Greatest Nick Jr. Shows

The Top Ten
1 Blue's Clues Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon in 1996. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler, and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development and early-childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their ...read more.

To be honest I never really remember anything about this show but I do remember that I used to love it when I was little so it definitely gets my vote :)

Blue's Clues is one of the best shows of my childhood! It's sad that it stopped airing on Nick Jr. I really loved it a lot & it even teaches lessons properly rather than Dora the Notorious Explorer!

Canceled after 10 years and over 150 episodes?! This show should still be making episodes. This is what defined interactive preschool shows we have today! Timeless, and will never be forgotten.

I use to love this show. So much that for a long time I had Blue as my main imaginary friend (I used to have LOTS of imaginary friends). I still think it is good.

2 The Backyardigans The Backyardigans is a Canadian–American CGI-animated musical TV series created by Janice Burgess, It is a co-production of animation studio Nelvana and Nickelodeon Animation Studios.

I love the Backyardigans, it is better than blues clues and should be in number one place. It would have been nice if the Backyardigans was still airing, but I still love this show all the same.
My top 5 backyardigan characters:
5. Tasha - Even though that I believe that Tasha is the worst out of the five, I still love her. She is rational and headstrong but she can be bossy and stubborn.
4. Uniqua - I really, really like Uniqua, but yes, she can be reckless. She can also be stubborn as well as her best friend, Tasha.
3. Tyrone - I love Tyrone. He is a really, really good character, he is laid-back and cool-headed and he is especially very, very funny. I also love the episode "It's Great to Be a Ghost" I love his personality, its very, very funny. Overall, Tyrone is a great character.
2. Pablo - Pablo is the most popular character, without a doubt and I have to agree that he is one of the best characters. He is an energetic and funny penguin that we can't get enough of. ...more

My all time favorite show and the show I want rebooted. Tasha may be a bossy brat, but she is not slave holder bossy. She is just bossy on some occasions, but she is actually nice. She's even less bossy than D.W. Read.

The show may not be as edgy like many Nickelodeon cartoons, but some episodes are like when they were skateboarding, but with northern Brazilian music called forro, not the same music from the Danny Phantom theme song.

They also didn't shove morals down your throat and became a repulsive mess like say, Caillou.

The show is very imaginative and the adventures are creative like tango may be for only expensive ballrooms from Argentina not secret agents breaking in museums to return a bone, but I found out that the composer for Mission Impossible is from Argentina like tango.

I think I used to pronounce it ‘back cardigans’ when I was little! I still have a Tasha plush I loved her so much she’s my best friend lolol. I remember the first (and last!) time my mum washed her she came out of the washing machine all stinky lmao. This definitely gets my vote because it’s defiantly my childhood :)

I can't even begin to explain the worth of this show. There are so many great songs, plotlines, sayings, and moments. The character development is beyond incredible. I can see a little of myself in all of the character. It certainly is a great show; don't ya think?

3 Max & Ruby

Nope, I'm sorry, but this shouldn't be on this list. The animation is cheap and lazy. The theme song is just saying the title of the show over and over again. The concept is dead on arrival. The writing is formulaic and atrocious at that. The dialogue is either stupid, redundant, or all of the above. Ruby's voice actress is the worst I've ever heard. The sound effects are over-the-top and cartoony and don't fit the show's tone. It's inconsistent with the era it takes place in. It's clearly set in 1950s North America, but one episode shows a kid with an MP3 player. The music is decent, but it's way overused. It's a bad show. If you disagree, you probably follow the "It's Just for kids" mentality, which I refuse to take seriously. Either that or you're nostalgia-blind. Just watch a few episodes and those nostalgia goggles will quickly fade to reveal the utter abomination that this show is.

I have problems with this show first ruby is so bossy she drags max into her dumb things with her friend for example: one episode she thinks max shouldn't go outside because it's snowing REALLY? So she drags max into doing dumb stuff like making necklaces and other dumb stuff and max wants to go outside and he says outside a lot so then her friend Eloise is outside so then she wants to go out there because her BFF is out there. Second.where are their parents? Why is 7year old ruby taking care of her 3 year old brother. Last but not least the animation is well I don't know CREEPY? It's like Olivia the pig background style.

Don't bother putting this on the list. Ruby needs to get kicked by a horse. She is constantly bossy to her little brother Max and where the heck are their parents? Who pays and keeps eye on them when the sneak out of their house? SOMEONE EXPLAIN!

RUDE! Sorry but max and ruby is my second favorite T.V. show after Sesame Street Ruby and Louise and Valerie and Martha are prettier and smarter then me no offense there House is beautiful and it does not need parents to be a successful house.

4 Wow Wow Wubbzy

I remember watching this all the time when I was 3 and 4. It taught me good lessons too! I mean, it also had good animation, great voice acting, and good moral lessons! If I could watch one show from when I was little, I would choose this. My favorite character was Walden.

Why is Dora still airing and this isn't? I watched this until I was 9! But now I only listen the songs! Because they make good songs unlike Peppa pig and dora

This show is the best I don't know why it stopped airing I watched it when I was little and if it was still sting I’d still watch it now as a ten year old

This and other shows on Nick Jr from 2002-2010 were my childhood. Nick Jr is ruined now. It doesn't even have any good shows.
Make shows like this!

5 LazyTown LazyTown is an English-language Icelandic children's educational musical action comedy program made by an international crew and performed by a cast from Iceland, the United States and the United Kingdom.

LazyTown was a fun show. It encouraged exercise and healthy living while still being fun and enjoyable. Also Robbie Rotten is the star of the show. I always love when he's on screen.

I actually loved Lazytown but over time it kinda got old pretty fast because every plot of it was to stop Robbie Rotten which eventually caught up to itself.

I voted for Backyardigans on a different device, but I can't help but vote for LazyTown despite the fact that I've never seen an episode of it at all!

Welcome to lazytown a place where you'll wanna stay you'll meet robbie with his rotten plan and sportacus saving the day..

6 Oswald Oswald is a safety-conscious but fun-loving octopus who lives in an apartment complex in Big City with his dog, Weenie. His neighborhood is peopled with colorful characters like his pal, Henry the Penguin, Madame Butterfly, who runs the Big Diner, and her daughter, Catrina Caterpillar. Oswald likes ...read more.

I was born in 2011 and I’m glad I witnessed the shows of the 90s! This WWW, Backyardigans, blues clues, little bill, max n ruby, ni hou something,the list goes on!

I remember watching Oswald when I was a kid I used to love this show but for some reason it only lasted for like 2 or 3 seasons. Now they don't even show reruns of it on nick jr in fact the last time I've seen an episode of it was 5 or 6 years ago!

Oswald is just about the most lovable character in a T.V. show ever. Weenie is adorable. Daisy is a good friend to Oswald. Egbert and Leo are funny. Even Oswald's friend Henry the penguin is hilarious.

Who made this show? A HIPPIE? Everything is so drugged up. It looks like when you accidentally take the other person's pills. And you act like it is hilarious.

7 PAW Patrol PAW Patrol is an Canadian animated television series created by Keith Chapman. It is produced by Spin Master Entertainment with animation provided by Guru Studio. In Canada, the series is primarily broadcast on TVOKids, which first ran previews of the show in August 2013. The series first aired on Nickelodeon ...read more.

Ha ha ha. It's funny how people like this. I thought the fans were 5 year olds. Its about a dumb robot sounding kid named Ryder who has dumb talking dogs. And the merchandise is like Thomas the train was when I was a kid. I was at a lids in Little Rock yesterday and I found a few PAW PATROL HATS! Then there is a million toys on Amazon, board games when the first season was airing, and almost EVERY kid I see at random places have a paw patrol shirt. What's next? A paw patrol THEME PARK?! Well maybe by 2020. It's what I hate about Nick Jr right when a show comes on and it could be cheap but it could have a theme park in the middle of the first season. They even did this with blues clues. You think I'm joking? Than watch some commercials from blues clues.

The pups are cute and it's a cool show, but disney's Puppy Dog Pals wins the title of the best show in the world. Paw Patrol used to be perfect, but the toys got bad. The Sea Patrol vehicle figures don't even have moving legs! The toys don't have all the right details and colors. Also, the paint chips so easily. The action pack pups were cool, but now the backpacks are clip-ons!
The plush pups sometimes have dorky faces, but sometimes they are cute. The toys are actually getting pricer. The My Size Lookout Tower's elevator is too small to fit all the pups. The pups don't flip into their cars, and it's hard to put together. The show is bad now too. They stole the other pup's jobs! Mission Paw is like spy Chase. Air Pups Is Skye. Sea Patrol is Zuma and Ultimate Rescue is Marshall. The adults have no brains and where are Ryder's parents? But Zuma is cute. Zuma is the best pup, but only Chase and Marshall get the fame. Paw Patrol has some cons, but Zuma makes it a great show. He's ...more

Why isn't this Number #1? This show on Nick Jr is great for many reasons, but the most important one being that the characters don't "talk" to you or ask you questions like Dora or Blaze and the Monster Machines. Those shows are annoying! I'm 13 years old and I don't watch Paw Patrol that much but my neighbors little brother likes it and I have seen it before and it is very cute and adorable! I love it! Sometimes me and my brother laugh and make fun of how ignorant and weird some of the characters are like Marshall and Mayor Goodway! There are actually funny parts in this show like for example in the episode when Carlos' bird is lost they are at the old ruins where Mateo is up on top of it and Marshall says "too bad no one has a ladder" and Marshall does have a ladder so Ryder, Carlos, and the pups look really weirdly at him and there is long silence that made me crack up also when the pups are the elevator that is always funny when someone cracks a joke. Sometimes they are cheesy but ...more

Paw patrol is the best show ever I love IT!
I watch it with my little brother and sister. It's awesome because it teaches you to be a good friend always because they still save the villains when they are in trouble. The pups help their community as well. I recommend it to any person of any age young or old, big and small.

8 Little Bill Little Bill is an American animated children's television series produced for Nick Jr. The stories are based on Bill Cosby's Little Bill book series, set in Philadelphia, and feature Bill Jr.

This show was so charming! Animation wasn't too bad and the characters were pretty good. Alice the Great was especially a favorite character of mine because she truly reminds me of my own maternal great-grandmother.

Caillou, but actually good. No, Little Bill was originally a book that came out before Caillou and Caillou is the rip-off. Caillou had a grating voice, Bill had a cute one. The only problem is that it was made by a rapist.

This show is pretty good. It teaches kids about their imagination and learn about school. I remember watching this show a lot. The voice acting is pretty good as well. It's actually not that annoying.

Little Bill has got a life sentence in a detention centre. (Life sentence because he is always going to be a little kid)

9 Little Bear

Absolutely LOVED this show! It had excellent and charming characters, the music set the episodes, scenes and characters perfectly. The episodes had excellent plots and imagination to them. Why they don't do re-runs anymore is beyond me. "Little Bear" was one of the creams-of-the-crop. No matter how old I get, I'll never stop loving this show.

This show is so sweet and innocent. I watched a few episodes a while back, it's just as good as I remember. The animation is very good, the characters and conflicts give off a sense of childhood that only Peanuts specials could do better. The voice acting is great. The music fits the show's tone perfectly. Overall, just a tender, feel-good show.

To be honest Little Bears was just okay, it wasn't better than the Wonder Pets or the Backyardigans. Not even close to as good as Blue's Clues was and quite frankly Little Bill was better than Little Bears too.

Bring this show back. Who cares about dino dan. Wally kazam. Bring the noggin shows back. Nick jr is very boring now. Max and ruby love it and peppa pig. Kids are not learning from these new shows. Leave these new showson nick channels not nick jr.

10 Wonder Pets Wonder Pets! is an American animated children's television series. It debuted March 3, 2006, on the Nick Jr. block of the Nickelodeon cable television network and Noggin (now Nick Jr.) on December 27, 2006.

This is INFINITE times better than paw patrol. Paw Patrol is decent BUT THIS IS A MASTERPIECE! The songs are so good, the characters are likeable, and the plots are good. I EVEN CRIED WHEN I WAS YOUNGER BECAUSE THE CHARACTERS WEREN'T REAL! So, yeah, masterful, DEFINITELY the best nick jr show. Other nick jr shows may be great, BUT THIS IS A MASTERPIECE.

the phone, the phone is ringing.. the phone we’ll be right there...

Every time I went to the park when I was little for some reason I would sing this song on the swings. Every time. I watched it every day one of my favourite shows ever and if you don’t even know what it is, you had a measly childhood, just saying.

I also had a Jigsaw puzzle for it I Did it all the time but then my mum sent it to my school for all the grotty kids to play with. I wonder how it’s doing all these years late...?

Really nice little episodes.
The only thing I'm not so certain about is the opening phrase.
"When we work together, we've got the right stuff" For some reason, that sounds wrong nowadays for me Overall a good show.

You're hating this show because it's a kids show... The animals can talk because it's a kids show and really you shouldn't be watching it because you're way too old to be judging kids shows like that.. Haters..

The Contenders
11 Franklin

Just like the books themselves, Franklin the TV series was one of the best! I do admit though, that I liked the older episodes much better, before Harriet came along (no offense.) But I did see the "Back to School With Franklin" special on the internet and thought that it was great. I also watched the Christmas one (the one when they go to Grandma and Grandpa's house to spend the holidays). That was pretty good too. I loved the music and the characters were well developed.

Franklin and the Duckling

Franklin: I wonder what it wants?
Bear: Maybe it thinks you’re it’s Mom.
Franklin: You think so?

Despite his male gender, being called a ducking’s mom sure didn’t bother him. That’s heartwarming

Attention, everyone. I know you can all watch “Blue’s Clues”, just so long as you pay homage to the show about the kindest turtle around. The right show can be hard sometime, but I’m sure you’ll get used to it

Franklin brings joy to people.

12 The Upside Down Show The Upside Down Show is an Australian children's television show originally aired on Noggin, Nick Jr. Australia, ABC, Seven Network, Nine Network and Network Ten.

This show, along with Lazy Town and Maggie and the Ferocious Best should be in the top ten! Who cares about Dora and Diego?! Those shows just got worse as they went on. I actually remember ENJOYING certain shoes as a little kid, and it wasn't Dora. The Upside Down Show rocks, and I still like it 10 years later! Don't judge me, it was a part of my childhood!

Dear the person 3 comments below me why is the pet shop episode your favorite? No seriously that episode has one of the most creepy things ever and that's the parrot that thing traumatized me as a kid and I feard it would EAT me yes the upside down show was funny as heck but the parrot creeped me out

ITS AWESOME! They are so funny! My favorite episode is when they go to the pet shop! Its ironic how David has a pet chair! I would prefer the bunny.

This show is weird. It is about 2 autistic people trying to fix stuff. Can't believe I liked it when I was 5.

13 Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer (2000 - 2019) is an American preschool educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner in which Dora goes on adventures with her friend, a monkey named Boots.

Honestly, this show is half decent when you actually watch it, people often think it's just a Mexican Caillou, far from it actually.

Had the leapfrog game. Preferred this over go Diego go because I watched Diego once and didn’t like it because when I was little I always thought girls were the best (which of cource they are!) but now I’m older I realise I the only reason I watched it is cos she was a girl lmao

Very underrated show. So what if people think Dora is a dumb girl. She’s just trying to teach kids how to identify things, speak Spanish, and many other life lessons such as counting, using imagination, and helping people. This is a great show for preschoolers and little kids, and even I like this show. Definitely better than the crap Nick Jr airs today.

I liked the old Dora, but know it stupid level over 90000.

Old plots: saving animals, buying stuff she wants, mostly normal stuff for a kids cartoon
New plots: Dora saves her kitten from a talking starry owl in story land, Dora saves a kingdom from a mean king because he doesn't know how to read and gets a magic wand and fairy wings,

See what I mean? It's getting worse by the episodes.

14 Pocoyo

The only female character (Careless if that sleeping bird in the tree is a girl) is the elephant that loves pink and ballet and ribbons and dolls and stuff so yeah...

This show is the worst show ever! I dislike this show

This show is the fucjking best. I love it so frickin musch with a burning passion. It is extremely educational and awesome 11/10

Hate it characters don't speak

15 Yo Gabba Gabba Yo Gabba Gabba! is an American live action/puppet children's television show starring five costumed toys-come-to-life and their friend DJ Lance Rock.

I personally love this show but EVREYONE hates it! Halariously, it taught me what lungs were in one episode and I was like what, eight years old?

It teaches very valuable life lessons like to not hurt your friends, to not be scared when new people are around you, and that evreyone is different but we still love them!

The songs are catchy as hell, the charaters are unique, the colors are vibrant, and every episode is very educational and sometimes has cool 80's retro like scenes. And has other weird cool scenes and sometimes has famous people like Jack Black!

If this shows was still rising, I would much prefere my kids to watch this than that pointless Paw Patrol crap.

I personally like Toodee because she's part cat (my favorite animal of all) part dragon (even though I sometimes call her Catzilla), and she's blue (my favorite color! Along with purple! )

And the two most valuable lessons I learned from this show are...

to snack on food...lots ...more

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT but now I think it is dumb but I always loved hearing the life lessons that are very valuable and that use today as a teenager.

This is my favorite Nick jr show. My favorites are Games, Weather, and Fun. Those animations of hypnotic planets. Zig zag sounds and shaky backgrounds. You might not see this outside of a show like this,

Yo gabba gabba had a great impact on my life. It tough me that I could do anything with imagination

16 Go Diego Go Go, Diego, Go! is an American animated educational interactive children's television program that originally aired on the Nickelodeon children's cable network in the United States and produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio .

Deep inside the jungle where nature's running wild coming to the rescue is a very special child talking to the animals and swinging from a vine this rough and tough adventurer is working all the time.

Teaches kids how to be mailed by wild animals. A really great show. (Rolls eyes)

Tapirs are my 1 favorite animal and I am so glad that they are in this show

I used to love this show as a kid, and I still do. Baby Jaguar is so dang cute

17 Fresh Beat Band

The new Marina was so hot! And the songs were pretty good too! I remember three of them completely!

Who has got the Freshest beat? The Fresh Beats, of course!

I don't like this because it makes teenagers look bad

Twist is the best character. Try to change my mind.

18 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 ...read more.

Funny and wonderful show! Spud definitely brought the whole thing to life with his silly antics and his constant tendency to get into trouble.

I bet you don't remember the show Dig and Dug and Daisy. Possibly the original Bob the Builder. It first aired in 1994 on Channel 4.

You meant the original whoever put the reboot on there and I like Dizzy and Lofty

The new Bob the Builder sucks. Everything and everyone is different

19 Maggie and the Ferocious Beast Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is a Canadian animated TV series created by Michael and Betty Paraskevas.

I'll never forget this show, especially when it started off with those shorts that would air in between shows on the Nick Jr. block. Had funny moments and nice music to it.

This and The Backyardigans show that Canada really can produce great shows. Screw Umizoomi and whatever brainwashing bull crap they put on Nick. Jr now, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Blue's Clues, Miffy and Friends, Backyardigans, Little Bear, Oswald, Oobi, and Little Bill should be the only shows that Nick. Jr should air everywhere! Not just the U.S. and just maybe we can share our childhood memories with the ones we love. Late 90s to Early 2000s were the best years for Nick. Jr.

Best show ever aired on T.V.. Why do we have new shows like Dora, Bubble guppies, Team Umizoomi, Paw Patrol, Peter Rabbit, Wallykazam, Lalaloopsey, and Peppa Pig.
They totally suck. Maggie and the Ferocious Beast should come back to Nick Jr.

Shows like Maggie and the ferocious beast that was funny

20 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom

I remember because if there weird noses I would always draw noses like that when I was little so when we had to make a leavers picture for our caretaker in year 1 I drew it like that and they ripped it up and made me draw it again and I had to stay in at lunch lol :)

Peppa Pig was made first, and Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom was made second and Ben and Holly is WAY WAY better than Peppa Pig, Peppa Pig sucks.

This show had much more effort and thought put into it than Peppa pig. Ben and holly makes Peppa look like a pile of pure crap.

I love this show. Whoever hates this show should go jump off a cliff because it's good

21 Olivia

Better than Peppa Pig! This was my fave show and will always be! Not even Steven Universe beats it! Olivia is an inspiring girl and Pig who’s actually not annoying! She was always on when I was little, so I loved her. Also, I have all the books and plush Olivia toys and I MET HER AT AN EVENT IN PERSON! I am up there in Olivia’s biggest fans in the world! I had two Olivia birthday parties and once I was her for Halloween! But one day, I was at Toys Are Us and I did not see any more Olivia toys! WHAT? Then later I did not see her on the Nick Jr app. Mom said the show was probably cancelled, and that she was sorry. I was sad. Dad downloaded all the episodes ever made for me so I could watch them! How nice!

This show brings so many memories I don't see it any more on T.V. this was the best show same with ni hao kailan and little bear wish all the old shows would come back on

I remember watching this when I was little. I usually thought other Nick Jr. Shows were boring, besides Max and Ruby and Kylan.

I like this show better than dumb old Peppa Pig.

22 Hey Duggee

This show was quite charming! The animation was cute and was done really well in the no-line style, and the voice acting was top notch quality.

This was my fab T.V. show but one day

I hate you nick jr

23 Jack's Big Music Show

I have read this and it seems like that everybody thinks the old shows are better than the new ones. Also, everybody agrees that Dora stinks. I have to agree.

I REALLY, REALLY, loved this show. It was just so fun and creative, and I was always laughing or smiling watching it.

I also like the songs on this show. By Laurie Berkner.

I loved this show when I was 2. I wonder why it got canceled. Bring it back please.

This and Dora should switch places when this is at the bottom.

24 Thomas And Friends Thomas & Friends is a British children's television series. In the United Kingdom, it had its first broadcast on the ITV network in Great Britain in 1984.

Thomas the Tank Engine was definitely a thing for me as a child. Ringo Starr really brought everything to life with his voice-over narration and the voicing of the characters themselves. I also remember when "Shining Time Station" aired on Nick Jr. and that show was pretty good too. It's a shame that it got ruined with the CGI and the characters actually moved their mouths when they talked. It should've just been left as it once was.

This show is on Nick Jr, and this show is the best show ever along with Ready Jet Go, so it should be number one because it's really well made.

Everyone, help us move this to the top five, it doesn't deserve to be any further back than that! Jared

Fine I will help this show. I do remember watching it when I was small.

25 Gullah Gullah Island

Wasn't this show taped at Nickelodeon studios at universal studios Orlando Florida?

Wasn't this show filmed at Nickelodeon studios at universal studios Florida?

What? I hate this show! Get it off the list!

Love this show when I was young!

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