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Name Description Image Animated By First Used / eka. Last Used / lka.
The Gopher A gopher finds a Nickelodeon carrot and bites it, making the letters fall.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
T-Shirts Kids wearing T-shirts that spell Nickelodeon show and arrange themselves so it's spelled correctly.

Music: "Keystone Chaos" by Ron Aspery

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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
Watch Nickelodeon TV Nickelodeon? Flag Nickelodeon? Scissors Nickelodeon? Pencil Nickelodeon? Oh! Watch Nickelodeon!
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
Cowboy Cliff A cowboy is riding on a horse. They fall off a cliff after a Nickelodeon speech bubble appears, then the cowboy is shot into the sky.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
Scribbles A Nickelodeon logo is drawn using lots of scribbles.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
Clay A dragon catches a ball, turns into a TV monster, and rolls the ball, forming Nickelodeon text. It's not exactly the California Raisins.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
Bubblegum A boy chews a piece of bubblegum and blows a bubble, which bursts and gets him covered in Nickelodeon gum.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
The Pennant A boy puts up a Nickelodeon pennant, which blasts off when he leaves. The boy wonders where the pennant went, then it covers his face.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
Hiding Tree Two boys carry a Nickelodeon board, but it disappears when they go behind a tree. They carry the board in front of the tree and leave.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
The Janitor A janitor cleans the text in a Nickelodeon logo.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
Snoring Man A snoring man dreams of a donut, coffee, a slingshot, and Nickelodeon. The dream cloud suddenly pushes the man away.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 17, 1996
Balloon A boy stretches a Nickelodeon balloon, inflates it, then runs around a cabin.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 17, 1996
Sand Nickelodeon sand turns into a canoe, whale, a fish, shark, boats, and a beach.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
Dragon A hungry dragon puts jumbo marshmallows on a stick and roasts them with fire.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
Clothesline The Nickelodeon T-shirts come together on a clothesline, though CK has some trouble bringing NI in, then the kids appear wearing the shirts.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 17, 1996
Spin Art Orange paint is applied to spinning paper, then it slows down, revealing a Nickelodeon splat.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
Spin Art 2 Orange paint is applied to spinning paper, resulting in a painting of a cat's head. More paint is applied, resulting in a Nickelodeon splat.
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Howard Hoffman February 1988 August 1996
Star Search The Nickelodeon letters jump off a movie star's door and try to sneak off, but are quickly spotted by a searchlight and get back on the door.
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unknown February 20, 1988 October 1992
Nickelodeon Goes Looney The "Barks" ID plays at double speed twice.
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unknown September 11, 1988
Alligator & Frog A singing frog in a tuxedo avoids being eaten by an alligator.
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David Lubell November 1988 unknown
Dragon & Frog A singing frog in a tuxedo avoids being roasted by a dragon's fire.
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David Lubell November 1988 unknown
Merry Christmas Santa and his reindeer ride on a bicycle through the sky.
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unknown December 1989 December 1990
Special Presentation Wendell Craig says "What you would normally see next, is not what you are going to see next. So stay tuned, and see what's next! On the first kids network!" as an opening and closing curtain reveals clips from the "Transformations", "Dog Bone" and "Flying TV Monster" IDs.
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unknown unknown 1993
Window Blinds Window blinds open and close to reveal Nickelodeon clothes hanging on a line, a Nickelodeon ship, and a cow with a big Nickelodeon spot.
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unknown unknown December 1990
Dino Bop The male brontosauruses sing as they walk through their village.
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Joey Ahlbum unknown unknown
Menagerie Animal-shaped silhouettes walk by the screen. The last one--a rhinoceros--has the Nickelodeon logo on it.
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Noyes & Laybourne unknown September 21, 1991
Easy Groove A trio of big-nosed singers perform "Easy Groove" in front of a repeatedly changing Nickelodeon billboard.
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Jerry Lieberman, Kim Deitch and Tony Eastman unknown unknow
Tweedly Dum Bean-shaped aliens sing "Tweedly Dum".
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International Rocketship unknown unknown
Singing Fruits A banana, pineapple, and orange sing "Orange You Glad" and walk off a table, splatting into the Nickelodeon logo.
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Joey Ahlbum unknown 1993
Fruits Flipbook A pencil test of "Singing Fruits" presented as a flipbook.
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Joey Ahlbum unknown October 1992
Apple Worms Worms in an apple sing "Shoo Be Doo".
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International Rocketship unknown February 1990
BMX BMX cyclists do tricks across Nickelodeon ramps as film cells and a TV screen of other Nickelodeon IDs appear.
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Jon Kane unknown unknown
The Jive Five The Jive Five in orange tuxedos sing "Your TV Network", surrounded by film cells of other Nickelodeon IDs.
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Jon Kane unknown unknown
Flipbook A flipbook shows a man losing his Nickelodeon hat, a Nickelodeon airplane and coconut tree, and the man getting his hat back.
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Joey Ahlbum unknown August 1992
Flipbook 2 The "Flipbook" ID plays faster, then the wind blows the hat onto Joey's desk.
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Joey Ahlbum unknown unknown
Nick Nick Nick A hand writes "Nick" multiple times on lined notebook paper.
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unknown November 1989 (ekd) [1] January 1990
Egg and Spoon A spoon taps an egg, turning it into a monster. The spoon becomes a chicken and flees, then the monster egg eats you and you see its Nickelodeon uvula.
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Edward Bakst / Ampersand 1990 August 22, 1992
Nick Time A musical montage of Nickelodeon shows, also including abstract "time" graphics and snippets of other IDs.
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N/A October 1990 1991
Fewer Commercials FACT: Nickelodeon has fewer commercials, and fewer interruptions than the other networks. That means more show. One more reason the only network 4 you, is Nickelodeon.
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N/A December 1990 January 1991
The Cades Mix Following a message from a kid at Nickelodeon Studios is "Top of the Hour '87" mixed with footage of Nickelodeon Studios.

Joe Piasek talks about something throughout the ID.

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January 1991 Summer 1991
Nick Time 2 A boy watches the "Nick Time" ID on a TV, but it keeps turning to static. The boy tries to turn back with his remote and zaps himself out of existence. The boy soars through the ID, has a Nick logo of him appear in Nick shows, and is sent back home.
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April 1991 1991
News You Can Use When the slime geyser erupts, it's time for news you can use from Nick with Joe Piasek.
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August 4, 1991 November 28, 1991
Doug Doug and Porkchop carry the Nickelodeon logo across a white background. Doug accidentally drops the logo on his foot, and Porkchop slides down into Doug's arms.
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J.J. Sedelmaier Productions August 11, 1991 October 2002
Rugrats TV Tommy and Spike watch TV while Grandpa Lou sleeps. Tommy presses a button on the TV remote and switches over to Nickelodeon. Animation recycled from "Tommy Pickles and the Great White Thing".
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Klasky Csupo / Cuckoo's Nest Studio August 11, 1991 November 1996
Ren & Stimpy Ren farts in a bathtub, and a snorkeling Stimpy jumps in holding a bar of soap.
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J.J. Sedelmaier Productions August 11, 1991 unknown
Nicktoons Art Man Opening A man draws on a canvas before proceeding to fire orange paint at it with a cannon. The man then kisses the canvas, which turns out to have a painting of the Nicktoons logo.

An early version of the open had slightly different music and a different Nicktoons logo.

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J.J. Sedelmaier Productions 1991 unknown
Nicktoons Art Man Closing The same man as before pops out of a painting of the Nicktoons logo.
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J.J. Sedelmaier Productions 1991 unknown
Acting Hands Three kids talk with their hands, which have decorations and makeup on them.
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One Eighty One Productions September 10, 1991 1994
Macaroni and Cheese Hands assemble macaroni on a bowl into different positions, then it gets covered in Nickelodeon cheese sauce.
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One Eighty One Productions September 1991 1994
Hairstyles Kids get hairstyles made of clay and other objects.
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One Eighty One Productions September 1991 1994
Untie the Knot Kids untie a really big knot, revealing a Nickelodeon heart.
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One Eighty One Productions September 1991 1994
Foil A ball of foil blows in; hands unwrap the foil, revealing a Nickelodeon heart.
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One Eighty One Productions September 11, 1991 1994
Paint Hands cover a Nickelodeon speech bubble in paint, which is later wiped away.
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One Eighty One Productions September 22, 1991 1994
Tape A Nickelodeon speech bubble is covered in tape and other objects, which get cleaned away.
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One Eighty One Productions September 9, 1991 1994
Clay Face Parts Clay facial features appear over kids' faces.
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One Eighty One Productions September 1991 1994
Layers of Clay A live action pair of human hands remove layers of clay and plastic wrap to reveal a Nickelodeon shoe logo.
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One Eighty One Productions September 1991 1994
Paint Hairstyles Hairstyles are painted onto kids.
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One Eighty One Productions September 1991 1994
Magic Doors Hands open magic doors to go through, eventually finding a Nickelodeon shoe logo.
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One Eighty One Productions September 1991 1994
Happy Thanksgiving "Barks" but all the barks are replaced with a man making turkey sounds.
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unknown November 29, 1991
Happy Chanukah The lamps on a menorah are lit, and a Nickelodeon banner appears.
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unknown December 1991 unknown
Skeleton Dance Ghosts boo and throw produce at a dancing skeleton, until it gets its head stuck in a Nickelodeon pumpkin and receives applause.
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Jim Keeshen 1991 unknown
New Year Baby A television crew prepares to shoot a baby saying "Happy New Year from Nickelodeon".
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unknown unknown unknown


Sources
  1. https://youtu.be/OFDxu1ab64Y?t=1117 Tape in Vance's collection
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