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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 Loved

People who added this item 1486  Average listal rating (1129 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
1. Animaniacs (1993)
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People who added this item 228  Average listal rating (168 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
2. Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Fri... (1990)
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People who added this item 1987  Average listal rating (1473 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
3. Tom and Jerry
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People who added this item 1603  Average listal rating (1234 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
4. Pinky and the Brain (1995)
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People who added this item 735  Average listal rating (537 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 1924  Average listal rating (1433 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 1361  Average listal rating (982 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 296  Average listal rating (204 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
8. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004)
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People who added this item 794  Average listal rating (582 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 393  Average listal rating (278 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 119  Average listal rating (81 ratings) 3.3  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 1531  Average listal rating (1097 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 1341  Average listal rating (978 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
13. Rugrats (1991)
*sigh* This is seriously one of THE most overrated shows ever. I really don't get the appeal of it. The writing and logic are inconsistant, implausible, lazy, and nonsensical. Not to mention that one of its overused clichés is the "it was all a dream" cliché.

I may not have liked Dexter's Laboratory. But at least it didn't leave me as much anger, despite Dee Dee being so obnoxious.

The show's humor isn't funny. It has an over-reliance on blatant pop culture references and bathroom humor without any substance. The parents are so stupid, incompetent, and naive. They definitely won't win the Parents of the Year award.

One character that I really hate with passion is Angelica Pickles. She is so creepy and over-the-top that it's so unrealistic and unnatural. Plus, what three year old talks like that? She just gives me negative feelings everytime I see her, think about her, and hear her talk. And she's not one of those love-to-hate villains like Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Darth Vader from Star Wars, or the Joker from The Dark Knight.

One other thing that really pisses me off is that the show even managed to get a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. And not even far better shows like The Animaniacs has gotten that kind of achievement. I mean, seriously, WTF?!

When I saw Apocalypse Now, which later became my all-time favorite film, I felt like my childhood has been cheated when first heard the line, "The horror. The horror." That is one of main reasons why I hate pop culture references in general (unless if it's done right).

Really, if the execs and writers are going to cash in on a show that's popular or once was, they have to understand why it's popular (I'm looking at you, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, and Family Guy). They can't just go business or writing 101 and have the habit of "Oh, it's a kid's show. That doesn't mean why we have to try."
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People who added this item 284  Average listal rating (195 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.6 
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 some filler story arcs/seasons that has little to no connection to the main story. 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 55  Average listal rating (36 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
15. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004)
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Other Shows I Remember Watching

People who added this item 218  Average listal rating (141 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 705  Average listal rating (512 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 and Sparky appeared, and had the same fate as SpongeBob; first few seasons good, later seasons bad.
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People who added this item 94  Average listal rating (58 ratings) 6.8  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 1162  Average listal rating (801 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
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 386  Average listal rating (277 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985)
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People who added this item 221  Average listal rating (139 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 7.6 
21. All That (1994)
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People who added this item 567  Average listal rating (390 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.6 
22. CatDog (1998)
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People who added this item 323  Average listal rating (224 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
23. The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983)
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People who added this item 874  Average listal rating (617 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
24. Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1989)
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People who added this item 164  Average listal rating (117 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
25. Danny Phantom (2004)
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People who added this item 993  Average listal rating (744 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
26. Doug (1991)
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People who added this item 374  Average listal rating (251 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
27. Drake & Josh (2004)
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People who added this item 31  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
28. Figure It Out (1997)
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People who added this item 1741  Average listal rating (1299 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.6 
29. The Flintstones (1960)
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People who added this item 853  Average listal rating (602 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.8 
30. Hey Arnold! (1996)
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People who added this item 1087  Average listal rating (807 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
31. Inspector Gadget (1983)
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People who added this item 477  Average listal rating (360 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
32. Muppet Babies (1984)
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People who added this item 64  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 296  Average listal rating (212 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
34. Rocket Power (1999)
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People who added this item 648  Average listal rating (467 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
35. Rocko's Modern Life (1993)
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People who added this item 1243  Average listal rating (901 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
36. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969)
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People who added this item 372  Average listal rating (261 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
37. TaleSpin (1990)
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People who added this item 291  Average listal rating (203 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.8 
38. The Wild Thornberrys (1998)
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People who added this item 117  Average listal rating (64 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 534  Average listal rating (375 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 989  Average listal rating (742 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 1114  Average listal rating (822 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 897  Average listal rating (674 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 180  Average listal rating (123 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
44. Blue's Clues (1996)
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People who added this item 107  Average listal rating (77 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
45. The Gumby Show (1957)
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People who added this item 161  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 103  Average listal rating (71 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
47. The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988)
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People who added this item 785  Average listal rating (562 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 8.3 
48. Sesame Street (1969)
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People who added this item 158  Average listal rating (109 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 7.1 
49. Thomas & Friends (1984)
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