Top Ten Good Cartoons That Went Downhill

Garythesnail

The Top Ten

1 Spongebob Squarepants

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

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 - ChiefMudkip

I'll switch 1 with 3 and this list is good enough for me. I mean althrough the modern episodes had a lot of bad episodes, there's few good episodes out there like Planet of the Jellyfish or Sand Castles in the Sand. And AT LEAST It didn't add useless characters like Fairly OddParents did - SBells27

Say what you want about The Simpsons, at least most of their episodes aren't flat out offensive. Heck, say what you want about Family Guy. Even Family Guy, at it's ugliest and grossest, at least this show isint

even when at least Fox doesn't do rerun's 24/7.

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

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! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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. - DCfnaf

Make it Number 1!

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3 Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.

Just about everything after season 5 is horrible. - Garythesnail

Oh, absolutely! It's become a DISGRACE. - DCfnaf

Why is this not 1?

The fight scenes is good and newer seasons 14-15 ain't all that bad but NEVER in a millon years connects to old shows - Quintrell

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4 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.

It's Still Funny, Just Not Compared To Early Seasons - BeatlesFan1964

Yes, the old are classic! - gemcloben

Five good seasons, two decent seasons, twenty not-so-good seasons and (unfortunately) counting. Fox just needs to let this one end already.

The Simpsons is a cartoon that started in 1989, and is still running as of 2016. It is about a man named Homer and his family going through a long series of misadventures.
It's Still Funny, Just Not Compared To Early Seasons

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5 Ren and Stimpy Ren and Stimpy The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.

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. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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? - Garythesnail

6 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.

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. - ToptenPizza

I can't believe I liked this thing back then. It's plot is just repetitive and is barely enjoyable!

It started with some decent humor but turned bad later on. - Garythesnail

It was a formulaic show, but I never hated it. - DCfnaf

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7 Adventure Time Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.

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. - Garythesnail

How can it go downhill if marceline is still one of the characters? I'm happy with her.

Shut the heck up about Marceline! I like her, but can you please just shut up about her! Her fan base has made the show a complete joke! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Adventure Time was always boring - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

I don't like Adventure Time that much to begin with, but I will admit that I did like its older episodes in the first few seasons. They were actually quite fun to watch, to be honest. However, based on what everyone is saying about the show having now lost its charm and humor that it had, now it seems to me Adventure Time has become as boring as a Naruto filler episode.

UPDATE: Okay, it seems the show has gotten A LOT better, so I respect Adventure Time much more better now. Here's to the continued success of Adventure Time as it nears its series conclusion and the upcoming movie it will be getting. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

8 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.

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.

Cut a long story short, its not really about the boys anymo re. i ts dramatised the very controversies they've mocked. In doing so they've alienated the boys for a greater glory. I feel Cartmans' usual ticks have long expired- I couldn't bring myself see him be stripped of his demeanour of doom. The Jew bagging, Kyle hating, Butter blaming, Tourette faking Eric Cartman is now a relic of our own past. Kyle seems as lost in it all as I am, Stan is no longer felt to have a real true presence and Kenny doesn't even die anymore. Toast to the classics and being old enough to say so!

Never saw the show as much, but I did remember seeing episodes the show before seasons 12-15, and yah I did see the show losing it

Went downhill due to that serialisation. Should be higher.

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9 Total Drama

WHY DOES THIS STILL AIR?! Seriously, it's just gotten sadistic lately! - Garythesnail

It's making a comeback with the spinoff though. I like Don WAY more than Chris. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

The spin off series is just weird and uncreative - ToptenPizza

It went downhill starting with "All-Stars",since they started hiring the wrong writers and even with the old ones the show lost its charm.The first one was a perfect balance between realism and entertainment.The second one was not as good as the first but it was still good to watch,I give them credits for coming up with challenges based on movies.With the third one being ALMOST as good as the first,the fourth one was the worst,but it still was great,until the fifth one that is a full season even though they should've been separate seasons.All-Stars was terrible,they managed to dumb down everyone,the writing was lame and they destroyed the birth place of the show for no good reason.The 2nd part of the fifth season that is Pahkitew Island was A BIT better but it was still pretty bad with its unlikable cast,Chris's sadism and much more.
Also,Tom McGillis didn't leave in season 4,he's still the creator.

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10 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.

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.

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! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

Well...the reboot... - DCfnaf

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The Newcomers

? Littlest Pet Shop Littlest Pet Shop Littlest Pet Shop is a toy franchise and cartoon series owned by Hasbro. The original toy series was produced by Kenner in the early 1990s.
? Superjail! Superjail! Superjail! is an American animated television series produced by Augenblick Studios in its first season, and by Titmouse, Inc. in its second, third, and fourth seasons. A fourth season was confirmed on the Twitter page of David Wain, who voices the character of the Warden. The series follows the events ...read more.

This show has ALWAYS been bad, and still is today! - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

The Contenders

11 Invader Zim Invader Zim Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race along with his malfunctioning robot servant GIR.

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.

12 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.

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. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

Season 3 Happen This Shows Turn Very Ugly

Only the animation was effected. Keep your eyes closed and you'll be fine.

13 Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

Beacause they didn't finish it! :'( They left it on such a cliffhanger and replaced it with that AWFUL one

They cancelled it. It could've been great. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

They canceled it and they created TTG. Yeah, they're idiots. - DCfnaf

14 Rugrats Rugrats Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.

This show was great until Tommy's brother Dil was introduced

This show was never good to begin with. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

15 The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.

This show is getting better by every season

They are running out of ideas. Now the show is boring and the characters are a shadow of there former selves.

Two words: The Fury

It really crashed - Wudzer

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16 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity ...read more.

This show really needs to get a last season

17 Drawn Together Drawn Together Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting.
18 Space Goofs Space Goofs
19 The Boondocks The Boondocks

I don't like season 4

20 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.
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