What are the top 10 TV shows from your childhood?


May 4, 2008
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I'm not asking what are your favorite shows of all-time (because chances are, childhood TV shows don't hold up very well today) just wondering what shows do you forever associate with your childhood?

Here are mine:

10. Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers
9. Full House
8. Rocko's Modern Life
7. The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
6. The Ren & Stimpy Show
5. Rugrats
4. Salute Your Shorts
3. Eureeka's Castle
2. Muppet Babies
1. The Simpsons
My childhood was the 60's -

Star Trek
Jonny Quest
Rat Patrol
12 O'clock High
Daniel Boone
The Virginian
The Outer Limits
The Andy Griffith Show
The Big Valley
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and uh... Power Rangers, Pokemon, YuGiOh, Digimon, George Lopez
1. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
2. The Get Along Gang
3. Sesame Street
4. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
5. The Greatest American Hero
6. Punky Brewster
7. Reading Rainbow
8. Full House
9. Muppet Babies
10. Who's the Boss?
#10: Captain Planet
#9: Between The Lions
#8: Hey Arnold
#7: Arthur
#6: Clifford The Big Red Dog
#5: Curious George
#4: Pee Wee's Playhouse
#3: Courage the Cowardly Dog
#2: SpongeBob SquarePants
#1: Dragon Tales
In no particular order:

1. Secret Life of Alex Mack
2. The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo
3. Gargoyles
4. Power Rangers
5. All That
6. Batman The Animated Series
7. Rugrats
8. So Weird
9. ReBoot
10. Beast Wars
my childhood was from the 50's and 60's...

Adventures of Superman
Twilight Zone
Mission Impossible
The Wild Wild West
The Fugitive
The Man from UNCLE
Star Trek
The Invaders
The Prisoner
The Avengers (John Steed and Emma Peel)
1) Power Rangers
2) Thundercats
3) X-Men TAS
4) Spider-Man TAS
5) Fresh Prince of Bel Air
6) Kenan & Kel
7) Ducktales
8) TaleSpin
9) Pokemon
10) Ninja Robots

Honorable Mention: Scooby Doo, and Tom & Jerry.
As I lived through it, these were/are my favorite 70's TV series.

1) Rockford Files.
2) Hawaii Five-0
3) Mary Tyler Moore Show.
4) Bob Newhart Show.
5) Columbo.
6) MacMillan & Wife.
7) Gunsmoke.
8) Odd Couple.
9) Mannix.
10) Challenge of the Super Friends.
Yu you Hakusho, Flame of Recca, Pokémon, Hunter × Hunter, Fushigi Yuugi, Hell Teacher Nube, Dragon Ball Z
In no particular order.. (maybe early childhood to late childhood):

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2. Dark Wing Duck
3. Duck Tales
4. Captain Planet
5. Rugrats
6. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
7. Wishbone
8. Salute Your Shorts
9. Full House
10. Kenan & Kel
Of any true significance to me, in terms of shaping me....

There where only two....



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Power Rangers
Full House
Boy Meets World
Family Matters (I was really into TGIF back in the day)
The Simpsons
Space Cases
All That
Sister Sister (I watched with my sisters)
Sliders (I loved it at age 8)
Ed, Edd and Eddy
Power Rangers
Batman Animated series

with special Love to Dexter's Lab, The Secret World of Alex Mack, So Weird, Big Bad Beetleborgs
The A-Team
Knight Rider
Dukes of Hazard
GI Joe
Star Blazers
Spiderman and his Amazing Friends
Honorable mention: Looney Toons and Hanna Barbara cartoons(Jetsons, Herculoids!)
Dishonorable mention: "Land of the Lost" for giving me Sleestak nightmares
In no particular order"

Star Trek (in syndication)
Starsky and Hutch
The Brady Bunch
The Rockford Files
Saturday Night Live
Soul Train
The World At War
The White Shadow
my top ten cartoons
#1 teeange mutant ninja turtlers 1980s Anmited tv series
#2 the real ghost busters
#3 muppet babies
#4 Alvin & the chipmunks 1980s Anmited tv series
#5 doug
#6 the jetsons
#7 top cat
#8 swat kats
#10 captian planet

not cartoons
#1 pee wee herman's play house
#2 reading rain bow
#3 ARE YOU afraid of the dark?
#4 goosebumps
#5 batman staring adam west
#6 mighty morphin power rangers
#7family matters
#8 perfect strangers
#9 home improvement
#10 step by step
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The Jetsons
Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Looney Tunes
Boy Meets World
Full House
Muppet Babies
I've been watching Little House on the Prairie on Cozi network. While it's fun, it really doesn't hold up, though I'm not sure what exactly is wrong. The only thing that saves the show is that it's a lot darker than I remember (the Sylvia storyline, Albert's addiction, the essentially downer ending of the series). Except maybe for #2, all those shows are still very watchable.

1. Degrassi Junior High/High -- still watch this repeatedly, far better than any of the new series, with real-looking kids and real problems, and surprisingly dark and not soapy.

2. The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show -- not really a great show, but Peanuts carries such magic in all media that even this second-rate variant shines

3. Fokus Deutsch -- the stories of the co-host's fictional character and her family are so engrossing they outshine the show's purpose to teach German.

4. WonderWorks -- a superb anthology series with great programming like The Chronicles of Narnia, A Little Princess, Jacob Have I Loved, Seal Morning, and other quality children's movies and miniseries of the sort not provided today.

5. The New Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh -- unlike the Peanuts show above, this is actually a great adaptation of Milne's classic characters, Disney doing it right, never letting down the books' gentle spirit.

6. Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies -- maybe the best cartoon series ever made (this list is done in no particular order) from the 30's to the late 60's pretty much perfect, funny, violent, zany, with the most memorable collection of cartoon characters ever, I think.

7. Science Ninja Team Gatchaman -- so good that the butchered version, Battle of the Planets, is actually really good too. Loved this years before knowing what anime was.

8. Reading Rainbow -- if you didn't love reading as a kid, this would have cured you of that, the way it immerses you in so many classics; the best thing Levar Burton ever did, and he was on effing Star Trek.

9. Schoolhouse Rock -- only an interstitial show, but tell me you don't still remember "I'm Just a Bill", "Conjunction Junction," and "Three is a Magic Number," more than you do some of the main shows.

10. The Mechanical Universe -- makes physics fun, the way David Goodstein explains everything in a classroom setting so clearly and entertainingly. The graphics and classroom demonstrations really help.

Baryshnikov's The Nutcracker deserves special mention, though it's only a one-off, as do the best Peanuts specials -- A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, It' the Great Pumpkin -- and The Snowman.
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Doctor Who (this show has shaped me more than any other TV show)
Blake's 7
Sapphire and Steel
Children of the Stones
The Six Million Dollar Man
Battlestar Galactica
Battle of the Planets
Fantastic Journey
Logan's Run
All three 80s Marvel cartoons
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
Full House
DuckTales (1987)
Captain Tsubasa
Art Attack
Magic School Bus
Paul Daniels magic show
  • Knight Rider
  • Duck Tales
  • Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Airwolf
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Thundercats
  • Full House
  • Star Trek TNG
  • Animaniacs
  • Swat Kats

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