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Stick Stickly was a Nickelodeon host from 1995 to 1998. Stick, as his name implies, is a living popsicle stick who lives in Stickopolis, located next door to Nickelodeon Studios. In-between regular programming, his own miniature segments aired, such as "Dip Stick," where he'd be dipped in something at viewers' suggestions and try to guess what it is, "Stump Stick," where viewers would try to stump him with riddles, or "U-Pick," where he'd "live" host an upcoming show. Stick also told fortunes and hosted a news show alongside his assistant and crush, Holly B. Wood, had a superhero identity as SuperStick, an arch-nemesis in Evil Stick, and various other segments.
Nickelodeon retired the character after 1998, though not before he got two made-for-TV specials. The first, Oh, Brother, revolves around Stick discovering he has a long-lost twin brother, Woodknot, and searching for him all around New York City. The second, Stuck, is a winter special where Stick becomes a legendary ice skater by accident, but needs a skate to participate. Meanwhile, Stick's mother and his friend, Twiggy, get snowed in, but when Stick finally gets his skate he discovers it's stuck on his foot and won't come off.
Nowadays, Stick Stickly makes occasional appearances on NickRewind, Nickelodeon's sister channel based around 90s Nicktoons and nostalgia.
Stick's adventures contain examples of:
- Achievements in Ignorance: In Stuck Stick becomes a natural at ice-skating completely by accident when he slips.
- Adorkable: Stick is neurotic, talkative, and sweet, which makes him an endearing character in his awkwardness.
- As Himself: Stick is credited as himself in the movies' credits.
- Catchphrase: Stick says "simmerdown" and "anyhoo" frequently, as does his mother.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Holly was phased out eventually in favor of Twiggy.
- Clingy Costume: In Stuck Stick's ice skate becomes stuck to his foot.
- Covered in Gunge: In "Dip Stick," Stick's lower half would get covered in whatever substance he was dipped in.
- Cursed with Awesome: In Stuck Stick discovers several advantages to having an ice skate stuck to his foot, such as being able to cut out coupons, slice giant marshmallows, and slice potatoes.
- Grand Finale: Stick Stickly's last 90's appearance had him fixing the Slime Geyser on New Year's Eve, 1998.
- Harmless Freezing: In Stuck, Stick is frozen into a block of ice and is fine after being thawed. Of course, he IS a stick.
- Help, I'm Stuck!: The main plot of Stuck revolves around Stick having a skate stuck on his foot and the resulting angst.
- Hilarious Outtakes: The credits for Stuck show outtakes and bloopers from filming.
- Instantly Proven Wrong: In Oh, Brother Stick lampshades how dreaming about a long-lost twin is a crazy idea right before his mom tells him about his long-lost twin brother.
- Long-Lost Relative: Stick has a long-lost brother, Woodknot, who left for New York to seek his fortune as a stand-up comedian.
- Medium Awareness: When thawing Stick out in Stuck, his mother warns Twiggy not to get him too close to the fire as he's combustible.
- Motor Mouth: Stick and his mother are very chatty, with his mom unaware where he got his long-windedness from.
- Mundane Made Awesome: In Stuck, Stick clipping out coupons is done at Super Speed with inspirational music blaring in the background.
- The Musical: Stuck contains three original songs, "Wonders of Winter," "Ice is Nice" and "With a Skate on Your Foot."
- Nonstandard Character Design: While Stick and most of his friends were popsicle sticks, Holly was a wooden ice cream spoon.
- Oblivious to Love: Holly Wood was completely oblivious to Stick's crush on her, and Stick seems oblivious to Twiggy's crush on him.
- Scenery Porn: The majority of Oh, Brother is spent traveling around New York City's very pretty locales.
- The Smart Guy: Parodied with Twiggy, who was super-smart and analytical to the point of fact-spouting instead of paying attention.
- Snowed-In: In Stuck Twiggy and Mrs. Stickly get snowed in, while Stick is stuck outside and gets frozen.
- Top Ten List: One of the features was "Top 10," a weekly list of things kids were into.