I'm talking up to about the age of 10 years old. Any type- it doesn't have to just be educational.
I used to watch
Size Small (A really obscure Canadian show that aired on PBS in the U.S- at least localy. Anyone else remember this). Sesame Street. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. 3-2-1 Contact! (I wish this was still on in re-runs).
If I'm flipping through the channels and catch it; I'll still watch Sesame STreet, Bill Nye The Science Guy, or Mister Rogers'. Timeless fun (and hey; I even end up learning a thing or two still).
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Originally posted by Mr. BoffoUp through the age of 10? That would have been the Disney Afternoon: Gummi Bears, Duck Tales, Rescue Rangers, Talespin, Darkwing Duck. Big fan especially of Darkwing Duck.
Also Tiny Toon Adventures.
Bill Nye didn't premiere until '93, the year I turned 10, and I don't know when I first discovered it. But it was also awesome.
How could I have forgoten Tiny Toon Adventures? That show still holds up as very funny and smart.
Yeah, I was also a watcher of stuff like 321 Contact, Electric Company, and that really long Pinwheel show on Nickelodeon that featured Bill Cosby's Picture Pages. I know it was after I turned 11 or so, but I will say that I have seen every Saved By The Bell episode many times over.
As for now, occassionally the niece makes me watch Dora or Spongebob with her.
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Loved Sesame Street when I was really young--I was more or less in the original Sesame Street generation. Moved on to The Electric Company and Zoom as well. Other things I know I watched as a kid at some point:
Romper Room Captain Kangaroo The Krofft Supershow (I *loved* this.) The Magic Garden The Jackson Five Cartoon Show Shazam! Isis Super Friends Scooby Doo Where Are You The Flintstones (definitely in reruns by the time I came along) The Jetsons Wonderama
And of course the best part of Saturday morning (other than maybe Dyna Girl) was Schoolhouse Rock~~!!
Again, I'm sure there were many others, and I'm not even counting things like Batman, Gilligan's Island, and The Brady Bunch I watched in reruns back then but which weren't really kids shows. Or things like game shows, for the same reason.
Sesame Street Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Garfield and Friends Beekman's World Muppet Babies Pee Wee's Playhouse Rugrats Doug Hey Dude Salute Your Shorts Ghostbusters Bozo the Clown (when we lived in places where WGN was available)
Those are the immediate ones that come to mind..good stuff. I'm sure I'm missing a lot, but, those are by far the top ones.
Many have been mentioned but I preferred the live action stuff. Then Far Out Space Nuts The Lost Saucer Sigmund The Sea Monster The Bugaloos Lidsville Now Imagination Movers Some of the current Disney sitcoms Phineas and Ferb Prof. Doofenshmirtz is the funniest character on television and finally the greatest kids show of all time: The baseball Bunch
Most of the stuff I watched has already been mentioned, or else it's quite popular. For an oddity, I used to watch "Dusty's Tree House" when Nickelodeon first went on the air. Even at a young age, I knew it was awful and I would bug my friends to watch it with me, during the summer. They hated it, but I thought I was being funny by insisting on watching this low-level Captain Kangaroo rip-off.
I used to watch "Fraggle Rock" when it first came on HBO, circa 1982-1983 (usually right before, or after "Not (necessarily) the News"). Thanks to Netflix, I was able to watch the very first Fraggle Rock episode, just a few weeks ago. I had never seen it, until then. Didn't know that "Uncle Travelin' Matt" actually started out in Fraggle Rock. I thought he had always been in "Outer Space".
Darkwing Duck 3-2-1 Contact! Sesame Street Eureka's Castle Mr. Roger's Neighborhood Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Muppet Babies Pee-Wee's Playhouse Doug Salute Your Shorts The Real Ghostbusters Garfield and Friends Captain N and The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (and later: Captain N and The Adventures of Super Mario World) Inspector Gadget You Can't Do That on Television! Batman: The Animated Series All That Nick GUTS Double Dare Figure It Out Nick Arcade
Avatar: The Last Airbender Kim Possible Power Rangers
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Originally posted by dWs I used to watch "Fraggle Rock" when it first came on HBO, circa 1982-1983 (usually right before, or after "Not (necessarily) the News"). Thanks to Netflix, I was able to watch the very first Fraggle Rock episode, just a few weeks ago. I had never seen it, until then. Didn't know that "Uncle Travelin' Matt" actually started out in Fraggle Rock. I thought he had always been in "Outer Space".
Good choices all, although I've never heard Beats International -- guess I have to go look them up now -- and Beautiful South kinda wore out their welcome for me after 0898. If you want even older Franti -- check out the Beatnigs.