13 WILD Facts About Your Favourite Nickelodeon Shows That Will Blow Your Mind

26 April 2018, 20:20

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

What the WHAT?!

1. There is a popular fan theory that Bikini Bottom is named after Bikini Atoll, an island that was the site of nuclear testing in the 1940s and 1950s.

Many theories have hypothesized that the fictional town of Bikini Bottom is located underneath the once beleaguered island.

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2. Timmy Turner from The Fairly Odd Parents apparently has a pink hat because illustrator Butch Hartman ran out of blue ink.

3. Lacey Chabert, who played Gretchen Weiners in Mean Girls, was the voice of Eliza Thornberry from The Wild Thornberrys.

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4. An Adventure Time short originally aired on Nicktoons but Nickelodeon passed on making a full series and it was picked up by Cartoon Network.

Nickelodeon is probably kicking themselves, as Adventure Time has won 7 Emmy's and a Peabody award. SpongeBob, one of Nick's most successful programmes, only has 2 Emmy wins.

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4. Blue from Blue's Clues is actually a girl dog.

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5. Elizabeth "E.G." Daily, the voice of Tommy Pickles on The Rugrats, once recorded a Tommy voice session while she was in labour and having contractions.

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6. In early versions of Jimmy Neutron, the young boy genius was actually named "Johnny Quasar"

7. According to former Nickelodeon host Marc Summers, the original slime recipe consisted of oatmeal, apple sauce, vanilla pudding, and green food colouring.

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8. Carly from iCarly was almost named Sam or Josie.

Thankfully, the name iSam was already registered online, otherwise the Carly we know and love might have been very different. Of course, there was still a Sam on the show.

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9. The mystery of Arnold from Hey Arnold's last name was a running gag on the show. However, it was later confirmed that Arnold's full name is Arnold Philip Shortman.

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10. Zoey 101, iCarly, Victorious, and Drake & Josh all exist in the same universe according to creator Dan Schneider.

This makes sense, as there have been cross-overs. However, Victoria Justice's character in Zoey 101 was called Lola Martinez not Tori Vega.

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11. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt helped their kids understand the impending birth of their twins by having their 4 older kids watch a twins themed episode of Dora The Explorer.

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12. All the babies on The Rugrats were voiced by women.

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13. SpongeBob was almost named SpongeBoy

Lucky for fans, there was already a product on the market called "SpongeBoy" so SpongeBoy became SpongeBob.