Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. It broadcasts usually from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays (the sign off time varies with holidays and special programming), Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific Time). It is primarily aimed at children and adolescents aged 2–17.
The channel was originally first tested as Pinwheel on December 1, 1977. Pinwheel was at the time only available on QUBE, which was the first two-way major market interactive cable television system, owned by Warner Cable. Pinwheel relaunched as "Nick" on April 1, 1979, and expanded to other cable providers nationwide. It was initially commercial-free and remained without advertising until 1984. Warner sold Nickelodeon, along with its sister networks MTV and VH1, to Viacom in 1986.
"Pizza Delivery" is the first segment of the fifth episode of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. It originally aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on August 14, 1999. The series follows the adventures of the title character in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom. In the episode, Squidward and SpongeBob get lost in the middle of nowhere while delivering a Krabby Patty Pizza. The episode was written by Sherm Cohen, Aaron Springer and Peter Burns, with Sean Dempsey serving as animation director and Cohen as storyboard director. The episode received positive reviews.
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