Top 10 Cartoons That Went Downhill But Still Remained Good
The Top Ten
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.
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
It changed because when they went to Space it got boring Season 1-5: Alright Season 6-8: Really boring. It just got less funny.
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 Al Jean-era has its share of bad episodes ("Please Homer, Don't Hammer Em" comes to mind), but most of them are still decent at minimum. - KalloFox34
A Homer Simpson quote - I can just get up and change the channel.
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.
Agreed. It's not what it used to be, but it's still watchable. - BKAllmighty
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!
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
This cartoon was good from the beginning to the end
While more meh than actually good, the Chris Savino-era wasn't as bad as people make it out to be. Dexter's Wacky Races was awesome! - KalloFox34
While some episodes were bad, I think the later episodes also have a lot of really interesting and funny episodes.
At least post-Ego Trip (2001-2003) didn't suck at all...
Only the animation went bad. The show itself was still good.
The first 5-6 seasons are good, but season 8 was atrocious and season 9 might be the worst season of any cartoon in history. MLP definitely did not remain good. - shadomatrix
Season 6 was incredibly underwhelming, but Season 7 is mostly a return to form. - KalloFox34
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.
I Actually Think Seasons 5 And 6 Are Not That a Bad In My Opinion
The show's been really up and down since Island ended. For good seasons, watch World Tour or Revenge of the Island. - KalloFox34
Sigh. If only the producers would make another world tour. I think I can speak for a lot of total drama fans when I say it would make us so happy. INSTEAD THEY MADE ALL OF THEM INTO TODDLERS AND DITCHED ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE! I love this show, but WHAT KIND OF IDIOTS WOULD DO THAT?
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).
I loved all of the seasons, but my favorite was All Stars. - listotaku17
The last season was interesting to say the least. However, I still think it was really funny and felt more like the first season.
The first season is funnier
I'd actually say it got better as it went on. - KalloFox34
This show went downhill around the 5th season when episodes were not that creative as the 1-4 season were great and really funny.sesons 5 and 6 are god but not as good.
some episodes in seasons 5 and 6 are prety funy and god but some episodes...MEH
The later seasons of the original Powerpuff Girls aren't as good as the earlier seasons, but I would still take them any day over the crappy new reboot. - Disneykid00
Lots of people don't like the later episodes but I think most of them were still really funny.
I will admit that the later seasons were a bit boring, but I still find the show enjoyable. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy
The later episodes are even more funnier than the older episodes. But I like the old episodes better for the action.
At least Chris Savino put more energy and effort into this show than Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle did. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy
I'll pick SpongeBob, only because it did went downhill and got better again. Hope it stays that way. - truespongebobfan
It went downhill for many years, but I guess after the movie sequel it improved. - Skullkid755
It may have gone downhill-I personally don't believe that-but it never became BAD.
Well, it's better now than it was back when One Coarse Meal and A Pal For Gary aired. - lavashooter
It's nowhere near as good now as it was when it was on FOX, but it's still better than what Family Guy has put out in the 2010s. - KalloFox34
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.
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.
I also enjoyed the earlier episodes too, but the storyline of it is just perfect now. - funnyuser
Um... EXCUSE ME?!?!?!? The episodes are better than ever now, and the plot is VERY developed!
Um, what are you talking about? For SU, it’s the other way around! Season 1a was a wreck, but now it’s an amazing series! The show started off, dare I say it: bad, but now it’s AMAZING! The plot is great too! The show started getting good after season 1b! And even today it’s great! Heck, have you seen Jungle Moon? It’s the latest episode and it’s so good! SU is better now than ever, so I disagree with this list since it started off bad but now it’s SPECTACULAR! Dang, SU is such a great series!
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.
It got worse from Season 9 onwards, but it was still a solid show to the end. - KalloFox34
Season 4 felt a bit sloppy in the writing department at times, but it was still enjoyable. - truespongebobfan
Season 4 isn't as good as the other seasons, but it's still great. - KalloFox34
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?
I hate this show...
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
Season 1-5: Epic
Season 6-8: Boring
The post-cancellation episodes aren't as good as the ones from 1991-1994, but they're still watchable. - KalloFox34
I personally like the newer seasons even though they're not as good as the first three. Dil and Kimi are cute. - regularponyfan09
Not really. The later seasons have their share of gems (like "Extra Large Medium" or "And Then There Were Fewer"), but overall were still bad. - KalloFox34