Top Ten Good Cartoons That Went Downhill
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I can't think of another GOOD cartoon that got BAD more than The Fairly OddParents. Growing up in the 2000s, The Fairly OddParents was one of the most important shows of my childhood, and certainly one of the best shows on Nickelodeon. I know I have an unpopular opinion, but I actually didn't mind when the show added Poof in season 6 (though Cosmo being pregnant in Fairly OddBaby was downright disturbing). Poof was a one dimensional character and didn't annoy me as much as Sparky and Chloe, which I will get to eventually. The live action movies were cheesy and forgettable, but it wasn't until season 9 that I truly felt The Fairly OddParents had gotten BAD. Sparky was very annoying unlike Poof and made the show rather unwatchable than entertaining. Then came season 10 and the show got REALLY BAD. Just when you thought The Fairly OddParents couldn't get worse, they did it, they finally did it. Nickelodeon has officially killed The Fairly OddParents. Not only did they add yet another ...more
Don't get me wrong, I love seasons 1-5 of Fairly OddParents. Up until season 6, Fairly OddParents was easily one of the best shows to ever air on Nickelodeon. It had great humor, likable characters, creative animation, interesting storylines, good morals, and some really phenomenal specials such as Abra-Catastrophe and Channel Chasers. As a kid I could really relate to Timmy Turner, and Cosmo was one of the most hilarious secondary protagonists in all of cartoon history.
Then Cosmo and Wanda had a baby in season 6 named Poof (what was Butch thinking when they decided to make Cosmo pregnant instead of Wanda!?!?). I didn't hate poof myself, I thought he was cute and lovable. But at the same time he was kinda pointless and was difficult to relate to him compared to Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda. Of course, the characters began to change, the episodes began to focus less on Timmy, and more on Poof and Foop. The jokes were getting rather immature and vague than funny. Not to mention I ...more
I just looked up what the new character Chloe Carmichael looks like. She doesn't even look cute in my opinion! Her appearance makes me want to wish she got hit by an anvil! Ugh, I was okay with Poof, and I didn't really care much for Sparky, but when they once again added a new character to the show, now I officially think Modern The Fairly OddParents is worse than Modern SpongeBob. Yup, that's how bad The Fairly OddParents has gotten!
Say what you want about SpongeBob. At least it is still TRYING to be good. This went so downhill. Once Season 9 came out with Sparky, I was worried. Then that mary sue CHLOE happened. God I can't stand her.
Very sad to see the state the show is in, I ABSOLUTELY ADORE the first 5 seasons.
Weird! I don't recall this show EVER being good! The earlier seasons we're certainly better but that's not really saying much! It's the equivalent of saying a searing oven is cooler than an inferno! This pathetic excuse for a show gives animation in general a bad name and needs to be cancelled! Do yourself a favor and watch Futurama instead! It's MILES better!
It's sort of getting better around Season 14, but that's not really saying much. I still prefer the classic seasons of Family Guy. Oh well, at least it doesn't add stupid pointless characters to the main cast like Fairly Odd Parents.
Never really been a fan of it, but what I've seen of the earlier episodes looks infinitely better than its latest offerings.
WHAT ARE YOU GUYS TALKING ABOUT! Yes, the seasonal rot was bad, but it was better than many other seasonal rots. Family Guy had a much worse seasonal rot than this one, by a long shot! Compare Brian's a Bad Father and Seashell Party to One Course Meal and A Pal For Gary. Basically you guys are comparing blood, gore, insults, Peter acting like a moron and sick scenes to only TWO suicide jokes, Torture, Patrick being ignorant and Money obsession. Even FOP and The Simpsons had a worse seasonal rot than this. Mostly because THIS seasonal rot actually had good episodes, have you ever seen Friend or Foe, It's a SpongeBob Christmas, Krusty Towers, Have You Seen This Snail? (especially), Dunces and Dragons, Sand Castles in the Sand, I Heart Dancing, Plankton's Pet, Planet of the Jellyfish, The Inside Job, Overbooked, The Original Fry Cook, The Two Faces of Squidward, Roller Cowards, Hello Bikini Bottom! (now that this has aired you could stop complaining about Atlantis SquarePantis), Suction ...more
And Spongebob is getting better. Though they're starting to show it a little less often either due to Loud House (NOT a bad decision because I like Loud House) or the fact that BAD sitcoms (except Nicky Ricky Dicky & Dawn and Every Witch Way) get the prime time slot.
Yes, this show DID used to be good when it first premiered back in 1999. But it went downhill starting with season 4. True, post-movie SpongeBob did deliver some great episodes, but also had a variety of really BAD episodes. Episodes after the SECOND theatrical film are even WORSE! Why? TOO MANY goofy facial expressions! Why do people find this funny? Because "the original crew returned to SpongeBob". That is not gonna make SpongeBob any better. SpongeBob was supposed to rely on mostly dialogue humor. I too was expecting seasons 10 and onwards to be EXACTLY like the first three seasons. I was wrong, it just went from bad to worse.
SpongeBob Season 9 is Starting to Get Back on Track, But Spongebob Seasons 5, 6, 7, 8 are Just Horrendous. Giving us Abominations Like Boating Buddies, Someone's in the Kitchen With Sandy, Choir Boys, Stuck in the Wringer, Demolition Doofus, Pet Sitter Pat, Yours Mine and Mine, A Pal For Gary, And We Can't Forget the Unholy Abomination, One Coarse Meal
Logically speaking, it started in the second half of season 3 (not that it's bad, because there are still quite a few good episodes). Then it went uphill in the first half of season 4, then it went EXTREMELY downhill in its second half.
I can tell that it went downhill when they referenced Fortnite multiple times.
Every time I think of The Simpsons I yawn and say "When is this show going to end"? Don't get me wrong, I love the first 10 seasons, and I understand Matt Groening and the writers are trying really hard to keep the show fresh and original. I give the show credit because the characters are still likable and the animation has gotten better, but the humor is so dull and the morals have become too politically accurate, to the point where it's now boring to sit through. I still think The Simpsons is without a doubt one of the most iconic cartoons of all time. I just feel that the best way for the show to remain strong is for it to finally be put to rest before it suffers more.
Remember when people didn't spite on The Simpsons...oh wait there wasn't any social media, not everyone had a computer.
It really makes no sense for this show to still be on (unless you happen to be a Fox network executive). Season eight if not season seven would have been an ideal stopping point.
The Adult Party Cartoon revival is specifically what people mean by the show going downhill. Just Google "Ren Seeks Help". I haven't seen that episode, but judging by how Ren looks so Satanic in the images and that there's one image of him seeming to undergo surgery, I don't think I have the guts to watch the episode myself.
Remember how Ren and Stimpy started as a funny, weird cartoon but went down to a disturbingly inappropriate cartoon for adults? The Nick version was alright, but the revival?
The Adult Party Cartoon spin-off is what people exactly mean by this show going downhill. I'm glad this "thing" ended after six episodes.
The only GOOD episode from APC is "Man's Best Friend" which doesn't really count since it was made for the original series which went downhill after the 1993 fiasco with the creator.
It's not that the quality of the show became bad, we just got tired of the same formula every time. Each episode is just the same thing except for professor Doof might build a different "inator". And when the 7 planets align, they might make some small changes to the formula. I don't mind if Disney keeps airing this show, but I won't be catching up with it anytime soon.
I completely disagree. I found all of their stuff original, and if not, still creative and good to watch when nothing else is on. Even my parents like this show, and they're not fond of many of the cartoons I've watched over the years. You should keep in mind that for a while this was the only cartoon airing on Disney Channel, and during that time it was the best thing they had going for them! And this was after it had already been around for four, five years. Compared to the live action shows Disney's been airing for the past decade, this was a diamond in the rough for them.
They keep using the same thing over and over again, they have lost their creativity, the rocket idea has been done 90 times, and they've traveled through time way too much.
Good thing Disney ended this series before it hit rock bottom.
I can't believe I liked this thing back then. It's plot is just repetitive and is barely enjoyable!
The first 3 seasons were good but ROTI was when it got downhill
Total drama all stars is considered to be the worst season of Total drama.
THE WORST EPISODE OF TOTAL DRAMA ALL STARS IS SUNDAY MUDDY SUNDAE
I honestly like the first three seasons (Island, Action and World Tour) but after that it's all downhill. I say it should've just been cancelled after World Tour
I always thought Total Drama was a stupid cartoon from the start. All the characters are bland and the flash animation is choppy and lazy.
Adventure Time was one of my favorite cartoons in its first 4 seasons. Ironic that my 2 favorite cartoons both went down in season 5. Adventure time's halfway through 5th and 6th seasons have lost the charm and humor that they used to have, and it's just boring now.
I liked this cartoon. The first 5 seasons were enjoyable and fun to watch. I think the main problem is that they focused too much on continuity.
It actually got better because the romance drama is over. As for Regular Show that is..
Adventure Time was always boring
South Park went downhill?! SOUTH PARK WENT DOWNHILL?! You got it all WRONG! Unlike Family Guy, South Park HAS sucked from the start! Why? It's not just the first three seasons and theatrical film that I hate about the show, IT'S ALSO SEASONS 4 TO 16! South Park has always been atrocious from the first three seasons, and has ALWAYS stayed bad after the third! Seasons 4 to 16 were the EXACT same show as it was in ththe first three! They all had horrible animation, unlikable characters, too much shock, gross out, and toilet humor, foul language, sex jokes, and pop culture references that don't even make any sense! Trey Parker and Matt Stone NEVER understood how satire works compared to Seth MacFarlane! How dare you look at the show's first 16 seasons as classics? That's cruel and sadistic! If you like them, ESPECIALLY the first three seasons, you ARE a mindless zombie! I feel sad that THEY earned more praise than Doug, Rugrats, Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power, AND early Family Guy! THESE ...more
Garbage I hate this show so much this is worst then totally spies I want to see south park cancelled
I disagree with everyone which defending the show after the latest seasons. The animations of the first seasons were suck but honestly, this is something which made the show unique along with the humor. The whole sjw thing has been too painful to watch. The comedy has been done so badly we feel like they're promoting sjw instead. That Tweek and Craig thing has been too abusive that I don't even want to support lgbt rights because of them (Where is Big Al Gay each time we need him?! He's a better lgbt character unlike these "twos"). There is also these continuity on each episode at each season since the 18th season, a "brillant" idea for every poorly written plot. Then Garrison into Donald Trump. (I hate Trump and really, these "Trump Jokes" doesn't make me laugh at all.)
They tried to go back on the root in the 21th season and even here, they failed because there is still that continuity (Cartman and Heidi), it's still political and it's still ...more
Many cartoons like the Simpsons or Family Guys went downhill but are still watchable. South Park however, since the show changed into a wrong way, is not watchable anymore. This show is too serious, too dramatic, too based on real life, the newest gags are lame, unfunny and too much used. It's started to become unwatchable in season 19 with PC, gentrification, yaoi, add... Then, it became worse in season 20 with no standalone, a bad storyline, a season TOO focused on Garrison, Gerard, Cartman, Heidi, Butters and Kyle, making most of the major characters, especially Stan and Kenny, are useless. I just hope season 23 will be the last season and South Park will be cancelled after that! Except maybe if Trey and Matt seriously stop that stupid continuity and give us back South Park as it was before season 19.
The first four seasons were fantastic, but seasons 5 and 6 were just plain boring, just like the new Dexter's Laboratory seasons. This was during the time Craig McCracken left the show to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and gave his prior show to that one man I still hate as a person (because of his sexual harassment). These new seasons are not as bad as the reboot, don't get me wrong, it's just that they didn't have the same charm as the Craig McCracken era.
However, like Dexter's Laboratory's new seasons, I don't hate ALL of the new episodes. There is a number of episodes that I really like: Burglar Alarmed, See Me Feel Me Gnomey, Little Miss Interprets, I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future, and Silent Treat, for examples, are all FANTASTIC episodes! But I do think the new seasons were plain boring and lackluster.
I'm glad it ended when it did, because seasons 5 and 6 show that they were running low on ideas. I still dislike episodes such as Toast of the Town, ...more
Although the original show in its last seasons weren't as good as the first ones, I wouldn't really call those last seasons bad, but rather boring. But if that wasn't enough, check out the new abominable 2016 reboot of the series. That's even worse!
After Craig McCracken left the show after season 4, the show's quality went down the drain. The plots for seasons 5 and 6 were quite ridiculous overall, the characters went through very noticeable bad changes, the action was no longer exciting and was instead boring, and the comedy lost its luster.
Also, on a minor note, the show switched to digital ink midway through season 4, and to be honest, I prefer the less advanced animation of seasons 1-3.
You know, when this show's seasonal rot, along with Dexter's Laboratory's seasonal rot, were run by Chris Savino, at least this one's seasonal rot, as well as Dexter's Laboratory's seasonal rot, were run by the same guy who, not only worked on these two shows before he took over, but also had his name on countless of our favorite cartoons growing up, and created the Loud House.
The late 60s shorts, need we say more?
The flash animation is what killed it for me.
Should've got butchered off long ago.
I'm more inclined to agree that the first two seasons were such AWESOME seasons. Unfortunately, Genndy Tartakovsky left Dexter's Laboratory to work on Samurai Jack, and later handed his prior to that one man I hate as a person now (because of his sexual harassment). Due to that, the show became very boring, and most of the new episodes suffered as a result.
However, I don't hate ALL of the new episodes. Just like the Powerpuff Girls, there is quite a number of episodes that I genuinely enjoy: Dexter the Barbarian, Dexter's Wacky Races (because it's nice for once to see the Justice League and Dial M for Monkey again), Used Ink, Momdark, and Glove at First Sight are all FANTASTIC episodes if you ask me.
But generally speaking, I do think the new seasons were very boring, and uncreative. I think this was due to the success of the T.V. movie Ego Trip, which was supposed to be the series finale.
Personally, I'm glad it ended when it did, because despite some great ...more
You know, when this show's seasonal rot was run by Chris Savino, at least this one's seasonal rot was run by the same guy who, not only worked on this show before he took over, but also had his name on countless of our favorite cartoons growing up, and created the Loud House.
Season 3 Happen This Shows Turn Very Ugly
Only the animation was effected. Keep your eyes closed and you'll be fine.
This show sucks all together
It was popular but after season 5 it's going downhill.
The first season is pretty good and the second one is ok. The rest is barely watchable unless you're mentally ill. Also, I should avoid the fandom like a plague if I were you.
It was never good to begin with.
This is a comic strip, but who the heck cares! I did not add this here, but I just HATE Garfield from 2010- present. The characters are total addicts to technology, Jon and Garfield are just stupid, and it's run out of ideas. A lot of jokes are just remakes of older strips, and it's really bland. Garfield has overstayed his welcome, and needs to end.
You mean, Planet Sheen?
This show never interested me. I always HATED Jimmy Neutron.
If you say that, I don't blame you. Why? Because people think THIS is more superior than Dexter's Laboratory! Now I know why I never watched Nickelodeon that much as a kid.
This is still on/renewed?
Dave and Max were better at Superman than Famous Studios
Why is this show on here?
I think it got better
This show really needs to get a last season
Gravity falls is bad
Max Fleischer's shorts were better.
I don't like season 4
Only the first three seasons were good. Season 4 wasn't.
Season 3 was the worst!
I HERD THAT SEASON 3 WAS THE DOWNFALL OF DANNY PHANTOM
I like the old classic tom and jerry, but the new one not that good at all.
Bill and Joe's cartoons were better than the Gene Deitch ones. The Chuck Jones cartoons were better too, but they still can't top the Bill and Joe cartoons.
This show was NEVER good! Not even for one second! It sucked all the way through!
Honestly, this show was never good.
Drawn Together: The Movie.
At least thundermans are trying to get to be funny than this.
This doesn't make any sense. How could a show go downhill when it was cancelled after 27 episodes?
Why is this here when it only lasted 27 episodes? It was great from the start!
Sometimes I wonder what Invader Zim would have been like had it not been cancelled so early, given that Jhonen hated working for Nickelodeon at the time.
This did not really go downhill that much. Granted, some later episodes were weak (such as "Mortos der Soulstealer", which was boring), but it stayed entertaining from beginning to end.
@KalloFox34 Chris Savino's first work was not on seasons 3 and 4 of Dexter's Laboratory. He worked on Ren & Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life, AND he's worked on Dexter's Laboratory and Powerpuff Girls before he took over.
There's a reason why the show just went downhill recently: the show's creator: Chris Savino. He has ruined two awesome Cartoon Network shows like Dexter's Laboratory and the original Powerpuff Girls, and how he has ruined his own show. I don't even care if he had his name on countless of our favorite cartoons, he still needs to get out of the animation industry!
This show is still good.
This show went bad after xyz
It just got repative
Black and White were bad, but XY fixed most of the issues.
It was never good.
It started to die out in 2001 or 2003.
This show was great until Tommy's brother Dil was introduced
This show was never good to begin with.
You know, when Dexter's Laboratory and the Powerpuff Girls' seasonal rot were run by Chris Savino, at least their seasonal rot was run by the same guy who, not only worked on the two shows before he took over, but also worked on countless of our other favorite cartoons, and created the Loud House for Nickelodeon. THIS show's seasonal rot is even worse.
Oh my god, Elliot Blake IS worse than Chris Savino! And I though THAT guy was bad at doing cartoons. I still hate the Loud House, as well as seasons 3 to 4 of Dexter's Laboratory and 5 and 6 of the Powerpuff Girls, but GOOD GOD! Elliot Blake has actually screwed up the first fully-produced Cartoon Network original series!
@ModernSpongeBobSucks Wouldn't you agree that the GameTap episodes sucked compared to the show's glorious 8 seasons?
You guys think Dexter's Laboratory suffered seasonal rot the worst? Out of all the 1990s Cartoon Network shows that went through seasonal rot, Space Ghost Coast to Coast suffered seasonal rot the WORST! Yes, the new seasons of Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and the Powerpuff Girls were boring, but they can still deliver a number of episodes that I genuinely enjoy.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Space Ghost Coast to Coast. It's one of my favorite Cartoon Network shows of the 1990s. It even helped launch the careers of Adam Reed and Matt Thompson (creators of Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo), Andy Merrill, Jim Fortier, and Pete Smith (creators of the Brak Show), Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter (creators of Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law), and Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro (creators of Aqua Teen Hunger Force).
I admire both eras of the show, from the original 1990s Cartoon Network era to the [adult swim] era of the early 2000s. However, I have a strong dislike for the ...more
Season 1 Was Great, Season 2 was Okay, But Season 3 was When It Went Downhill.
Season 1: Okay
Season 2: Awful
Season 3: When It Started To Go Downhill And Got Awful Episodes Like Weapon Of Mass Distraction, Tucked Out, And Trash Talk
I don't understand how ANYONE would enjoy My Life as a Teenage Robot!
OH HELL NO! THIS SHOW IS GREAT! TAKE IT OFF THIS LIST!
After season 4 of this show it started to get really old
Wait a minute! This show never started out good.
Nah, this always sucked.
At first, I thought this show was okay. But it later became really stupid and unfunny.
The Nick version was better.
Disney changed dis show too much after it left Nick. Watch da first 4 seasonz n u will see what I mean bout how much better it waz in its nick dayz compared to later seasonz
This never when't downhill.
This show is getting better by every season
Seasons one and two were okay. They weren't that great, but they weren't that bad either. Season 3 was where the show became better.
I Think Gumball Is Cool, But He Has Immaturity In Every Season.
They are running out of ideas. Now the show is boring and the characters are a shadow of there former selves.
This is one of the creepiest cartoons around.
This show is over the top STUPID!
The early ones were better.
It was really awesome when the show first aired but in the middle of season 2 and 3, it wasn't enjoyable to watch because of that character with blue hair and brown skin. It should be banned because she is annoying, disrespectful and ugly. I just can't stand her! Luckily she fake and is played by Candace from Phineas and Ferb.
Everything after StrikerS (except for ViVid Strike! and the movies) is terrible
Was Johnny Bravo's final season REALLY that bad?
Beacause they didn't finish it! :'( They left it on such a cliffhanger and replaced it with that AWFUL one
They canceled it and they created TTG. Yeah, they're idiots.
Hey! Why was this show on this list? Phineas and Ferb, I can possibly see why, but that show still remained good. This show NEVER goes downhill!
STUPID THIS SHOW WAS ALWAYS AWESOMME
Seasons 5 and 6 were, in my opinion, good seasons. While I will admit they weren't the best seasons of Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, they were still acceptable and relatable. I thought these seasons were underrated.
Don't hate me for this, but I actually liked Seasons 5 and 6 where the show is set during school. Besides, at least Ed, Edd n Eddy finished off with a bang with its series finale.
I thought I was the only one you liked it when the Ed's went to school. I liked Eddy the best in that season because he reminded of me when I was in school!
The first four seasons were better.
This show was always terrible!
At first, I liked this show, because it was actually funny. But later, it became stupid, and the good jokes were replaced with toilet humor.
It sucked to begin with.
I wasn't surprised this show went downhill after season 1.
I don't appreciate any of their Famous Studios shorts.
I will admit that the Captain Shanks era wasn't as good, but I still love the show.