All time kids tv shows

All time kids tv shows

All time kids tv shows. We love Dora and Yo Gabba Gabba!, but they're nothing compared to the shows we watched when we were kids. Grab a cereal bowl and take a stroll down memory lane as we revisit Mr. Wizard's World, The Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more than 20 other television shows that stuck in our editors' young hearts.


"You might think you're all bad and stuff - flying around in your mechanized lion. But when going gets tough, you know you're going to have to call your buds to form a giant, sword-wielding robot defender." -Jesse, Senior Producer

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Was Rocky and Bullwinkle kid funny or really funny? We'll keep watching (and laughing) until we figure it out.

Mr. Wizard's World
1951 - 1972

Why weren't any of our neighbors like Mr. Wizard? On the show, neighborhood kids stopped by the Wiz's house to be bedazzled by his neat-o science experiments. They always seemed impossible, until Mr. Wizard came along with a simple explanation.

"I wanted to be one of his young assistants, teaching all of the viewers about the magic of science." -Ganda Suthivarakom, Deputy Editor

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

After the Midnight Society gathered 'round the campfire and the storyteller began her tale, before things got scary, the setup of each episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark was always very tame -- a nice opening of a happy girl at school, or two friends driving in a car. Are You Afraid of the Dark wasn't actually that scary, making it perfect tweens to watch alone on Saturday nights -- but it was just scary enough that seeing Nosferatu step out of the movie screen prompted fears that he'd step into your living room. "The intro still gives me chills." -- Lauren Passell, Assistant Editor

Punky Brewster

"I loved Punky Brewster -- her clothes were so cool!" -Sasha Emmons, Senior Editor

The Smurfs

Let's smurf the smurfing smurfy smurfs! What the smurf!

La la la la la la, la la la la laaaaaa! Papa, Baby, Smurfette, and the gang taught kids how to work together, that everyone is good at something, and how to use the word "smurf" as a noun, verb, adjective and adverb.

Josie and the Pussycats

"I loved Josie and the Pussycats because they got to 1) solve a mystery and then 2) top it off with a glam rock concert. For a while, I imagined all my favorite rock stars were part-time P.I.s" -Jess

The Chipmunks

Despite their 50's hit "Don't Be Late", the Chipmunks (and Chipettes) came full force in the 80s, embodying everything that was the 80's, like funky fashion and rockin' music. See also: the best movie ever, The Chipmunk Adventure, 1987.

My Little Pony
1982 - present

Any little girls who loved ponies (which was everyone?) probably was a loyal follower of the show and a collector of the Hasbro figurines, whose buttocks-placed symbols represented their cheery personalities.

1987- 1990

It's been years since Duck Tales was on the air, but the catchy theme song still makes us nostalgic for the days that ducks were ruling the cartoon world (see also: Darkwing Duck and Tale Spin.) Uncle Donald joined the military and nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie moved in with greedy Uncle Scrooge, who was constantly trying to increase his wealth. The ducks spent airtime fending off swindlers and, as you'll fondly remember, swan diving into enormous piles of money.

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