Shows I Watched When I Was a Kid

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1. Flight 29 Down (2005–2007)

TV-Y7 | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The story of seven kids lost on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean.

Stars: Allen Alvarado, Jeremy James Kissner, Johnny Pacar, Hallee Hirsh

Votes: 1,535

This show was silly but I remember quite a bit about it.

2. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 110,561

I watched this during its heyday. Unfortunately, its heyday was when I was about five years old, and I was way too young. It frequently gave me nightmares, but I kept watching it anyway.

3. Danny Phantom (2004–2007)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A 14-year-old receives ghost powers and uses them to save the world

Stars: David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Votes: 13,651

This was my all-time favorite cartoon show. I loved it and vividly remember it.

4. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Votes: 75,762

Everyone watched this. EVERYONE.

5. George Lopez (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Comedian George Lopez stars as a Los Angeles manufacturing plant manager attempting to deal with his wacky family along with other random mishaps.

Stars: George Lopez, Constance Marie, Luis Armand Garcia, Valente Rodriguez

Votes: 9,491

I would sneak and stay up late to watch this on Nick at Nite, for no other reason than that it made me feel grown-up. It wasn't particularly funny, as I recall.

6. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A widowed broadcaster raises his three children with the assistance of his rock 'n' roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 49,594

I have hazy but very fond memories of watching reruns of this when I was around age 4.

7. House of Anubis (2011–2013)

TV-G | 15 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

When one of their number disappears on the same day that an American girl joins their ranks, a group of English boarding school students embarks on solving a mystery.

Stars: Alex Sawyer, Eugene Simon, Brad Kavanagh, Jade Ramsey

Votes: 4,024

This was silly. I watched it to the end just because I desperately wanted Nina and Julian to get together for some reason.

8. My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003–2009)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Debuting on Nickelodeon in 2003, "My Life as a Teenage Robot" follows the escapades of Jenny, a super-powered robot with a super sensitive teenage heart. Her primary function is protecting ... See full summary »

Stars: Janice Kawaye, Chad Doreck, Candi Milo, Audrey Wasilewski

Votes: 7,977

This show was weird but I liked it a lot. :)

9. Ben 10 (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The story of Ben Tennyson, a typical kid who becomes very atypical after he discovers the Omnitrix, a mysterious alien device with the power to transform the wearer into ten different alien species.

Stars: Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Meagan Moore, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 10,580

This was a favorite. I have all or most of the series on DVD still.

10. Ben 10: Alien Force (2008–2010)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Fifteen-year-old Ben Tennyson must utilize the Omnitrix yet again in order to locate his missing Grandpa Max, accompanied by his cousin Gwen and former enemy Kevin 11.

Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Dee Bradley Baker, Ashley Johnson, Greg Cipes

Votes: 5,385

One of my favorite shows growing up got a really good spinoff, which I actually remember more than the original.

11. Transformers: Animated (2007–2009)

TV-Y7 | 20 min | Animation, Action, Family

Transformers crash land on present day Earth and inadvertently cause a technological revolution. They wake up 50 years later in a world where robots are used in everyday life. StarScream arrives looking for their AllSpark.

Stars: David Kaye, Jeff Bennett, Bumper Robinson, Bill Fagerbakke

Votes: 1,709

Released to capitalize on the Michael Bay movies, this show transcended the source material. Weirdly, I had a crush on Optimus Prime.

12. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Stars: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 23,884

I loved the Sam Raimi movies, and they would play reruns of this on TV at around the same time those were coming out. I specifically remember two episodes, one where Peter turned into "Man-Spider" and another where Mary Jane was made out of water.

13. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004–2009)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A boy and his beloved imaginary friend are able to stay together at an orphanage of sorts for imaginary friends that children have outgrown to be adopted by new children.

Stars: Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin, Candi Milo, Tom Kenny

Votes: 17,012

Whoever came up with this show deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.

14. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 67,589

My favorite TV show of all time. I was introduced to it in 2009, when my parents made me watch it before I could see the J.J. Abrams film.

15. Babylon 5 (1994–1998)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the mid 23rd Century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars over the course of five years.

Stars: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 26,416

I very briefly was obsessed with this show when I was a junior in high school. I bought the whole series on DVD, but still haven't finished it. (stopped in the middle of season 4)

16. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 74,056

My mother watched this and I would watch it with her. I was too young to understand most of it.

17. Medium (2005–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Suburban mom Allison DuBois attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. The dead send her visions of their deaths or other crimes while she sleeps.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber, Sofia Vassilieva

Votes: 24,505

My mother loved this show, and I wound up watching it with her.

18. Justice League (2001–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever.

Stars: Carl Lumbly, Phil LaMarr, Michael Rosenbaum, George Newbern

Votes: 37,602

My mother bought this for us at a Target so we'd have something to watch on vacation. I loved it, but she got upset by the "mature" content and hid it from us for years. I still remember a lot of it, because it scared the shit out of me while also being awesome.

19. Bear in the Big Blue House (1997–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub, Tutter the mouse, and Pip and Pop the otters. Every day bear uses his reassuringly ... See full summary »

Stars: Lynne Thigpen, Geoffrey Holder, Noel MacNeal, Peter Linz

Votes: 2,806

Watched this when I was really young (around age 2).

20. Total Drama (2007– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Animated satire of survivor reality shows featuring random teenage archetypes vying for the final prize by any means necessary.

Stars: Clé Bennett, Christian Potenza, Scott McCord, Rachel Wilson

Votes: 7,230

What the hell was this show?

21. iCarly (2007–2012)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Carly hosts her own home-grown web show, iCarly, Carly and sidekick Sam's regular Web casts ultimately feature everything from comedy sketches and talent contests to interviews, recipes, and problem-solving.

Stars: Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

Votes: 29,546

This was another favorite, if only because it was constantly on TV. It gets a lot of flack now (apparently for being mean-spirited?) but I thought it was hilarious.

22. Drake & Josh (2004–2007)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Comedy, Family

Two teens become step brothers. One is an awkward geek and the other is a popular musician.

Stars: Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove, Jonathan Goldstein

Votes: 32,561

Another one I loved. Higher quality than iCarly (same creators and actors).

23. Zoey 101 (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Zoey Brooks and her brother, Dustin, attend their first day at Pacific Coast Academy, a private boarding school that enrolls girls for the first time in its history.

Stars: Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey, Erin Sanders

Votes: 12,497

Vaguely remember this.

24. Martin Mystery (2003–2006)

22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

MARTIN MYSTERY is a dripping goo-fest of slime, thrills and comedy, starring Martin and Diana: two mismatched teenagers with hilariously opposite personalities on a mission to investigate ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Vincent, Kelly Sheridan, Teryl Rothery, Dale Wilson

Votes: 1,818

No one else I know has ever seen this show. It was gross and terrifying and I loved it!

25. Lizzie McGuire (2001–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The daily adventures of an adolescent girl whose real thoughts and emotions are expressed by her sarcastic animated alter ego.

Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine, Lalaine

Votes: 16,127

Was into this around the same time I was into Smallville.

26. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy

Votes: 12,508

Watched reruns of this in 7th grade.

27. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

Votes: 7,912

Watched reruns at the same time I watched Addams Family.

28. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush

Votes: 14,958

Watched reruns at my grandma's house.

29. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 27,236

Watching this is like a rite of passage. You have to know of it to understand all the memes.

30. ChalkZone (2002–2009)

TV-Y | Animation, Short, Adventure

The adventures of a boy with a magic chalk stick that enables him to enter a world of chalk drawings and alter its reality at will.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch, Jess Harnell

Votes: 2,258

Uhhhh...

31. The Fairly OddParents (2001–2017)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 30,021

Was very popular when I was a kid. It got extremely bizarre toward the end of its run and unfortunately alienated most viewers, myself included.

32. Johnny Test (2005–2014)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of average suburban boy Johnny Test, who wittingly plays test subject for his genius twin sisters' various experiments, reluctantly fighting evil villains in the process.

Stars: James Arnold Taylor, Maryke Hendrikse, Lee Tockar, Ashleigh Ball

Votes: 5,836

My brother liked this show. I used to make fun of him for it.

33. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (2008–2010)

TV-Y7-FV | 11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The comical seafaring adventures of a young, enthusiastic boy, his pirate captain mentor, and the talking whale that raised him from birth.

Stars: Brian Doyle-Murray, Thurop Van Orman, Jeff Bennett, Steve Little

Votes: 9,707

Really, really weird show that had its own uniquely disgusting charm.

34. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (1998–2006)

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A young boy, who happens to be a genius, lives in a small town with his family and friends and often gets into crazy adventures with them involving the things he invents.

Stars: Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen, Carolyn Lawrence

Votes: 15,314

35. Angelina Ballerina (2001–2009)

TV-Y | Animation, Family

The adventures and ballet recitals of Angelina Ballerina in tow with her friends, Alice, William, Miss Lilly, and the menacing pair Priscilla and Penelope.

Stars: Finty Williams, Judi Dench, Jo Wyatt, Keith Wickham

Votes: 305

36. Max & Ruby (2002–2019)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

The adventures of two little bunnies, three-year-old Max and seven-year-old Ruby, as they try to get along in day-to-day life.

Stars: Loretta Jafelice, Jamie Watson, Nicholas Fry, Rebecca Peters

Votes: 1,545

37. Kim Possible (2002–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A high school cheerleader and her accident-prone best friend balance their duties as global crime-fighters with the typical challenges of adolescence.

Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry

Votes: 21,145

38. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2020)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists.

Stars: Tom Kane, Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor

Votes: 40,723

39. Tutenstein (2003–2007)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

12-year-old Cleo's knowledge of Ancient Egypt is turned on its head when a bolt of lightning awakens the mummified body of child Pharaoh Tut-ankh-en-set-amun on display in a local museum. ... See full summary »

Stars: David Lodge, Lex Lang, Crystal Scales, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 1,999



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