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Nickelodeon Clickamajigs are a series of simple flash games from the late 1990s and early 2000s hosted on the Nickelodeon website. There isn't really any gameplay to most of them: just click on the screen and watch the animations play. A few have simple click-and-drag gameplay but most simply, as the name implies, involve clicking and watching animations.

Several of the games were animated by Rodney Alan Greenblat (creator of Parappa The Rapper and Um Jammer Lammy).

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These games contain examples of:

  • Agony of the Feet: "International Toe Stubber" revolves around a man hurting his toe and complaining in several languages.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: In "Candy Time", the rabbit the boy picks up is pink.
  • Amusing Injuries:
    • In "International Toe Stubber", the screen displays several flags on the bottom. Clicking a flag will cause a short animation to play of a man stubbing his toe and yelling, "Ow, my toe!" in that language.
    • In "Nutcracker vs. Sugarplum Fairies", the player controls a giant Nutcracker beating up the Sugar Plum Fairies. They eventually get him back—when the player clicks "quit", the curtains close, sounds of violent smashing are heard, and the curtains open to reveal a destroyed Nutcracker.
  • Animals Lack Attributes: Averted in "When Dogs Meet". The dogs lack genitalia however they do have anuses, as the entire premise of the game is about how dogs sniff each other when meeting.
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  • Ash Face: One clickamajig is about a comedian in a club slinging lame jokes to a booing crowd and the player can toss dynamite at him. He's fine save for this and a bad quip.
  • Blah Blah Blah: In "Substitute Teacher", the substitute's only dialogue consists of "Yap yap yap yap, blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda" repeated over and over.
  • Bully Hunter: "Bully The Bully" has you solve a bullying problem by being a bigger bully.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: One clickamajig is about a comedian in a club slinging lame jokes to a booing crowd. The player slings pies and even sticks of lit dynamite to which he gives lame puns like "dy-no-mite!"
  • Fishing Minigame: "Gone Fishin'" is about a Tom Sawyer looking boy fishing in a lake.
  • Foodfight!: "The First Food Fight" has you orchestrating a food fight (the first one in history, apparently) between the Native Americans and pilgrims during the Thanksgiving feast. Once you quit the game, the attendants will stand up to pray... before chucking their food directly at you.
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  • Frothy Mugs of Water: Averted in "Gabe the Gefilte Fish". He sings a version of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" which mentions vodka.
  • Gag Haircut: "Bad Haircut" has a boy receiving various botched haircuts, including Princess Leia's haircut from Star Wars and outright being scalped.
  • Halloween Episode:
    • In "Black Licorice", you hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.
    • "Candy Time" is about a boy finding strange prizes in his trick-or-treat bucket.
  • I Got a Rock: In "Candy Time", a boy is going through his Halloween bucket looking for candy. He finds a rotting fish, baby, picture of President Nixon, Thanksgiving turkey, live crab, smelly cheese, live rabbit, package of bacon, apple, monster, and rat before finding a candy bar. A monster then attempts to steal it.
  • Jump Scare: "Black Licorice" is particularly infamous for this. Whatever you do, do not give the adorable trick-or-treaters black licorice, or else they'll morph into sharp-toothed demons and scream at you!
  • Mystery Meat: "Chef's Mystery Special" is just that. Be afraid, school children, be very afraid.
  • Potty Emergency: "Whizz Kid" is about a little boy who's in desperate need of a porta potty, but keeps getting cut in line. End the game, and he'll promptly wet his pants.
  • Stock "Yuck!": In one of the Halloween games, "Black Licorice", the player must give a group of Trick-or-Treaters candy. Give them black licorice and they turn ghoulish and scream at you.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: In "Nutcracker vs. Sugarplum Fairies", the song "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies" plays peacefully in the background as the Nutcracker is murdering the fairies.
  • Teasing the Substitute Teacher: "Substitute Teacher" revolves around the class annoying, and ignoring, a substitute teacher.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In "Candy Time", a boy gets several random things in his candy bucket. He only gets a piece of candy when the player ends the game.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: There's a lot of it:
    • In "Crying, Screaming Baby" you can either give the baby things to soothe him or you can poke him to make him cry until his face turns pink. You can get him so riled up he starts screaming like a warning alarm.
    • One Clickamajig had the player harass an elderly astronaut with a bunch of old people items such as dentures or a can of prunes by letting them float around and bump into him. When the player leaves he would yell "Come baaaaaack!", as if his misery were preferable to solitude.
    • In "Nutcracker vs. Sugarplum Fairies", you control the Nutcracker and the purpose of the game is to beat up the Sugarplum Fairies. You can have him punch them, kick them or even eat them.
    • In "Substitute Teacher", you can make the students throw things like spit balls and erasers at the substitute teacher.
    • "One Fine Day on Main Street" has you placing banana peels on a sidewalk to make unknowing pedestrians slip up like Charlie Chaplin.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: "Bad Haircut" is about giving a boy at a barbershop a bad haircut. There are two options presented as dialogue balloons: "Fix it" and "I wanna go home". "Fix it" gives him another bad haircut, while "I wanna go home" ends the game. The boy gets a seemingly normal haircut and says, "Gee, thanks!" As he leaves, he turns around, revealing that the words "Kick Me" have been shaved into the back of his head.
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