Nickelodeon was – and is – one of the most popular cable networks of all time. However, despite the fact that the network has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Nickelodeon. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Orange and Green Were Chosen as Logo Colors for Their Association With Distress
Many pictures of Nickelodeon’s logo depict it in orange and green. Those two colors were specifically chosen because they are internationally recognized as colors of distress.
Number Fourteen: Nickelodeon’s Slime Contained Cream of Wheat
Yes, you read that right. Though there was more than one recipe for the slime in question, ingredients that have been used in these recipes include Cream of Wheat, Johnson’s baby shampoo, vegetable oil, green food coloring, and cottage cheese.
Number Thirteen: Slime’s Creator Was Sued by ‘Ghostbusters’
The Ghostbusters team tried to sue Roger Price (the man who created You Can’t Do That on Television) for allegedly stealing the idea of green slime. However, they dropped the lawsuit after Price set them straight – he had been sliming kids since 1979.
Number Twelve: Most of the Child Actors From Your Favorite Nickelodeon Shows Aren’t Rich
When the network first started out, it was on a very low budget and was also non-union. Because of this, the child actors many 90s kids came to know and love never got any residuals from their work.
Number Eleven: They Once Used Toilet Paper Featuring the Blimp Logo
It might sound like a waste of money, but it’s true. The network used to use toilet paper with the blimp logo until they realized that too many people were stealing it.
Number Ten: The Set of ‘Double Dare’ Should Remind You of Something
And that’s a bathroom. The set was intentionally designed to look like an actual bathroom.
Number Nine: One of Slime’s Nicknames Has a Drug-Addled History
Several crew members on the set of Double Dare were known for their drug use. They were the ones responsible for making “gak” a popular nickname for slime. Gak is also a nickname for heroin. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Nickelodeon, coming soon!