Remember when there were 13 channels on the television and the youngest kid in the family was the designated remote control?
Kids today will never know that pain. With 600 channels, Tivo, Hulu, and Google, there’s always something on. But sometimes it’s impossible to find what you’re looking for,
especially when you need Yo Gabba Gabba at that crucial moment when dinner is burning and tiny minds need distraction.
Luckily, we now have Clicker, which is basically a Google for online media. Clicker catalogs more than 600,000 episodes from over 10,000
shows, 20,000 movies,
and 80,000 music videos all on trusted websites. So, yeah, maybe there’s something to watch. Including 1086 episodes of Sesame Street.
Search directly, or browse categories, and you can even filter results to remove programs that requires a paid subscription.
There are some caveats: The site is a little wiki, so jokesters can make your life harder. For example, I don’t think Bachelor Party 2: Last Temptation should be listed as a movie for preschoolers, but someone went to the trouble to tag it as such. I also found the Browse and Filter by Category functions to be a little clunky and had much better results directly searching for shows and movies by name.
Clicker.com isn’t the answer to all of your problems, but it can definitely help you find safe television shows for yourself or your family in a matter of moments. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a date with Gordon Ramsay and a glass of wine. Or maybe Charles in Charge. -Delilah