The show's (first) host, Michael Young, was sitting in his lawyer's office (he was being sued for a play he helped produce) one day in 1977 when he got a call from his agent.Young was the host of the show from 1977 to 1979, when he left to go host Segments on the show included a karate segment, polls for the audience, and advice columns where viewers asked the host for advice on a certain subject.Despite the fact that the series was one of the first shows on Nickelodeon and aired when VHS was starting to become mainstream, little material has survived of this show, and the chances of Nickelodeon airing it again are slim to none. The show's (first) host, Michael Young, was sitting in his lawyer's office (he was being sued for a play he helped produce) one day in 1977 when he got a call from his agent.The agent told him that Warner-Amex (a joint venture co-owned by Warner Communications and American Express) wa… America Goes Bananaz (partially found QUBE/Nickelodeon children's variety television series; 1977-1980)America Goes Bananaz (partially found QUBE/Nickelodeon children's variety television series; 1977-1980) Early episodes of the show were broadcast live from the Michael Young was selected and hosted the show for two years, until he moved to At the time of the program's debut, the preschool-oriented Nickelodeon is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is part of the Nickelodeon Group, a unit of the ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks division of ViacomCBS, which focuses on programs aimed at children and teenagers; it has since expanded to include four spin-off digital cable and satellite networks in the United States, and international channels in six continents. The series was renamed America Goes Bananaz in preparation for a move to then-upcoming youth-oriented nati. It premiered locally on QUBE's C-1 channel in 1977, with the title Columbus Goes Bananaz. America Goes Bananaz is a teenager-oriented variety show presented by Michael Young and Randy Hamilton. One episode, some clips, and a few promos are all that have surfaced.