This children's variety show from Nickelodeon's early days featured puppets interacting with live actors in "Sesame Street"-like situations, along with various animated shorts from overseas... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown  
1978  
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Today's Special (1981–1987)
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The night staff of a major department store explore topics for young viewers.

Stars: Jeff Hyslop, Nerene Virgin, Bob Dermer
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water.

Stars: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade
Zoobilee Zoo (1986–1988)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The adventures of various anthropomorphic animals as they face the challenges of life together.

Stars: Ben Vereen, Michael B. Moynahan, Stevie Vallance
Mr. Wizard's World (1983–1991)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

With the help of his young assistants, Mr. Wizard starts each episode with a demonstration that at first glance should be impossible, but is actually based firmly on basic scientific ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Herbert, Michael Dicay, Christian Malcolm
Family | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell
Reading Rainbow (TV Series 1983)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang
Double Dare (1986–1988)
Comedy | Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

Stars: Marc Summers, David Faustino, Staci Keanan
Danger Mouse (1981–1992)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey
Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.

Stars: Bob Dorough, Jack Sheldon, Lynn Ahrens
Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family.

Stars: Christopher Hewett, Bob Uecker, Ilene Graff
Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen
Wild & Crazy Kids (1990–2002)
Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sixty-five episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1990 and 1992. The shows featured children in physical competition using unusual equipment, e.g., go-carts, tennis guns, et ... See full summary »

Stars: Donnie Jeffcoat, Omar Gooding, Jessica Gaynes
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Rudolf Hrusínský ...  Narrator 1 episode, 1976
Pearl Peterson Pearl Peterson ...  Narrator 1 episode, 1976
Edit

Storyline

This children's variety show from Nickelodeon's early days featured puppets interacting with live actors in "Sesame Street"-like situations, along with various animated shorts from overseas. At 5 hours in length, "Pinwheel" kept children occupied well into the afternoon. Written by Jason A. Cormier

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family

Certificate:

TV-Y
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1977 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Since the show is fairly old, a lot of shorts on the show are considered lost See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Toy (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I remember this show!
21 December 2001 | by dootussSee all my reviews

Being a little kid one time ago (i'm now 18), i have some memories of this great children's show which was on Nickelodeon. The puppets were great, and i loved the forein cartoons the show had on (mine being Simon and the land of chalk drawings). Then one day in 1989 Pinwheel got cancelled, and after that occurred children's programming began to sell out which continues to happen today.

I wish they would air this show on Nickelodeon again. This would do great for Nick Jr. I think Nickelodeon should ditch Blue's Clues, and Bob the builder (which both sold out) for this timeless classic. But sadly, that might never happen. But still i'll never forget this great children's show. LONG LIVE PINWHEEL!!!!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed