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    If this topic has been done already, you can lock it up. I am sitting here thinking about the pre-NickToons Nickelodeon. I miss the good ol days of Pinwheel, YCDTOTV, David the Gnome, The Noozles, Maya the Bee, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Count Duckula, Danger Mouse, the original Double Dare and all of the awesome shows Nickelodeon used to show back in the 80s. Nick at Nite was better then too with old 50s and 60s sitcoms like Car 54, Where Are You and I Love Lucy. I don't want to offend anyone but I think Nickelodeon went downhill in the 90s when they started making their own shows. But do anyone else remember the 80s Nick shows? (most of the people I know think Nickelodeon started with the NickToons and the likes and no it did not.)
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      ducktalesfan1977 wrote:
      If this topic has been done already, you can lock it up. I am sitting here thinking about the pre-NickToons Nickelodeon. I miss the good ol days of Pinwheel, YCDTOTV, David the Gnome, The Noozles, Maya the Bee, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Count Duckula, Danger Mouse, the original Double Dare and all of the awesome shows Nickelodeon used to show back in the 80s. Nick at Nite was better then too with old 50s and 60s sitcoms like Car 54, Where Are You and I Love Lucy. I don't want to offend anyone but I think Nickelodeon went downhill in the 90s when they started making their own shows. But do anyone else remember the 80s Nick shows? (most of the people I know think Nickelodeon started with the NickToons and the likes and no it did not.)

      Needless to say not many people were around when Nick first started, or perhaps didn't have cable to watch the channel's first years in operation.
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        80sVidKid wrote:
        ducktalesfan1977 wrote:
        If this topic has been done already, you can lock it up. I am sitting here thinking about the pre-NickToons Nickelodeon. I miss the good ol days of Pinwheel, YCDTOTV, David the Gnome, The Noozles, Maya the Bee, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Count Duckula, Danger Mouse, the original Double Dare and all of the awesome shows Nickelodeon used to show back in the 80s. Nick at Nite was better then too with old 50s and 60s sitcoms like Car 54, Where Are You and I Love Lucy. I don't want to offend anyone but I think Nickelodeon went downhill in the 90s when they started making their own shows. But do anyone else remember the 80s Nick shows? (most of the people I know think Nickelodeon started with the NickToons and the likes and no it did not.)

        Needless to say not many people were around when Nick first started, or perhaps didn't have cable to watch the channel's first years in operation.

        Yes. My family first got cable at my current house in 1986 and I wasn't born until 1989. Also, my earliest memories of Nick go back as far as 1993. When it was still good thankfully.

        It seems Nick went downhill around 1999 coincidentally when it moved from cable channel 24 to its current cable channel 32.
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          i was born in the mid 80's but i still remember watching nickelodeon in its prime. the early 90s shows were good too in my opinion and i believe the "golden age" of nick was from the 80's through right around 1995. even when the nicktoons first started it was pretty good. nickelodeon messed up when the decided to do nothing but nicktoons and got rid of their live action shows one by one, eventually leading to the tearing down of the nickelodeon studios in orlando florida about 2 years ago, which now serves as a graveyard of what used to be. the move that proved beyond a doubt that nickelodeon has gone insane is when they started their nicktoon television channel designed to show nothing but nicktoons. the only problem is that the main nickelodeon channel shows pretty much nothing but nicktoons. if they wanted a new channel they should have made one to show the classic shows that everyone under the sun seems to miss. when will nickelodeon get a clue?
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            I also liked the Lil Bits too. Does everyone remember that cartoon? As for Nick at Night, I never felt older than when I saw the Fresh Prince of Belair on there. I was like OMG! I used to wash this show when I was little and now it's on Nick at Nite! lol
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              Trying to remember a certain promo for it.....

              "NICK MANIA!!!!!

              I'M AN ACTION NICK! DOOM DOOM!

              I'M A ROCK NICK!

              I'M A COMEDY NICK...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

              or something like that.
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                I loved 80s nick to mid 90s as well 80s were the best. have dvds of danger mouse seasons 1 and 2 want the rest and the dvd of count duckula
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                We're going to sing you a lullaby
                A big scary monster man is coming for you
                He'll gobble you up like chunky beef stew.
                Mmmwah!
                Goodnight!
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                  Wow, do I feel old now.
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                    ducktalesfan1977 wrote:
                    Wow, do I feel old now.


                    Me too.

                    When someone has fond memories of the "classic" Nick from when they were a kid in the 1990s, then it's time to start thinking about that AARP membership.
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                      The '80s Nickelodeon I can't remember at all, obviously, but even though I'm a '90s Nick fan for life, I do enjoy an episode of You Can't Do That on Television every now and then.
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                        Isn't there a Petition we can all sign to get the Networks across North America (Canada and Usa) to put back the old Tv shows? I mean this is getting ridiculous with all the crap im seeing these days. I mean, these days all they show now is making a tv show about famous peoples lives. Like the tv show ' Hogan knows best.' Now dont get me wrong, I love The Hulkster. But making a tv show about his life? Now I know in life we should always move forward. But there are some things in life we need to go back and relive th classics that are worthy to bring back.
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                          Saturday_Supercade wrote:
                          ducktalesfan1977 wrote:
                          Wow, do I feel old now.


                          Me too.

                          When someone has fond memories of the "classic" Nick from when they were a kid in the 1990s, then it's time to start thinking about that AARP membership.


                          Woo, I feel you on that one!
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                            Ninja_turle32 wrote:
                            Isn't there a Petition we can all sign to get the Networks across North America (Canada and Usa) to put back the old Tv shows? I mean this is getting ridiculous with all the crap im seeing these days. I mean, these days all they show now is making a tv show about famous peoples lives. Like the tv show ' Hogan knows best.' Now dont get me wrong, I love The Hulkster. But making a tv show about his life? Now I know in life we should always move forward. But there are some things in life we need to go back and relive th classics that are worthy to bring back.

                            I believe there are many petitions, but unfortunately, they don't seem to work.
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                              I feel like I can't ever talk about Nickelodeon on this site, because I never watched until the late 1990's :shock:
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                                Tough break.....
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                                  Whoa Mirco Man that's kind of sad that you only watched Nick in the late 90's. You missed all those great shows in the 80's and early 90's. The only difference I see with Nick in the 80's and 90's is. In the 80's nick was mainly focus on kids Nick only had one showthat had teens on it and that was You can do that on television. And that was it with the exception of Double Dare who had teens maybe once or twice a week. Other then those shows you saw no teens. Nick schedule shows us it was about family back then. Like the logo read in the 80's Nick the first kids network. In the 90's Nick changed it's audience it still was focusing on kids but it brought in the teens also.
                                  Around 89-90 they started to expertiment with it with shows like Hey Dude, Welcome Freshmen, and 15 these shows didn't really catch the eye so Nick dropped them quickly( like within the 1-3yrs . Then in 91 Nick tried it again and found success with Salute your shorts and decided to come out with Snick. Snick lifted Nick up to a new format it was something different for kids to know that you can watch Nick on Saturday nights wow.The Nicktoons added more of a Vesatility for Nick that's why you hear people say from 92-98 that was Nick 's Golden years. Sad to say but that's the years that everyone talks about first or the shows from that era.It should be like that when I talk about Nick I talk about the whole thing not just one era Nick was great and I thank God for it during my childhood and teen years.

                                  To me Nick was great from 80-96.
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                                    Cdokes1 wrote:
                                    Whoa Mirco Man that's kind of sad that you only watched Nick in the late 90's. You missed all those great shows in the 80's and early 90's. The only difference I see with Nick in the 80's and 90's is. In the 80's nick was mainly focus on kids Nick only had one showthat had teens on it and that was You can do that on television. And that was it with the exception of Double Dare who had teens maybe once or twice a week. Other then those shows you saw no teens. Nick schedule shows us it was about family back then. Like the logo read in the 80's Nick the first kids network. In the 90's Nick changed it's audience it still was focusing on kids but it brought in the teens also.
                                    Around 89-90 they started to expertiment with it with shows like Hey Dude, Welcome Freshmen, and 15 these shows didn't really catch the eye so Nick dropped them quickly( like within the 1-3yrs . Then in 91 Nick tried it again and found success with Salute your shorts and decided to come out with Snick. Snick lifted Nick up to a new format it was something different for kids to know that you can watch Nick on Saturday nights wow.The Nicktoons added more of a Vesatility for Nick that's why you hear people say from 92-98 that was Nick 's Golden years. Sad to say but that's the years that everyone talks about first or the shows from that era.It should be like that when I talk about Nick I talk about the whole thing not just one era Nick was great and I thank God for it during my childhood and teen years.

                                    To me Nick was great from 80-96.

                                    So I guess you could say that Nick has served 2 generations of nostalgia? 8)
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                                      Yeah you can say that.
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                                        This is the least talked about era of Nickelodeon. The real Golden Era of Nickelodeon was definitely 1979-1990. But sadly though, the network wasn't widely available nor popular until the Nicktoons showed up (which then I stopped watching.)

                                        There was definitely more variety on Nick in the 80s. You had preschool shows, educational shows, comedy shows, animation from across the world, game shows and more. That's why I see a huge difference between the 80s and 90s shows but I'm not really seeing any difference between the 90s shows and today's Nick shows. Sorry for all of you who missed out, but I really feel that the the magic of Nickelodeon was gone by the 1990s.

                                        I remember that Pinball logo like yesterday. It's sad a lot of people don't remember this era of Nickelodeon. But then again, most of the people I knew couldn't afford cable then.

                                        And I miss Mr. Wizard, RIP to that wacky, but cool TV scientist.
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                                          I would say that yes people do say the golden yrs are in the 90's but actually they're in the 80's.Don't get me wrong now I'm a huge fan of the Snick Era but if it wa not for shows like YCDTOTV, Pinwheel, Danger Mouse, DD, and Today's Special. I would have not know about those shows in the 90's. Also Nick had consistency in the 80's shows didn't get caught off like they do now on Nick. YCDTOTV lasted the whole decade and even went into the 90's strong. That show truthfully made Nick what it is today it brought forth the green slime.If not for that green slime DD, would have not been, or this show and that show. Pinwheel was cool too it set the format for what Nick calls today Nick Jr. So yes there's alot of things that we could look at from those years. I'm just happy to be a part of those years and for those who missed it you missed what Nick was all about.
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