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on 11 Jun 2012 09:48

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TV Shows I Grew Up Watching

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Shows I Liked

People who added this item 1492  Average listal rating (1132 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
1. Animaniacs (1993)
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People who added this item 232  Average listal rating (171 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
2. Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Fri... (1990)
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3. Tom and Jerry
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People who added this item 1613  Average listal rating (1236 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
4. Pinky and the Brain (1995)
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People who added this item 746  Average listal rating (541 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 8.4 
5. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999)
I just love that show for its dark and surreal humor. There's even some episodes that could frighten young children (in a good way). It's one of these shows were it not only entertains and challenges younger audience at the same time, but also doesn't treat them like idiots or fools, unlike the later seasons of SpongeBob and Rugrats.
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People who added this item 1946  Average listal rating (1445 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
6. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)
Only for the first three seasons. And I stopped watching it shortly before Season 4 ended when I realized the show was no longer in its "A" game.

From what I hear and seen from people's opinion on the later seasons, I really feel bad for today's children. Not only the characters' personalities have dramatically changed, but the show's humor and writing are just cruel, disgusting, and mean-spirited.
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People who added this item 1378  Average listal rating (989 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 7.1 
7. The Powerpuff Girls (1998)
I only remember watching the first three seasons. And for some reason, I stopped watching at the beginning of Season 4. I think around that time, I was more into shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents.
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People who added this item 303  Average listal rating (208 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
8. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004)
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People who added this item 799  Average listal rating (580 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
9. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990)
I actually hated it at first. But as I got older, I started to appreciate it.
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Shows I Didn't Like

People who added this item 396  Average listal rating (279 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
10. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002)
The main character isn't interesting. Most of the show's writing are weak. It heavily relies too much on lazily done pop culture references.
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People who added this item 122  Average listal rating (83 ratings) 3.4  IMDB Rating 3.6 
11. Barney & Friends (1992)
Just why the hell did I still watch it until when I was eight years old, as opposed to five?
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People who added this item 1545  Average listal rating (1100 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
12. Dexter's Laboratory (1996)
I'm really no fan of this show. It's mostly due to Dee Dee being annoying and not giving Dexter any personal space or privacy. They do sometimes get along and can be cooperative. But that happens occasionally from what I remember. I also don't like the fact that Dexter also gets treated as the butt monkey or always ends up getting the axe. The parents can be real dumb and naïve at times. But at other times, they can be good, funny, or normal.

One of the few episodes that I did like, however, is Episode 30, Season 2, where it had "Quiet Riot", "Accent You Hate", and "Catch of the Day"

I honestly watched very little of the post-Tartakovksy seasons, as I've already had enough of the show at the time. And that's when the series jumped the shark, from what I heard.
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People who added this item 1352  Average listal rating (981 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
13. Rugrats (1991)
My review here:

http://www.listal.com/viewentry/6379152

But be warned, though; it is a negative review. Yes, I do find that show overrated. I am very sorry for those of you who liked it.
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People who added this item 288  Average listal rating (196 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
14. Yu-Gi-Oh! (1998)
This is one show that I regret watching. One of the reasons why I watched was because of its rising popularity. And the trading cards were fun to collect, but they are a big waste of hard-earned money. Well, curiosity killed the cat.

Anyways, the 4Kids voice dubbing was hammy, grating, and annoying. The dialogue and writing are childish and uninspired. And the edits and censorship are just unsubtle, illogical, and questionable; some are even just plain stupid and unnecessary. In regards to both the 4Kids and Japanese versions, there are filler story arcs/seasons that has little to no connection to the main story, and they're just a waste of time. Unlike Pokémon, which is for children, this show is mostly for teenagers due to violence, including references of death and killing, and sexuality. That explains why the term "Shadow Realm" is used too often, and also death being replaced with softer tones such as being kidnapped (it's like ransom doesn't exist).

About 4Kids, they are one of the worst companies to come in existence and a disgrace to anime fans. It would have been in better hands if it went to FUNimation. That's what really should have happened to begin with. At least the censorship will be minimal and the uncut versions would have been available on DVD. They also show more respect for their consumers than 4Kids. After 20 years in the television industry (1992-2012), 4Kids is now called 4Licensing Corporation. So that means they are finished and can no longer whitewash anime. Good riddance.
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People who added this item 59  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.3 
15. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004)
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Other Shows I Remember Watching

People who added this item 220  Average listal rating (142 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 6.8 
16. The Amanda Show (1999)
I didn't find the sketches worth to write home about, save for a few like Blockblister and Mr. Old Man.
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People who added this item 712  Average listal rating (514 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
17. The Fairly OddParents (2001)
The show was a mixed bag, mostly due to its tired and forced plot/writing routine for most of the episodes, and its inconsistent continuity. I stopped watching it when I was like 16. And I heard people say that the show even jumped the shark when Poof the fairy baby and Sparky the fairy dog appeared, and had the same fate as SpongeBob; first few seasons good, later seasons bad.
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People who added this item 95  Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
18. Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004)
I mostly watched the first two seasons. It does have an interesting idea and some wacky characters. But I would have preferred the show if it was animated. I mean, there's some cartoon gimmicks, and some of the FX and props look cheap. Unless if it's done right (i.e. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), cartoon antics in live-action movies and shows don't really mix well.
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People who added this item 1174  Average listal rating (805 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
19. Pokémon (1997)
It's mostly the Kanto Region and some of the Orange Islands episodes that I remember watching the most. Even though it was formally dubbed by 4Kids, the voice acting and the censorship editing aren't as bad compared to the later shows they dubbed.
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Shows I Barely Remembered

People who added this item 389  Average listal rating (278 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985)
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People who added this item 223  Average listal rating (139 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 7.6 
21. All That (1994)
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People who added this item 570  Average listal rating (393 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.6 
22. CatDog (1998)
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People who added this item 326  Average listal rating (226 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
23. The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983)
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People who added this item 881  Average listal rating (619 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
24. Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1989)
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People who added this item 168  Average listal rating (120 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
25. Danny Phantom (2004)
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People who added this item 999  Average listal rating (747 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
26. Doug (1991)
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People who added this item 376  Average listal rating (255 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
27. Drake & Josh (2004)
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People who added this item 32  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
28. Figure It Out (1997)
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People who added this item 1753  Average listal rating (1300 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.6 
29. The Flintstones (1960)
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People who added this item 860  Average listal rating (605 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.8 
30. Hey Arnold! (1996)
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People who added this item 1096  Average listal rating (810 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
31. Inspector Gadget (1983)
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People who added this item 479  Average listal rating (360 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
32. Muppet Babies (1984)
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People who added this item 67  Average listal rating (48 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
33. My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003)
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People who added this item 300  Average listal rating (214 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
34. Rocket Power (1999)
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People who added this item 654  Average listal rating (469 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
35. Rocko's Modern Life (1993)
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People who added this item 1258  Average listal rating (905 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
36. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969)
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People who added this item 378  Average listal rating (260 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
37. TaleSpin (1990)
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People who added this item 298  Average listal rating (208 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.8 
38. The Wild Thornberrys (1998)
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People who added this item 121  Average listal rating (67 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 5.6 
39. Zoey 101 (2005)
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Wish I Could Have Watched More or Remember

People who added this item 543  Average listal rating (380 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
40. Darkwing Duck (1991)
I liked watching it as a kid. But for some strange reason, I was more into the shows on Nickelodeon. Man, what was wrong with me back then?
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People who added this item 997  Average listal rating (744 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
41. Dinosaurs (1991)
One of those shows that has a catchy instrumental theme song.
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People who added this item 1121  Average listal rating (826 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
42. DuckTales (1987)
Ducktales woo-hoo! That's all I have to say.
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People who added this item 905  Average listal rating (678 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
43. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991)
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Early Childhood Shows

People who added this item 182  Average listal rating (123 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
44. Blue's Clues (1996)
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People who added this item 109  Average listal rating (78 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
45. The Gumby Show (1956)
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People who added this item 162  Average listal rating (119 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
46. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968)
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People who added this item 109  Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
47. The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988)
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People who added this item 790  Average listal rating (569 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
48. Sesame Street (1969)
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People who added this item 164  Average listal rating (115 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 7.1 
49. Thomas & Friends (1984)
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