Nickelodeon Is the First Family Friendly Television Network

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Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards was held this past Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the Forum in Inglewood, California. This was the 29th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards Ceremony on the network. Nickelodeon (Nick) held the first ceremony in 1989, and it was hosted by Tony Danza, Debbie Gibson, Brian Robins, and Dan Schneider celebrating when the channel became the first family friendly television network.

Nick states, in the past, the event has been hosted by celebrities, such as Paula Abdul (1992), Whitney Houston (1995-96), and Justin Timberlake (2007). Rosie O’Donnell has hosted the event seven times, between 1997 and 2003, as well as co-hosting once in 1996, with Houston.

Favorite Movie winners, in the past, have included The Rugrats Movie (1999), Big Daddy (2000), and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2001). Winners of Favorite Actor awards have included Jim Carey (1995-97, 2001 and 2004) and Adam Sandler (2000, 03, 05, and 07). Other awards include Favorite Animated Movie, Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie, Favorite TV Show, and Favorite Cartoon.

Country singer Blake Shelton hosted this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Taste of Country announced Shelton would be hosting the Kids’ Choice Awards last November. Shelton described to his agent that he wanted to “get slimed,” at the event, slime was poured over the audience before being poured over the host. He declared that he would be hosting the event after teasing his fans on social media for days. Shelton defined the awards as “the ultimate party for kids.”

The Irish Examiner claimed Justin Bieber, Adel, and Jennifer Lawrence avoided being slimed regardless of being awarded some of Nick’s highest honors. Adel won Favorite Song for Hello, Lawrence won Favorite Actress, and Bieber was awarded Favorite Male Singer of the Year. However, actors John Stamos, Jason Sudeikis, and girl group, Fifth Harmony were slimed.

The Toronto Sun announced Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, and Bieber were “three of the big winners at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.” Fifth Harmony won Favorite Group, and Grande won Favorite Female Singer. Fifth Harmony wrote a caption under a picture of them covered with slime on Instagram, “The Slime was Slimey. Love You.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens won Favorite Movie, and Hotel Transylvania 2 won Best Animated Movie. Lawrence won Favorite Actress for Hunger Games, and Will Farrell won Favorite Actor for Daddy’s Home. 

The History of Nickelodeon states Nick was started in 1979 by a company named QUBE, which was a smaller cable network from Ohio that was launched in 1977. The company closed, and Nick was purchased by Time Warner Cable and become the first family friendly network.

Time Warner purchased the Canadian television show, You Can’t Do That on Television to promote the newly purchased network. The green slime that is now used at the Kids’ Choice Awards was first introduced on You Can’t Do That on Television 37 years earlier. The network then aired another show named Double Dare and a whole new brand of cartoons called Nicktoons. These included animated series, such as Rugrats, Doug, and Ren and Stimpy. As the years passed, other Nicktoons, such as Hey Arnold, Angry Beavers, and KaBlam! were also added. Nick would later inspire other family friendly television networks, such as Cartoon Network, The Disney Channel, and Toon Disney. However, Nick was the first family friendly network.

By John A. Federico
Edited by Cathy Milne and Jeanette Smith

Sources:

Nick.com: Kid’s Choice Awards
Taste of Country: Blake Shelton Gets Slimed at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards [Watch]
Irish Examiner: See who got slimed at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award
History of Nickelodeon: Nickelodeon
Toronto Sun: Justin Bieber wins big at 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards

Featured Image Courtesy of  Gage Skidmore’s Flickr page – Creative Commons License

One Response to "Nickelodeon Is the First Family Friendly Television Network"

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