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Your Top Ten Childhood Shows?

Slightly off topic from the regular TV show threads, but...

I'm working on an article for an online publication that counts down the top 20 childhood shows.

These will mostly be from the late 80's to the mid 90's, so it would help if you were born in the late 70's or early to mid 80's.

But I'd love to know what people's top ten (or even 20) childhood shows were so I can get a gauge of what people liked, and what shows seem to repeat on everyone's lists.

Thanks.

**NOTE***: I'm looking for more shows that were geared towards children specifically. Meaning, I'm not so much looking for "The Cosby Show" as I am, say, a Nickelodeon show such as "Are You Afraid of the Dark" or "Smurfs."
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G.I.Joe
Voltron(Lions Version)
M.A.S.K
Speed Racer


that's all I got at the moment.
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G.I. JOE
Thundercats
M.A.S.K.
Tigersharks (Am I the only one who remembers this?)
The Real Ghostbusters
X-men
Spider-Man
You Can't Do That On Television
Bionic Six
Captain Planet
Today's Special
Camp Candy
Captain N: The Gamemaster
Care Bears
Duck Tales
Chip n Dale's Rescue Rangers
Gummi Bears
Power Rangers (I was just on the cusp of this phenomenon)
Doug
Rocko's Modern Life
Ren & Stimpy
C.O.P.S.
Dungeons and Dragons
Fraggle Rock
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Saved By The Bell
Ghost Writer
Mr. Wizard
Zelda/Mario
Muppet Babies
Ninja Turtles
Back to the Future
Police Academy
Bill & Ted
Wuzzles
Noozles
The Elephant Show
Double Dare
Finders Keepers


Sorry...pretty bored at work. Just wrote what came to mind!
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Top Ten (In Alphabetical Order):

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Pink Panther Show, The Simpsons, Speed Racer, Rugrats, Salute Your Shorts, The Secret World of Alex Mack

01.) The Adventures Of Pete & Pete
02.) ALF
03.) Clarissa Explains It All
04.) Doug
05.) Looney Tunes
06.) The Ren & Stimpy Show
07.) Rocko's Modern Life
08.) The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show
09.) The Secret World Of Alex Mack
10.) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

EDIT: Other favourites include Double Dare, Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, Legends Of The Hidden Temple, All That, Salute Your Shorts, Hey Arnold!, Speed Racer, Inspector Gadget, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Eureeka's Castle, Little Bear, Freakazoid!, Gumby, The Muppet Show, Tiny Tunes, Muppet Babies, and The Yogi Bear Show
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lets see
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Americas Funniest Videos
Double Dare 3000 (i think thats what it was called, some game show on Nick.)'
Full House
Spider-Man
Batman the Animated Series
WCW Monday Nitro
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1. The Muppet Show
2. DuckTales
3. Looney Tunes
4. Smurfs
5. Transformers

6. the Wonder Years (probably doesn't count, but should)
7. the Great Space Coaster
8. Mr. Wizard
9. Schoolhouse Rock!
10. Mr. Rogers
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Sesame Street
Electric Company
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
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born in 79


Facts of Life
Saved by the Bell
Muppet Babies
Tiny Tunes
Care Bears
Thundercats
Fraggle Rock
Kids Incorporated
You Can't Do That on Television
Double Dare
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Sesame Street
Electric Company
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

Same with me on this one.
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Transformers
Thundercats
M.A.S.K
The entire fox afternoon lineup (Spiderman, Batman the Animated Series, XMEN)
Ducktails
Tailspin
Animaniacs
Capt Planet

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In no particular order:

Thundercats
Tigercats
Gummi Bears
G.I. Joe
Brave Star
Sesame Street
Defenders of the Universe
He-Man
She-Ra

I also watched a lot of Knight Rider, Magnum PI, and Fall Guy when I was between 7 and 9 years old. I know, my viewing habits were all over the place.
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The Electric Company
Happy Days
The Incredible Hulk
Let's Make a Deal
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
Sesame Street
The Six Million Dollar Man
S.W.A.T.
That's Incredible!
Zoom
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born in 1969

Lost In Space
Land Of The Lost
Battlestar Galactica (1979 version, obviously)
The Greatest American Hero
Sesame Street
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
Captain Kangaroo
Batman (Adam West live-action)
The Muppet Show
Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show (Sat. mornings)
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Scooby Doo
The Electric Company
Mr. Rogers
Zoom
H.R. Puff N Stuff
Archie
Land of the Lost
Shazam
Isis
Gumby
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You can't do that on television
Double Dare
He-Man
Inspector Gadget
Duck Tales
Salute Your Shorts
Muppet Babies
Heathcliff
Garfield
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I watched a lot of Nick @ Nite as well, but didn't think that was what you were looking for. When I was a child I watched Bewitched, Happy Days, I Love Lucy, I Dream Of Jeannie, The Dick Van Dyke Show, etc., etc., etc.

I also wanted to put on The Wonder Years, but wasn't sure if that would count or not. I grew up on that show.
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Born in 1973

Three's Company
Two Close for Comfort
The Brady Bunch (watched all episodes in syndication)
Growing Pains
Diff'rent Strokes
Family Ties
The Transformers
Facts of Life
Super Friends
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Thanks for chiming in on this, guys.

If you had to pick a top 3 or top 5 live action shows that aired on Nickelodeon from the late 80's to 90's, what would they be?
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Re: Your Top Ten Childhood Shows?

I'm sure its old news now, PacMan2006, but I'd love to read your article.

Originally Posted by PacMan2006 View Post
Thanks for chiming in on this, guys.

If you had to pick a top 3 or top 5 live action shows that aired on Nickelodeon from the late 80's to 90's, what would they be?
1) You Can't Do That on Television
2) Today's Special
3) Mr. Wizard's World
4) Spartakus and the Sun Beneth the Sea
5) Mysterious Cities of Gold

Also, I have very little, if any, recollection of a show called Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, but I'd love to see it. The behind the scenes of Return of the Jedi episode sounds like it would have been cool.

I can't imagine shows like these (only one of my top 5 is currently available on DVD) ever being released on DVD. Nickelodeon gave the "Rewind Collection" a brief shot, but I don't see them revisting that for less popular shows (although I'm sure Salute Your Shorts season sets would sell quite well). That's why I look at the new burn on demand programs (warner archive, amazon, etc.) as a mixed blessing. The prices are robbery, to be sure. Classic films can and should get legitimate releases. But obscure live-action and animated television shows and made-for-tv movies are a tough sale on the general public. For the shows that I am interested in, I see the window of them having any marketability whatsoever narrowing as people my age are now having their own kids and/or getting nostalgic.

For other educational & PBS shows from the era, I wonder if original archived copies even exist? Is there a location that houses masters tapes for 3-2-1 Contact, Square One, Read All About It, Ghost Writers, Voyage of the Mimi, Whiz Kids, etc?

They seemed to have halted the Sesame Street: Old School series after two sets. If the hugely popular Sesame Street can't float, I don't see much hope for Pinwheel or Today's Special...
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Re: Your Top Ten Childhood Shows?

Originally Posted by PacMan2006 View Post
Thanks for chiming in on this, guys.

If you had to pick a top 3 or top 5 live action shows that aired on Nickelodeon from the late 80's to 90's, what would they be?
- Turkey TV
- You Can't Do That on Television
- Mr. Wizard
- That game show where the kids had to tear up different rooms in the house to find the flag. Ten internet points to whoever remembers the name of this one.

It wasn't on Nickelodeon, but I remember a syndicated video game-based game show where the kids would play video games and answer video game trivia. The winner got to run through the gauntlet and snatch as many games as they could. I remember a lot of kids ended up grabbing multiple copies of not-so-stellar NES games like The Immortal.
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Re: Your Top Ten Childhood Shows?

So we're going on 2 years, where's that article PacMan?
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- That game show where the kids had to tear up different rooms in the house to find the flag. Ten internet points to whoever remembers the name of this one.
Oooh, that was an awesome show. That wasn't Fun House was it?
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Re: Your Top Ten Childhood Shows?

Wow, blast from the past!

Sorry about that, guys. I didn't realize that I had never posted the link to the article.

Here you go: Top 20 Kid Shows from the 80ís & 90ís

This was a tough list to compile, and will certainly not satisfy everyone, but hopefully it's an enjoyable read.

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