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Meet Nickelodeon, the very first kids'-"only" cable channel. It started out as an educational kids' channel, with Pinwheel (created and executive produced by Vivian Horner, former director of research for The Electric Company (1971)) as its flagship show. By the mid-1980s, with the Canadian co-production You Can't Do That on Television, the channel became known for its more colorful, irreverent programming, mostly the game shows and animated seriesnote , but the live-action shows soon followed suit. Not just for kids, though, as clearly shown here. Specific examples include:

  • All Grown Up!:
    • In the episode Super Hero Worship, there's a scene where the gang is going into a building. The name of the building escapes me, but you can only see two letters of the name for about 10-15 seconds in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen, and they stand out quite a bit from the rest of the background. Guess which two? H. O.
    • One episode had Phil walk in on Lil while she was trying on a new bra. Screaming ensued.
    • Remember the infamous "A kid his age should be outside playing with his friends, not sitting alone in his room bopping his Boppo" line Phil once said about Chuckie in the original series? All Grown Up did have a little Continuity Nod to this on how Angelica once said "Remember when I use to bop your Boppo?" to Chuckie. While one could argue that this is more of an Innocent Innuendo but considering how the original line is often viewed let's just say some viewers were rather amused by this scene.
    • In Wouldn't It Be Nice?, an episode where the kids "pretend" marriage for class, quite a few kids (including the main characters) get paired with someone of the same sex.
    • The Christmas episode has numerous references to God, and Lil outright states it at one point. There's also a reference to Jesus when Chuckie gets offended by a restaurant's "born in a manager special."
  • The first line of the Mr. Meaty theme song: "All God's creatures, fresh off the grill." It successfully offended both right-wing Christian groups and left-wing vegetarian and vegan groups.
  • For its live-action kids shows (especially the Dan Schneider shows): "Oh My God" is gratuitously used by the characters.
  • This gem from Doug:
    Doug: The reason the lava keeps shooting up into the air is because I love you.
  • Drake & Josh
    Drake: Girls are just guys without- *pauses and lets out a short sigh*
  • A 2013 Kids' Choice Awards ad features the host (Josh Duhamel) dressed as Katy Perry, shooting whipped cream from a bra.
  • At least two idents used clips from Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon".note