Childhood nostalgia


Emily Gonzalez and Calleigh Ellis

Nickelodeon, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, Disney JR. These platforms have been around for teenagers at our school since the early 2000s. Buena Park High School Journalism members went around interviewing many different students asking them what shows they remember.

Jesse Reyes, a 15-year-old sophomore at Buena Park Highschool, was interviewed about the platforms and shows he remembers watching from when he was a kid.  Jesse was asked which platforms he had watched and responded with, “All of the platforms.” The platform Jesse Reyes claimed he had watched the most was Nickelodeon. Jesse’s favorite show as a kid was “Hey Arnold!” 

Jesse was asked if he had watched the shows “Yo Gabba Gabba”, “Wild Kratts”, or “Super Why!” Jesse said that he watched all three and believed that “Wild Kratts” can be enjoyed by many different audiences. One childhood of childhood shows that Jesse remembered was “WordGirl” he enjoyed it because “It always taught me to be a kind person.” 

“Super Why!” had the value of teaching young children how to problem solve and the value of friendship. It had the message that it is important to rely on friends and to problem-solve with help. “Wild Kratts” is a show that teaches you about animals and how they survive. “WordGirl” was a show about a girl who had superpowers. “Hey Arnold!” was about the different ways that friends and family impact your life. It taught kids about how to problem solve even if it wasn’t the best way to problem solve. “Yo Gabba Gabba!” was about different friends going through different situations. They helped each other through all situations.