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* LongRunners: The show aired new episodes for eight years (1977-1984) and was on the air for thirteen (1977-1990). It survived two network rebrandings before it fell on the third. While its lifespan record was broken by ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', it remained uncontested in having the most episodes of any show to air on the network, until...you know, [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants "that"]] show came...

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* LongRunners: The show aired new episodes for eight years (1977-1984) and was on the air for thirteen (1977-1990). It survived two network rebrandings before it fell on the third. While its lifespan record was broken by ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', it remained uncontested in having It had the most episodes of any Nickelodeon show to air on the network, until...you know, [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants "that"]] show came...until ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' came along.


** United Kingdom: ''Series/{{Bagpuss}}'', ''Bod'', ''Crystal Tipps and Alistair'', ''Hattytown Tales'', ''WesternAnimation/KingRollo'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Paddington}}'', ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''

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** United Kingdom: ''Series/{{Bagpuss}}'', ''Bod'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Bod}}'', ''Crystal Tipps and Alistair'', ''Hattytown Tales'', ''WesternAnimation/KingRollo'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Paddington}}'', ''Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings''


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The last rerun aired on Nick Jr. in 1990, and the show has never been re-aired since. There have been numerous attempts to petition the release of some episodes on DVD, but to no avail. Your best shot of watching ''Pinwheel'' would be to find a bootleg recording on eBay, although a few episodes have been uploaded to Website/YouTube. Rights issues with the foreign animated shorts Nickelodeon licensed for the show (see below
) are a possible factor.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The last rerun aired on Nick Jr. in 1990, and the show has never been re-aired since. There have been numerous attempts to petition the release of some episodes on DVD, but to no avail. Your best shot of watching ''Pinwheel'' would be to find a bootleg recording on eBay, although a few episodes have been uploaded to Website/YouTube. Rights issues with the foreign animated shorts Nickelodeon licensed for the show (see below
)
below) are a possible factor.


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The last rerun aired on Nick Jr. in 1990, and the show has never been re-aired since. There have been numerous attempts to petition the release of some episodes on DVD, but to no avail. Your best shot of watching ''Pinwheel'' would be to find a bootleg recording on eBay, although a few episodes have been uploaded to Website/YouTube.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The last rerun aired on Nick Jr. in 1990, and the show has never been re-aired since. There have been numerous attempts to petition the release of some episodes on DVD, but to no avail. Your best shot of watching ''Pinwheel'' would be to find a bootleg recording on eBay, although a few episodes have been uploaded to Website/YouTube. Rights issues with the foreign animated shorts Nickelodeon licensed for the show (see below
) are a possible factor.


* AdoredByTheNetwork: During its heyday, it was aired back to back for five hours straight. It was seen as such a staple of the network that when its timeslot began to shrink in the late 1980s, plenty of fans could tell that [[ReTool something major was about to happen]].
* FollowTheLeader: Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s answer to ''Series/SesameStreet'', and perhaps the most well-known of its imitators.
* 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 (the legal tangle involved in securing the rights to dozens of cartoons from over a dozen different countries doesn't help matters). 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.
* LongRunners: The show lasted for twelve years, surviving two network rebrandings before it fell on the third. While its lifespan record was broken by ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', it remained uncontested in having the most episodes of any show to air on the network, until...you know, [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants "that"]] show came...
* OldShame: Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} apparently view the series as an old shame, as they have repeatedly rebuffed any fan petitions to release even the segments for which they have copyright on DVD, preferring to leave it in the past.
* PopCultureUrbanLegends: Some webpages claim that Music/{{REM}} made an early appearance on Pinwheel. This is highly unlikely as REM did not form until around 1980 and many of the Pinwheel episodes were filmed in the late 1970s. This may be because they ''did'' make [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoTs0nS0nZs an appearance]] on another early Nickelodeon show, ''Livewire'', in 1983.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: During its heyday, it was five episodes of ''Pinwheel'' were aired back to back for each day, taking up five full hours straight. It of airtime. ''Pinwheel'' was seen as such a staple of the network that when its timeslot began to shrink in the late 1980s, plenty of fans could tell that [[ReTool something major was about to happen]].
* FollowTheLeader: Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s answer to ''Series/SesameStreet'', and perhaps The show's crew members were hired for their previous experience in preschool television, with many of them coming from ''Series/SesameStreet''[='=]s production company, the most well-known Children's Television Workshop. As a result, the show's general format bears some similarities, though on ''Pinwheel'', the puppet characters are much more of its imitators.
a secondary presence to the human hosts.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The series was last rerun aired on Nick Jr. in 1990, and the show has never been re-aired after cancellation, making many believe that it didn't exist. since. There have been numerous attempts to petition the release of some episodes on DVD, but to no avail (the legal tangle involved in securing the rights to dozens of cartoons from over a dozen different countries doesn't help matters). avail. Your best shot of watching this show ''Pinwheel'' would be to find a bootleg recording on eBay, although a few episodes have been uploaded to Website/YouTube.
* LongRunners: The show lasted aired new episodes for twelve years, surviving eight years (1977-1984) and was on the air for thirteen (1977-1990). It survived two network rebrandings before it fell on the third. While its lifespan record was broken by ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', it remained uncontested in having the most episodes of any show to air on the network, until...you know, [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants "that"]] show came...
* OldShame: Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} apparently may view the series as an old shame, as they have repeatedly rebuffed any fan petitions to release even never released the segments for which they have copyright show on DVD, preferring to leave DVD or aired it in the past.
since 1990.
* PopCultureUrbanLegends: Some webpages claim that Music/{{REM}} made an early appearance on Pinwheel.''Pinwheel''. This is highly unlikely as REM did not form until around 1980 and many of the Pinwheel episodes were filmed in the late 1970s. This may be because they ''did'' make [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoTs0nS0nZs an appearance]] on another early Nickelodeon show, ''Livewire'', in 1983.



* The following is a (very) partial list of the recurring animated segments included in ''Series/{{Pinwheel}}'', grouped by country of origin:

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* The second and third seasons of ''Pinwheel'' featured inserts of various foreign-made animations. The following is a (very) partial list of the recurring animated segments included in ''Series/{{Pinwheel}}'', segments, grouped by country of origin:


** Czechoslovakia: ''Animation/TheLittleMole'' (''Krteček''), ''Sally'' (O paradivé Sally)

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** Czechoslovakia: ''Animation/TheLittleMole'' (''Krteček''), ''Sally'' (O (''O paradivé Sally)Sally'')


** Czechoslovakia: ''Animation/TheLittleMole'' (''Krteček'')

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** Czechoslovakia: ''Animation/TheLittleMole'' (''Krteček'')(''Krteček''), ''Sally'' (O paradivé Sally)


* UrbanLegends: Some webpages claim that Music/{{REM}} made an early appearance on Pinwheel. This is highly unlikely as REM did not form until around 1980 and many of the Pinwheel episodes were filmed in the late 1970s. This may be because they ''did'' make [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoTs0nS0nZs an appearance]] on another early Nickelodeon show, ''Livewire'', in 1983.

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* UrbanLegends: PopCultureUrbanLegends: Some webpages claim that Music/{{REM}} made an early appearance on Pinwheel. This is highly unlikely as REM did not form until around 1980 and many of the Pinwheel episodes were filmed in the late 1970s. This may be because they ''did'' make [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoTs0nS0nZs an appearance]] on another early Nickelodeon show, ''Livewire'', in 1983.


* UrbanLegends: Some webpages claim that Music/{{REM}} made an early appearance on Pinwheel. This is highly unlikely as REM did not form until around 1980 and many of the Pinwheel episodes were filmed in the late 1970s. This may be because they ''did'' make an appearance on another early Nickelodeon show, ''Livewire''.

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* UrbanLegends: Some webpages claim that Music/{{REM}} made an early appearance on Pinwheel. This is highly unlikely as REM did not form until around 1980 and many of the Pinwheel episodes were filmed in the late 1970s. This may be because they ''did'' make [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoTs0nS0nZs an appearance appearance]] on another early Nickelodeon show, ''Livewire''.''Livewire'', in 1983.

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* FollowTheLeader: Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s answer to ''Series/SesameStreet'', and perhaps the most well-known of its imitators.


** West Germany: "Mouse and elephant" segments from ''The Programme with the Mouse'' (''Series/DieSendungMitDerMaus'')

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** West Germany: ''Piggeldy and Frederick'' (''Piggeldy und Frederick''), "Mouse and elephant" segments from ''The Programme with the Mouse'' (''Series/DieSendungMitDerMaus'')


** France: ''WesternAnimation/ChapiChapo'', ''Emily'' (''Emilie''), ''Series/TheMagicRoundabout'' (''Le Manège enchanté'')[[note]]Whose later film version was given a GagDub as "WesternAnimation/{{Doogal}}".[[/note]], ''Miximetric'', "Caterpillar" interstitials

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** France: ''WesternAnimation/ChapiChapo'', ''Emily'' (''Emilie''), ''Series/TheMagicRoundabout'' ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicRoundabout'' (''Le Manège enchanté'')[[note]]Whose later film version was given a GagDub as "WesternAnimation/{{Doogal}}".[[/note]], ''Miximetric'', "Caterpillar" interstitials


* UrbanLegends: Some webpages claim that Music/{{REM}} made an early appearance on Pinwheel. This is highly unlikely as REM did not form until around 1980 and many of the Pinwheel episodes were filmed in the late 1970s.

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* UrbanLegends: Some webpages claim that Music/{{REM}} made an early appearance on Pinwheel. This is highly unlikely as REM did not form until around 1980 and many of the Pinwheel episodes were filmed in the late 1970s. This may be because they ''did'' make an appearance on another early Nickelodeon show, ''Livewire''.


* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Some webpages claim that Music/{{REM}} made an early appearance on Pinwheel. This is highly unlikely as REM did not form until around 1980 and many of the Pinwheel episodes were filmed in the late 1970s.

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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: UrbanLegends: Some webpages claim that Music/{{REM}} made an early appearance on Pinwheel. This is highly unlikely as REM did not form until around 1980 and many of the Pinwheel episodes were filmed in the late 1970s.

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** Japan: ''Tales of Magic'' (''Manga Sekai Mukashi Banashi'')

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