Every TV Show I Watched as a Kid

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1. David the Gnome (1985)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The fantastic adventures of David and his wife Lisa traveling around the world to save the animals and defeating the trolls.

Stars: Matilde Conesa, Jane Woods, Teófilo Martínez, José María Cordero

Votes: 2,027

2. Hey Dude (1989–1991)

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

A group of friends work together with their boss at a dude ranch and go through many fun moments and mishaps along the way.

Stars: David Brisbin, Kelly Brown, Debi Kalman, Christine Taylor

Votes: 2,513

3. The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

This delightfully quirky show looks at the lives and adventures of two red-headed brothers with the same name.

Stars: Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe, Alison Fanelli

Votes: 8,654

4. Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986–1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Comedy, Musical

Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse.

Stars: Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 3,879

5. Avonlea (1990–1996)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives on Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s.

Stars: Zachary Bennett, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Cedric Smith

Votes: 3,685

6. Ocean Girl (1994–1997)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Neri - the title character - is a young girl with an affinity for water, super-human strength, the ability to swim long distances, and super-human lung capacity. She lives alone on an ... See full summary »

Stars: Marzena Godecki, David Hoflin, Jeffrey Walker, Alex Pinder

Votes: 1,620

7. Goosebumps (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

A series of scary anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine. Series one was hosted by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones, Scott Wickware

Votes: 11,097

8. Adventures in Wonderland (1992–1994)

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

A young girl named Alice has many zany adventures with her friends in a magical world on the other side of her looking glass.

Stars: Robert Barry Fleming, Elisabeth Harnois, John Hoffman, Richard Kuhlman

Votes: 518

9. Ramona (1988–1989)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family

Based on the popular children's series, Ramona Quimby struggles with the day-to-day life of being an eight-year-old.

Stars: Sarah Polley, Lynda Mason Green, Lori Chodos, Barry Flatman

Votes: 172

10. Fudge (1995–1997)

20 min | Comedy, Family

Based on the popular young-adults' books "Tales of a Fourth- Grade Nothing" and "Superfudge", by Judy Blume, this series follows the life of Peter Hatcher and his younger brother Farley ... See full summary »

Stars: Jake Richardson, Eve Plumb, Forrest Witt, Nassira Nicola

Votes: 147

11. Salute Your Shorts (1991–1993)

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

A group of kids at a summer camp, run by the heard-but-never-seen Dr. Kahn, form friendships as they spend time harassing buffoonish camp counselor Kevin "Ug" Lee.

Stars: Trevor Eyster, Danny Cooksey, Michael Bower, Kirk Baily

Votes: 4,870

12. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

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

A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Daniel DeSanto, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

Votes: 12,495

13. Small Wonder (1985–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Christie, Marla Pennington, Jerry Supiran, Tiffany Brissette

Votes: 4,212

14. Double Dare (1986–1988)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

Stars: Marc Summers, David Faustino, Staci Keanan, John Harvey

Votes: 1,466

15. Nickelodeon Arcade (1992–1997)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

Two teams vie for a chance to go inside a video game!

Stars: Phil Moore, Andrea Lively, Michael Bower, Nick Barnes

Votes: 510

16. Legends of the Hidden Temple (1993–1995)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Family, Game-Show

Six teams compete through a series of physical and mental challenges as it narrows down to only one team given the privilege to enter a mysterious temple in order to retrieve an artifact ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz, Zachary Maxell

Votes: 2,663

17. Rugrats (1990–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Votes: 29,990

18. Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)

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

The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence

Votes: 18,203

19. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994–1997)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Horror

The show takes us through the struggles of life as a child monster. Three monster friends are studying how to scare humans in school. Often, their attempts don't work out as planned.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles, Gregg Berger

Votes: 9,673

20. Doug (1991–1994)

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

The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman, Becca Lish

Votes: 16,653

21. You Can't Do That on Television (1979–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Comedy

Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water.

Stars: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Votes: 1,738

22. Kids Incorporated (1984–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

A group of kids sing songs at a club for kids. They solve problems in-between performances.

Stars: Fergie, Moosie Drier, Rahsaan Patterson, Renee Sandstrom

Votes: 698

23. Welcome to Pooh Corner (1983–1986)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

Winnie the Pooh's first live-action television series. The popular "Pooh Corner" consisted of a mix of full-body costumes and radio controlled 'puppetronics' that kept the mouths and eyes ... See full summary »

Stars: Hal Smith, Kim Christianson, Phil Baron, Ron Gans

Votes: 186

24. Grimm Masterpiece Theatre (1987– )

30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

An animated series retelling a different folk or fairy tale in each episode.

Stars: Mitsuko Horie, Ichirô Nagai, Shigeru Chiba, Daisuke Gomi

Votes: 273

25. The Facts of Life (1979–1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood.

Stars: Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon

Votes: 5,366

26. Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Family

The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family.

Stars: Christopher Hewett, Bob Uecker, Ilene Graff, Rob Stone

Votes: 3,615

27. The Torkelsons (1991–1992)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

As a single mother of five, Mrs. Millicent Torkelson is a do-it-yourselfer with a flair for finding ingenious ways to make ends meet and making the best of bad times. Her oldest daughter ... See full summary »

Stars: Connie Ray, Olivia Burnette, Lee Norris, Rachel Duncan

Votes: 878

28. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An adolescent with two siblings tests his various theories about life as he endures the trials of growing alongside a good friend.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

Votes: 36,995

29. 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: 50,198

30. Step by Step (1991–1998)

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

Two families become one, step by step.

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call, Staci Keanan

Votes: 11,683

31. Rupert (1991–1998)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of a young bear named Rupert who unintentionally ends up in faraway/mystical places, but at the end manages to make it back safely to his home of Nutwood.

Stars: Julie Lemieux, Valerie Boyle, Guy Bannerman, Torquil Campbell

Votes: 1,366

32. Babar (1989–2002)

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

The adventures of the King of the elephants, his family, and friends.

Stars: Richard Binsley, Lisa Jai, Corrine Koslo, Dan Hennessey

Votes: 4,309

33. Care Bears (1985–2006)

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

The Care Bears live in a faraway place up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot. They travel around the world on Missions in Caring, whilst evil villains such as Professor Coldheart and Lord No Heart, try to thwart their plans.

Stars: Dan Hennessey, Bob Dermer, Luba Goy, Melleny Melody

Votes: 2,819

34. My Little Pony Tales (1992)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

The adventures and misadventures of a group of young ponies.

Stars: Brigitta Dau, Willow Johnson, Maggie Blue O'Hara, Venus Terzo

Votes: 641

35. The Baby-Sitters Club (1990– )

Family

Based on the popular series of children's books, this show follows the ups and downs of a young teen business club for babysitters.

Stars: Meghan Andrews, Melissa Chasse, Avriel Hillman, Meghan Lahey

Votes: 443

38. Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1992– )

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Actress Shelley Duvall presents animated stories for kids narrated by famous actors and actresses.

Stars: Shelley Duvall, Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, John Candy

Votes: 112

39. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A miscellany of numerous classic fairy tales' adaptations.

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,804

40. Noozles (1984– )

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of a 12-year-old girl named Sandy and her koala friends, Blinky and Pinky, who are from the extra-dimensional realm of Koalawalla Land.

Stars: Haruna Ikezawa, Theodore Lehmann, Dave Mallow, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 146

41. The Wuzzles (1985)

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

This cartoon series followed the adventure of the Wuzzles, colorful and playful creatures that were part one animal, part another.

Stars: Stan Freberg, Brian Cummings, Henry Gibson, Kathleen Helppie-Shipley

Votes: 452

42. The Wizard of Oz (1990–1991)

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

Dorothy returns to Oz for more exciting adventures in this direct animated sequel to the beloved 1939 film.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Liz Georges, David Lodge, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 144

43. My Brother and Me (1994–1995)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Alfie and Dee-Dee experience how life affects them with different aspects each day, such as learning life lessons.

Stars: Arthur Reggie III, Ralph Woolfolk IV, Jimmy Lee Newman, Aisling Sistrunk

Votes: 799

44. Widget, the World Watcher (1990– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Widget is an alien that has come down from the sky to learn about humans with the aid of his sidekick, Brain. They explore the world and educate kids on health, safety, emotions and dangers.

Stars: Russi Taylor, Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie, Dana Hill

Votes: 278