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Nickelodeon settles the debate of how many “nicks” are in the theme song

This debate is basically 2020's version of how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

September 29, 2020
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If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s how to occupy our time with tasks we never thought of before. A prime example of this is Nickelodeon fans who are now analyzing the network’s iconic theme song.

The internet really wants to know just how many “nicks” are said in the Nickelodeon tune and, well, people can’t seem to agree. Now, the company has responded to the latest debate on social media.

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We all grew up listening to the iconic theme song before catching our favorite episodes of Spongebob, Rugrats and Doug. However, have you ever stopped and thought about how many “nicks” are actually said in the jingle? Odds are probably not, but the internet is now determined to figure it out.

The debate first sparked on social media this week and led to people listening to the classic jingle one too many times. For the most part, the internet can’t agree on if the theme song has 7, 8 or 9 “nicks” in it.

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Now, Nickelodeon is finally settling the debate. The network took to Twitter to share a cheeky tweet that doesn’t actually say how many “nicks” are in the theme song.

“There are as many ‘Nicks’ in the Nickelodeon song as you need there to be.”

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However, if you look in the tweet’s comments section, Nickelodeon seems to confirm just how many “nicks” there truly are. In the thread, the network responds to a few tweets that say there are 8 “nicks” in the song, hinting that the company may agree with this answer.

However, some people still aren’t convinced about the true number of “nicks” in the theme song. As well, others aren’t sure why this is up for debate at all.

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Listen to the theme song below and let us know how many “nicks” you hear in the comments below!

Written by Rachael Dowd