TV Shows of my Childhood

by WillemDafoe2 | created - 02 Apr 2011 | updated - 31 Dec 2011 | Public

This is a nostalgic look back on the TV shows I used to watch when I was younger, probably from when I was around 4-11 years old. It seems like these were better times, more carefree and joyous, and it seemed like you could enjoy a show, while not knowing whether or not it was necessarily good. Hopefully anyone who grew up in the 90's to early 2000's will recognize these shows and remember watching them when they were little. Anyway, without further adieu, here are the shows that I remember fondly from when I was a little kid (in no particular order).

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1. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Votes: 75,289

2. Rugrats (1990–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Votes: 29,297

3. Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 28,147

4. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a dumb blond egomaniac who is deluded about his own manliness.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Mae Whitman, Tom Kenny

Votes: 30,145

5. The Fairly OddParents (2001–2017)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 29,795

6. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (1998–2006)

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A young boy, who happens to be a genius, lives in a small town with his family and friends and often gets into crazy adventures with them involving the things he invents.

Stars: Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen, Carolyn Lawrence

Votes: 15,130

7. Even Stevens (2000–2003)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of the Stevens family of five in Sacramento, California.

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth, Nick Spano

Votes: 12,702

8. Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The off-the-wall, day-to-day life of three friends who have exactly the same name.

Stars: Matt Hill, Sam Vincent, Tony Sampson, Erin Fitzgerald

Votes: 29,926

9. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble

Votes: 33,921

10. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.

Stars: Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 4,080

11. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Ren, a psychotic Chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a dimwitted Manx cat who goes by the nickname Stimpy, have a host of unusual adventures.

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 19,651

12. Rocket Power (1999–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Four friends and their daily lives of playing extreme sports, surfing, and getting into some crazy situations.

Stars: Joseph Ashton, Shayna Fox, John Kassir, Ray Bumatai

Votes: 7,476

13. The Amanda Show (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A comedy sketch show centered around "All That" alum Amanda Bynes.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan, John Kassir

Votes: 6,868

14. All That (1994–2016)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

A zany sketch comedy featuring many wacky characters hosted for kids and by kids.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson, Soup

Votes: 6,312

15. Kids' Court (1988)

30 min | Reality-TV

Kids take each other to court and "The Honorable Judge O. Meter" decides their verdict. Paul Provenza is the host of this short-lived and relatively forgotten late 80s Nickelodeon show.

Stars: Paul Provenza, John Henry Kurtz, Asha Canalos, Nobi Nakanishi

Votes: 27

16. Kenan & Kel (1996–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Kenan and Kel. Two best friends who live in Chicago are always dragged down by Kenan's get rich quick schemes while orange soda loving buddy Kel is dragged along but tends to mess things up

Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Ken Foree, Teal Marchande

Votes: 13,174

17. The Jetsons (1962–1963)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The misadventures of a futuristic family.

Stars: George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton

Votes: 16,748

18. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 30,128

19. Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh, Frank Welker

Votes: 39,488

20. Cow and Chicken (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The program focuses on the misadventures of two unlikely yet somehow biological siblings: Cow and Chicken.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Candi Milo, Dee Bradley Baker, Michael Dorn

Votes: 16,907

21. The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Votes: 33,512

22. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001–2007)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The ill-tempered Grim Reaper gets into a wager that forces him to become the life-long companions of two scheming youngsters after he loses.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Grey Griffin, Greg Eagles, Vanessa Marshall

Votes: 18,460

23. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004–2009)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A boy and his beloved imaginary friend are able to stay together at an orphanage of sorts for imaginary friends that children have outgrown to be adopted by new children.

Stars: Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin, Candi Milo, Phil LaMarr

Votes: 16,888

24. The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Eliza Thornberry is not your ordinary kid. It's not just because she travels the world in an RV with her parents Nigel and Marrianne, famous nature show hosts. Eliza is doubly unique ... See full summary »

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry, Danielle Harris

Votes: 11,588

25. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994–1997)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The show takes us through the struggles of life as a child monster. Three monster friends are studying how to scare humans in school. Often, their attempts don't work out as planned.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles, Gregg Berger

Votes: 9,344

26. The Angry Beavers (1997–2001)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The wacky and sometimes surreal adventures of Norbert and Daggett Beaver.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette, Terry Wood

Votes: 12,444

27. CatDog (1998–2005)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The comic misadventures of a tidy, refined Cat and a goofy, uncouth Dog joined at the abdomen.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Billy West

Votes: 18,597

28. Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence

Votes: 17,837

29. Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004–2007)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

Ned Bigby shares his advice on how to survive middle school.

Stars: Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw, Daniel Curtis Lee, Kyle Swann

Votes: 14,529

30. Lizzie McGuire (2001–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The daily adventures of an adolescent girl whose real thoughts and emotions are expressed by her sarcastic animated alter ego.

Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine, Lalaine

Votes: 16,057

31. Phil of the Future (2004–2006)

TV-G | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A family from 2121 is stuck in 2004, trying desperately to fit in.

Stars: Raviv Ullman, Amy Bruckner, Craig Anton, Lise Simms

Votes: 6,350

32. Dave the Barbarian (2004–2005)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Follow the adventures of Dave, one incredibly unusual barbarian, who's more interested in raising his family and cooking yummy gourmet meals than conquering new lands.

Stars: Danny Cooksey, Jeff Bennett, Estelle Harris, Erica Luttrell

Votes: 2,421

33. Drake & Josh (2004–2007)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Comedy, Family

Two teens become step brothers. One is an awkward geek and the other is a popular musician.

Stars: Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove, Jonathan Goldstein

Votes: 32,402

34. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 27,078

35. The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983–1985)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Every Saturday morning The Peanuts Gang does skits, mostly taken from newspaper strips.

Stars: Bill Melendez, Jeremy Schoenberg, Angela Lee Sloan, Brad Kesten

Votes: 1,437

36. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Mainly staring the Warner Siblings Wakko, Yakko, and Dot, who were created by the WB Studios ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 19,534

37. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The wacky adventures of the new young hip generation of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters, most of them descendants of the original classic toon cast.

Stars: Charlie Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey

Votes: 10,733

38. The Woody Woodpecker Show (1999–2018)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

An updated iteration Woody Woodpecker and friends with Chilly Willy and even Winnie Woodpecker, Knothead and Splinter appearing in their own segments.

Stars: Billy West, Mark Hamill, B.J. Ward, Andrea Martin

Votes: 668

40. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.

Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck

Votes: 8,358

41. The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988–1991)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Follow Winnie the Pooh's adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Stars: John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Paul Winchell

Votes: 2,884

42. DuckTales (1987–1990)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann

Votes: 26,924

43. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988–1991)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A pre-teen version of Scooby Doo, with a pint-sized version of the title character.

Stars: Mark L. Taylor, Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Kellie Martin

Votes: 4,178

44. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 10,941

45. Sesame Street (1983– )

30 min | Family

An Israel version of Sesame Street.

Stars: Sarai Tzuriel, Chaim Jeraffi, Gabi Amrani, Yona Atari

Votes: 116

46. Zoboomafoo (1999–2001)

TV-Y | 29 min | Comedy, Family

Chris and Martin Kratt bring their enthusiasm for animals to the pre-school set.

Stars: Martin Kratt, Chris Kratt, Gord Robertson, Samantha Tolkacz

Votes: 2,193

47. Danny Phantom (2004–2007)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A 14-year-old receives ghost powers and uses them to save the world

Stars: David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Votes: 13,539

48. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 26,340

49. X-Men: The Animated Series (1992–1997)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Family

8.4