or when someone's treating them badly... or when they're just out of crushes and need someone to think about.

    Do you have an Old Faithful back-up crush?

  • Good Michelle vs. Bad Michelle

    Posted on 03/09/2010 by Lisa

    Good Michelle vs. Bad MichelleAnyone out there remember the Full House episode where "Good Michelle" and "Bad Michelle" both offer Michelle advice?

    Good Michelle wiggles her finger in a snobby way and says stuff like "Good girls always follow the rules."

    Bad Michelle wears a tiny biker jacket and says "Stick a sock in it, goody-pants." Of course I like Bad Michelle better. I seriously wish they'd wrestled it out though. Olsen twin vs. Olsen twin... that'd be better than WrestleMania.

    I just asked my inner voices for advice, and here's what they said:
    Good Lisa: "You've got lots of work to do. No time for distractions."
    Bad Lisa: "Stick a sock in it, worky-pants. Let's go to the park and look for cute boys with cute dogs."

    What do your conflicting inner voices say?