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PR: Nickelodeon’s "Shocktober" Treats Kids to Spooky New Thrills On-Air and Online

by on October 9, 2008



Nick’s “Shocktober” to Feature Chill-Filled Programming Marathons

and Premiere of a Brand-New The Mighty B!

Nick Jr. to Premiere New Halloween-Themed Episodes of Preschool Favorites

Go, Diego, Go!, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, And Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

**Art and Screeners Available Upon Request
NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2008 – This month, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and sister networks Nicktoons Network and NOGGIN are treating kids to spooky marathons and chill-filled new episodes of their favorite hit shows. Additionally, two of Nickelodeon’s kids’ websites, Nick.com and Nicktropolis, will feature new Halloween-themed online games to complement “Shocktober” programming.
Nickelodeon’s “Shocktober” programming will have kids on the edge of their seats from Saturday, Oct. 25 to Friday, Oct. 31, with marathons of Halloween-themed programming of hit series The Fairly OddParents, SpongeBob SquarePants, Back at the Barnyard, iCarly, The Naked Brothers Band, Drake & Josh, among others. On Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) Nickelodeon will premiere a brand-new episode of The Mighty B! During the week of Oct. 27, Nickelodeon will present nightly back-to-back primetime Halloween-themed episodes from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
Nick Jr. will treat tots to new Halloween-themed episodes of Go, Diego, Go!, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! during the week of Oct. 27. On Friday, Oct. 31, Nick Jr. will air a Halloween marathon from 9:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. (ET/PT) with spooky episodes of preschool favorites including: The Backyardigans, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Max & Ruby, Yo Gabba Gabba!, and The Wonder Pets! NOGGIN, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour, commercial-free, educational network for preschoolers, will also premiere a new mysterious episode of Pinky Dinky Doo on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3:00 p.m. (ET) during a day-long “Spooky Scary Halloween” marathon.
Nicktoons Network will unveil ghoulish treats when the network begins airing back-to-back episodes of the classic Nickelodeon series “Are you Afraid of the Dark?” (1991-1996) every night from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (ET), from Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 31. On Friday, Oct. 31, Nicktoons Network will spook kids with werewolves, vampires and zombies on new episodes of Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera and Three Delivery during an all-day Halloween themed marathon from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.
Kids can log on to Nickelodeon’s scream-themed mini-site –http:https://www.nick.com/shocktober2 – featuring scary games and videos for Halloween. Kids can participate in the “Making Fiends: Fiend Creator” online kids’ game, based on Nicktoons Network’s brand-new series Making Fiends, which debuted Oct. 4. Kids can build their own custom fiends that they can print, send to a friend or submit online for a chance to appear on air from Oct. 25 – 31. The site will also introduce two new games for Halloween, “SpongeBob SquarePants: Dastardly Dirty Treats” where gamers must help SpongeBob defend himself and his sugar-coated treats against his nemesis, Dirty Bubble and “Back at the Barnyard Creepy Candy Craze” where gamers must hide their candy from Vampire-Otis before the sun rises.
Throughout October, Nick’s virtual world, Nicktropolis will transform its Downtown into a haunted destination featuring a Haunted House, Dracula’s Lair, and The Mummy’s Tomb. Kids can visit a The Pumpkin Patch and pick one to put in their personalized rooms, visit the costume shop Wear ‘N Scare to swap cool costumes for their avatars, or play a brand a multiplayer game as team werewolf or vampire, with a goal of persuading the other species to join their team.
Nick Jr.’s award-winning website NickJr.com will feature a brand-newkids’ game to celebrate Halloween. Preschoolers can go online and play the “Backyardigans Trick or Treat Game” and dress-up the Backyardigans in spooky and silly costumes. Parents can get step-by-step instructions for making Nick Jr. Halloween costumes and Jack-o’-lanterns, plus dozens of Halloween-themed kids activities, kids coloring pages, crafts and more.
Following is a full rundown of Nickelodeon Networks’ extensive Halloween line-up:
(All Times ET/PT)
Monday, Oct. 27, at 9:00 a.m. – Go, Diego, Go! “Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween!” (PREMIERE)

    • Diego, Alicia and Freddie the fruit bat are setting up trick-or-treating booths for all the animals when suddenly they hear a cry for help. With the help of Click the camera, Diego sees that because of a broken bridge the llamas are stuck and cannot cross the river. It’s up to Diego and his friends to help fix the bridge so that the llamas can bring the goodie bags to their party at the Rescue Center. Throughout their adventure, preschoolers at home will help the trio navigate through the spider webs learning the Spanish words for “up” (arriba) and “down” (abajo), use echoes to get through the Rainforest Maze, and help find Baby Jaguar’s lost mask.. In the end, Diego secures the bridge and all of the llamas run into the rainforest with the treats and it’s finally time to trick-or-treat.

Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 9:00 a.m. – Ni Hao, Kai-lan “Ni Hao, Halloween”

    • It’s Halloween and Kai-lan and her friends dress up to go trick-or-treating with Yeye. Kai-lan is a dinosaur, Tolee is a panda, Hoho is the Monkey King, and Rintoo is his favorite – a dragon. But as the group set out to trick-or-treat, Rintoo sprains his ankle and Yeye tells him that he needs to stay in bed and rest. When Rintoo realizes that he can’t go trick-or-treating, he starts to cry. It’s up to Kai-lan and the viewers to help make things better for Rintoo. To cheer him up, Kai-lan and her friends make Rintoo’s bed into a huge dragon costume with wheels, and zoom around the backyard to go trick-or-treating. Rintoo never has to get out of bed and everyone has an amazing Halloween.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 9:00 a.m. – Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! “The Ghost of Wuzzleburg”/”March of the Pumpkins” (PREMIERE)

    • It’s the Halloween party at the Wubb Club, and Wubbzy wants to dress up in a scary costume to scare everybody and win the first prize of the day. He tries the classic ghost sheet costume, but he thinks it’s not scary enough. Wubbzy then builds his own scary costume out of junk, and becomes the Hairy Scary Robot Monster from Planet Doom. Wubbzy heads out to scare the party guests, and he does a great job scaring them. But then, while he’s hiding, he notices the ghost sheet floating all by itself. The scared Wubbzy rushes out to warn everybody, but it’s too late. When the sheet falls off, we see that it was only Birdy-Bird. In the end, Birdy-Bird wins for Scariest Costume, and Wubbzy wins – for Most Scared Person!
    • It’s time for the Harvest Festival, which culminates in the Big March of the Pumpkins. This year, Wubbzy wants to find the biggest pumpkin so he can be named Pumpkin King. Despite Walden and Widget warnings to look out for the real Pumpkin King, Wubbzy and Daizy head into the Wuzzleburg forest unfazed to find the biggest pumpkin. But before Wubbzy can get a pumpkin, night falls and the Pumpkin King catches them. Luckily he turns out to be a great guy and The Pumpkin King and his horse Candy Corn give Wubbzy and Daizy a ride back to the festival just in time for the Big March.

Thursday, Oct. 30, at 9:00 a.m. – Max & Ruby: “Max’s Halloween”
Friday, Oct. 31 Halloween Marathon
9:00 a.m The Backyardigans: “Scared of You”
9:30 a.m. Go, Diego, Go!: “Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween”
10:00 a.m. The Wonder Pets!: “Save the Black Kitten”
10:30 a.m. Dora the Explorer: “Boo!”
11:00 a.m. Ni Hao, Kai-lan: “Ni Hao, Halloween!”
11:30 a.m. Yo Gabba Gabba!: “Halloween”
12:00 p.m. Go, Diego, Go!: “Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween”
12:30 p.m. The Backyardigans: “Monster Detective”
1:00 p.m. Max & Ruby: “Max’s Halloween”
1:30 p.m. Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: “The Ghost of Wuzzleburg”/”March of the Pumpkins”

Saturday, Oct. 25

    • 9:00 a.m. SpongeBob SquarePants – “Ghost Host/Graveyard Shift”
      9:30 a.m. SpongeBob SquarePants/”Scaredy Pants/I was a Teenage Gary”
      10:00 a.m. Back at the Barnyard “The Haunting/Barnyard Idol”
      10:30 a.m. The Mighty B! “Something’s Wrong with this Taffy /Name Shame” (PREMIERE)

              • The latest taffy delivery has arrived, but when Bessie bites into a piece of taffy she realizes that something’s not quite right. Determined to figure out what’s wrong with this new batch, she goes on a mission to uncover the sticky truth.
              • When Portia and Gwen discover Bessie’s unusual middle name, Bessie is horrified – not because she’s embarrassed, but because her middle name brings bad luck to whomever utters it. When the girls tell everyone what Bessie’s middle name is, awful things begin happening. Will Bessie be able to stop the mayhem before it takes over the entire city of San Francisco?

      8:00 p.m. iCarly “iScream on Halloween”
      8:30 p.m. Drake & Josh “Alien Invasion”
      9:00 p.m. Zoey 101 “Haunted House”
      10:00 p.m. Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide “Halloween/Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts and Zombies”

Sunday, Oct. 26

    • 2:00 p.m. The Fairly OddParents/”Scary Godparents”
      2:30 p.m. Tak and the Power of Juju “This Bites/Chief?”
      3:00 p.m. Back at the Barnyard “The Haunting/Barnyard Idol”
      3:30 p.m. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius/”Nightmare in Retroville”
      4:00 p.m. The Mighty B! “Something’s Wrong with this Taffy/Bee Afraid”
      4:30 p.m. SpongeBob SquarePants/”Scaredy Pants/I was a Teenage Gary”
      7:00 p.m. Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide “Halloween, Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts and Zombies
      7:30 p.m. iCarly “iScream on Halloween”
      8:00 p.m. Zoey 101 Movie – “Curse of P.C.A.”

Monday, Oct. 27
8:00 p.m. The Fairly OddParents/”Scary Godparents”
8:30 p.m. iCarly “iScream on Halloween”
Tuesday, Oct. 28
8:00 p.m. The Mighty B! “Something’s Wrong with this Taffy/Name Shame”
8:30 p.m. Zoey 101 “Haunted House”
Wednesday, Oct. 29

    • 8:00 p.m. Back at the Barnyard “The Haunting/Barnyard Idol”
      8:30 p.m. Drake & Josh “Alien Invasion”

Thursday, Oct. 30

    • 8:00 p.m. SpongeBob SquarePants/”Scaredy Pants/Graveyard Shift”

8:30 p.m. iCarly “iScream on Halloween”
Friday, Oct. 31

    • 8:00 p.m. iCarly “iScream on Halloween”
      8:30 p.m. Drake & Josh “Alien Invasion”
      9:00 p.m. Zoey 101 “Haunted House”
      10:00 p.m. Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide/ – “Halloween/Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts and Zombies”

(All Times ET)
Friday, Oct. 31

  • 12:00 p.m. – Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy “Where Wolf?/Ricky Spook-It” (PREMIERE)
      • It’s Halloween and since Ricky stars in a werewolf movie, he decides to ‘borrow’ the fancy animatronic costume. But things go badly when he loses control of the costume and ends up falling down a ravine where he is taken in by a pack of wolves. Meanwhile, a kid dressed as Ricky for Halloween shows up at Ricky’s house where he is accidentally taken in by Leonard. When Ricky eventually returns, Leonard is totally confused and has to figure out which one is the real Ricky.
      • Ricky and Kitten travel with their mothers to Transylvania where they are shooting a vampire movie on location in a real castle. Ricky is thrilled to be co-starring with his movie actor hero Vincent Gravely, that is, until Ricky becomes convinced that his co-star is actually a real vampire.

    5:30 p.m. – El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera “The Thing That Ate Frida’s Brain/Tigre + Cuervo Forever” (PREMIERE)

      • Due to Manny’s audacious bragging during a fight with Ché and General Chapuza, Frida gets a very small zombie stuck on her head. As it sucks on her brain, she slowly begins turning into a zombie! Feeling guilty and worried that Frida will go full-on zombie, Manny realizes that he must travel to Zombie Town and face his enemies on their home turf in order to save his best friend from becoming a brain-eating monster forever.

· Rodolfo is very disappointed in Manny, and Manny really wants to figure out a way to get back on his dad’s good side. So Manny comes up with a brilliant plan to pretend to like Black Cuervo, who has a crush on him. Manny hopes that while they are on a date, he can dig up inside information on the Flock of Fury’s upcoming crimes to pass on to Rodolfo.

  • 7:30 p.m. – Three Delivery “The Jiangshi” (PREMIERE)

· A lonely Mr. Von Yang uses the Hop Shing Shrimp recipe to bring his brother back from the dead but instead brings back the Jiangshi zombies. If the recipe is not reversed by midnight with the help of an ancient symbol, the Jiangshi will roam the earth forever. But when Sid is turned into a Jiangshi, Tobey and Sue are left to fight the zombie creatures and track down the missing symbol by themselves.
Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3:00 p.m. Pinky Dinky Doo “Pinky Squeaks”/”Are You My Mummy?”

    • After hearing a strange noise Pinky tells a story about the famous piano player, Tyler Von Whoopty Doo. It is the job of Tyler’s helper, Mr. Hush Hush, to make sure Tyler has complete silence while composing his music. But one day, they hear a strange squeaking sound, and can’t figure out where it’s coming from. They look everywhere, and finally decide to call the famous detective, Sherlock Pinky, to help them out. Sherlock Pinky arrives, but even after using her special Super-Electro Sound Detector she can’t hear the squeaking noise. Sherlock Pinky asks Tyler and Mr. Hush Hush where they were when they first heard the noise and as Tyler walks to where he was standing, Sherlock Pinky realizes that the squeaky noise is coming from Tyler’s squeaky new shoes.
    • Pinky tells a story about the day she and Tyler visit the dinosaurs in the Museum of Really Old Stuff. But while they are there, they find a frightened little mummy who is looking for his own Mummy Mommy. Pinky promises they will help him be reunited with his mummy mommy. In no time they all set out through the museum to help him find his mother. But after some time passes and they’ve had no luck, Pinky realizes that in this situation, the best thing to do is to ask an adult they trust for help, and to stay in one place. They decide to ask the security guard, who brings the mummy right over to his mummy mommy.

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