Top Ten Worst Mistakes that Nickelodeon has ever Made

Nickelodeon might be a huge children's TV network but it is not perfect at all. I still love it.

The Top Ten

1 Rejecting Adventure Time

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

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.

Nickelodeon: "We thought it was too weird for children too watch."
Me: *Looks at Sanjay and Craig.*
Also me: "You make no sense Nickelodeon! "

They rejected adventure time just for fanboy and chum chum, one of the worst cartoons of all time. Now adventure time is in CN, but it ended, sadly.

Want to know what they had instead of Adventure Time?

Fanboy and Chum-Chum!

2 Putting a huge emphasis on trashy sitcoms

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.

the shows that are gems are usually the ones that are doubted and the garbage ones that have no good humor are the ones that nick will think will succeed.

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.

3 Over saturating franchises

I used to love the loud house and Spongebob until it got repetitive, they air the same episodes over and over but pay no attention to others

It mostly started with Spongebob and now there doing the same with Loud House.

At first the Loud House was really good. In the later seasons, it just got complicated. When the sisters got crushes and Ronny Ann moved. It just got dumber from there.

Now nick just focuses their channel on mainly spongebob and the loud house.

4 Lack of Nick DVDs

At least we have some classic nicktoons DVDs, Danny Phantom DVDs, and Nick Picks DVDs.

Yes, It is such a pain to find Nickelodeons classic shows, outside of Ren and Stimpy most don't have a dvd release

I miss "The Secret life of Alex Mack", "All That" and old school Nickelodeon

All that is having reboot

5 Closing Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando

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.

They closed Nickelodeon studios in Orlando in April 30, 2005.

I wasn't even born yet

6 Airing Nick Studio 10

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.

I HATED THIS SO MUCH! I was watching Spongebob and they interrupted it with a video of a baby throwing up everywhere!

I actually liked nick studio ten

Hold it right there. If he likes Nick Studio 10, why disrespect his opinion?

Feed those Nick Studo 10 creators to the Titans (Attack on Titan)

7 Giving Disney the rights to Doug

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.

I think that's because Disney bought Jim Jinkins' production company, Jumbo Pictures. - kcianciulli

I really wish that Nickelodeon Doug lasted longer than it did.

So? Disney Channel was one of the most expensive channels. Hey Arnold was better.

To be honest Doug wasn't really that good to begin with I actually liked Disney's version of Doug despite the changes they made.

8 Airing Non-Stop Spongebob

The problem with them only airing Spongebob is then a lot of other canceled shows that a lot of people would like to see are literally never aired, making it really hard to be able to watch them. They should replace Spongebob every so often with reruns because I would like to be able to rewatch even a few episodes of good shows such as 100 Things to Do Before High School without having to buy them from Amazon streaming every single time

Spongebob used to be good. They episodes they air now are mind-numbing and pointless. Some of them are even tragic or disturbing.

The reason why they keep on rerunning the show is because it's Nick's cash-crop.

Nickelodeon just doesn't have any good new shows, Spongebob is all they got, the only other choice would be to bring back their classic cartoons and do you really want them to ruin your favorite shows

9 Changing the logo

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.

Changing the 1984 logo wasn't just the worst thing unlike cancelling Rocko's modren life. Man that show was the best Nick toon along with Catdog.

I like that old logo. It was so fantastic.I wish it were the same again

Should have voted for this, Nick's logo looks a lot less interesting now.

10 Cancelling good shows too soon

Part of it can be blamed on SpongeBob with it being Nickelodeon's top show any show that doesn't come close to matching its success are quickly tossed aside to the Nicktoon network to die a slow death or are canceled the only the only Nick show currently airing to not suffer the same fate as all other shows is The Loud House.

Good example with Catscratch, it deserves at least another season! That has got to be one of the best nicktoons in the 2000s.

Noo I liked penguins of madagascar and 00 Things To Do Before High School

They always be either canceling the good stuff or making it bad

The Contenders

11 Canceling Invader Zim too early

I do agree with some of the reasons with Nickelodeon's reasons, that let's face it, Zim is perhaps the king of being a dark kid's show, but that was really about it aside from money issues. This cartoon was awesome, and I love that Jhonen put in the Bloody GIR Easter Egg (for more of you veteran fans, which I'm assuming most of us are) to poke fun at Nickelodeon's asinine way of thinking. I did like the movie, as it kept the comedy and style to heart, but the show is better.

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.

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

Their making a movie, so I can see a comeback for this show. However, don't see it happening anytime soon.

12 Canceling good shows and keep the bad ones

Does that mean Spongebob is a bad show? Because they still have spongebob

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.

Angus movie?
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.

So true! they cancelled fairly odd parents but not Alvin and the chipmunks show? that show was meaningless and boring. I would prefer Bella and the bulldogs ( witch is a show I don't like ) to that Alvin crap. like seriously

13 Too Much Jojo Siwa

Jojo Siwa sucked were trying to teach our kids to be strong bold independent that you can be whatever you want to be but Jojo stopped giving that message and never even says in any more

Every time I see Jojo Siwa, it makes me want to rip one of my eyeballs out and throw it at her face. I have to deal with seeing her face on every reality show they make. Now that makes me wanna rip out my other eyeball as well.

Eh. I'd rather rip out 2 of mine and 2 of hers so she can go blind and I don't have to see her again

I wish she would stop hogging up the whole Nickelodeon and and focus focus more on Power Rangers for crying out loud!

Now Jojo is not a bad person, and I know Nickelodeon is only giving her a show to get more girls to tune in to their network, but holy crap has it gotten excessive!

14 Mistreating Korra

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.

I really liked the Korra's series, and it should had received a lot more recognition! I think it's a relly underrated show, unfortunately

Agreed, series was treated like trash even though it was the sequel to the best animated series of all time

This show is so overrated and bad. I'm disappointed Nick allowed it to exist in the first place.

15 Trying to be hip and cool with the kids

The gif of Lola dabbing makes me want to shove dry ice down my throat and hang myself.

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.

That floss tweet with a gif of spongebob flossing his teeth made me want to gouge my eyes

The new nick makes me want to hate this generation

16 Adding Chloe to The Fairly Oddparents

She's such an uninteresting Mary Sue- one of the trademarks of Mary Sues is a flaw that's for the sake of thinking you didn't create a Mary Sue and the flaw doesn't actually affect them, which is her perfectionism. She doesn't even need fairies, her life is perfect.

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

She's the reason the show got cancelled. I hope she burns in hell.

17 Moving the Fairly OddParents to Nicktoons

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.

Even though This Cartoon Still Gets Released On Nickelodeon In Turkey - XtheXlmao

They replaced it with Alvin and the chipmunks which isn't nearly as good.

Even though This Cartoon Still Gets Released On Nickelodeon In Turkey - XtheXlmao

The last 7 episodes were THE ABSOLUTE WORST FLASH ANIMATION I HAVE EVER SEEN!

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!

18 Airing Fanboy and Chum Chum

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

Fanboy and Chump Chump sucks.

They chose this over Adventure Time. what?

19 Firing most of the team from Spongebob Squarepants after the movie.

They didn't get fired, they left because the show was going to end there.

It was 2005 it started getting bad.

They weren't fired they decided to leave

No they left

20 Rejecting The Modifyers

It was probably rejected in favor of that crap known as The Naked Brothers Band

Sucks to see that Chris Reccardi, the co-creator of The Modifyers passed away!

There's still a chance The Modifyers could get picked up by Disney! Hopefully...

This was still a good pilot! Agent Xero is my favorite character!

Nick must have been high when they were given this pilot!

21 Interrupting Shows with Random Garbage

All fingers point to Nick Studio 10.

Obvious reference to Nick Studio 10.

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.

I'm glad nick studio 10 only lasted like 5 episodes

22 Canceling Ren & Stimpy

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.

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.

Ren and Stimpy rocks.

23 Saying Timmy Turner is 10 when he looks 8

And...

He looks like a 3yr old

He looks 4

Lol that’s actually funny

24 Disrespecting Stephen Hillenburg

Yeah, they aren't letting his legacy have a good reputation. Bring back Rocko reruns, dammit!

Nickelodeon is going to do a reboot of SpongeBob, even though Stephen STRICTLY FORBADE it. But they waited until Stephen died just to get working on it because with Stephen dead, he can't stop them from doing it! This is a seriously scumbag move! I'm not gonna bother watching Kamp Koral!

They made many spinoffs. Why? Just why? We have kamp koral, squidwards spinoff and now there’s more coming.

... I can't believe it nickelodeon ... why did I ever trust you ... now look what you've done ... YOU'VE WAITED FOR STEPHEN HILLENBURG TO DIE JUST SO YOU CAN DISRESPECT HIS LEGACY AND CRUSH HIS HOPES AND DREAMS BY MAKING A SPIN-OFF CALLED KAMP KORAL, I DON'T CARE HOW "KOOL" KAMP KORAL WILL BE, HILLENBURG DIDN'T WANT IT! BUT LOOK WHAT YOUVE DONE NICKELODEON! I AM SO PISSED OFF IRL RIGHT NOW! I LOST ALL MY RESPECT FOR NICKELODEON! AND ITS NOW MY LEAST FAVORITE T.V. CHANNEL BECAUSE OF THIS! NICKELODEON HAS DONE SOME BAD THINGS BUT THIS IS THE WORST, AND I'm NOT FORGIVING THEM, I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY WOULD WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO DIE IN REAL LIFE JUST TO MAKE A TERRIBLE SPIN OFF! I signed the petition to cancel kamp koral, and everyone else should do too, I hate nickelodeon so much now... such a sadistic excuse for a company...

25 Creating Breadwinners

This show is hell manifested onto the planet earth

Disgusting as hell.

They imported this show straight off of YouTube! Bad Idea!

Agreed! This show stunk!

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