Adored by the Network: When it was on, this show was only moderately popular at best. Yet, Nickelodeon thought they had a huge hit so they ran this damn show any chance they could, even greenlighting two theatrical movies, both of which underperformed.
Screwed by the Network: The series had a two-episode grand finale, but the second part wasn't aired until over a year after the first one. When they did air the actual last episode, it was without much advertisement and most viewers weren't aware of it.
What Could Have Been: Originally, the show was be more along the lines of an "educational show" centering around Nigel traveling around the world and teaching people about the various animals that lived there. Nickelodeon decided to change it into a Doctor Dolittle-esque adventure, feeling it would be more successful with a child protagonist.