Remember how excited you were when your favorite show came on? Nickelodeon made your childhood so happy. Well, the things you’re about to read might shatter your illusions.
What happened behind the curtains and the feuds between the stars are nothing compared to some of the highly-inappropriate content on some of the shows that kept you entertained every day.
10 The Gak
If you grew up in the 1980s or 90s, you must have begged your parents to buy you Gak because it was the coolest thing ever.
What you didn’t know was that at the time, Gak was a slang term for heroin. And the guys at Nickelodeon were very much aware of that.
Why put that in a kids’ show? Not to mention that the green slime was pretty disgusting, now that you think of it!
9 Rocko's Modern Life
Suppose you got to watch Rocko’s Modern Life as a kid. That’s only because your parents were all too happy to see you safely parked in front of the TV set and out of their legs.
What they didn’t know was that the show was full of sexual jokes that would have made a grown-up blush. Rocko working at a hotline where employees were instructed to be hot and naughty?!
What do you think that was all about? Or going to the No Tell Motel? Premature departure? Would you let your own kids be exposed to that sort of stuff?
8 The Spears Scandal
When it came out in 2005, Zoey 101 was an instant hit. The show featured Britney’s sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, as Zoey Brooks, and every girl wanted to be just like her.
What your parents probably did not tell you was the reason why the show was abruptly canceled three years later.
The 16-year old star was pregnant! Not much of a role model for the millions of teens and preteens watching the show.
7 All That Abuse
If you thought All That was fun, that’s because you didn’t know all the abuse cast member Angelique Bates went through. Her life was anything but fun.
Years later, she confessed her mother physically and psychologically abused her. And the guys at Nickelodeon knew all about the abuse but ordered her to keep quiet. Now, this is really messed up!