Most Annoying PBS Kids Shows

Arthur, Cyberchase, Fetch, Wild Kratts, etc. Are all awesome. But there are some really annoying shows out there on PBS Kids, whether they are running or cancelled.

The Top Ten

1 Barney & Friends Barney & Friends Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 1 to 8, created by Sheryl Leach and produced by HIT Entertainment. It premiered on PBS on April 6, 1992. The series features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational more.

Barney sucks, he is dumb, let's go get Barney fired with a great big smack in his nuts from me to him, barney will be fired now.

Barney scared the heck out of me I had nightmares when I was 4. Now I'm 9 and STILL have nightmares barney season 7 is over I hope season 8 is not coming out. Attention barney haters we all have to fight for our fears and barney lovers boo boo barney gonna die

I hate you. You hate me. We will all go kill Barney, with a one shot two shot three shot four, no more purple dinosaur.

Barney is so bad I just wanna kick is are

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2 Caillou Caillou Caillou is a Canadian educational children's television series that was first shown on Télétoon and Teletoon, with its first episode airing on the former channel on September 15, 1997; the show later moved to Treehouse TV, with its final episode being shown on that channel on October 3, 2010. The more.

I'm just a sucker who's 4, each day I shrink some more, I hate exploring, I'm Caillou! Not many things to do, no day is something new, I won't share them with you, I'm Caillou! My World Won't Turn, It Never Changes! With mommy and daddy, I'm not finding my way! Growing up is way too hard, even when I had enough but there is nothing fun I'm caillou! Caillou! Caillou! I'm Caillou! I Suck! - NESSquid

I'm just a stinker who is 4, each day I shrink some more, I hate exploring, I'm Caillou! Not many things to do, no day is something new, I won't share them with you, I'm Caillou! My World Won't Turn, It Never Changes! With mommy and daddy, I'm not finding my way! Growing up is way too hard, even when I had enough but there is nothing fun I'm caillou! Caillou! Caillou! I'm Caillou! I Stink!

I'm just an idiot galore, each day I suck some more, My life is boring cause I'm Caillou! There's nothing to do, each day I eat my poo, I bet I'll die tomorrow, Caillou! My life's so boring, it stinks every day! With a dumb mom, and dumb dad, I'm losing my way! Growing up is really tough, and everyone's had enough of watching a dumb show called Caillou! Calliou, Die stupid boy named Caillou! I stink!

I'm just a brat who's four! Each day I whine some more! Exploring stinks, I'm Caillou! There's no fun things to do, each day is nothing new, I don't wanna share them with you, I'm Caillou! My world is rotting, getting boring each day, with 2 stupid adults I'm losing my way! Growing up is really tough, because mom and dad have had enough, but I'll keep whining anyway, I'm Caillou! Caillou! Caillou! I'm Caillou! I suck! - WildDogGirl

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3 Sid The Science Kid Sid The Science Kid Sid the Science Kid is an American half-hour CGI animated series that aired on PBS Kids from September 1, 2008 to March 25, 2013, with a total of 68 half-hour episodes produced over two seasons. The computer generated show is produced by The Jim Henson Company and then-PBS member KCET in Los Angeles, more.

Despite the songs being the best part about this show, the animation is terrible and the characters weren't interesting.

Actually this show was very educational and I think people just hate it because of the characters and songs. - SheepBuggy

Without school and science you couldn't type that comment. Be lucky you can.

The songs were catchy though. - PerfectImpulseX

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4 Super Why! Super Why! Super Why! or The Reading Adventures of Super Why! is an American-Canadian children's CGI animated show developed by Angela Santomero and Samantha Freeman Alpert. The series is produced by New York City-based Out of the Blue Enterprises and Toronto-based DHX Media through its Decode Entertainment division. more.

More like pooper why!

I can't even imagine that this show was made by the people who made Blue's Clues! Blue's Clues was a great show, and Super Why was horrible!

It's stupid they solve stuff by magically changing words and stuff it's retarded


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5 The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is a Canadian/British/American co-produced animated television series that premiered August 7, 2010 on Treehouse TV in Canada, on September 6, 2010 on PBS Kids in the US and also in the UK on CITV and Cartoonito. The award-winning series is based on Random more.

The cat in the hat knows nothing

The chactacters are totally different from the books and nobody learned anything from the creatures with random names

This show really did a bad job teaching kid Sh##. It would usually teach kid stuff that they already knew.

It does not live up to Dr.susses original Idea - yese30

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6 Bob The Builder Bob The Builder Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series, Bob appears in a stop motion animated programme as a building contractor, specialising in masonry, along with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised more.

If he was evil, he will be called bob the destructor - Andres

Remember Bob the Builder: Project Build It? Here's what the theme song of that show should have been but wasn't:
Bob the Builder,
Project Build It.
Bob the Builder,
No we can't!

All of the characters look like they are high

More like Bob the bulldozer! - PBSDoink2002

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7 Martha Speaks Martha Speaks Martha Speaks is an American-Canadian children's animated television series based on the 1992 children's book of the same name by Susan Meddaugh, about a talking dog named Martha (voiced by Tabitha St.

That dog is annoying! When she started talking she was annoying. I think Helen was right about Wishing that Martha wouldn't have spoke in the first place! If only Helen stopped feeding alphabet soup to Martha to make her stop talking!


Whoever put this show on the most annoying PBS Kids shows list, Welcome to Hell - rippetoe38

If that dog doesn't shut up, I'll call Animal Control! - MichaelAftonUTTP

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8 Dinosaur Train Dinosaur Train Dinosaur Train is an American/Canadian/Singaporean children's animated series created by Craig Bartlett, who also created Hey Arnold!. The series features a curious young Tyrannosaurus rex named Buddy who, together with his adopted Pteranodon family, takes the Dinosaur Train to explore his time period, more.

I cringe at some of the evolutionary junk thrown in like fact. Not to mention the one dino is a predator and doesn't know the rest of his family would really technically be his food. Weird.

I did not say that dinosaurs did not exist I am saying the small theories that are being challenged are presented as pure fact.

They only teach one sided topics even in Darwinian evolution and make it appear as pure fact! That's brainwashing kids, if you want them to learn teach them the ideas and say that its not pure fact!

If you want that is entertaining and involves dinosaurs? Ride DINOSAUR at Animal Kingdom than this crap.

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9 Teletubbies Teletubbies Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes .

Since PBS has the least to do with this show, please take it off the list. Was distributed by BBC and was one of their rare mistakes. - Kid_ethinederland

Creepy Creepy Creepy and CREEPY!

Just be glad it's not in black and white...

It would look different if it was aired during black-and-white television era.
This show was cute.

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10 WordWorld WordWorld WordWorld is an American CGI animated television series that debuted on PBS Kids. It was created by Don Moody, Jacqueline Moody, Peter Schneider and Gary Friedman. WordWorld was produced by The Learning Box and WTTW-TV. The series premiered on September 3, 2007 and ended on January 17, 2011 with 45 more.

The sheep bear frog duck and pig should all go to hell

To the one who suggested that they need to go to hell:

"You're the one who needs to go there because of biased you are against them. I may not love them. But they're not the worst characters of all."

The first thing that pops in my mind is the fact that an annoying banshee should have sung the awful theme song.

They don't even how to make things right! Using words, putting them together, and it forms into something! That's so wrong. They don't even have the right education! - PBSDoink2002

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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Ready Jet Go! Ready Jet Go! Ready Jet Go! is a CGI animated television series created by Craig Bartlett which premiered in the United States as part of the PBS Kids block on February 15, 2016 . The series is produced by Wind Dancer Films and Snee Oosh, Inc. in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The show is aimed more.

HOW IS THIS ON THE LIST?!?!? I love this show! It had plot, good acting, and character development. The acting is wonderful (unlike other acting on PBS Kids). Mitchell showed real character development. They make him this deep and conflicted anti-social character that secretly wants to be friends with Jet and his group. I had myself laughing with the characters, almost dying when they revealed backstories! There is drama but not its not a drama show, and it has better drama than the babyish shows on PBS Kids which have fake drama (actually they all have babyish drama, but RJG, WK, and OS have 2% more mature drama). Literally whenever something big happened it had me desperate for more. The storyline about Jet keeping his alien identity a secret is suspenseful! It's also more educational than other shows on PBS Kids such as Super Why, they keep you well-informed about science and astronomy throughout the episodes, and they still manage to have amazing plots and heartwarming morals ...more - Cartoonfan202

I actually watched this show - I thought it would be annoying and I didn't expect it to be watchable. This show has proved me wrong on that. It's not only educational but it's fun! Ready, Jet, Go is amazing for children and parents who love astronomy and our solar system.

Jet's pet is called Sunspot - he's my favorite.

I checked all kinds of astronomy websites - and every thing on Ready, Jet, Go is factual. And there's astronomer Amy Mainzer who is on the live action parts after the episode. Amy tours NASA labs, Hubble telescope, and the like.

I highly recommend this show.

I'll admit it's a good show, but it gets annoying after a while. - Drawbox

Why do people like this show. All they do is go to space that's it. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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12 Arthur Arthur Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for PBS.

Whoever put Arthur on here must not had even seen the show. - TopTenJackson

I hate it when people hate shows just because they're popular - SheepBuggy

Stupid anthropomorphic animals who are in 3rd grade but pretend to be in high school. The earlier episodes were EXTREMELY graphic but the newer ones are just sad. 22 Years of airing is enough. CANCEL ARTHUR THE AARDVARK

Arthur is BAD. The characters swear on a regular basis and there was even an F-bomb in one episode! PBS should get rid of this show! - WildDogGirl

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13 Boohbah Boohbah Boohbah is a British children's television programme created by Anne Wood. It premiered on 14 April 2003 on ITV in the United Kingdom, followed by its Nick Jr.

You'll understand why I voted for it. Just watch a video and look it up and see... Can't get my head around it... It's just weird stuff running around... What is the plot... I think I know, oh never mind...

My best friend from high school was terrified of these things. For Halloween 2010, he bought a doll of the orange one and painted a scary grin on it. - thomwim

I have one word for this show, LSD!

This show is creepy - Lunala

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14 Wordgirl Wordgirl WordGirl is an American children’s animated television series produced by the Soup2Nuts animation unit of Scholastic Entertainment for PBS Kids.

Not all kids know those terms

HOW THIS IS ON THE LIST? I love that show.

I like the show but not wordgirl or Becky because she's bossy,stubborn,boastful thinks she's so smart but she knows baby words that's all I like captain huggyface better even the villains are nicer than her

I’ve always wanted to know why the monkey is in a diaper.

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15 Peg + Cat Peg + Cat Peg + Cat is an American/Canadian animated children's television series based on the children's book "The Chicken Problem", which was published in 2012. The series is created by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley and produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment. It debuted on most PBS more.

The two comments below this one are ones made, and also don't forget to give peg a slap on the wrist if she tries using the magic cylinder on you, this comment is supposed to be comedic and oh do I hate peg, but cat helps peg a lot so I hate him too I hate ramone because he gave them the magic cylinder and also I just hate the voice acting.

I hate Richard, he is annoying, whiny, crybaby, and always get upset when things don't his way or don't get what he wants.

Why does Ramone always appears in every
Adventure Peg and Cat have. Also I hate
Richard when he cries. It's annoying. That crybaby
Needs to shut up! I hate the Christmas special.
When they start singing, they don't make sense.

Why did they give the dragon a villainous role?

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16 The Magic School Bus The Magic School Bus The Magic School Bus is a Canadian/American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and combining entertainment with an educational series. Broadcasting & Cable said more.

@quack, It was on PBS more than 15 years ago. The South Carolina PBS station produced it.

I hate every PBS show ever. Especially those demons Cyberchase and The Magic School Bus. - Toontownlover5

My station reran it in 2001-2006. It was gold.

I don't hate this show, but is has flaws that drive me crazy.

1. What Grade are These Dim-Wits?
What grade are these kids anyway? In 1st grade, I knew the answers to so many scientific questions that the class was stumped about. They look like 4th or something. Dim-witted 4th graders. (I'm in 5th).

2. How Sex Works?
Um.., there's an episode about how hens lay eggs, and how the egg needs to be fertilized and stuff. It actually showed the egg coming out of the hen!

3. Ms. Frizzle's Unknown Power
Ms. Frizzle can do amazing things and tells no one about it! She could cure all diseases, and everything! But she chooses to tell no one.

4. Putting Studests in Danger?
Sometimes there are times when the class is in grave danger! Well, I guess that's what maked it non-boring

5. Kids Driving a Bus?!?
Well, I guess Little Einsteins don't have a NASA liscence, but drive a spaceship.

-Emberflight, a tawny Abbyssinian she-cat (I'm a Warrior cat ...more

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17 Maya & Miguel Maya & Miguel

The only character I hate is Maya, when there is a problem, she gets an idea by saying "Eso es! " while her hair bobbles light up and tries to help out, but only making things worse.

I don't get it where there is people that hate this show!

No joke, I actually liked this show when I was little. - PerfectImpulseX

Still better than Dora the Explorer - PerfectImpulseX

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18 Nature Cat Nature Cat Nature Cat is an educational American-Canadian children's animated comedy adventure television series.

Can't believe they cancelled Wordgirl for this. Wordgirl did get bad when season 3 ended but it wasn't horrible. This is just crap. They have an episode where these birds thought a scary kite was a real mouse What. And just because of this, now I can't watch Arthur after school and I usually miss the first episode of Odd Squad. Cancel this now. This is as retarded as WordWorld and return to the normal schedule or bring back The Magic School Bus or else I'm switching to Gaming.

Cannot find anything entertaining or educational about this show. Actually send your kid outside rather letting them watch this. Considering smashing television any time this comes on.

This show is stupid crap. Ruined the schedule on pbs kids.

Why is the bunny have a phone
so what are the episode but the dog drink hot chocolate I think he dies in the end how come the animals knows technology more than nature

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19 Odd Squad Odd Squad Odd Squad is a Canadian/American children's live action television series that premiered on TVOKids in Canada and PBS Kids in the United States on November 26, 2014, both on the same day.

I think odd squad is the most fun thing on pbs kids for 10 and up because for once it actually has real people in it unlike fake and stupid people in the other shows.

This show is weird and they learn the same thing in every episode (patterns)- Carolina Panthers/Nirvana fan.

I'm Carolina Panthers Nirvana fan - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

They're spies who teach kids about math, how lame.
And there's a movie and at the beginning they're sad.
WHAT KIND OF MOVIE HAS THAT!?!?!?! The creators of this show must be on tobacco or weed.

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20 Between the Lions Between the Lions Between the Lions is an American children's television series designed to promote reading. The show was a co-production between WGBH in Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd., in New York City, in association with Mississippi Public Broadcasting, in Mississippi.

They're gone already

I hate that taking lions if they fail ten they get canceled

This show does not belong here.This was my childhood - Mrsantaclaw33033

I've Actually NEVER Watched Between the Lions Growing Up.I Always Thought the Characters were Lamely Designed With Ugly Brown Textures.I Don't Know,Maybe I was Too Used to The Jim Henson Stuff.
So I Never Really Grew Up Watching It and I Still Avoided today.No Offense To the People Who Like it.But I Should Probably Stick to Reading Rainbow.

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