Below is a copy of what was airing on Nickelodeon in the summer of 1991. I believe this is correct for at least the Eastern US, but I'm not sure how other time zones or other countries worked. I found it when I was searching for copies of other old shows that I haven't tracked down yet. Thank you to Steve of Rugrats Online for putting this together in the first place and then letting me reproduce it here. Fans of the old (pre-Dil) Rugrats can check out his pretty extensive site (that's been up since 1996).
So, what strikes me about this schedule is how vastly different it is from Nick's present-day schedule. It looks like Pinwheel (anyone remember Pinwheel?) was off the air by this point, but I used to watch that all the time in the 80s. The nighttime airings of Doug, Rugrats, and Ren and Stimpy (with the asterisks) were not the usual programming, but this was taken from TV Guide the week the Nicktoons first premiered and were broadcast in primetime. What is really sticking out to me is the Special Delivery (remember that?) installment titled Pardon Me for Living. I totally remember watching that as a kid, but I only have the vaguest of memories about it. I think it was about a shy boy, or maybe it was the one about the heavy girl who was teased (or maybe they were both in this one). And Manxmouse. I remember that one too... I believe it was a cartoon. I wish they'd re-air those old Special Delivery specials.
So, what are people's favorites from this list? Had people forogtten about any of these shows? Anything here you'd especially want me to try to track down for recaps if they're floating around somewhere?
|7AM||Eureeka's Castle||Mr. Wizard's World|
|7:30AM||Kid's Court||Yogi Bear|
|8AM||Cound Duckula||Inspector Gadget|
|9AM||Inspector Gadget||Cartoon Kablooey||Lassie|
|9:30AM||Inspector Gadget||Maya The Bee|
|10AM||Yogi Bear||Doug||Eureeka's Castle|
|11AM||Out Of Control||Ren & Stimpy|| The Elephant Show |
(Sharon, Lois & Bram)
|11:30AM||SK8TV||Salute Your Shorts||Fred Penner's Place|
|12 Noon|| Dennis The Menace |
|Wild & Crazy Kids||David The Gnome|
|12:30PM||Clarissa Explains It All||The Little Koala|
|1:30PM||Flipper||Welcome Freshmen||Maya The Bee|
|2PM|| Special Delivery: |
| Special Delivery: |
"Adventures Of Tom Sawyer"
|3PM|| Special Delivery: |
"Drawing A Blank"
|3:30PM|| Special Delivery: |
"The Tin Soldier"
| Special Delivery: |
"Pardon Me For Living"
|4PM||You Can't Do That On Television||Heathcliff|
|4:30PM||Make The Grade||Yogi Bear|
|5PM||Family Double Dare||Mork & Mindy|
|5:30PM||Salute Your Shorts||Fifteen||Hey Dude|
|6PM||Wild & Crazy Kids|
|6:30PM||Welcome Freshmen||Clarissa Explains It All||Get The Picture|
|8PM||Looney Tunes||Doug*||Mork & Mindy|
|9PM||Donna Reed||Ren & Stimpy*||Get Smart|
|9:30PM||Mister Ed||Dragnet (' 67 - ' 70)|
|10PM||My Three Sons||Alfred Hitchcock Presents|
|10:30PM||The Patty Duke Show||Green Acres|
|11PM||Dobie Gillis|| Hi Honey, I'm Home |
(repeat of latest ABC episode)
|The Best of Saturday Night Live|
|11:30PM||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Mister Ed|
|12 Mid||Bewitched||Looney Tunes|
|12:30AM||Green Acres||Dobie Gillis|
|1AM||The Best Of Saturday Night Live||The Patty Duke Show|
|1:30AM||America 2 Night (Fernwood 2 Night)||My Three Sons|
|2AM||Dragnet (' 67 - ' 70)||Infomercials|| Donna Reed |
(except Wednesday: Infomercial)
|2:30AM||Donna Reed|| America 2 Night |
(Fernwood 2 Night)
|3AM||Mister Ed||Mork & Mindy|
|3:30AM||My Three Sons||Get Smart|
|4AM||The Patty Duke Show||Dragnet (' 67 - ' 70)|
|4:30AM||Dobie Gillis||Alfred Hitchcock Presents|
|5AM||America 2 Night (Fernwood 2 Night)||Mister Ed|
|5:30AM||Dragnet (' 67 - ' 70)||Dobie Gillis|