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10th Mar '14 2:35:01 PM mlsmithca
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Flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the network's output from 1977-79 (Nick was even called "Pinwheel" during that time, occupying channel slot C4 on Warner's QUBE cable system). It was a program similar to ''Series/SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends indeed, head writer Lou Berger actually became head writer of ''Sesame Street'' long after ''Pinwheel''[='s=] cancellation.

One of the interesting things about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise-unavailable European short subjects like ''Miximetric'', ''WesternAnimation/ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'', and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.

''Pinwheel'' usually aired in three- to five-hour blocks in the mornings, and eventually became part of the Nick Jr. block of programming. The series ended in 1989, when it was replaced with newer Nick Jr. shows.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The series was never re-aired after cancellation, making many believe that it didn't exist. There have been numerous attempts to petition the release of some episodes on DVD, but to no avail. Your best shot of watching this show would be to find a bootleg on eBay, although a few episodes have been uploaded to Website/YouTube.
* RunningGag: In the "Plus Goes to the Moon" sketches, Plus would try taking a rocket to the moon, but he would get distracted easily, leaving the rocket to blast off without him.
** Smitty is always looking for the Admiral Bird, a strange, goofy-looking bird that only appeared when he was out of the room and couldn't take a picture of him.
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Flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the network's output from 1977-79 (Nick was even called "Pinwheel" during that time, occupying channel slot C4 on Warner's QUBE cable system). It was a program similar to ''Series/SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends indeed, head writer Lou Berger actually became head writer of ''Sesame Street'' long after ''Pinwheel''[='s=] cancellation.

One of the interesting things about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise-unavailable European short subjects like ''Miximetric'', ''WesternAnimation/ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'', and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.

''Pinwheel'' usually aired in three- to five-hour blocks in the mornings, and eventually became part of the Nick Jr. block of programming. The series ended in 1989, when it was replaced with newer Nick Jr. shows.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The series was never re-aired after cancellation, making many believe that it didn't exist. There have been numerous attempts to petition the release of some episodes on DVD, but to no avail. Your best shot of watching this show would be to find a bootleg on eBay, although a few episodes have been uploaded to Website/YouTube.
* RunningGag: In the "Plus Goes to the Moon" sketches, Plus would try taking a rocket to the moon, but he would get distracted easily, leaving the rocket to blast off without him.
** Smitty is always looking for the Admiral Bird, a strange, goofy-looking bird that only appeared when he was out of the room and couldn't take a picture of him.
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20th Dec '13 10:45:31 PM WarioBarker
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''Pinwheel'' was the flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the network's output from 1977 to 1979. (Nick was even called Pinwheel during that time.) It was a program similar to ''Series/SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends. In fact, series head writer Lou Berger actually became head writer of ''Sesame Street'' long after ''Pinwheel'''s cancellation. One of the interesting twists about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise unavailable European short subjects, like ''Miximetric'', ''WesternAnimation/ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'' and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.

The series ran throughout the early days of Nickelodeon, usually running in three- to five-hour blocks in the mornings. It eventually became part of the Nick Jr. block of programming. The series ended its run in 1989, when it was replaced with newer Nick Jr. shows.

!!''Pinwheel'' contains the following tropes:

* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The series was never re-aired after cancellation, making many believe that it didn't exist. There have been numerous attempts to petition the release of some episodes on DVD, but to no avail. Your best shot of watching this show would be to find a bootleg on eBay.
** A few episodes have been uploaded to Website/YouTube.

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''Pinwheel'' was the flagship Flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the network's output from 1977 to 1979. 1977-79 (Nick was even called Pinwheel "Pinwheel" during that time.) time, occupying channel slot C4 on Warner's QUBE cable system). It was a program similar to ''Series/SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends. In fact, series friends indeed, head writer Lou Berger actually became head writer of ''Sesame Street'' long after ''Pinwheel'''s cancellation. ''Pinwheel''[='s=] cancellation.

One of the interesting twists things about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise unavailable otherwise-unavailable European short subjects, subjects like ''Miximetric'', ''WesternAnimation/ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'' ''Bod'', and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.

The series ran throughout the early days of Nickelodeon, ''Pinwheel'' usually running aired in three- to five-hour blocks in the mornings. It mornings, and eventually became part of the Nick Jr. block of programming. The series ended its run in 1989, when it was replaced with newer Nick Jr. shows.

!!''Pinwheel'' contains the following tropes:

shows.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The series was never re-aired after cancellation, making many believe that it didn't exist. There have been numerous attempts to petition the release of some episodes on DVD, but to no avail. Your best shot of watching this show would be to find a bootleg on eBay.
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eBay, although a few episodes have been uploaded to Website/YouTube.
19th Aug '13 9:34:59 AM phK3HPXSXW
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17th Aug '13 1:36:17 AM StFan
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''Pinwheel'' was the flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the network's output from 1977 to 1979. (Nick was even called Pinwheel during that time.) It was a program similar to ''Series/SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends. In fact, series head writer Lou Berger actually became head writer of ''Sesame Street'' long after ''Pinwheel'''s cancellation. One of the interesting twists about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise unavailable European short subjects, like ''Miximetric'', ''ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'' and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.

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''Pinwheel'' was the flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the network's output from 1977 to 1979. (Nick was even called Pinwheel during that time.) It was a program similar to ''Series/SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends. In fact, series head writer Lou Berger actually became head writer of ''Sesame Street'' long after ''Pinwheel'''s cancellation. One of the interesting twists about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise unavailable European short subjects, like ''Miximetric'', ''ChapiChapo'', ''WesternAnimation/ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'' and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.
6th Oct '12 8:54:58 PM glickmam
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''Pinwheel'' was the flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the network's output from 1977 to 1979. (Nick was even called Pinwheel during that time.) It was a program similar to ''Series/SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends. One of the interesting twists about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise unavailable European short subjects, like ''Miximetric'', ''ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'' and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.

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''Pinwheel'' was the flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the network's output from 1977 to 1979. (Nick was even called Pinwheel during that time.) It was a program similar to ''Series/SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends. In fact, series head writer Lou Berger actually became head writer of ''Sesame Street'' long after ''Pinwheel'''s cancellation. One of the interesting twists about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise unavailable European short subjects, like ''Miximetric'', ''ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'' and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.
3rd Aug '12 11:02:01 AM FELH2
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The series ran throughout the early days of Nickelodeon, usually running in three- to five-hour blocks in the mornings. It eventually became part of the Nick Jr. block of programming. The series ended its run in 1989, when it was replaced with newer Nick Jr. shows.

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The series ran throughout the early days of Nickelodeon, usually running in three- to five-hour blocks in the mornings. It eventually became part of the Nick Jr. block of programming. The series ended its run in 1989, when it was replaced with newer Nick Jr. shows.
shows.



* {{Keep Circulating the Tapes}}: The series was never re-aired after cancellation, making many believe that it didn't exist. There have been numerous attempts to petition the release of some episodes on DVD, but to no avail. Your best shot of watching this show would be to find a bootleg on eBay.
** A few episodes have been uploaded to {{YouTube}}.
* {{Running Gag}}: In the "Plus Goes to the Moon" sketches, Plus would try taking a rocket to the moon, but he would get distracted easily, leaving the rocket to blast off without him.
** Smitty is always looking for the Admiral Bird, a strange, goofy-looking bird that only appeared when he was out of the room and couldn't take a picture of him.

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* {{Keep Circulating the Tapes}}: KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The series was never re-aired after cancellation, making many believe that it didn't exist. There have been numerous attempts to petition the release of some episodes on DVD, but to no avail. Your best shot of watching this show would be to find a bootleg on eBay.
** A few episodes have been uploaded to {{YouTube}}.
Website/YouTube.
* {{Running Gag}}: RunningGag: In the "Plus Goes to the Moon" sketches, Plus would try taking a rocket to the moon, but he would get distracted easily, leaving the rocket to blast off without him.
** Smitty is always looking for the Admiral Bird, a strange, goofy-looking bird that only appeared when he was out of the room and couldn't take a picture of him.
4th Jun '12 7:30:35 PM Plotspider
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** Smitty is always looking for the Admiral Bird, a strange, goofy-looking bird that only appeared when he was out of the room and couldn't take a picture of him.
24th May '12 11:42:53 AM SingingRain
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''Pinwheel'' was the flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the network's output from 1977 to 1979. (Nick was even called Pinwheel during that time.) It was a program similar to ''SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends. One of the interesting twists about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise unavailable European short subjects, like ''Miximetric'', ''ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'' and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.

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''Pinwheel'' was the flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the network's output from 1977 to 1979. (Nick was even called Pinwheel during that time.) It was a program similar to ''SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends. One of the interesting twists about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise unavailable European short subjects, like ''Miximetric'', ''ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'' and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.
3rd Jan '12 12:56:35 PM MagBas
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* {{Expy}}: One can argue that Plus and Minus fill a similar role to [[SesameStreet Bert and Ernie]], or that Ebenezer T. Squint fills a similar role to Oscar the Grouch. YourMileageMayVary.
** Considering that ''Pinwheel'' was a bit of a TakeThat to ''Sesame Street'', this was probably intentional.

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* {{Expy}}: One can argue that Plus and Minus fill a similar role to [[SesameStreet Bert and Ernie]], or that Ebenezer T. Squint fills a similar role to Oscar the Grouch. YourMileageMayVary.
** Considering that ''Pinwheel'' was a bit of a TakeThat to ''Sesame Street'', this was probably intentional.
2nd May '11 7:41:22 AM CorahsUncle
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''Pinwheel'' was the flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the networks's output from 1977 to 1979. (Nick was even called Pinwheel during that time.) It was a program similar to ''SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends. One of the interesting twists about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise unavailable European short subjects, like ''Miximetric'', ''ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'' and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.

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''Pinwheel'' was the flagship program for the then-new {{Nickelodeon}} network back in 1979, and in fact the entirety of the networks's network's output from 1977 to 1979. (Nick was even called Pinwheel during that time.) It was a program similar to ''SesameStreet'' in many ways, having a standard human cast with numerous puppet friends. One of the interesting twists about ''Pinwheel'' was that it exposed American and Canadian children to otherwise unavailable European short subjects, like ''Miximetric'', ''ChapiChapo'', ''Bod'' and ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''.



!!Pinwheel contains the following tropes:

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!!Pinwheel !!''Pinwheel'' contains the following tropes:



** A few episodes have been uploaded on YouTube.

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** A few episodes have been uploaded on YouTube.to {{YouTube}}.
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