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Favourite TV Shows from your Childhood

IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy CanadianToronto, Ontario Icrontian

Cause why not right? Maybe we can drum up some nostalgia fueled discussion, who knows.

One of my favourite shows as a kid was The Littlest Hobo, show about a German Shepard who went from town to town helping people and doing whatever it took to make everyone's life better. My memory of the show was sparked today by a 'cameo' appearance in an old Corner Gas rerun.

Yet another was the Batman: Animated Series, and alongside that the Amazing Spiderman, both of which fueled my love of comics.

Last one I'm going to mention is Talespin, something about the idea of Bush Pilots has always been fascinating to me and a cartoon starring Baloo from The Jungle Book had me glued to the couch as a kid stupid baby.

Cliff_Forster

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  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian

    In no particular order: Loony Tunes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sonic the Hedgehog, Reboot, Robotech, Duck Tales, Nickolodeon G.U.T.S., Inspector Gadget, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Tiny Toons, David the Gnome, Reading Rainbow, NOVA, Star Trek TNG, Simpsons, Doug, Salute Your Shorts, Ren and Stimpey, Rocko's Modern Life, Rugrats, Talespin, Mr. Ed, SeaQuest.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    Star Trek, anything Saturday AM on WXYZ (channel 7 in Detroit), Loony Tunes, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, and the whole Nickelodeon lineup.

    Cliff_Forster
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian

    Animaniacs and Batman: The Animated Series

    CBCliff_Forstercola
  • RahnalH102RahnalH102 the Green Devout, Veteran Monster Hunter, Creature Enthusiast New Mexico Icrontian

    I'm basing this on which ones I distinctly remember and enjoyed. Seen so many it's like picking big shiny gem out of a pile of other stones.

    Johnny Bravo

    Dexter's Laboratory

    Courage the Cowardly Dog

    Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

    Ed, Edd, & Eddy

    TMNT

  • GattsuGattsu Orlando, Florida Icrontian

    I was almost completely exclusive to Nickelodeon growing up in the 90s, with some Warner Brothers stuff sprinkled in. If there was one show in particular that I never missed when it was on and still resonates with me today, it is definitely Hey Arnold. I went back and re watched that entire series last year. Every episode felt like a tsunami of nostalgia. I was amazed at how easily I was able to recall the entire episode the moment the title displayed at the start of each episode. The show aged quite well. There were so many great life lessons in it. I have no doubt that that show has left an impact on me in ways that I probably don't even realize. It's just a shame that it never got the proper ending that the show creator had envisioned for it, especially given how successful it was.

    So many memories.

  • GuppyGuppy Warren, MI Icrontian

    I remember watching a lot of TV as a kid. I'm sure I'll forget something on this list.

    Sonic the Hedgehog - I know I loved it, but I really only remember the theme now.
    Xuxa - I remember something about pandas.
    KaBlam!
    Recess
    Sailor Moon - Now that I'm able to watch the original version, I realize how bad the US audience got shafted.
    Space Ghost:Coast to Coast - I didn't get most of it, but I still thought it was funny.
    Pocket Dragon Adventures
    Yu-Gi-Oh!

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian

    I'm with Winfrey on Animaniacs and Batman:TAS. Years later, those are the two shows that have left the biggest impression on me. They were the beginning of a revolution, pulling us away from over-commercialised crap, and toward cartoons which had actual substance, and did not treat children like dullards or cash machines. The influence of both shows can still be felt in today's better cartoon shows.

    I also spent a lot of time watching Sailor Moon and had a bit of a crush on Sailor Mercury. Looking back, I think I just related strongly to the character, and mistook it for a crush because I didn't understand that I could be relating to a feminine character. In a media overworld full of male characters and role-models who I found very difficult to place anywhere near my own psyche, I was drawn to the shy bookish swimmer who loved being a hero, but did it without machismo or glory-hogging. She was loyal to her friends, even to a fault, and her greatest strengths lay in diplomacy and intellect, rather than the outright destruction of obstacles. The american dub of Sailor Moon was not a particularly valuable show overall, but that character got me through some tough adolescent days. I appreciate the new version they're working on. Very nostalgia.

    Winfrey
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    Land of the Lost -

    Greatest American Hero -

    Spiderman and His Amazing Friends -

    Superfriends -

    Thundarr the Barbarian -

    Knight Rider -

    KwitkoIlriyas
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    *Johnny Quest
    *All Looney Tunes (roadrunner, bugs bunny and daffy duck a bit more)
    *Pink Panther
    *Mr Peabody and the wayback machine
    *Thriller Theater (sci-fi and horror movies)
    *original Star Trek (I was a teen then)
    *Lost in Space
    *I Dream of Jeanne
    *Mr Ed
    *Car 54, Where are you
    *Combat
    *Batman (original with Adam West)
    *Jetsons
    *Twilight Zone
    *The Outer Limits
    *One Step Beyond

    There were more but I had to stop somewhere. And my favorite movie of all time is still the original War of the Worlds.

  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    @Winfrey said:
    Animaniacs and Batman: The Animated Series

    I am still a huge fan of Batman: The Animated Series. It holds up very well. One of those shows that got the balance right between child like innocence and enough plot and character development so kids of all ages can enjoy it. I still watch a rerun from time to time.

  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    in order of whatever pops in my head (no order)...
    are you afraid of the dark
    legend of the hidden temple
    clarissa explains it all
    doug
    outlaw star
    any of the old(before every character had a bunch of dialog :dunce: ) Looney Toons
    stargate SG-1 before oneal became "general o'neal"

    i know im forgetting a few but there you go.

  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian

    Star Gate before S9 was the best.

  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    edited Apr 2015

    @Guppy said:
    Space Ghost:Coast to Coast

    Still one of my favorite shows. The concept of the show is absurd enough that it's amazing it ever got aired in the first place. Even more that it was on for 10 years. I still remember the first (and only) time the episode "Fire Ant" was run in its entirety. It involves Space Ghost abandoning an interview with Conan O'Brien half-way through the episode to follow an ant that bit him. Space Ghost then spends the next 11 minutes crawling on his knees across several still backgrounds in silence aside from ambient noise and the occasional mumbling about "killing the ant's whole family when it gets home" and eventually ends with this

    It's possibly the most incredible thing ever allowed on Cartoon Network. Just plain brilliant writing for an unbelievably stupid idea of a show.

  • lulufitzgeraldlulufitzgerald Milford, Ohio Icrontian

    Pete and Pete
    KaBlam!
    Hey Arnold
    Angry Beavers
    Animaniacs

    One of my favorite shows will forever and always be Pete and Pete though.

  • KarmaKarma Likes yoga Icrontian

    @lulufitzgerald said:
    One of my favorite shows will forever and always be Pete and Pete though.

    I was literally just talking about Pete and Pete this week. The episode where Pete when on the journey to find the inspector 21 who inspected all of his underwear.

  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like 127.0.0.1 Icrontian

    @Karma said:

    The one where the inspector eats BBQ with utensils and stacks the bones neatly?

  • BasilBasil Nubcaek England Icrontian
    edited Apr 2015

    The A-Team has been on Irish TV for decades now... I still love this shit.

    Cpt Scarlet FTW. Gerry Anderson sci-fi (be it thunderbirds, stingray, whatever) is awesome with fantastic designs.

  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited Apr 2015

    Just to name 3.

  • lulufitzgeraldlulufitzgerald Milford, Ohio Icrontian

    @Karma said: I was literally just talking about Pete and Pete this week. The episode where Pete when on the journey to find the inspector 21 who inspected all of his underwear.

    One of my favorite episodes is Yellow Fever. Bus Driver Stu drives the kids on a field trip and they never get there. He leaves the bus and attacks a scarecrow. The bus almost drives off a cliff but the kids stop it. And little known fact for all those Gilmore Girl fans out there... Liza Weil was in the episode.

  • LeahVoiceLeahVoice Hobgoblin of Good Grooming Ferndale, MI Icrontian

    Jem and the Holograms; she was outrageous, truly, truly, truly outrageous.

    And G.I. Joe, cuz they were all kinda hot.

  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    Early 90s:

    Ren & Stimpy
    The World of David the Gnome
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    X-Men
    Dark Wing Duck

    Mid 90s:

    Spider-Man
    Animaniacs

    Later:

    Duck Tales
    Hey Arnold
    Bevis and Butthead
    Daria

    -Digi

    drasnor
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