Nickelodeon’s Pinwheel

Pinwheel was a show that aired on Nickelodeon from 1977 to 1990. The show was THE original program featured on the Nickelodeon network. In fact the channel itself was known as “Pinwheel” from 1977 until 1979. In total there were 260 one-hour Pinwheel episodes recorded. But, Pinwheel was typically broadcast in 3 to 5 hour long blocks featuring back to back episodes.

Now if you will excuse me, I need to get involved in a spirited game of “gotcha last”.


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3 thoughts on “Nickelodeon’s Pinwheel


    So many parts of this have been floating in my head and I had no clue what they were. And as soon as I watched this, it all came back and I was even singing the song! WOW…

    Thanks for helping to tidy up the attic of my mind!

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