That’s right, it’s BNL Day! (Barenaked Ladies for short)
You may remember the 90’s rock band from Canada with hits like “One Week” and “Pinch Me”, but did you know they have their own...day? May 15th. At least according to the Kids WB network in 1999.
BNL Day was the name given to the broadcast aired on Saturday, May 15, 1999, where the Barenaked Ladies performed songs and skits between each show during the Kids WB cartoon block.
Here is the promo for the event a week before it aired.
“It’ll be one week till you’re gonna see
Barenaked Ladies here on Kids WB
We’re gonna shake up the galaxy
When we pay a visit to all your W[B] family
Lois Lane’s got the fly right kickin’
Drive you off a cliff and your heart starts tickin’
Watch us posing as a Pokemon
I hope our underwear defeats them
We’re getting squeezed by Elmyra
She’ll wash and dry ya
Until your mouth’s really squeaky clean
See us riding with the MiB
Beware the back seat
It’s truly guaranteed to make you scream
Batmobile needs new wheels, watch it peel
know that we’ll wash the windows
and we’ll check the ejection seat
Hi to Tweety, he’s a sweetie, and a treaty
for Sylvestor who needs meaty
Open wide for his beak and feet
It’s Naked Day with us the fully clothed band, Barenaked Ladies —
— Remember, everyone must wear the proper shoes, shirts, and pants —
Next weekend on Kids WB.”
As you can see from the promo, the event was originally intended to be titled Naked Day, but was changed to BNL day due to complaints from parents.
Here are the bumpers from the block that day:
I do not remember this happening, but I fell into an internet hole a couple months ago and found out what day this happened and marked it on my calendar.
This year it’s also on a Saturday, so let’s celebrate!