Top Ten Worst Mistakes that Nickelodeon has ever MadeBreakFastBeast2005 Nickelodeon might be a huge children's TV network but it is not perfect at all. I still love it.
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It still boggles my mind thinking that Adventure Time in some alternate universe could have been a Nicktoon. It's already pretty crazy looking at the Nicktoons logo in the bottom-left corner of the show's pilot. But in all seriousness, this was the worst decision that the network ever made. Passing up on Adventure Time and letting their chief rival Cartoon Network greenlight it legitimately set the studio back five years. Adventure Time was such an immediate success that brought Cartoon Network back to relevance after the infamous CN Real and export era in the late 2000s. Meanwhile, Nick had to come up with their own terrible programming and floundered as a result. Had Nickelodeon actually seen the potential in Pen Ward's short, the company would definitely be in a better position than they currently are today, even if they have been recovering in recent years. At no point in T.V. history can I name a more dramatic shift in network status than when Nickelodeon rejected one of the ...more - phillysports
As you may know, Adventure Time was submitted to Nickelodeon before Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon denied it because they thought it was too weird, that was a huge mistake because has you know Adventure Time has gained a huge following, and when they denied it they lost what could have been huge success, however if Adventure Time was on Nickelodeon things would have been very different, and I think it wouldn't have gain as big of a popularity as it did on Cartoon Network, because Nickelodeon treats there cartoons a lot more differently than Cartoon Network, and I'm not saying that in a bad way. - BreakFastBeast2005
Nickelodeon: "We thought it was too weird for children too watch."
Me: *Looks at Sanjay and Craig.*
Also me: "You make no sense Nickelodeon! " - CartoonCriticizer
2 possibilities if they didn't reject it. One is they screw it over during its 2nd season and burn off the remaining episodes on Nicktoons. Or it's a ratings success and even puts SpongeBob in its grave, thus becoming the king of Nickelodeon, while Regular Show is the king of Cartoon Network until 2014 - codgtamk34
They seriously rejected adventure time for fanboy and chum chum. Oh yes great choice nick.V 22 Comments
Let's Face it Nickelodeon is not just a cartoon channel it's full of sitcoms but it's cartoons should be getting the focus because that's what Nickelodeon is known for, but in the Last few year we got some horrible sitcoms like Henry Danger, Game Shakers and Bella and the Bulldogs, focusing on these trashy sitcoms and not giving the people what they want is leading to many people tuning out of the network and not showing up anymore. - BreakFastBeast2005
Rejecting Adventure Time was a big mistake, but it wouldn't have had a big effect say that Nickelodeon actually tried to get other good animated content, but instead they just went to trashy sitcoms. By far the worst acting I've ever seen, painfully unfunny comedy, and just terrible shows altogether. I'm glad shows like The Loud house and SpongeBob still do take the number one and two spots on the ratings though.
Schneider's Bakery became a synonym of disposable entertainment. Other than Drake & Josh, and MAYBE, just maybe, iCarly as well; the rest were/are formulaic sitcoms that rely mainly on the incessant use of laugh tracks even for the stupidest jokes. Good thing Dan Schneider and Nickelodeon decided to part ways.
The only good sitcoms I can think of are iCarly & Drake & Josh - RoseWeasleyV 14 Comments
It mostly started with Spongebob and now there doing the same with Loud House. - egnomac
Now nick just focuses their channel on mainly spongebob and the loud house.
This is how franchises are ruined - Randomator
Loud house is good but a little overratedV 6 Comments
At least we have some classic nicktoons DVDs, Danny Phantom DVDs, and Nick Picks DVDs. - Katildalover93
Yes, It is such a pain to find Nickelodeons classic shows, outside of Ren and Stimpy most don't have a dvd release - germshep24
I miss "The Secret life of Alex Mack", "All That" and old school Nickelodeon
I used to have a Spongebob DVDV 4 Comments
This is not a great idea. The Game Shows for kids that were filmed there were great!
Guess what? I wasn't born yet either. I was born 2007.
I was born in 1999. Demon_Kitty You make me feel old
1 year before I was born but I wish it was open so I could visit - AwesomeJawsonV 12 Comments
Good example with Catscratch, it deserves at least another season! That has got to be one of the best nicktoons in the 2000s. - Katildalover93
They always be either canceling the good stuff or making it bad - allthegoodusernamesaretaken
Noo I liked penguins of madagascar and 00 Things To Do Before High School
What the hell dudeV 4 Comments
This was... Kind of a mistake. I say kind of because Invader Zim did not get good ratings when it first aired. It was too expensive to keep on the network, even when they tried to give it a small test revival on Nicktoons in around 2010. Granted, this show would go on to gain a massive following and be one of Nick's most beloved shows, bar none. Honestly I'd say that if not for Rugrats it'd be top two at this point, right behind SpongeBob. But, again, you have to keep in mind when this show came out and why it was cancelled. Invader Zim was ahead of its time. Too ahead of its time. I'm sure the show would thrive if it were aired now, considering the success of the comics and the upcoming movie, but 2002-2006 were not an apt time for it to be released. - regularshowman
Their making a movie, so I can see a comeback for this show. However, don't see it happening anytime soon. - SackofCheese
You bastard of a studio
Invader Zim is one of those Cartoons that should have gone on much longer, and after nickelodeon cancelled it the fandom increased, a lot, but I do think Nickelodeon is learning from that mistake, with that upcoming Invader Zim movie - BreakFastBeast2005V 10 Comments
This ha to be the worst programming block of all time, interrupting their own shows with random things, but they will cut back to what your watching, but the portion they played over, so you missed part of what your watching universally Nick Studio 10 was hated and lasted about a week disappeared and was brought back without interruptions and gone again the sad part about this is that they were trying to start a stir up a rivalry with Cartoon Network's Incredible Crew. - BreakFastBeast2005
I HATED THIS SO MUCH! I was watching Spongebob and they interrupted it with a video of a baby throwing up everywhere!
This should be number one - JazzyJulie
Have you heard the song "fart in a jar" yet? if not, Kudos.V 4 Comments
How come nickelodeon changed the good 1990s and 2000s logos? The old nick logos has so much creativity and nick replaced it with this logo that lacks creativity.
Should have voted for this, Nick's logo looks a lot less interesting now. - purpleyoshi98
Comedy Central made this same mistake.
The new logo of nick looks kind of ugly in my opinion and lacks creativity! Please bring the old logo back please! - UltraLunalaXV 11 Comments
The Spin-off the Avatar: the Last Airbender a great but flawed show, was mistreated by the network, it broadcasted on Saturday mornings(when people are asleep), but soon Nickelodeon decided to move it around the schedule, spread the episodes to weeks apart, and Korra was underfunded so they they had to use a cheaper animation studio to save money, Nickelodeon made Korra a chore to keep up with, and that's probably why people don't think it lived up or didn't like it compared to Avatar: the last Airbender. It could have been Amazing. - BreakFastBeast2005
Korra in the pic looks like she took care of Nickelodeon. - RoseWeasley
Agreed, series was treated like trash even though it was the sequel to the best animated series of all time
I really liked the Korra's series, and it should had received a lot more recognition! I think it's a relly underrated show, unfortunatelyV 3 Comments
I like SpongeBob (well seasons 1-3, some episodes of season 4 and the first movie only), but still, literally how many times does Nickelodeon have to air this show? It even went to the point when SpongeBob went downhill and started getting extremely annoying and stupid! - UltraLunalaX
The reason why they keep on rerunning the show is because it's Nick's cash-crop. - SackofCheese
Spongebob used to be good. They episodes they air now are mind-numbing and pointless. Some of them are even tragic or disturbing. - shiftaltkey
Spongebob and The Loud House is pretty much their entire show - RandomatorV 8 Comments
Despite the show doing well Nickelodeon decided to cancel it after just 4 season, but what they big mistake they made was selling the rights to the show to Disney, Disney made huge changes to the show including most voice actors, and ran the show for 3 seasons on ABC's Saturday mornings, fans hated the Disney version of the show, and blamed Nickelodeon for ruining it. - BreakFastBeast2005
I think that's because Disney bought Jim Jinkins' production company, Jumbo Pictures. - kcianciulli
Disney made it better, in my opinion. - SackofCheese
Billy West was a better Doug. - kcianciulli
Disney made it betterV 9 Comments
Fanboy and chum chum shows no effort in any work. You can tell nobody cared about this show so they just slapped a bunch of cgi on no story or plot and aired it. This and school of rock are so extremely poor quality. For both shows I give a 2/10.
Fanboy and Chum Chum never even deserves to exist - allthegoodusernamesaretaken
Fanboy and Chump Chump sucks. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo
After rejecting Adventure Time, they greenlit this abomination of a show.
The characters were drunk and this taught kids to be drunk.
Thank goodness it ended, but it shouldn’ have been made in the 1st place. - Gregory
When Fairly OddParents was an the main channel it was getting a consist amount of viewers nothing to major, but when Nickelodeon moved it to Nicktoons, that was basically giving it a Early death, because when it happened the shows ratings plummeted, it was a bad business choice because even though modern Fairly Oddparents sucks it would still get more views with it being on the Main channel than on Nicktoons. - BreakFastBeast2005
They should really bring this back! It was a really good show! But when a certain person came in season ten, KILL ME! Also I think sparky should've stayed!
FOP season 10 sucked, but the show moving to Nicktoons just decimated the ratings - crazycat99
Modern Spongebob > Modern FOPV 5 Comments
You mean Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging or the real title of the book is Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging.
I heard that was never even released in the cinemas in America.
They are funny books and best sellers.
The first book came out in 1999.
Elements of the sequel It's ok, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers where in the film.
They only did the first book.
Nickelodeon is so desperate for money that they keep renewing the bad shows (including the live action shows) for new seasons whether we hate them or not.
Why isn't this on thoe top? - XtheXlmao
And creating garbage like that Angus movie.V 2 Comments
Honestly most of these mistakes have equal fault in my mind, but this one makes me cringe the most, so let's go with this one so I can start commenting on the others. - regularshowman
The new nick makes me want to hate this generation - coasterjunkie196
That floss tweet with a gif of spongebob flossing his teeth made me want to gouge my eyes - TeamRocket747
The floss makes you looks them they have seizuresV 8 Comments
I wish she would stop hogging up the whole Nickelodeon and and focus focus more on Power Rangers for crying out loud!
If this is what will save their dying channel than so be it, but that doesn't mean I'm going to like it. - EvanWellens
Since when did this brat need to be on television to further annoy parents of her fans.
I like her boomerang song andV 25 Comments
It was probably rejected in favor of that crap known as The Naked Brothers Band - kcianciulli
Female Villager from mario kart 8 is adorable
Sucks to see that Chris Reccardi, the co-creator of The Modifyers passed away!
Agent Xero is so pretty!V 6 Comments
I loved these guys! My childhood, gone up in smoke. I'll always remember, "I don't like candy corn! "
Moose and Zee as well as Face were awesome. And Nick Jr replaced them all with ads - codgtamk34
RIP my childhood - crazycat99
I miss them. They were my childhood. - Smash64V 5 Comments
It was 2005 it started getting bad.
They weren't fired they decided to leave - Spongehouse
No they left - iliekpiez
They left, not fired. (also, R.I.P Stephen Hillenburg) - SackofCheeseV 2 Comments
Chloe and Sparky is awesome you need to watch the episodes before you make opinions like this
10 years ago: we made it guys! one of the best nick shows!
after adding chloe: OH HELL NO! I HAVE TO CANCEL THIS SHOW RIGHT NOW OR I WILL GET MORE HATES!
2019: still getting aired on nick since it's cancelled - XtheXlmao
She's the reason the show got cancelled. I hope she burns in hell. - Smash64
He looks 4
Lol that’s actually funny - allthegoodusernamesaretaken
Well... techniquely he is 60.. - crazycat99
He was a useless addition, but it was still watchable.
Nah..he was alright. It was Chloe that sucked - crazycat99
I hope he meets Michael Vick. - kcianciulli
I used to like this but now realize its just a bad version the Incredibles
Dude this is good why adding this to the list is a mistake - memememewoohoo
They brought 999 trillion dollars for this show. - XtheXlmao
Hell yes! Finally someone who agrees with me that this show sucks! My brother always watched this show and it annoyed the hell out of me. - Smash64V 9 Comments
It ended with Sam deciding to leave Cat in jail for two weeks so she can get free cooked meals from her grandmother. - kcianciulli
I'm just saying, I loved Victorious but Sam and Cat on the other hand... Had to much off-screen drama and sam was violent and a bad influence for kids who watched Sam and Cat
Man I want victorious I wanna see ariana - memememewoohoo
Victorious was a good show, since it had real comedy, but Sam & Cat sucked, since it was pointless, stupid yet unfunny. - GregoryV 4 Comments
Why does this show have to exist it should only be a girls show on nick and disney channel
I hate this show. WHY THE GAY DADS!
It needs to be canceled!
I loved this show - crazycat99
I think this show is awesome because it was never boringV 7 Comments
Lately in the 2010s,Nickelodeon has been finding cartoons in other countries,those being Alvin and the Chipmunks,Miraculous Ladybug,Kuu Kuu Harajuku,Regal Academy and Mysticons.While it's great to see Nick taking an interest into other shows,they literally get rid of them without telling us before they have the chance to reach their true potential.They straight up erased Miraculous Ladybug,Mysticons got moved to Nicktoons and ended after only 2 seasons and the other 2 were moved to Nick Jr of all places and never aired a single episode again.As for Alvin,he hasn't been killed yet but he might as well be.
Alvin was probably on a hiatus, because it is airing new episodes now - TheILikeTrainsKid
To be fair, it's been around for a while. - SackofCheese
This show is depressing really. When I hear it come on I want to go lock myself in a quiet room and stay there. Dora looks like a homo! PUT HER OUT OF HER MISERY NOW PEOPLE!
Lol at everyone who has commented on this item. Hating on a kids show instead of doing something more productive - Randomator
Their questions are terribleV 7 Comments
One of my childhood cartoons, sad that I can never reveal it - RedPanda5
Most underrated Nicktoon ever - codgtamk34
Cyma Zarghami probably hates Seinfeld, so that's why she cancelled it. Wayne Knight, who is best known for playing a character in Seinfeld, voiced Mr. Blik in this show. - kcianciulli
This is one of my all time favorite cartoons! I have all of the toys and I love to write stories and draw things based on these cute cats. Love you Mr Blik. Heck, Catscratch character, Katilda, was what my username was based off of. - Katildalover93
All fingers point to Nick Studio 10. - kcianciulli
Nick Studio 10 interrupted shows on Nickelodeon with garbage, and those shows include SpongeBob SquarePants, the Fairly OddParents, and others, and they interrupted scenes from them with random garbage.
WHY would kids want that? In fact they don’t, and Nick Studio 10 deliberately did that and annoyed Nick fans.
Not to mention the fart in a jar song was atrocious and that the show encouraged animal abuse and was vulgar and messy. - Gregory
*cough*NICKSTUDIO10*cough* - allthegoodusernamesaretaken
This show was alright but Nick treated the creator like crap - crazycat99
This show was boring and overrated.
This show was actually good unlike garbage like Fanboy and Chum Chum or Sanjay and Craig. - egnomac
This show is not bad, but it's sad to see that nickelodeon canceled this - RedPanda5V 3 Comments
Disgusting as hell. - XtheXlmao
They imported this show straight off of YouTube! Bad Idea! - Katildalover93
This show was amazing - Breadwinnersislofe
This show is hell manifested onto the planet earthV 4 Comments
It's been getting pretty old. I know we all love spongebob, but I think other cartoons are worthy to have it too. - Katildalover93
I love SpongeBob, but to be honest the only reason I want it to win in 2019 is to honor Stephen Hillenburg. With my luck, though, they'll probably give it to Trash House, disrespecting Hillenburg in the process. - TheAwesomeBowser
My brother says that it’s rigged.
They're so behind on these, they're on season 4 and they've only released up to the first half of season 2. No bonuses either. - purpleyoshi98
They already have two dvds already season 1 volumes 1 & 2 and season 2 volume 1 on the way. - egnomac
This is so weird
The idea was already a mistake - allthegoodusernamesaretaken
I can't express how much hate I have for this show - Xalen_
This show has to be one of the most disgusting things ever created, and when they deliberately have a stupid "interruption" thing that ACTUALLY INTERRUPTS A SHOW YOU'RE WATCHING", that says everything. - SailorSednaV 5 Comments
I wish that all of the episodes on DVD were uncut. Other networks tend to release their shows on DVD uncensored, so why not Nick (excluding Ren and Stimpy, which had an uncut release) - KalloFox34
Watching "what really happened" online for the censored scenes is TECHNICALLY a viable substitute, but only barely - xandermartin98
Rocko was actually amazing, Nick needs to stop with that bull - allthegoodusernamesaretaken
The same happens with the YouTube channel But Without.
Not everyone has a mobile device stupidhead Nickelodeon - purpleyoshi98
They even ruined the Nick JR website. It used to be filled with games and animated shorts, but now its just a mess.
The new redesign is trash - RedPanda5V 4 Comments
They could have rolled with this series almost as long as they did spongebob or fairly odd parents but noo.
This was their best show they really did cancel this show WAY TO EARLY I hated nick after this BRING BACK DANNY PHANTOM.
That was stupid of Nick.
One of their most creative shows.
Gone in a flash. - Gregory
It didn’t. it went from 2004-2007 a long time
I have even heard it from 90's kids they hated it, a documentary series covering issues such as the environment, politics, diseases. Nick News aired here and there Randomly on Sundays from 1992 - 2015, when your a kid is the most depressing day of the week because school is upon you and there is nothing to watch but that, and I don't know about you but as a kid I hated the news. - BreakFastBeast2005
What kind of kid wants to watch the news!
Haha you hated a Kids News show.
UK - Newsround has been around since 1972.
Nick News is good but kind of left wing - purpleyoshi98
Yeah, They wanted to focus on their boring non-obsessive sitcom actors. - kcianciulli
Feed the boring Sitcom actors to the Titans (Attack on Titan) including Jojo Siwa!
Why isn't this number one? This is seriously one of the dumbest ideas I've ever seen, what kind of moron decided to go forward with this? Horrible business decision. - RighteousMalevolent
My sister actually thought this was a show and when she saw it she was confused - crazycat99
What if it's raining? - purpleyoshi98
This should be number 1 - WWEWBMortalKombatFanV 8 Comments
The theme song better on nick
Disgrace to the original. - Gregory
My Sister still watches it...
In an other channel
Psyche - memememewoohoo
HOW DARE THEY
At least Netflix has it now - sydisonmadney
Wait til Netflix removes it, because they keep removing good shows and filling bad shows for money. - Gregory
I hate Power Rangers in general. - KalloFox34
Mom is lazy
The adult version of this show totally ruined it. Ren and Stimpy were just fine roomies. They didn't need to be lovers. It was so tasteless and gross. Not real big of old show either, but that adult version that didn't air on Nick alongside calling the actual series's DVD release "The (Almost) Complete Series" because of that is bad.
Ren and Stimpy rocks.
If I will have my own animation company, I was buying this cartoon to giving it an worthy sixth, seven or even eight season to the original show, having it new episodes that are great like the season 9, 10 or 11 of spongebob, not rebooting it, similar animmation to the original seasons and giving it a great final episode, even an crossover with another classic cartoon, learn nickelodeon, LEARN
Ren & Stimpy should've been on Nick @ Nite. It's not really for for kids. - Smash64
Now, Oggy and the Cockroaches isn't bad, however, this scene is pretty questionable. - Katildalover93
WHAT THE HELL... - XtheXlmao
The thing is, moral guardians didn't really notice until TMZ wrote an article about the scene. - KalloFox34
In an episode of the Nickelodeon dub of Oggy and the Cockroaches, they showed a picture of a duck’s breast in a scene, which caused major complaints about the network’s demographic.
Children watch Nickelodeon, and they saw this.
Thankfully the episode and show got banned from Nickelodeon, but they shouldn’t have showed it anyway. - Gregory
Flapjack ripoff. - XtheXlmao
Worst cartoon of 2008. Flapjack on CN was better - codgtamk34
Would you rather have Disney buy it? - codgtamk34
Your wrong I love the 2012 show. Like come on man.
I loved the GCI cartoon, but I saw the trailer for the reboot of the classic 80's cartoon, and I stopped watching TMNT completely.
Don't FORGET KIDS: ORIGINAL IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE REBOOT! mostly. - XtheXlmao
This movie was absolute GARBAGE they mistreated the original along with the masterpiece of The Legend of Korra
It was an utter disgrace to Avatar: The Last Airbender. - Gregory
Shyamalan completely took the emotion and charm of the animated series and rebooted it into an emotionless, charmless, theatrical abomination! - kcianciulli
I haven't even seen the movie and even I hate it!
Case in point, Ariana Grande. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva
Ariana Grande is actually an incredible singer
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