Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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1Spongebob 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)!

It's good. But I hate the modern episodes. - EpicJake

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2Avatar: 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

It was funny, exciting and interesting. The characters were so funny especially Sokka and Uncle Iroh. And I love Zuko he is handsome

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3Hey 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.

I love the show

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4Rugrats

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!

Even at 45, I love the Rugrats. It great to see the world through children's eyes

Rugrats is hilarious! I'm 22 and I still watch. Seasons 1-4 were genius!

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5The 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.

Back then, this was all true, but after the trilogy specials, this became false, now it's no longer a good show, and it's now an empty, repetitive and mean spirited show, the same thing happened to SpongeBob SquarePants in 2004, which was way earlier, back then, the artwork and music was the problem with this show, but now, everything about it sucks. - nelsonerica

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.

This deserves to be at number one on this list. - EpicJake

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6Invader 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

This show had balls. It introduced many children to the evils of humanity and the question of morality, all while being funny as hell. Even so, it didn't simply rely on shock like other dark shows; instead, the comedy was led by the battles between 3 truly likable characters (Zim, Dib and GIR) and their hilarious one-liners. It was a thrill ride.

Invader zim was awesome I don't know why they banned it it was so cool better than that SpongeBob crap

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7Ren 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... - booklover1

This show needs to be higher on the list.

What do you MEAN you don't agree with me?! DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU'RE DEALING WITH!?!? - Swank

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8Rockos Modern Life

If you wanna know why this show is SO overrated by its fanbase, here's why:

BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY DESERVES NEARLY ALL OF THE PRAISE THAT IT GETS AND THEN SOME. There. Is that a good enough reason? Ren & Stimpy was an okay series but not as good as this.

How is this not higher? This show alone made my childhood, I don't understand why more people aren't voting for it.

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.

Honestly one of the most underrated cartoons of all time; an absolutely amazing show ruined by the ignorant mainstream

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9Danny Phantom

AWESOME show, my personal favorite, but in all honesty, I hope it doesn't return for a fourth season. Don't get me wrong, I would LOVE to see what happens next like, how does Danny and Sam's relationship work out? Is it possible for Vlad to return? Does Dani Phantom get adopted by Danny's family? The list goes on. But we all need to take a good look at what Nickelodeon's become. The new art styles are HORRENDOUS, the writers couldn't write a good episode if they tried, the writers DON'T try to write good episodes, and bringing shows back hasn't been a good idea for a LONG time. Look what they did to Jimmy Neutron, or the Rugrats (not All Grown Up, I mean the pre-school days thing), they turned them into terrible "shows" that barely lasted a full season. I LOVE Jimmy Neutron and the Rugrats, and when they re-made those shows, they lost so many fans. They can have a chance to bring the show back, but they are most likely going to screw it up. Personally, I LOVE this show just the way it is.

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.

Best show in history

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10CatDog

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

This show makes no scents

I like this really cat dog are twins

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The Contenders

11The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron

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

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!

This show is awesome and hilarious! It really deserves to be in the top 10 at least.

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12The 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

No offense to you fans, but this show is a downfall to me. It's dark, edgy. I can say loads of things but don't hate me okay, it's MY OPINION!

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13Rocket Power

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

From all cartoons fan

Absolute best cartoon of all time I love watching it with my kids can it wait for a new one so sad to see it go off the air!

This show is old school but it is such a good show

Is genial the best serie

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14The Angry Beavers

At 37 what? One of the BEST SHOWS EVER

One of the funniest shows should be top 5 but unfortunately nick cancelled it

This should be 1. Why wasn't in the top 10

At least I can respect the fact its in the top 20

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15The 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.

16Ahhhh...Real Monsters

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

17The Ren & Stimpy Show

The original smash hit nicktoon, one of the most important cartoon series of all-time.

18Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)

Why is this not #1? It's way better than SpongeBob! The new version of SpongeBob is just horrible. The show is mind blowing. And guess what? I'm a girl and I love it!

How is this under TUFF Puppy?! It may not be the best version of the turtles but its still pretty good.

The old SpongeBob was amazing, the new on is not. Therefor, I think TMNT deserves to be number one on this list

The best show nick has ever had

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19T.U.F.F. Puppy

Decent show. I don't like it myself as it seems stupid but others like it.

LOVE THIS SHOW JERRY TRAINOR ROCKS as DUDLEY PUPPY! I WANT TO SEE MORE EPPIES OF TUFF PUPPY!

20My Life As a Teenage Robot

This show must be in the top tens, not 25. It is one of the most unique series that I have seen. It is one of the first Nicktoons to add some action. It has beautiful animation, likeable characters, good morals, and plenty of action. Without My Life as a Teenage Robot, there would not be Danny Phantom or Avatar. It deserves more credit for one of the first action cartoons and girl power series in Nickelodeon.

This is the cartoon ever

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