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Being a children's network, Nickelodeon loves playing certain ads over and over to keep them fresh in the minds of the kids who watch the channel and encourage them to want whatever is advertised.

  • It's hard to find a person who watched Nickelodeon in the 90's who doesn't remember the Nickelodeon Magazine commercial, as they played it way too much.
  • Since the 90's, Barbie ads play every hour or half-hour on the network. Sometimes, two different Barbie ads will be shown in the same break!
  • During a re-run of the Spongebob Squarepants episode "Boating School" in 2003, the Pixter Color ad played twice in one break.
  • One airing of the movie Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh had the same two music videos played during every break—a Victorious music video and one from It's a SpongeBob Christmas!.
  • The ads for the Nick App and Sanjay and Craig were this when the latter show premiered.
  • After the demise of Nick Studio Ten, Nickelodeon loved playing their "Wobbly" promo, featuring Monsters vs. Aliens, SpongeBob, and Sanjay and Craig characters dancing.
  • The morning preschool block loves playing Disney Princess and Thomas and Friends toy commercials every hour. In all fairness, both brands are very popular among preschoolers.
    • Ads for Chuck E Cheese are pretty common during this block as well. Sometimes, two ads for the chain will play in one break!
  • Not even the UK channel is safe from this. During the morning block of shows around the time the UK channel got SpongeBob, an ad for the Nick Jr. cable channel featuring children singing the ending song of Blue's Clues and tossing around a stuffed animal of Blue kept playing every break.
  • During the very first Kids Choice Awards ceremony in 1987, the ad for Giggles cookies played every other break.
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  • At the height of SpongeBob's popularity, Kidz Bop ads would play every single break.
  • The promotional efforts for The Spongebob Movie Sponge Out Of Water were simply inescapable:
    • Stations owned by Viacom played the ads for the film at least once a break on their shows (except for SpongeBob related ones, since that would be an FCC violation). It also played on Nick Jr. to the point where parents complained about the advertising of a show aimed at kids older than the target age of the channel.
    • The ad also played on CBS at least once every commercial break. It doesn't help matters that, in a manner similar to the episode "Sailor Mouth", the ad shown on the channel had dolphin noises placed at inappropriate times throughout the ad.
    • Ads also played on YouTube, usually on videos of children's shows or games, as well as during the DVD release of the film.
    • Even radio stations aired ads for the film frequently, a promotion of which is rarely done for any animated film.
  • Remember this kid? He's the one who had a report due on space. Fortunately, he had the Encyclopedia Britannica to help him with his research, and back in the early 90's when this ad aired, that was a pretty useful thing to have around. Nowadays, not so much.
  • Around the time the Nick Jr. block premiered Dora the Explorer and Shining Time Station, this Got Milk? commercial would usually be the last ad of the break before both shows began.
  • In the fall of 2001, a commercial for Popples, which itself was an example of this trope, played during every episode of Dora shown during that season. It would sometimes play before the local ads that sandwich the Nick Jr. block's end and the start of normal Nickelodeon programming.
  • This promo for Sam & Cat was played during every show on Nickelodeon when it came out, to the point where fans complained about it on fan pages for the network.
  • It was nearly impossible to escape from Amazon's "Give a Little Bit" commercial in December 2017, when Nickelodeon kept airing said ad within every single commercial break.
  • The gross and quite cringeworthy ad for board game Pimple Pete would often play twice in one ad break during November and December 2018.
  • On December 14, 2018, before an airing of a Spongebob episode, this Kumi Kreator ad played FOUR times in a row!
  • In early December of 2018, ads for a General Mills / Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse tie-in played during every break.
    • Speaking of General Mills, try to go at least one Nickelodeon commercial break without seeing a Lucky Charms ad. It's impossible.
  • Another favorite commercial of Nick Jr from the late 90's to early 2000's was the series of Frosted Flakes ads that featured this song.
  • Nickelodeon's Pluto TV feed loves airing ads for both Adventure Academy and Super Brawl Universe during every commercial break.
  • In July of 2019, the Nick Jr. digital channel would air this song from Dora the Explorer every three hours. They also aired a Shimmer and Shine promo involving a baby dragon, an ad promoting that the channel airs 24/7 and promos for Ryan's Mystery Playdate just as frequently, with the latter being the most commonly shown promo on the channel.
  • Nickelodeon often does this with promos for upcoming specials:
    • When the PAW Patrol episode "Tracker Joins The Pups" was going to premiere, Nickelodeon would show the promo for it every single commercial break, starting a month before it aired.
    • This tends to happen with any The Loud House special, with "Friended! With The Casagrandes" and "Cooked!" being the most notable examples of this treatment, with both specials' ads airing as early as a month in advance.
  • Over Thanksgiving weekend 2015, this "Pie Face" ad showed up during nearly every break.
  • Throughout Summer 2017, this Sketchers commercial and this Juicy Drop commercial were the most common ones to be seen in the channel's commercial breaks.
  • In the mid-to-late 2000's, the Nick Jr. block loved airing the ad for ZooPals plates.
  • As of November 2020, Nickelodeon and the Nick Jr. subchannel frequently shows the commercial for the PAW Patrol Dino Rescue Lookout Tower. Usually, it's paired with the ad for the Little Live Gotta Go Flamingo, which is also prone to this treatment.


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