Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Classic Nick Wed.– History of Nickelodeon

As an advocate for Classic (80’s) Nickelodeon I’d like to give you a brief history of Nickelodeon from my perspective as a First Generation Nickelodeoner.

I started watching Nickelodeon back in 1979 when it was still known as the “Pinwheel Network” and, while I don’t remember a lot of the shows I do remember that there was a commercial with an old fashion nickelodeon machine where I man looked over into the “N” and watched a little film much like the man in this picture. (Or it might have been a real machine – hard to remember I was only nine or ten at the time.) Anyway the song that played over it was, “Music Music Music” by Teresa Brewer. A year later in 1980 the network re-launched as “Nickelodeon: The First Network For Kids” and the rest is history.

Teresa Brewer – Music Music Music

That may sound kind of funny to us today but in 1950 that was a big hit for her and as it turned out was just right for the budding television network. So what aired back in the good old days of the Pinwheel / Nickelodeon Network? Here is a list of as many shows as I could find. Do you remember any of these, and if so which ones?

PROGRAM LIST 1979 – 1987
Adventures of Black Beauty, The
Adventures in Rainbow Country
Adventures of the Little Koala
Against the Odds
Alpha Repertory Television Service [ARTS]
America Goes Bananaz
Belle and Sebastian
Big Ballot, The
By The Way
Children's Classics
Curious George: Monkey Collection
Double Dare
Dusty's Treehouse
Finders Keepers

Camerons, The, Bungala Boys, Davey Jones' Locker, Escape From The Sea, Great Pony Raid, The, Hide And Seek, Lionheart, Operation Third Form, Up In The Air, Wreck Raisers

Going Great
Go To the Arts
Hangin' In
Hocus Focus
Kid’s Court
Kids in Performance
Little Prince, The (Le Petit Prince)
Marc Summers’ Mystery Magical Special
Matt & Jenny On The Wilderness Trail 1850
Monkees, The
Mr. Wizard's World
Mysterious Cities of Gold, The
National Geographic Explorer
Nick Beat

Christian the Lion, Danny, I’ll Find A Way, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Little Men, Robinson Crusoe, Son of Monto Cristo, Storm Boy, Where’s Willie

Nickel Flicks
Nick Rocks Video to Go
Out Of Control

The Adventures of the Mole, Alfie Atkins, Bagpuss, Bod, Bugs, Bunny in the Suitcase, Charlie's Climbing Tree, Chapi Chapo, Crystal Tipps and Alister, Curious George, Emily, Flower Stories, Gumby, Hattytown Tales, Jim & Jam, King Rollo, La Linea, Lilliputput, Madeline, Magic Coco, The Magic Roundabout, Mixometric, Mouse On Mars, Musti, Paddington Bear, Picture Pages, The Pilis, Professor Balthazar, Peelie and Poolie, Schnoodle, Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings, Teeny Little Super Guy, Tip and Tap

Pop Clips
Rated K: For Kids By Kids
Reggie Jackson's World of Sports
Science International (aka) What Will They Think of Next?
Sixteen Cinema
Slim Goodbody

8th World Invitational Double Dutch Championship
A Cricket in Times Square
Adam & The Ants: The Prince Charming Revue
Adventures of Dinosaur Badlands
Adventures of Marco Polo Jr., The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Alex and the Wonderful “Doo Wah” Lamp
Amazing Mr. Blunden, The
Americanization of Elias, The
Avengers of the Reef
Bambi Meets Godzilla
Beware, Beware My Beauty Fair
Big Apple Birthday
BMX World Championships
Brave Frog's Greatest Adventure, The
Cadichon II
Circustown (Documentary)
Clarence & The Ottaway
Clay Creatures
Clever Jack
The Darts: In Concert
David Johansen: In Concert
Day the Derby Almost Died, The
Dinosaurs! – A Fun-Filled Trip Back in Time!
Drawing a Blank
Dr. Snuggles
Duran Duran: In Concert
Electric Grandmother, The
Eurythmics in Concert
Foghat: In Concert
Get Along Gang, The
Grandma Did Not Wave Back
Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics
Gulliver’s Travels
Haircut 100
Haunting of Harrington House, The
His Majesty, The Scarecrow of Oz
I’ll Find A Way
Joshua's Confusion
Jungle Book, The
Kajagoogoo in Concert
Kids’ Writes I, II
Let The Balloon Go
Little Fox, The
Little Women
Molly's Pilgrim
My Mom's Having a Baby
Nightingale, The
One of a Kind
Peanut Butter Solution, The
The Police: Synchronicity Concert
Portrait of Grandpa Doc
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
Ransom of Red Chief, The
Reggie Jackson's World of Sports
Rikki Tikki Tavi
Robinson Crusoe
Silver City (The Righteous Apples)
Snowman, The
Someday, Sometime
Stowaway, The
Talking Animals
Tin Soldier, The
Tuck Everlasting
UFO Kidnapped
Velveteen Rabbit, The
Water Babies
We Are All One People
Whistler World BMX Bike Championships
Wild Rides
Witches and the Grinnygog, The
World According to Nicholas, The

Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea
Spread Your Wings
Standby...Lights! Camera! Action!
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Studio See
Today's Special

Children Of The Stones, The Haunting of Cassie Palmer, Into the Labyrinth, Under The Mountain

Tip Top With Suzy Prudden
Tomorrow People, The
Turkey Television
Vegetable Soup
Vic's Vacant Lot
Video Comics
Whatever Turns You On
You Can't Do That On Television 

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