Top 10 Cartoons That Went Downhill But Still Remained Good

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The Top Ten

1 Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 and ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas ...read more.

Several episodes of season 4 either stuck too close to the formula or tried too hard to be bizarre. However, it was still funny overall and didn't overstay it's welcome like certain other shows. You will be missed, Phineas and Ferb! - TwitchandVinegar

Phineas and Ferb set a good example that should be followed by other cartoons: end the show before it gets bad, keep it good, fresh, and fun! - LarkwingFlight

I guess it was still good when the formula was wearing thin. Season 4 did manage to balance it out a bit from what I saw. - truespongebobfan

2 Regular Show Regular Show Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park.

There's some good episodes but the repetitive plots (like the one the writers need to recycled such as Mordecai and Rigby breaking something and must fix it) and the romance dominate the show a lot for a bit and it hurts my perfect score. The last season will manage to make it up, though. - truespongebobfan

I like the romance in the show but it began consuming the show in later seasons. I want to watch Regular Show not Degrassi! Luckily, the show has gone back to it's routs in season 7 while still developing the characters. - TwitchandVinegar

This show REALLY overstayed its welcome. It has WAY too many episodes for a Cartoon Network show. Yes, not as much as Adventure Time, but still! - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

The show saved itself before it collapsed, great!

3 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is a cartoon that started in 1989, and is still running as of 2017. It is about a man named Homer and his family going through a long series of misadventures.

I know a LOT of people would disagree with me on this one. While the modern episodes are nowhere near as good as the older ones, I think the show is still usually funny. To be fair, I didn't really grow with the Simpsons like most people. - TwitchandVinegar

Agreed. It's not what it used to be, but it's still watchable. - BKAllmighty

They have been runing out of ideas

agreed - Garoto_Oceano

4 Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The show is about a kid scientist named Dexter that has a sister named Dee Dee that keeps breaking into his lab.

While some episodes were bad, I think the later episodes also have a lot of really interesting and funny episodes. - TwitchandVinegar

At least post-Ego Trip (2001-2003) didn't suck at all...

Only the animation went bad. The show itself was still good.

At least Chris Savino tried to stay true to the Genndy Tartakovsky era compared to what Elliot Blake did to Space Ghost Coast to Coast. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

5 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver . Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and ...read more.

I know several people will disagree but I found season 5 underwhelming compared to the previous seasons. Sure, there were some AMAZING episodes (such as "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" and "Amending Fences"). However, there was too much fan pandering (even though I like Slice of Life), too many predictable plots, flanderization, lazier character designs, too many pop culture references, weaker humor, and rehashed ideas. It's good but it feels like a different show to me. We'll see how Season 6 plays out. - TwitchandVinegar

I Actually Think Seasons 5 And 6 Are Not That a Bad In My Opinion

Personally, I think MLP continues to put of great episodes even in season 7, 150 episodes in. At the same time, I don't like how Starlight has replaced Twilight as the show's prominent character. She just isn't interesting in the slightest.

6 Total Drama

I still don't understand why some of the seasons are hated so much. Besides, "Ridonculous Race" was one of the best seasons in years (even though it technically a spin-off). - TwitchandVinegar

I still like total drama

7 Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.

The last season was interesting to say the least. However, I still think it was really funny and felt more like the first season. - TwitchandVinegar

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8 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network Studios.
9 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. ...read more.

Lots of people don't like the later episodes but I think most of them were still really funny. - TwitchandVinegar

The later episodes are even more funnier than the older episodes. But I like the old episodes better for the action. - AnimeDrawer

At least Chris Savino put more energy and effort into this show than Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle did. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

10 American Dad!

Many people seem to dislike the newer seasons but I think the show is usually still hilarious. As much as I like Stan, I actually like how the show has started focusing on some of the other characters. - TwitchandVinegar

The Contenders

11 Steven Universe Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

Again, this is going to be a VERY controversial thing to add. I actually prefer the earlier episodes. I feel like the show now focuses too much on the drama and isn't very fun anymore. However, it's still very good. - TwitchandVinegar

I also enjoyed the earlier episodes too, but the storyline of it is just perfect now. - funnyuser

12 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. Spongebob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 10th season .

I'll pick SpongeBob, only because it did went downhill and got better again. Hope it stays that way. - truespongebobfan

Well, it's better now than it was back when One Coarse Meal and A Pal For Gary aired. - lavashooter

It went downhill for many years, but I guess after the movie sequel it improved. - Skullkid755

Some of the newer episodes were pretty bad, and I haven't seen the last season, but I heard it was better.

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13 The Loud House The Loud House The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the chaotic suburban everyday life of a boy named Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters, to which he survives as the middle child and only son in a large family of eleven children. ...read more.

Seems a little bit early to put this on the list. Season 2 may have a few bumps, but it still has some great episodes so far.

We'll just see and wait. - TLHRules

This went downhill?

14 King Of The Hill King Of The Hill
15 Adventure Time

This abomination has over stayed it's welcome, and constantly tries shoving it's themes down our throats. While many other Cartoon Network shows are being cancelled as of 2016, this one stubbornly clings on.

16 The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

This is the exception to this. Honestly, it started to suck more in the current season. Season 10 had so many problems, like the overuse of Crocker, the jokes being predictable and stupid, and the plots not being original. - truespongebobfan

Get this off the list the show is the downfall of nick - Tyoshi

17 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful ...read more.

Season 4 felt a bit sloppy in the writing department at times, but it was still enjoyable. - truespongebobfan

18 Braceface Braceface Braceface is a Canadian/American animated series that aired on Teletoon in Canada, and on Disney Channel and ABC Family in the United States, as well as Fox Kids and then Pop Girl in the United Kingdom. V 1 Comment
19 Dragon Hunters
20 South Park South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.
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