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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 1497  Average listal rating (1133 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.9 
1. Animaniacs (1993)
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People who added this item 233  Average listal rating (172 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
2. Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Fri... (1990)
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People who added this item 2024  Average listal rating (1489 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
3. Tom and Jerry
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People who added this item 1620  Average listal rating (1237 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
4. Pinky and the Brain (1995)
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People who added this item 748  Average listal rating (540 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 1956  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 1390  Average listal rating (993 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 7.2 
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 306  Average listal rating (210 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
8. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004)
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People who added this item 802  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 399  Average listal rating (282 ratings) 5.7  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 125  Average listal rating (86 ratings) 3.4  IMDB Rating 3.5 
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 1552  Average listal rating (1100 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
12. Dexter's Laboratory (1996)
I'm really not a big 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. The logic, writing-wise, don't always make a lot of sense, either. I also don't like the fact that Dexter is always the butt monkey or a lot of times ends up getting the axe. He can sometimes be real naïve, despite being a boy genius. The parents, mostly the Dad, can be real dumb and oblivious at times. But at other times, they can be good, funny, or normal.

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.

I used to be very negative about the show. But when I looked up the episodes of the first two seasons and looking back at it from my memory, they weren't as bad as I remembered it. Yeah, Dee Dee was annoying and some of the endings are just stupid. But there were some episodes that I do like. It's mostly the ones where Dexter and Dee Dee cooperate with each other and as well as spend time with their parents.

The show does have admirers, but I'm unfortunately not one of them.
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People who added this item 1363  Average listal rating (983 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 290  Average listal rating (195 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 even 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 6.4 
15. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004)
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Other Shows I Remember Watching

People who added this item 222  Average listal rating (143 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
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 720  Average listal rating (519 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 97  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 1183  Average listal rating (810 ratings) 6.5  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 391  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 223  Average listal rating (140 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 7.5 
21. All That (1994)
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People who added this item 579  Average listal rating (399 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.6 
22. CatDog (1998)
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People who added this item 329  Average listal rating (227 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.5 
23. The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983)
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People who added this item 878  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 170  Average listal rating (122 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
25. Danny Phantom (2004)
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People who added this item 1000  Average listal rating (747 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
26. Doug (1991)
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People who added this item 382  Average listal rating (257 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
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 1762  Average listal rating (1303 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.6 
29. The Flintstones (1960)
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People who added this item 868  Average listal rating (607 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
30. Hey Arnold! (1996)
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People who added this item 1103  Average listal rating (812 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
31. Inspector Gadget (1983)
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People who added this item 479  Average listal rating (361 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
32. Muppet Babies (1984)
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People who added this item 67  Average listal rating (49 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
33. My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003)
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People who added this item 907  Average listal rating (680 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
34. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991)
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People who added this item 302  Average listal rating (215 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
35. Rocket Power (1999)
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People who added this item 655  Average listal rating (469 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
36. Rocko's Modern Life (1993)
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People who added this item 1271  Average listal rating (910 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
37. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969)
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People who added this item 380  Average listal rating (262 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 7.7 
38. TaleSpin (1990)
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People who added this item 306  Average listal rating (211 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.8 
39. The Wild Thornberrys (1998)
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People who added this item 125  Average listal rating (69 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 5.6 
40. Zoey 101 (2005)
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Wish I Could Have Watched More or Remember

People who added this item 543  Average listal rating (379 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
41. 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 998  Average listal rating (743 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
42. Dinosaurs (1991)
One of those shows that has a catchy instrumental theme song.
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People who added this item 1122  Average listal rating (826 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
43. DuckTales (1987)
Ducktales woo-hoo! That's all I have to say.
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Early Childhood Shows

People who added this item 182  Average listal rating (124 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 6.9 
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 164  Average listal rating (121 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 8.4 
46. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968)
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People who added this item 110  Average listal rating (75 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 793  Average listal rating (572 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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