Nickelodeon Magazine's Big 10 Birthday is a lost TV special that aired on Nickelodeon on August 17, 2003. The hour-long special, hosted by Candace Bailey, celebrated the 10th anniversary of Nickelodeon Magazine. No footage has ever appeared on the internet of this special, and it remains lost. It was rumored that "Weird Al" Yankovic played his song "Couch Potato" on the special, but with the line "But I only watched Will & Grace one time, one day//Wish I hadn't 'cause Tivo now thinks I'm gay" being replaced with "But I only watched Will & Grace one time one day//Wish I hadn't 'cause Tivo now thinks I'm hey". SpongeBob is also mentioned in the song with the line "And there's Gilligan and SpongeBob, plus there's McGiver".


An IMDb page for the special exists, but little more than a brief plot, cast list and date can be read.[1] Furthermore, an archived webpage describes the special in great detail.[2] Lastly, a YouTube video detailing the magazine contains one page inside that details the special and its airdate and airtime.[3] On May 17th, 2015, YouTube user RetroVHS uploaded a promo for the special featuring the hosts of U Pick Live, Candace & Brent.

Writers note - LarryInc64:

I'm still putting this together, I remember wanting to watch this but getting the time zones wrong and missing the entire thing, just getting the last bit, with the host thanking people for watching in front of a crowd, i think it might have been live. I should still have that 10th birthday issue somewhere, there should be more info inside of it.



  1. Nickelodeon Magazine's Big 10 Birthday on Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  2. Wayback Machine archive of's webpage of Nickelodeon Magazine's Big 10 Birthday. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  3. 10th Anniversary Nickelodon Magazine on YouTube. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
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Nickelodeon Magazine's Big 10 Birthday Special

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