Top Ten Kids Shows That Were Good But Went Downhill


The Top Ten

1 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 bet if they cancel it after the movie everybody would be sad and say that they would want SpongeBob back on and now people say that they should of cancel it after the movie, but I still love SpongeBob and I will always will so please keep SpongeBob on.

SpongeBob had a good run, emphasis on HAD. If this show were made for adults, as it was clearly meant to be looking back on some of the humor, it would probably be better. Make this a no-holds-barred comedy series and it can hopefully continue on. Its status as a kiddie show only limits it.

1999-2007 were the golden years of SpongeBob! But when the 2008 episodes I started hating the show. By now just the idea of the show makes me want to barf. I heard it was being cancelled in February 2015 - toptenzen

I have always hated sponge bob square pants that show is so stupid

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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.

It went downhill after the trilogy, and now they only rarely make good episodes, one of them is when the characters get sucked into a board game.

The introduction of Poof marks the point when this show officially jumped the shark.

It was once good but when they add pointless characters

FOP has always been bad.

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3 Teen Titans Go

Cartoon Network, WHY? You were so good at first. And then you replace the best shows in the universe with these stupid characters, they where once serious. And now you replace them with a poor excuse for a low quality T.V. show that wouldn't pay a cent if adults were the only people on earth. And what do you do next? You Make even more crappy shows! You're practically replacing good shows with these crappy cartoons! You make shows that make fun of disabled old people and children with special needs! The only good show they have is the amazing world of gumball! Also one other thing: do you even look at the Cartoon Network: YOU (when kids are able to make their own videos and the staff may put them on the commercials)?! I am %90.73 sure that these Cartoon Network shows make people just like clarence. I hope Cartoon Network crash and burns along with its stupid shows

Season 1 is good but Season 2 is awful. The characters now act like immature idiots. - EpicJake

This show didn't go downhill. Why? It was already a disgrace to the original T.V. Show.

Teen Titans was amazing.
Can't say the same for this show. - wrests

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4 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 more.

After the movie the show was pretty cool, but after then they only focus on Candace and Perry, Seriously? Why do you only make a cartoon about them?

I used to like this one, but the plot and ideas have become really pointless after the movie. I mean, can we have one episode without Perry and Candice? - Swellow

This used to be my favorite show, but it REALLY went downhill. - Minecraftcrazy530

Best cartoon ever! They stopped it before it got bad... IT WAS NEVER BAD! - LarkwingFlight

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5 Arthur Arthur Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for PBS.

Even though Arthur is the best show on pbs, it started going downhill. It needs to end - EpicJake

It's been loosing the charm for a while. This is what happens keeping a show on air for 20+ years.

It has totally gone downhill, they should stop playing new ones, please! Just replay the old ones. This show was a part Of my childhood

This show was never good. I think the best PBS show is Wild Kratts - Goatworlds

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6 Sesame Street Sesame Street Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series, produced by Sesame Workshop and created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

Elmo is hogging all of the attention on the show.

I agree. Elmo is hogging all of the attention on the show now! Characters like Big Bird should get more attention than Elmo!

Don't remember Elmo he's too cute to be banned

It went downhill because of Katy perry

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7 Blue's Clues 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 more.

Joe and Steve are both good. It went downhill because they cancelled it. - OhioStateBuckeyes

I still like this show and LOL I thought Blue was a male/boy at first.

This show went downhill because of Joe. - EpicJake

I personally think blues clues is good with steve or joe. but blues room is kinda where nick jr dropped the ball. - BITBBHandBluesCluesFanatic101

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8 Johnny Test Johnny Test Johnny Test is an American-Canadian animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, for the first season, and Cookie Jar, for the remainder of the series.

Even though I hate this show, I'm hearing people saying that the new episodes are getting worse and worse. - EpicJake

This show was terrible since season 2. Decent first season though. - Goatworlds

The sisters are idiots and all the other characters are pure annoying. - Kaboom

In the beginning, uggene was actually funny and him getting regected by Susan every episode was funny. Nowadays he's crap

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9 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 more.

This show was good until Rebecca Sugar left. Then, it just downright weird, stupid plots (At least Jake the Brick was good), and no humor. The last episode before it went downhill was BMO Lost. Then, it became extremely boring and stupid. Season 5 was the magical season when it happened. - Goatworlds

I miss when finn was worried about been a hero and bubblegum princess was cute, now Finn is a jerk worried about girlfriend and princess is a totally bitch

10 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

Pokemon died after 4kids lost it

I watched this when I was a kid in 1999

LOL! Why wasn't this on the list yet?! Ever since BW, Pokemon has been going downhill. And things got even worse with XY! Why ruin what used to be a good kids' show? Kids would only watch this because there is nothing else good on Cartoon Network except good shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, TAWOG, or We Bare Bears. But that's it! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I have three words: BRING BACK MISTY

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The Contenders

11 Ben 10 Ben 10

This show was never good. - Goatworlds

It is good

12 Bear In the Big Blue House
13 Annoying Orange

There was nothing good about this.

He used to be HILARIOUS now his become boring

The internet series was actually pretty funny. But the show on CN ruined it.

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14 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 more.

Um, this isn't a kid show. - Goatworlds

15 Jojo's Circus

This show didn't go downhill. it's just scary. (shudders and backs away) - BITBBHandBluesCluesFanatic101

16 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.

Season 3 was the magical season. It's still good, but seasons 1 and 2 were way better. They even said "#swag"! The words are fine individually, but still!

First season was good, then the: "Epic situations with lot of memes, cringey humor" came, and everything went downhill.

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


18 Rabbids Invasion Rabbids Invasion Rabbids Invasion is a cartoon about rabbit like creatures which make incoherent noises while having adventures .

It always sucked since the start.

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19 Victorious Victorious Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013 . The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her more.

This show used to be great, but after the April Fool's special (aka the worst episode ever) and the begining of seasons 3 the episodes were more boring - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

20 Jessie Jessie Jessie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from September 30, 2011 to October 16, 2015. The series was created and executive produced by Pamela Eells O'Connell and stars Debby Ryan as Jessie Prescott, a small town Texas girl who moves to New York City to try to become an actress, more.

Wasn't good to begin with

This was never good - EpicJake

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List StatsUpdated 20 Aug 2017

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2 years, 309 days old

Top Remixes

1. SpongeBob SquarePants
2. The Fairly OddParents
3. Phineas and Ferb
1. SpongeBob SquarePants
2. Sesame Street
3. Blue's Clues
1. SpongeBob SquarePants
2. Arthur
3. Teen Titans Go



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