Pinwheel/i> was a children's television show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable network from 1979 to 1989. The show was the original program featured on the Nickelodeon network. There were a total of 260 one hour Pinwheel episodes recorded, however, Pinwheel was typically broadcast in 3 to 5 hour long blocks with multiple one-hour episodes shown back-to-back. It remains the longest running Nickelodeon show in episodes, and was the longest running in years until You Can't Do That On Television broke the record. It is now #3, behind You Can't Do That On Television and Rugrats.