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Nickelodeon was known for having familiar classic sound effects in their programs and movies, mainly used during the 90's and early-2000's; though some newer common sounds are included here as well.

The majority of sound editing in many animated shows produced by Nickelodeon have been done by American sound post-production facilities, Hacienda Post and Advantage Audio, which they have also collaborated with other companies outside of Nickelodeon.

Pottery break

  • Rugrats episodes including the sound:
    • "Spike the Wonder Dog" - When Spike runs through the house and knocks over a potted plant.
    • "When Wishes Come True" - When the statue of Angelica falls over and breaks.
    • "Angelica Breaks a Leg" - When the bowling ball Angelica rolled down the stairs smashes through a potted plant.
    • "The Old Country" - Heard after one of Chaz's off-screen sneezes.
    • "Lady Luck" - During a shuffleboard game, when a senior's puck crashes into the ceramics class.

Woman scream (aa-AAAA-aaaa-aaugh!)

  • Rocko's Modern Life episode, "Closet Clown" - After admitting his like for rainbows, he shocks his friends; a woman scream is heard out of nowhere.
  • The Angry Beavers episode, "Big Frog" - Heard twice in this episode: while Norbert is watching a scary movie on TV, and when Norbert screams after Dagget throws a water pipe at him.
  • CatDog episode, "All You Can't Eat" - When everyone panics upon CatDog's (disguised as a western gunman) arrival at a taco restaurant, one of the customers scream.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - List of episodes that contain this sound effect include:
    • F.U.N. - During a dream sequence of Plankton, attacking Bikini Bottom with a giant jellyfish robot.
    • Suds - Briefly heard when everyone panics, after Mr. Krabs sends home SpongeBob, thinking he has sneezed on their food.
    • Enemy In-Law - A shortened version is heard at the beginning when Plankton's giant robot attacks Bikini Bottom.
    • Ghost Host - Heard when SpongeBob screams upon The Flying Dutchman's arrival.
    • Once Bitten - Heard a few times during the "Mad Snail Disease" news report.
    • That's No Lady - A half-way cut version is heard out of nowhere when Squidward shows Patrick (as Patricia) his drawing of his face.
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Briefly heard when Jimmy and his friends ride an eye-ball ride at an amusement park.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - In "Grumpy Young Men", after Jimmy turned into an old man, Goddard makes a "woman" scream.
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide - In one episode at the very end, a woman scream was heard when a newspaper article of Simon is shown.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar
  • Hey Arnold - Episode "The List" where Arnold discovers a creepy door opened

Wilhelm scream

For further information, please visit the wilhelm scream article on Wikipedia.

Castle thunder

  • Little Bill episode, "Are We There Yet?" - When a thunder strikes during a road trip.
  • Rocko's Modern Life episode, "Who's for Dinner?" - Heard when Heff visits a grave.
  • The Ren and Stimpy Show - These are the lists of episodes that use the castle thunder sound effect:
    • Circus Midgets - Briefly heard when Ren and Stimpy's[[Click to Continue > by Advertise| cigars]] explode.
    • Hard Times for Haggis - Heard during a storm as a pedestrian stands near an "antiques" store.
    • PTM vs. Waffle Woman
    • Who's Stupid Now?
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - These are the lists of episodes that used the sound effect (further information can be found on the series' wiki, here):
    • Suds - During SpongeBob's dream sequence.
    • Neptune's Spatula - When King Neptune first shows up after SpongeBob removes the spatula from the Royal Grease.
    • Something Smells - Heard as Patrick is entering SpongeBob's house
    • Shanghaied - The Flying Dutchman introduces himself to Squidward.
    • SpongeGuard on Duty - After SpongeBob says that he wants to be struck by a flying ice cream truck, if he doesn't become a lifeguard.
    • Nasty Patty - A storm disrupts the Bikini Bottom.
    • One Krab's Trash - A storm disrupts after Mr. Krabs obtains the soda-drinking hat from a grave.
    • Party Pooper Pants - During a Patchy the Pirate segment, when the live-action King Neptune get angry for thinking that Patchy is interrupting him.
    • Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V - Barnacle Boy tells them about EVIL.
    • Born Again Krabs - Whenever The Flying Dutchman visits Mr. Krabs.
    • The Donut of Shame - During the opening title card.
  • Toon Twister 3-D
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie - King Neptune tells Mindy to leave the Krusty Krab after "stalling" Mr. Krabs execution.

Man Scream

  • Hey Arnold
  • Rocko's Modern Life episode, "Jetscream" When Heffer pushes a button that made one of the pilot launch out of the plane.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • The Fairly OddParents - List of episodes that use this sound effect include: (Mostly In High Pitch)
    • Sleep Over And Over - When Cosmo accidentaly dropped his magnifying glass on a ant. (High pitch)
    • Beddy Bye - When Cosmo's ugly face is shown. (Normal pitch)
    • Nega Timmy - When 2 factory workers run out of the make up factory (Normal pitch)
    • What’s the Difference? - When Cosmo bites a dog mistaking it for a hot dog (High pitch)
    • The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3 - When Wanda asks everyone to "Run for your lives" (High pitch)

Bug Buzzing

Cat Yowling 1

Cat Yowling 2


Chimpanzee Screeching 1

Chimpanzee Screeching 2


Dinosaur Roar

Dogs Fighting

Forest birds 1

Forest Ambience with Happy Bird Chirps and Calls Both Close and Distant with Light Wind

Forest Ambience with Happy Bird Chirps and Calls Both Close and Distant with Light Wind.



Jungle Sounds

Pigs Eating

Scared Cat




Crowd cheer 1

Medium Exterior Crowd Applause of About 30-40 People with Cheers and Hoots Take 2

Medium Exterior Crowd Applause of About 30-40 People with Cheers and Hoots Take 2

Crowd cheer 2 (whistle)

Medium Exterior Crowd Applause of About 30-40 People with Cheers and Hoots Take 1

Medium Exterior Crowd Applause of About 30-40 People with Cheers and Hoots Take 1

Children Hustle



Knuckles Crack

Laugh Evil 1

Laugh Evil 2

Laugh Maniacal


Seagulls 1



Sword Shing 1

Long, Clangy, Metallic Sword Shing with Ring off as Sword Is Drawn

Long, Clangy, Metallic Sword Shing with Ring off as Sword Is Drawn


Teeth Chattering

Yawn 1

Yawn 2

Car Crash

Car Screech

Car Speeding

Door Slam


Eye roll

Eye roll unedited rip

Eye roll unedited rip




Gen Fighting Sounds

Giant Metallic Crash

Girl Shriek


Peel Out


Slamming Lock Door



Sub Dive Alarm


Slow Motion Sound

Air Leak


Bubble Wrap Pop


Canned Laughter

Pop Balloon

Slide Whistle Down and Up





Wha-Wha Trumpet

Whirl 1

Whirl 2

Whoopee Cushion

Zip 1

Zip 2

Zip 3

Asthma Inhaler


Bricks Falling



Corks Popping


Doorbell 1

Doorbell 2

High Pitched Home Doorbell Rings One Time

High Pitched Home Doorbell Rings One Time




Falling Stars


Football Punt

Glass Plates Breaks


Harley Motorcycle


Knock Wood Heavy


Magic Wand

Metal Clanking

Metal Door Squeak

Small Heavy Metal Door Opens with Loud Squeak

Small Heavy Metal Door Opens with Loud Squeak

Metal Taps


Rain Cloud

Saw Wood

Ship's Bell


Static Electricity

Switch 1

Switch 2

Switch 3


Train Pass By

Trumpet Taps

Wood Breaking


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