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These are some bumpers that appeared on Nickelodeon during the 1980s, throughout the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and now on.

Note: Some of the 1980s bumpers appear at the end of Super Sloppy Double Dare.

Description Photo/Video

Teacup Head A green-haired, computer-animated human drinks something out of a orange cup through his nose. His head becomes X-rayed seeing a trio of orange fish in his head. This bumper was used from 1986 to 1992. It was also used as a closing part of Super Sloppy Double Dare. Created by Edward Bakst and Fred/Alan.

Dino Bop Features a trio of singing dinosaurs wearing neckties doo-woping alongside other dinosaurs. A orange volcano appears at the end. This bumper was used from 1988 to 2001. Created by Joey Ahlbum and Fred/Alan.

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Spelling Bee Features a trio of girls spelling Nickelodeon in scrambled ways before getting it right. There were two variants; each with a different background. This bumper was used from 1992 to 1999.

Main Course Features a waiter lifting up a dish's lid to reveal unusual separate courses, including an eskimo fishing while singing, a hippo eating grass and a Viking before dropping a orange anvil on the dish. This was used from 1986 to 1994. But reappeared on The '90s Are All That block in 2011. Created by Charlex and Fred/Alan.


Barks Features all dogs barking, ending with a pack of orange wolves. Internationally, Nickelodeon used to use this ident to sign-off every night. In the United States, it was an everyday bumper used from 1988 to 1995. Created by Noyes & Laybourne and Fred/Alan.

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Fish Stage Features a quartet of fish singing on a stage. This was used on from 1986 to mid-90s. It was also used as a closing part of Super Sloppy Double Dare. Created by David Lubell and Fred/Alan.

Doo-wop-a-saurus Once again features singing dinosaurs, but this time with blue shoes and not with neckties. The dinosaurs find a small orange tree alongside a green T-rex watching a television on a chair. The dinosaurs turn around and see a purple pterodactyl with headphones flying with a portable radio on. The middle dinosaur puts on orange sunglasses at the end. It was used from 1987 to mid-90s. Created by Joey Ahlbum and Fred/Alan.


Pinchface Features a flying glasses-wearing face with fake teeth singing "Nickelodeon!" in a miniature room while fists with straw hats and faces are singing "Nick-nick-nick-nick-nick-nick!". It was used from 1992 to 1998, but makes a triumphant return in 2011 on The '90s Are All That block. Created by Colossal Pictures and Fred/Alan.

Take 50Behind the scenes of other movie sets, including a car about to go into a orange tunnel. This was used from 1985 to 1992.


Movie StarFeatures the letters which spell out Nickelodeon on a logo sneaking out of a dressing room before getting caught. This was used from 1985 to 1993. Created by Colossal Pictures and Fred/Alan.


PlugFeatures a man pulling a plug and either meeting a orange octopus, being turned upside-down, or finding a giant orange boat. This was used from 1986 to 1992.

Skating Features letters singing, skating, and spelling out Nickelodeon at a rollerrink putting to the wall. This was used from 1985 to 1992. Created by International Rocketship and Fred/Alan.

Worms Features claymation worms dancing and squirming around the Nickelodeon logo and eventually surround it, when the logo was revealed to be more worms and they all scatter. This was used from 1987 to 1994. Created by Noyes & Laybourne and Fred/Alan.


Flipbook Features a cowboy getting flipped by a book, losing his orange hat which turns into an airplane and a tree, before getting it back. This was used from 1987 to 1992.

Flying TV Monster Features a boy's television as an orange rhino-like creature with yellow wings for horns jumps into it, becoming a green-colored television monster that the boy rides. This bumper was used from 1986 to 1992. It was also used as a closing part of Super Sloppy Double Dare.

Apple Worms Features a quintet of singing worms in an apple. This was used from 1987 to 1994.

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Origami Has hands making things out of paper while sound effects play to the corresponding item and at the end a man says "Nick(pause)elodeon!" and then the hands wrinkle up all the papers. This was used from 1986 to the late '90s. Created by Noyes & Laybourne and Fred/Alan.

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Barnyard Has different kids singing "Nick nick nick nick ni-nick nick nick, Nickelodeon! Nick Is Kids!" while we see a set of farm models. It was used from 1992 to the late '90s.

Easy Groove a trio of guys sing Nickelodeon doo-wop next to a orange billboard while construction workers change the Nickelodeon logo to different shapes. This bumper was used from 1985 to 1992. Created by Jerry Lieberman and Fred/Alan.

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MontageFeatures many characters from 1980s and 1990s IDs, with the trio of guys from the Easy Groove ID singing the 1985 Top of the Hour ID audio. It starts off with the guys over part of the Dog and Parrot ID, complete with the parrot, then the Flying TV Monster comes in and the logo's text scrolls from right-to-left as a pineapple, a banana and an orange from the Fruits ID, a Nicktoons blob, dinosaurs and the horse with a cowboy riding it walk around. The singing frog appears and then the lollipops from the 1987 Top of the Hour ID, which zoom in to see a shot of the Take 50 ID complete with the pterodactyl from the Doo-Wop-A-Saurus ID flying, with the trio of guys on the right, then a dinosaur walks around, followed by a dinosaur from the Dino Bop ID appearing and then the orange fish from the 1985 Top of the Hour ID. Then, the anteater eating his plate of spaghetti appears over a shot of the animated road from the 1985 Top of the Hour ID. As this happens, the Nicktoons blob, fruits and dinosaurs walk around again, then the orange fish swims around a background of the Aliens ID with a dinosaur appearing, then a circle wipe to a shot of the Viking with a weapon from the Main Course ID (complete with the logo followed by the anvil), which fades to the orange cup zooming out from the Nick Brew ID and finally the bumper cars with the cat and the dog from the 1985 Top of the Hour ID and then the Easy Groove guys appear again with a orange splat as the fruits, dinosaurs and a horse run around again and the singing frog runs and stops at the left side of the screen. The ID wipes out with a television turn-off effect.

This bumper was frequently used as an opening sequence to music videos and VHS tapes of Nickelodeon shows that were released from 1993 and 1999. The last part of the bumper was also used as the closing sequence for both. In the Sony Wonder and Paramount VHS releases until 1999, the closing variant is not included. Instead, after the Nickelodeon logo with copyrights, it goes right to the Sony Wonder logo and the Paramount logo.

Paper Chase Has a pair of scissors cutting out a orange paper doll who tries to outrun the scissors. This bumper was used from 1992 to 1998.


Aligator & Frog, Dragon & Frog A Michigan J. Frog-esque frog sings on an alligator. In another version of this bumper, he sings on an dragon. This was used from 1986 to 1992. Created by David Lubell and Fred/Alan.

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Bulldog Crew A quartet of wild animals (a rhinoceros, a lion, a snake, and a crocodile) bark like dogs then sing "Bow-wow-wow-wow-wow-ya! Nickelodeon! Nickelodeon! Nickelodeon!". There is another version with the audio from the "Nick Writing" ID where they sing "Nick nick nick nick ni-nick nick nick, Nickelodeon!". At the end of both versions, a orange tree appears above the quartet of animals. This ID was used from 1987 to 1992. Created by Joey Ahlbum and Fred/Alan.

Sleeping Boy Features a sleeping boy with a logo dream clouds appearing as he walks to bed. This was used from 1985 to 1992.


Aliens Has singing aliens (two female and one male) in a spaceship going to a drive-in movie on Jupiter. A orange saturn appears on a television screen at the end with other variants at the bottom. This ID was used from 1985 to 1996. Created by David Lubell and Fred/Alan.

Rudolph Features Rudolph with a bright orange nose flying, before discovering he cannot fly. He uses the nose as a parachute, and it gets into his antlers. Only seen on the Sony Wonder VHS release of "Doug's Christmas Story".

Pat-a-Cake Has shadows playing pat-a-cake in space. This was used from 1985 to 1992.


Never Done Features a boy finding a gumball which turns into different objects like a ball, a telescope, a heart, a monster, a skateboard, and a giant ball, which all the kids that were shown in the bumper stand on.


Never Done (Long) A long version of the Never Done bumper featuring scenes from Nickelodeon shows, episodes, and movies.

Nicktoons Blob Intro A computer-animated blob that turns into a fish, a dinosaur, a human, and then the blob again. This was used as a lead-in to Nicktoon airings from 1992 to 2000 and again in 2006 (Nick Rewind block only). The audio of this bumper is featured as the second track on The Best of Nicktoons. In 2015, It was later recreated as a bumper for The Splat.

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Cave Drawing Features a caveman who draws a television on the cave wall and turns it on. Audio from the Top of the Hour bumper can be heard as the screen shows the logo on an orange background and the animals run toward the television to watch with the caveman. This was used from 1995 to late-'90s. Created by Funline Animation


Top of the Hour 1985-early 1987The ID starts with a television (with the screen that wrote "Nickelodeon") with some shapes emerging from it. A parody of Salvador Dalí's Persistence of Memory is seen. orange clocks spin their hands and then melt, then flying calendars with the logo on top of each one are shown over a shot of the house and seasons change from summer to winter, then a 20th Century Fox-esque structure with searchlights on it, with 1985, 1986 or 1987 (the year that depends) with Nickelodeon below it, then we cut to panning down an animated road and stop at a orange street sign, then it cuts to a road with men are driving race cars with hot dogs, with a orange bun on top of each hot dog, then a orange rocket passes by an animated city, then different kids (three girls and three boys) with fashion and accessories appear against different colored backgrounds, a Mona Lisa image with googly eyes, a orange heart beats once, a robot with human ears appears, a orange drawing appears, a gorilla with a bowtie that spins once with a tuxedo, a orange ice cream scoop is seen falling on an ice cream cone, then a cat and a dog drive bumper cars (when they collide into each other, the Nickelodeon text appears), then at the bottom of an animated ocean a smaller fish gets eaten by a bigger fish, with others getting eaten by a orange fish, then we cut to a front seat ride on a rollercoaster going through a orange cloud tunnel with a clown head, and finally the same orange television with the same objects emitted. There are two children in astronaut suits as well as a robotic puppy watching it, then the Nickelodeon logo jumps out of the television and fills the whole screen and landing as a polygon with spikes on a blue background. This one features the Jive Five singing doo-wop with the Nickelodeon jingle at the beginning and end of the ID, which was heard most often when it first appeared on television. On occasion, an announcer was heard over the jingle. Created by International Rocketship and Fred/Alan.

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Dancing Fruits A trio of fruits (a pineapple, a banana, and an orange) are singing Orange You Glad and fall into a orange splat. This ID was used from 1987 to 1993.

Silly Putty Features various objects appear with Nickelodeon spelled in scrambled ways. The first object says Odel-Onde-Nick then changes to a second object saying Nickel-On-Deo, which changes to another object saying Ode-Nickel-On before changing to the last object that spells Nickelodeon.

Hey Arnold!: Bedroom Features Arnold going into his bedroom, turning on his CD player, flipping open his couch (alongside Gerald), and then turning his television on to Nickelodeon. This was used from 1997 to 2002, and re-aired on The Splat.


Oddparents New Episode Premiere Features a male voiceover who says "And now, a brand new episode of Nickelodeon's new Nicktoon, The Fairly OddParents." Cosmo and Wanda dance and disappear into a poof cloud.


Lockers The ID starts off in black-and-white with a shot of kids at a school running through the halls to class. A black-and-white splat is seen behind the lockers, which then turns orange. This was used from 1992 to 1998.

Box Features a box with a glob-looking face. This was used from 1993 to 1998.

Arnold Will Be Back In A Beat Features Hey Arnold! pictures and a young male voiceover saying "Arnold Will Be Back In a Beat".

Gooey Text Features a shoe squishes the logo's text, then picks it up.

Jimmy Neutron: Splat Features Jimmy Neutron pushing a button, which forms a splat ball. The splat ball then falls on Jimmy. Used from 2003 to 2005.

Lizard Features a green lizard eating parts of an orange background. The bumper's audio is the same as the origami bumper. This was used from 1986 to 1992. Created by Noyes & Laybourne and Fred/Alan.


Pickled PlanktonFeatures two live-action hands making a pickled plankton then Plankton says "Okay, I'm ready for my krabby patty".


ToastFeatures a toaster popping out a orange toast, followed by a female voiceover saying "Now back to the show."

SpaceFeatures a trio of kids outside in night, as a firecracker passes by. It shoots up to space as it hits an astronaut, a satellite that starts spinning uncontrollably and finally a moon with a very angry look on its' face. The firecracker then pops and the Nickelodeon logo appears. This bumper was used from 1985 to 1992. It was also used for a closing part of Super Sloppy Double Dare.

Big Beast QuintetFeatures a quintet of animals (a alligator, a bird, a rhino, a rabbit, and a creature of unknown species) walking down a road wearing shirts with scrambled letters on them that spell ELCKONODENI, before changing the shirts to spell NICKELODEON correctly. A television with a face on it appears as the shirts merge to form a logo above the television's face as the quintet of animals continue to walk down the road. This was used from 1985 to 1994.

Calling CadesFeatures the lyrics to the jingle from the Big Beast Quintet ID on a journal, with a polygon saying Nick and a vertical #1 saying Nickelodeon. This was used from 1987 to 1994. Created by Noyes & Laybourne and Fred/Alan.

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Nick WritingOn a journal, a hand writes the word Nick, then a logo appears, then the hand writes the word Nick in different fonts, then the logo appears again. This was used from 1986 to mid-'90s. Created by Noyes & Laybourne and Fred/Alan.

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Orange You GladOn a journal, the words Orange You Glad You Got Your Nickelodeon appear word-by-word. The words appear two more times with the text "You're Watching" appearing, then a orange ribbon appears at the end. This was used from 1986 to 1995 and returned on 1999 during its' 20th anniversary. Created by Noyes & Laybourne and Fred/Alan.

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Nick Is Every DayFeatures either a female voiceover saying "Every Monday, Every Tuesday, Every Wednesday, Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, even Sunday, Nick Is Every Day", or a orange sun (the sun is followed by "days-of-a-week" names and a man saying "Nick Is Every Day"). This was used from 1990 to 1996.


Brushing TeethFeatures two fruits (a apple and a banana) which turns into a pan, eggs, and a sausage. The pan and the eggs turn into a monster, and the sausage turns into a toothbrush.


SandwichFeatures a piece of bread getting topped with cheese, lettuce, and bologna, as well as ketchup and mustard getting mixed together, and seasoning being the logo's text, then the sandwich takes a bite itself.

NoseFeatures a dog on a spinning logo, then we see a man sucking everything in the room with his nose.

African AnimalsFeatures a elephant, a giraffe, and a leopard appear in different colors on different backgrounds, then a group of albatrosses appears, and finally a orange rhino on a black background. This was used from 1987 to 1993.


Cuckoo ClockFeatures a cuckoo clock with a orange bird.

Surf BoardFeatures a man surfing on a orange surfboard with surf music.


DiscoFeatures disco music and a male voiceover saying "Yeah, Step The Side".


LeavesFeatures the leaves of fall (including a orange leaf).


HatsFeatures different hats.

Jack-In-The-BoxFeatures a jack in the box with the logo's text.


CerealFeatures a tiny singing guy inside a cup pouring the cereal into the bowl, with a logo's cereal box. This bumper is in the style of a Sesame Street segment called Teeny Little Super Guy. This was used from 1987 to 1992.


FrogFeatures a frog eating the letters and spitting them out. This is a recent one from 2014.


Nickelodeon SongFeatures characters from The Penguins of Madagascar, T.U.F.F. Puppy, The Fairly OddParents, SpongeBob SquarePants, Planet Sheen, and Fanboy & Chum Chum are singing a song.

SheetFeatures live-action kids grabbing an orange sheet, two kids jumping, While the soul music plays, A man soloist and a trio of women are singing "Everybody over there, (Nick!) now everybody over there, (Nick!) Nick nick nick nick ni-nick nick nick! (Nick is Kids!).


Nicktoons - IntroFeatures a green-headed artist with springy limbs and orange hands and feet painting something on the artboard with a pencil, then a paintbrush, and finally a paint cannon. When he gets done, he kisses the art and reveals that he drawn the Nicktoons logo on the board. Outro: We see the Nicktoons logo on the artboard, then the artist bursts his head into it before realizing what happened. This was used from 1991 to 1992, as well as a. A version of both with a non-static logo also exists. The audio of this bumper, titled "Artman Open", can be found on The Best of Nicktoons.

BandFeatures a trio of animals (a dog, a cat, a chicken) and a human. The dog blows his trumpet shouting "Nick!" (and the speech bubble saying it appears) as the logo appears out of the trumpet, then the cat says "El!" as "El" appears, and a chicken sings "Oooo!" in an opera voice as "Oooo" appears (then changes to only one "O") and the cat says "Dee!" as the word "Dee" appears, and the human hits the cymball with a drumstick and the words combine together with the "On" appearing to spell out "Nickelodeon" (with "Dee" changing to "De") and the dog, the cat and the chicken say the name of the channel. This was used from 1987 to 1993.

MazeFeatures two kids (a black girl and a white boy) running in a maze and discovering unusual things such as orange butterflies, a giant orange flower that the kids jump on, and an orange bubble that chases the two kids. At the end, the two kids end up leaving the maze. This was used from 2000 to 2003. Only seen on some Nickelodeon VHS releases.


GeeseThis one was from 2005-2006. It featured two geese flying through the sky and making goose noises. The last "goose" was a orange splat that played the Nickelodeon jingle instead of making goose sounds.

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PoodleA poodle is shaved, revealing the logo on its skin. This is a recent one from 2014.

ScribblesNickelodeon characters draw themselves. This is a pictograph bumper.

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Invader ZimA lost Nicktoon character ID. Part of it is seen in a promo with the word "Because We Can".

ChalkZoneChalkZone characters draw a orange balloon.


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The Penguins from Madagscar (Transforming Logo) Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private were transforming into the logo in the orange background. Used in 2011 to 2013.

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