NBC Productions

Compiled by Jason Jones and James Fabiano

1st (known) Logo

Nicknames: "Cheesy Peacock", "Peacock Blur", "The Proud Peacock"

Logo: On a blue background the '80s NBC Peacock (the one with more feathers than the current) turns into place. It is a blur of color as it does so, but clears up as it stops. Under the peacock are the words


There would be a copyright disclaimer underneath the text on some shows.

FX/Cheesy Factor: The Peacock turning/focusing

Music: A light version of the NBC 3-note chimes

Availability: Seen on Punky Brewster for one. Since the NBC logo appears in reruns of other shows, it would stand to reason that this one would be kept as well.

Scare Factor: Low

2nd Logo

Nickname: "90s Peacock"

Logo: Against a black background, a red CGI mound appears. As it rises, more rainbow colors are revealed. Then from the top of the screen, the head/neck of the NBC Peacock swings in and the mound spreads to become his feathers. This Peacock is the current version, and it backs away with a color trail around it. Below, the words:


fly in, also with a CGI-like appearance. When they back into their places, they take on a more "solid" color.

Variant: Saturday Night Live reruns of the era have this logo, but it appears videotaped and somewhat slower than the filmed counterpart usually seen.

FX: The peacock forming, words zooming out, the CGI colors becoming solid.

Music: End of theme song

Availability: Seen at the end of "Saved By The Bell" and "Fresh Prince of Bell-Air" among other shows.

Scare Factor: Low

3rd Logo A

Nickname: "Color Beams"

Logo: We see a more 3-Dimensional Peacock design (much like #2), which appears facing downward. It then rises up, as the text "NBC STUDIOS" blur in from above the screen and lands right under the peacock. Three sets of rainbow beams radiate behind the bird.

A Few Notes:

  • For syndicated programs, the text would sometimes read "NBC ENTERPRISES"
  • This was unofficially retired in 2000, but is retained on some NBC shows.

FX: The rising bird, the blurring letters lowering down.

Music: Two arrangements of the NBC 3-note chimes, both featuring bells. The second one sounds more majestic and orchestral, as opposed to the more faster paced 1st one.

Availability: Seen at the end of most NBC network programs currently in syndication.

Scare Factor: None

3rd Logo B

Nickname: "The Flipping Peacock"

Logo: We see the 6-feathered NBC peacock, over a revolving set of many colored feathers in the background. The logo appears to be flipping, as if it were a book or something. It then makes a stop at the near end. There's no corporate text at all in this logo.

FX: The flipping of the peacock.

Music: Same as above

Availability: Scarce. Only appeared on pre-2001 episodes of "Access Hollywood" in syndication.

Scare Factor: Low

4th Logo

Nickname: "Shining Colors", "The Shimmering Peacock"

Logo: We see the standard NBC Peacock logo emerging from the bottom of the screen. The logo border is in chrome and the feathers are crystal-like and tinted for each of its colors. The feathers slide into the border, as the logo rises upward and out. A pair of searchlights bounce light onto the feathers, making a reflection of the vibrant colors outward. The words "NBC STUDIOS", which are also crystallized, appear below the logo.

Variant: The syndication logo was ID'ed as "NBC ENTERPRISES" with "DISTRIBUTED BY" above the peacock.

FX: Not much, there is some "sparkle" from the crystals

Music: 2nd music plug from logo 3

Availability: Rare. Appeared only during the 2001 mid-season on shows like "Will & Grace" and "American Dreams," to name a few.

Scare Factor: None

5th Logo
(Fall 2001-)

Nickname: "Crystal Feathers"

Logo: Over a black background, we see very huge Peacock feathers in transparent glass form hovering over and around the screen. As they flip upward(?), they reveal the company name "NBC ENTERPRISES" which appears in front of the crystal images. A small purple NBC Peacock logo appears below the name.

FX: The flipping Peacock feathers

Music: Same as before

Availability: Is currently seen on "Access Hollywood", the syndie "Weakest Link" and "The Other Half" on local TV.

Scare Factor: None.

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