Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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A list of all the greatest nick cartoons. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Spongebob Squarepants
SpongeBob really deserves the first place - My favorite cartoon ever!
SpongeBob rocks and I've liked this cartoon since I was a kid. Way to go SquarePants!
Can't go wrong with spongebob. He's the beast ever no matter how old you are
Spongebob Squarepants is the funniest laughing show ever. Patrick is really funny and Dumb. Mr. Krab likes money. I love this show. (childhood memories)!
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2Hey Arnold
This is one of the true classics of the '90s. A lot of cartoons from that decade still hold a very special place in my heart, but only a handful really elevate themselves above the others. Hey Arnold is one of these cartoons. In addition to being a hilarious, romantic approach to the way children perceive their childhood, it's also a very real show, with great themes ^^ moral lessons and well-written stories that allow the characters to emote and feel.

So many cartoons these days come across as junk food. They give the impression that such stories and characters are of no interest to kids, that they only want bright, loud shows with paper-thin plots and weak caricatures. This is why Hey Arnold has lasted as long as it has, and is so popular with fans to this day. It was none of those things, and left fans with something solid to grasp on to ^^ carry with them as they continued to grow older.

Hey Arnold is absolutely the best cartoon to come out of Nick, and its impression on me has left me wanting to see The Jungle Movie made so that this great cartoon can have a proper conclusion.
HA! IS PURE MAGIC... ONE OF THE BEST THINGS OF MY CHILDHOOD WAS JUST LYING IN MY COUCH AND WATCH HELGA DYING FOR ARNOLD (I MUST CONFESS.. I LOVE HIM 2! ) BUT STILL WITHOUT MISSING HER STRONG PERSONALITY AND YET... SOFT AND MUSHY SELF I JUST WANNA SAY THAT I THINK WAS UNFAIR FOR ALL US FANS YOU ENDED A GREAT SHOW LIKE THIS.. AT ITS BEST SEASON, WITHOUT GIVING IT A DECENT AND PROPER END... I WAS SO MAD AND SAD WHEN IT HAPPENS... BRING IT BACK AND YOU WON'T REGRET IT! EVEN NOWADAYS ANY KID FELL IN LOVE OF OUR SHINING FOOTBALL HEAD!
I love hey Arnold because it is like real life and you learn a lot from the show and most characters are hilarious especially Helga she is my favorite because she is so hilarious and she has a heart of gold because she is nice to everyone and she does the funniest pranks. She also had a rough childhood with terrible parents and she always apologize when she makes a mistake and I love when she express herself. I feel like I learned so much from her. That is why I admire Helga and the show so much.
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3Avatar: The Last Airbender
I love this show! It's so funny that I fell of my chair. The characters are so cool especially Sokka who totally cracks me up. I love the romance starting between Aang and Katara. The action is sick as with the awesome bending. And last of all the animals are so adorable and that includes Appa which is a humungous six legged flying bison and Momo which is a flying lemur. I absolutely positively love love LOVE this show. 1000000 out of 10!
Best ever. It has humor, action, and romance, all packed into 1! The character's characters are so realistic! It's always dynamic, never flat, and always follows up on it's story. Best cartoon I've ever seen. Ever.
I LOVE Avatar: The Last Airbender! It is one of the best shows ever! I remember how me and my dad would always sit back and watch it tigether when I was like 5 and after all these years I still watch the episodes all the time on Netflix! I will never stop loving Avatar! I love how it's a show about a war that has been going on for 100 years yet it's still a great show for all ages! The action is incredible with all of the battle and bending scenes and I love how they let the romance build up throughout the series! I also love the comedy in this show! I don't think that I ever watched an episode where I didn't laugh out loud! Anyways I totally recommend this show to everyone! I can't wait to see Legend of Korra and I will never stop watching and loving Avatar: the Last Airbender! 333
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4The Fairly OddParents
My favorite Nickelodeon show and probably my all time favorite show. This show pratically has everything: Time Travel, physically surfing the internet and T.V. channels, good moral lessons. The humor never wears off and any age group would enjoy it. The main characters (Cosmo, Wanda, and Timmy) are some of the best main characters in any story. They are extremely humorous and they help you feel better when you're feeling down because they're so emotionally moving.
This show is my life and I can't believe this is not 1 I love this show What a shame there's no more fop, Nickelodeon sure could use it now that all they have is shows that stink the only time they have it on is at like 6 or 7 am
Besides spongebob this is my favorite cartoon on Nickelodeon. When I was little I used to always love to watch this show. The episodes never get old. I wish that this show was at least number 2 on the list. Great Jokes and Stories.
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5Invader Zim
INVADER ZIM IS BY FAR THE BEST CARTOON I HAVE EVER SEEN! SpongeBob is the most DISGUSTINGLY ANNOYING, MIND-MELTINGLY IDIOTIC WASTE OF TIME I have ever heard of. The producers of Invader Zim had a lot of freedom on what they did with the show, and they ended up using that freedom to the fullest extent. Invader Zim had the most amazing, detailed, unique animation that I have never seen on any show, and the main idea of the show is just brilliant and original. Have you heard of or seen any other show like Invader Zim? The characters are lovable, adorable, and incredible too, unlike the fools and idiots found in SpongeBob. The stories of Invader Zim are very creative, and the humor present throughout the show is hilarious and actually funny, unlike in - you guessed it- SpongeBob. Someone seriously needs to reboot Invader Zim! And SpongeBob needs to be DESTROYED WITH FIRE AND SENT INTO THE DEPTHS OF HELL TO SUFFER FOR ETERNITY. Thank you.
THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE NOT NUMBER 3! SECOND OF ALL I AM ZIM! THIRD OF ALL WHO EVER doesn't LIKE THIS SHOW THEN THAT PERSON IS BORING. FOURTH OF ALL THIS SHOW SHOULD HAVE HAD A ENDING AND THE PEOPLE THAT MADE THE SHOW shouldn't HAVE LEFT US HANGING WITH THE CHIRSTMAS EPISODE. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST I THINK THEY STOP THE SHOW (AND I KNOW WHY THEY STOPED THE SHOW ) IS BECAUSE THEY KNEW THAT ZIM WAS GONNA END UP RULING EARTH AND THEY KNEW THEY WERE GONNA DIE that's WHY THEY LEFT US HANGING AT THE CHIRISTMAS EPISODE
GIR! That is all I should have to say to make it clear this deserves number. This show made me laugh so much I felt like my brother died when it was canceled
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6Rugrats
this list is stupid... rugrats was the best show on nick, it had the spinn-off all groen up... show respect o this amazing kidd show, tommy taught us how to do everything

terren65

I LOVE THE RUGRATS. I'm 13 years old and I still watch them! If your smart you'll vote for them!
Man I'm greek and I cry cause I can't wathe them because I have school! It's the best
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7CatDog
Spongebob is definitely the number one Nickelodeon cartoon, fairly oddparents is a good show too but this is one of my favourite shows growing up, it should be in the top ten
Favorite cartoon of all time! I still watch it at night on teen nick laugh out loud
I like this really cat dog are twins
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8Ren And Stimpy
What?! This deserves to be in the top five! Predictably, Spongebob is number 1. Man, some people need to watch the 90's. I know it's the past, but Nickelodeon was great back then, much better than it is now. Ren and Stimpy was AWESOME! Much better than Sanjay and Craig, or The Fairly Odd Parents. I know when John left, it went WAY downhill, but still. Give it SOME credit for the first two years. This show never failed to make me laugh.

If only the new Spongebob was as merciful...
Really good show, Should Be #2 Sponge Bob #1 Some of the best episodes were Fake Dad, The Royal Kilted Canadian Yaksmen, and my favorite, The episode where Russian Ren and Stimpy race the U.S. Pigs.
Not as good as the early SpongeBob but the late SpongeBob...

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9Rockos Modern Life
How is this not higher? This show alone made my childhood, I don't understand why more people aren't voting for it.
great my fave show growing up
Most hilarious Nick cartoon of all time. If you like animated shows with comedy this is the one you want. Plus better characters, and pictures. Even adults will like this show.
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10Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom is TRULY THE BEST CARTOON IN THE ENTIRE WORLD! I love Danny Phantom so much & I really hope that Nick will bring him back for a fourth season! Every day I watch at least five episode of Danny Phantom! The show is a major part in my life as is Danny! I was so happy when Danny & Sam finally became boyfriend & girlfriend! Phantom Planet was the best finally EVER! Please, PLEASE, PLEASE SAVE Danny Phantom AND BRING HIM BACK FOR MORE SEASONS! Danny Phantom means everything to me & I really love the show!
Danny Phantom is the best cartoon in Nickelodeon. Also it has some humor, action, romance, adventures, comedy, and moral lessons. Its actually a great show once you see it. I love ghosts.
He is so cute... I m in love w/ danny phantofenton... He is my dream boy! Please bring this show back... I love it like rly!
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The Contenders

11The Angry Beavers
At 37 what? One of the BEST SHOWS EVER
This should be 1. Why wasn't in the top 10
Why wasn't top 10

12The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron is the best show in Nickelodon History. In this show, are more than 100 episodes like:
Crouching Jimmy, hidden Sheen, The love Potion and More! Characters in this show are: Jimmy Neutron, Sheen Estevez, Carl Weezer, Libby Folfax, Cindy Vortex and more! I think "Adventures of Jimmy Neutron" is the best show ever!
One of the best Nick shows because it has science and good characters and wonderful plot lines.
This was a great cartoon and its a classic. It should definitely be top 5 at least

13Rocket Power
Good cartoon but need more Patrice to become best. Give respond please thank very much

From all cartoons fan
This show is old school but it is such a good show
This show tought brotherly´╗┐ love, good behavior, ´╗┐ and how to get along. Unlike the new shows that tech you to disobey, and how to be a bad kid in general. Rocket Power was great.
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14The Wild Thornberrys
The wild thornberrys, are cool! Based on a comedian named marvin and his son named nigel and their crew, a camerawoman named lorraine, a grunge cartoonist named deborah, a nature and myth geek named elizabeth, a strange boy named donnie, and a clever ape named darwin
Childhood right here, childhood
Gotta pay respect to the classics. Much, much better than Avatar.

15Ahhhh...Real Monsters
I love this show so much! In my opinion it's funnier than Monsters inc.

16T.U.F.F. Puppy
LOVE THIS SHOW JERRY TRAINOR ROCKS as DUDLEY PUPPY! I WANT TO SEE MORE EPPIES OF TUFF PUPPY!

17Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
My brother loves this show
How is this under TUFF Puppy?! It may not be the best version of the turtles but its still pretty good.
I really love this show! It is awesome!
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18Penguins of Madagascar
This has over 7.1 Million viewers, and accordind to T.V. experts POM is the Second Best Animated Show Behind Spongebob. GO POM!
I love this show! This should be number 1 on the list! I wish it could have had more seasons than 3. It deserved at least 5 seasons.
Penguin of madagascar is a good cartoon
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19The Legend of Korra
This show has to be at the top of the list! It has beautiful animation, a great voice cast and fun, new characters.
Appeals to all audiences, lives up to the reputation of The Last Airbender, and visually stunning in animation and storyline. I am a Korra worshiper. Laugh out loud
Awesome animation show, with just a generally good approach and understanding of human nature. Definitely one you don't want to miss
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20Fanboy and Chum Chum
This show is the most retarded show I've ever watched.
It kinda is retarded, but not the worst

21Animaniacs
This, fanboy and chum chum and dora is the stupidest shows on nick!
For those of you saying it is not in nickelodeon. It has been on nickelodeon so get your facts right
This isn't even a nicktoon. The is from warner brothers kids. This is still one of the best shows of all time but this isn't a nicktton so it would be unfair.

22Dragon Ball GT
Kama ha ma ha

23My Life As a Teenage Robot
This is the cartoon ever

24Back at the Barnyard

25Kablam!

Like the robot chicken for kids


26Winx Club
This is the best show I have ever seen. Its a cartoon of fairies for girls. I love their transformation, faces, dresses etc. I wish that they telecast this show again I am the biggest fan of winx club
THIS IS THE BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN. THOSE TRANSFORMATIONS ARE SO NICE AND AMAZING. ALL THE FAIRIES LOOK AMAZING. I ESPECIALLY LOVE THEIR MAGIC, DRESS, WINX, HAIR, SHOES AND HAIR. WINX CLUB I'm YOUR GREAT FAN OF ALL.
This show has amazing plot! It's just such a great show!
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27The Ren & Stimpy Show
The original smash hit nicktoon, one of the most important cartoon series of all-time.

28As Told By Ginger
I really can't believe that ATBG is only at the 20th place. This proves to me again that this "cartoon" (personally I prefer animated series, because I feel like this one deserves more than just the word "cartoon") is way too underrated. The storelines are actually something t (w) eens actually can relate to; even I as a 17-year-old can still relate to some of the problems Ginger and her friends have to face (e.G. drinking too much coffee in order to stay up to study, but falling asleep at school). And of course the animation itself is amazing: characters actually have 5 fingers (instead of 4, which most cartoon characters have), characters have an entire garderobe instead of just 1 outfit for the entire series and the mood in some of the scenes gives me goosebumps (e.G. the scene where Ginger reads her And She Was Gone poem).
Conslusion: Vote ATBG up people! It deserves way better than 20th place and only 0, 06% of your votes!
oh I just loved ginger and her weird friends and family - they should never have stopped running it
This cartoon is not awesome only for kids but for the teenagers and grown ups too. it can show people hhow to live, its about real life. Vote for it.

29Ninja Hattori-kun
He is the coolest because he did not want any power or any other thing he only use his mind and help everybody he is a real superhero I love you ninja hattori you are the best and you are my favorate hero.
I love it and I watch it everyday hope to see it forever nabeel
Story of a ninja! He is a cool ninja! this one occurs maximum time in nick!

samashok


30Tiny Toon Adventures

31Catscratch
One of the greatest has the best theme song

32All Grown Up!
In my opinion all grown up is better than the rugrats because I'm a teenager and you can relate more to cartoon teenagers than you can cartoon babies

33Bubble Guppies
Its not bad but try not to watch it. ITS TOO VIOLENT!
This show is retared

34Catstratch
Not many people remember it but it was a pretty good show
It was a good show

35Sanjay and Craig
Please vote sanjay and craig its hilarus my whole class loves it

36Perman

37LEGO Hero Factory
HERO FACTORY---WE BUILD HEROES. Why couldn't it be on CN like the other Lego shows?

38Blue's Clues
Blue's Clues is better than Fanboy and Chum Chum!

39Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Its the best cartoon on nick go wubbzy
Great evene for me and I'm 12!

40Pelswick
I think this Canadian show is a very decent Nicktoon.

41Count Duckula

42Muppet Babies

43The X's
This show talks about a family of spies
I love this show.

44Max and Ruby

45Rocket Monkey

46PopPixie

47Sam & Cat
I can't blive Ariana Grande is playing Cat again in Sam and Cat

kristina381980


48Pinky and The Brain
This show is awesome, it talks about two mice trying to take over the world

49Chalkzone

50Breadwinners

51Doug
Whoever did the first comment your right half of the one up top should be down here shows in the 90's were all that and up to about 2003 maybe 2004 with shows like Ned's Declassified, Drake and Josh, Zoey 101 was straight when you think about it and shows like unfabolous
One of the best cartoons should be higher on the list
This show should be in the top 2. The problem is, the majority of the people voting on this grew up in the 2000's, and have no idea what a good cartoon is. Shows from the '90's wipe the floors with the later cartoons.
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52Dora the Explorer
WHY IS DORA ON THE LIST! At least she isn't on the top 10 or the top 15 or the top 20 0r the top 25 or the top 30. But she is at thirty one! Get this off the list plese!
Oh my god I love this show so much! How is this not number one?! This show was awesome!

No, just kidding. This show is stupid, ugly, and annoying, and it shouldn't be on the list at all!

53Mr. Meaty
I remember being 5 years old. Me and my dad would just laugh and laugh. I am honestly heartbroken that this show no longer airs. But you can still hear the occasional "TATERTOTS GANG! " Scream from my dad. One of the best shows out there.

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