Zim to None
What exactly was Nick's problem with Invader Zim? Well, I don't know? Could it be that:
a) Nick doesn't want any smart, clever, daring, and creative cartoons on their channel?
b) Nick doesn't have a brain and/or a steel pair to air half-way decent cartoons (read: cartoons that don't suck from the moment of conception) like their archnemesis, Cartoon Network (which has better cartoons on it--both classic and contemporary, IMO)?
c) Nick doesn't want another Ren and Stimpy fiasco like they did back when some of their programming was either excellent or okay to watch when nothing else was on?
d) Nickelodeon is just like MTV: It thinks it knows what's cool and what isn't, but wouldn't know what was cool if they stepped in a freezer wearing only their underwear?
e) After 9/11 and pressure from overprotective parents, Nick caved in like they did with R&S?
Who knows? All I know is that: here lies a twisted, daring cartoon (Invader Zim) that looked like something CN would air, but as cruel fate would have it, it ended up on a channel filled to the brim with mediocre cartoons and shows that would make even the sleaziest network TV execs wretch with disgust.
Invader Zim, you will be missed. I wish I had taken the time to know you better, but you were on the wrong channel. May you live on forever on DVD and VHS (if you ever return).
Last edited by candy17; 02-04-2003 at 03:59 PM.
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