Salute Your Shorts : Only 20 episodes?

Only 20 episodes?

For such a short lived series I remember Nickelodeon playing reruns of this all the time, I had no clue it was only 20 episodes...

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I just realized this too. I was visiting the Are You Afraid of the Dark? page and decided to check this one out... I was really surprised when I saw there werent as many episodes as I thought.

Glad I wasn't the only one =)

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I think the total was 26 episodes. Although there were two more than may have never aired so the total could have been as high as 28.


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TheOliveBranch is right there is 26

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same thing i said.... it didnt feel like it was only 2 years.....

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I would never have guessed there were only 26 episodes! Seems like there were so many more. I think it's easily explained, though. I have a son, he's 9 and he watches Disney Channel ALL THE TIME. Even when the episodes are ones he's memorized from beginning to end he still watches them. He's been watching the same episodes of Suite Life for 4 years and still watches them! So when we were kids we watched these episodes over and over and never got bored or uninterested, hence we didn't realize there was only a small number of episodes. It's a kid thing I guess.

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As a kid it felt like more like 60 episodes. I guess that's the magic of a kick ass show and being a kid in the 90s!

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That's probably because the show was in reruns for years after (until early 1999). It was on TV for 7-8 years.

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Back in the day, it seemed like there was a ton of episodes. I wish this show was on the air longer, has a pretty nice following.

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There's some old cartoons I watched in the 70s and 80s that had only 13 episodes. Just amazing I would have sworn 100 episodes each. I was watching the same thing over and over and over and over again! lol

For SYS, seems like a complete series DVD set would be an easy one. All the acters still around? I think they are. Extras with interviews, deleted scenes, promos, etc would be amazing. I can't believe this hasn't been done. SYS and YCDToTV need to be preserved. Shout! Factory or some other company that cares about what they release (I love Mill Creek, and they could probably get this done, but they wouldn't show it the respect it deserves). Shout! is the savor on these shows. I hope they do it. Not that I've heard anything...

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You must be a fu--ing idiot. How dumb are you? Seriously? You never caught onto the fact that there weren't very many episodes of a series that had only 13?

Even a 4-year-old should eventually catch on. Did you drool all over yourself while watching television back then?

I used to watch My Brother and Me on Nickelodeon, and it was always obvious there weren't very many episodes, as I kept seeing the same ones (13 of them) repeatedly.

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Hey boy, how many more times do you plan on responding to yourself there?



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I was in disbelief when I saw it was only 20 episodes. I still am.

I'm not even going to check, but Rugrats seemed like it had 100+ episodes. But, I'm guessing there were only 10 and I somehow watched the reruns 20 times each.

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Are you stupid? I mean, not to be mean...but this is just ridiculous. You've heard of GOOGLE, right?

First of all, Salute Your Shorts was 26 episodes, not 20. 2 seasons of 13 (most shows do seasons of 13 episodes).

Rugrats had over 100 episodes if you include the post-hiatus batch, and there were 65 episodes prior to the hiatus (the originals/classics). All but 3 of those classic episodes were divided into 2 11 minute stories, for a total of 127 stories in the 91-95 episodes. And that turned out to be only the halfway point for the series.

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Most childrens' shows only run a few years, unless they are MASSIVELY successful (SpongeBob, Fairly OddParents). Childrens' networks usually only want just enough episodes to run for a year in syndication without repeating them. This is why Batman: The Animated Series was originally going to end after that first season, until WB realized it had a hit on its hands.

Also it's harder with live-action shows because child actors are growing, changing (and not always in the most flattering ways), maybe getting too old for the target audience. I've heard that the Disney channel will just cancel a show when the child actors' contracts are up. It's more economical to produce a new show with the same formula and hire unknown kids, as opposed to renegotiating contracts with child actors on a successful show who are going to start asking for more money.
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