Tracey to Appear on Nick News in the US on May 16, 2010!Kids and celebrities RAT OUT PARENTS ON
Nick news with Linda Ellerbee:
So not cool: The MOST annoying STUFF parents say and do
premiering MAY 16 on nickelodeon
A Kids' Countdown of Gripes about Parents
Includes Memories from Famous Former Kids: Tina Fey, Marlon Wayans,
Wendy Williams, Brad Garrett, Howie Mandel, Jenna Elfman, Aisha Tyler,
Maya Rudolph, Fran Drescher and Tracey Ullman
Parents know what kids do that annoys them, and they are quick to say so. But do
parents know what things they say and do that annoy or embarrass their kids?
The truth is revealed in Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: So NOT Cool: The Most
Annoying Stuff Parents Say and Do, premiering Sunday, May 16, at 9:00 p.m.
ET/PT. The half-hour special features a countdown of kids' top 10 gripes about
their parents and commentary from some famous former kids, including: Tina Fey
(30 Rock), Marlon Wayans (actor/comedian), Wendy Williams (The Wendy Williams
Show), Brad Garrett (actor/comedian), Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal), Jenna
Elfman (Accidentally on Purpose), Aisha Tyler (Bedtime Stories), Maya Rudolph
(Saturday Night Live), Fran Drescher (The Nanny) and Tracey Ullman (Tracey
Ullman's State of the Union).
"If you're a parent, it's probably in your self-interest to watch this show,"
says Ellerbee. "And if you're a kid, and one day become a parent, maybe you'll
remember this show. Because it is in the nature of all parents to embarrass our
To compile the countdown, kids across the country were polled about what
irritates them the most about their parents. Then kids ranked their gripes
online, "ten" being the least annoying.
It's so annoying when parents...
10) ...say, "Go ask your mom!" or "Go ask your dad!"
9) ...obsess about things that don't matter.
8) ...say, "Because I said so, that's why!"
7) ...say, "When I was your age..."
6) ...say, "When you're older, you'll understand."
5) ...tell old and really corny jokes to my friends.
4) ...treat me like a little kid.
3) ...nag me.
2) ...say, "Act your age!"
And, finally, the number-one MOST annoying thing kids say parents do is when
...don't act their age!!!!
In addition to kids' stories about their parents' quirks, So NOT Cool features
Tina Fey's claim that her family called her "Baby" until she was 29; Brad
Garrett's insistence that his parents used to tell him, "When you're taller,
you'll understand," and Tracey Ullman's tales of her mother embarrassing her by
dancing and singing in front of her friends.
Nick News, produced by Lucky Duck Productions, is now in its 19th year and is
the longest-running kids' news show in television history. It has built its
reputation on the respectful and direct way it speaks to kids about the
important issues of the day. Nick News recently was honored with its first ever
Edward R. Murrow Award for "Network News Documentary" for the documentary
special, "Coming Home: When Parents Return from War," marking the first-ever
kids television program to receive the prestigious award. Over the years, Nick
News has received more than 20 Emmy nominations and recently won its seventh
Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program for
"Coming Home: When Parents Return from War." Additional Emmy wins for
Outstanding Children's Programming include: "The Untouchable Kids of India"
(2008); "Private Worlds: Kids and Autism" (2007); "Never Again: From the
Holocaust to the Sudan" (2005); "Faces of Hope: The Kids of Afghanistan" (2002);
"What Are You Staring At?" (1998). In addition, in 1994, the entire series won
the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Programming. Nick News has also received
three Peabody Awards, including a personal award given to Ellerbee for
explaining the impeachment of President Clinton to kids, as well as a Columbia
duPont Award and more than a dozen Parents' Choice Awards.
Nickelodeon, now in its 31st 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 in
more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable
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