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Tiny Toons on Nick

A screenshot from a promo advertising Tiny Toons returning to Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon, or Nick for short, is a children's cable network that began broadcasting in 1979. Owned by the MTV Networks Kids & Family Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom (formerly controlled by Time Warner's predecessor, Warner Communications, and Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment), it is known for such programs as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly Oddparents, iCarly, and Drake & Josh.

Following its departure from Fox Kids in 1995, Tiny Toon Adventures aired in reruns on Nickelodeon from 1995 to 1999. During this time, the episodes were always bookended with animated bumpers depicting a group of kids going to a theater to watch the show right before it began, and then cheering after it was finished. Notably, it was on Nickelodeon that they were able to air the episode "Toons from the Crypt", which Fox had refused to run. Tiny Toons eventually left Nickelodeon in September 1999, when its contract to run on the network expired, and the reruns were sent to Cartoon Network for the next three years.

On September 2, 2002, the Tiny Toons reruns returned to Nickelodeon for another two years. The show itself was presented no differently than before, but the shot of the WB Shield zooming out at the beginning of the intro sequence was replaced with a fade from black straight to the Tiny Toons logo.

In 2003, Tiny Toons reruns were then aired on Nick's sister network, Nicktoons TV, and remained there until it relaunced as the Nicktoons Network in 2005.

References to Nickelodeon on Tiny Toon Adventures

Picture Season Episode Number Episode Name Reference
SloppyDirtyDare
1 27 Europe in 30 Minutes The game show, Sloppy Dirty Dare is a parody of one of Nickelodeon's game shows, Double Dare.
Rank and Stumpy
Tiny Toon Adventures: Spring Break Special While traveling home from Fort Lauderdale at the end of the special, the Tiny Toons gang's bus runs over Rank and Stumpy, a chicken and a squirrel who resemble Ren and Stimpy. Given that Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi reportedly hated Tiny Toons, despite the fact that he designed the character of Sappy Stanley for the episode, Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?, this joke was likely done to get back at his criticism.

Connections

  • Charlie Adler voiced Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead, and Gladys the Hippo Lady on Rocko's Modern Life, Ickis on Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, the United Express Driver in The Rugrats Movie, and The Junkman on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
  • Joe Alaskey voiced Grandpa Lou Pickles on Rugrats (replacing David Doyle after his death), and Mermaid Man in the SpongeBob SquarePants video games Lights, Camera, Pants!, and Creature from the Krusty Krab.
  • Michael Bell voiced Drew Pickles, Chas Finster, and Boris Kropotkin on Rugrats and its spin-off, All Grown Up!.
  • Jeff Bennett voiced Dr. Sidney Moist and Travoltron on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Kowalski on The Penguins of Madagascar, Keswick, Larry, and Ollie on T.U.F.F. Puppy, Tong Fo from Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, and Mick Swagger in The Loud House.
  • Roger Bumpass voiced Squidward Tentacles on SpongeBob SquarePants and Professor Membrane on Invader Zim.
  • Pat Buttram voiced Eddie the Mechanic in the Rugrats episode, "Graham Canyon".
  • Dan Castellaneta voiced Jonathan Kriskel (Charlotte Pickles' assistant) in Rugrats, and Grandpa Phil and Willie the Jolly Ollie Man in Hey Arnold!.
  • Danny Cooksey voiced Robert "Bobby" Budnick on Salute Your Shorts, Victor the Bully on The Ren and Stimpy Show, Stoop Kid on Hey Arnold!, Keef on Invader Zim, and Peng on Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.
  • Jim Cummings voiced Cat from CatDog, Scrawl from Chalkzone, Mayor Quadar, Attila the Hun, Cap'n Betty, and Ultra Lord from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Dr. Blowhole's Machine's Deep Voice from The Penguins of Madagascar, and Lidong from Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.
  • Tim Curry voiced Zimbo in Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Rex Pester in The Rugrats Movie, Nigel Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys, and Professor Finbarr Calamitous in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
  • June Foray voiced Blocky and Svetena in the Rugrats episode, "Sour Pickles".
  • John Kassir voiced Ray "Raymundo" Rocket on Rocket Power.
  • Maurice LaMarche voiced Big Bob Pataki and Douglas Cain in Hey Arnold!, and Gart, Perry, and Loudmouth in Robot and Monster.
  • Tress MacNeille voiced Charlotte Pickles (Angelica's mom) in Rugrats and its spin-off, All Grown Up!, Grandma Pookie in Hey Arnold!, and Spy Fly in ChalkZone.
  • Edie McClurg voiced Grandma Taters in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Violet Stimpleton in Rocket Power.
  • Candi Milo voiced Nick Dean on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Reggie Bullnerd and Snap on Chalkzone, and Nora Wakeman on My Life as a Teenage Robot.
  • Rob Paulsen voiced Carl Wheezer, Mr. Wheezer, Mrs. Wheezer, and Butch on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Mark Chang, Happy Peppy Gary, King Grippulon, and Bucky McBadbat on The Fairly OddParents, Jack Fenton, Technus, and The Box Ghost from Danny Phantom, The Craniacs from Chalkzone, Archie the Raccoon/The Archer, Kid Kazoo/Stockbroker, Lobster #1 and Ad Executive #1 from The Penguins of Madagascar, Peck from Back at the Barnyard, Bird Brain from T.U.F.F. Puppy, one of the seagulls in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Donatello in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), and Lane Loud in the The Loud House episode, "One of the Boys".
  • Kath Soucie voiced Phil, Lil, and Betty DeVille in Rugrats and its spin-off, All Grown Up!, Miriam Pataki in Hey Arnold!, additional voices in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Maddie Fenton in Danny Phantom, and XJ-2, XJ-4, and XJ-5 on My Life as a Teenage Robot.
  • Cree Summer voiced Susie Carmichael in Rugrats and its spin-off, All Grown Up!, Miranda Killgallen in As Told By Ginger, Tiff Krust in My Life as a Teenage Robot, Valerie Grey in Danny Phantom, Spitfire in Robot and Monster, and one of the seagulls in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
  • Frank Welker voiced Spike, the Monkeys, and the Wolf in The Rugrats Movie, Goddard in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, the giant clams in SpongeBob SquarePants, and did the howling of the coyotes in Barnyard.
  • Billy West voiced Stimpy on The Ren and Stimpy Show (and also voiced Ren in the later seasons), Doug Funnie and Roger Klotz on Doug, Rancid Rabbit and Mr. Sunshine on CatDog, and one of the seagulls in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

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