Top Ten Kids Shows That Were Good But Went Downhill

The Top Ten

1 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. more.

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.

The movie was a perfect conclusion, having it go on further is pointless. They didn't originally intend for a 4th season, so the episodes from that season and beyond had very little of the original staff, because they believed it ended and then moved on to other projects. - Hellagaygru

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

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

It originally concluded after Season 5, but after a 3 year hiatus it returned. It was a lot weaker, and it continually introduced new characters. We don't need a baby and dog and neighbor, the cast is fine as it is. - Hellagaygru

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

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

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

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

Seriously, just no... Awful... - funnyuser

4 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.

Cookie Monster's stupid parody movies are destroying the show. - LucyHeartfiliaSucks123

If only Roosevelt Franklin was kept, then maybe things would've been different. And no, despite what people tell you, Roosevelt isn't racist. The school is NOT detention, if it was, then he wouldn't be teaching or having loads of fun.

My favorite segments were always the ones with Grover as a waiter. According to some quick research, Grover hasn't served a customer since 2012. And of course, Elmo is in the shot every other second. It's not a bad show, and they have made some great decisions as of late, like introducing Julia. But it still has way too much Elmo, and they don't give other characters the time they deserve after 50 years.

Elmo is hogging all of the attention on the show.

5 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

I still like SpongeBob! This show is what is really going downhill. They had an episode about untying a knot! - RalphBob

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

When they resorted to SJW pandering (Mr Ratburn marrying a dude), that proved they're plumb out of good ideas.

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

It's a simple show with a charm to it, but if a show runs 20 years, it just starts to become more mediocre and bland. The new flash animated episodes are completely forgettable. - Hellagaygru

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

7 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

Steve was excellent! Every kid wanted to be friends with Steve! But Joe? No, Joe wasn't fun. - LarkwingFlight

8 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

The reasons why it's downhill is because, the dub version messed it up

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

9 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

10 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

The Contenders

11 Ben 10 Ben 10 is a media franchise created by Man of Action Studios and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The franchise revolves around a boy named Ben Tennyson who acquires a watch-like alien device, the Omnitrix, which allows him to transform into ten different alien creatures.

This show was never good. - Goatworlds

It is good

12 Bear In the Big Blue House
13 Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from April 4, 2010, to February 16, 2014. The series' creators, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, not just children.

Toby wasn't necessary

14 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 more.

Make No Mistake.My Little Pony is By Far the Greatest Modern Cartoon in Existence.In Fact it's Probably The ONLY GOOD Modern Cartoon We've Got.I'm Not Really a Fan of Adventure Time,Gravity Falls or Steven Universe or Others because I
Think They Seem Like Seriously Stupid Ideas.My Little Pony is None of that.It's Bright,it's Colorful,It's Dramatic,It's Heartwarming,It's Got Everything a Modern Cartoon SHOULD Have! Even Though it Is Made For Little Girls.But That's Not The Only Reason it's Great.There's Just This Really Sense and Emotion to It That Makes these Characters So Sweet and Nice that Really Enjoy Spending Time With Them.I Really Like Shows Like That,They're Never Mean Spirited and They Always Know How Teach Other How to a Good Friend.This Is Definitely a Thrilling Adventure through Equestria That'll Never End.

15 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.

All the channel has now are gamepkays

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


I hate how Angelica is not actually ‘Demonica’

17 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.

First of all, it's not a kids show! Second of all, it was NEVER good to begin with!

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

Its an adult cartoon but its immature enough to be a kids cartoon.

18 Total Drama Total Drama is a Canadian animated comedy television series which is a homage and parody to the conventions commonly found in reality television.
19 The Penguins of Madagascar The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series that has aired on Nickelodeon.

The Penguins of Madagascar seems to Be the Only Good Show on Nickelodeon.And I Can Agree with That.The Story and Setup were Really Fun and The Writing Was Actually Really Good.It Sure as Hell Beats SpongeBob or Any Other Nicktoons.Because I Pretty Much Hate Nickelodeon.Except the Penguins T.V. Show.

20 The Loud House The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the chaotic suburban everyday life of a boy named Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters, to which he survives as the middle child and only son in a large family of eleven children. more.

Blame the #Metoo movement for getting the creator get fired over false accusations.

Luan never tells jokes anymore.

21 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

22 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.

I once saw a leaked video of Gumball doing the floss. I can't believe the bar has dropped this low.

First and second seasons were good, but the show went downhill after that. - Smash64

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.

23 Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

Um, hello? This series is great!

NOO It's still great! - Drawbox

24 Jojo's Circus
25 Wizards of Waverly Place Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, and stars Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin as three wizard siblings with magical abilities competing to win sole more.

It went downhill from the first episode because of the laugh tracks.

Laugh tracks one of the biggest blame in sitcoms, just ignore them its easy to do.

26 Bunk'd
27 Rabbids Invasion Rabbids Invasion (French: Les Lapins Crétins : Invasion) is a French/American animated television series which premiered on August 3, 2013, on Nickelodeon. The series began airing on Nicktoons during its second season in late 2015. On June 23, 2017, the series finale ended during its third season. more.

It always sucked since the start.

Games Are Much Better

28 VeggieTales VeggieTales is an American series of direct-to-video children's computer animated films created by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki featuring antropomorphic fruits and vegetables in stories conveying moral themes based on Christianity

After the Pirates movie, this show became bad... just bad! - LarkwingFlight

Screw Veggietales Go Poddington Peas! (Waiting for the remake)

I love the 2015 version

It gone downhill cause of the new looks.

29 Bob the Builder
30 iCarly iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series, created by Dan Schneider, focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson.

It was absolutely hilarious but all the romance ruined it

I miss this show so much. - Smash64

31 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.

South Park is NOT a kids show and it's still hysterical! What are you lot on about? - AGK

This is not a kids show - RockStarr

Season 20 enough said

I remember kids in primary school watching it when it first aired.
Probably because the main characters are kids.
But its not a kids show.
A show similar to South Park that is a kids show was The Three Friends and Jerry but that was cancelled, a forgotten cartoon?

32 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

33 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.

I hope they cancel it because the faces on the trains are really creepy.

It was always bad - ConorDooley

It when downhill when Sharon Miller became headwriter

A beautiful example of a kid's show that is 31 years old with over 400+ episodes that at 2004 they let it go to waste. at least they're trying to save it when season 17 started airing by bring back old characters that nostalgic fans love.

34 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. more.

The first seasons of this show were great, then in season 4, it got really bland and dull. Though I'd still watch it more than the reboot any day. - Drawbox

The reboot ruined the show itself.

35 Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, is an American–Danish action comedy family animated TV series that started as a pilot shorts for LEGO that aired on Cartoon Network in 2011. The show centers on the adventures of six ninja: Lloyd, Kai, Cole, Jay, Zane, and Nya.

Should have stopped after season 2 like it was originally planned, nowadays it's just a teenager show ruled by the fanbase

I liked Season 1, 2 and 4, but the rest are really bad. - darthvadern

36 Boy Meets World
37 CatDog CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog.

It was always good

It was good until Winslow became a huge jerk to Cat! Then the double length episode in season 3 was awful. - RalphBob

38 Winx Club Winx Club is an Italian animated television series directed, created and produced by Iginio Straffi and his company Rainbow S.r.l.

I loved the first 4 seasons from Rai and 4Kids, however it went downhill after Nickelodeon aired it's dub... At least it's with a different company now.

The season 7 dub was horrendous and half of the lines made no sense like, "Winx Club! We'll fairy you." Seriously, that sounds like a 3 year old girl would say. - MorganChambz

39 Clarence Clarence is an American animated television series created by Skyler Page for Cartoon Network. The series revolves around a young boy named Clarence and his two best friends Jeff and Sumo. Page, a former storyboard artist for Adventure Time and revisionist for Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, developed more.

The show just isn't very funny anymore. It also seems like characters are becoming more unlikable.

The show seems a bit boring now. Plus the characters are unlikable now.

Dude, this show was NEVER good. - Goatworlds

Wasn't good from the start - To

40 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful more.

it is poop

41 Regular Show Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park.

I liked the first seasons because the animation was cartoonish and it was random stuff. In seasons 6-8 they lost a lot of what made Regular Show what it was. Mordecai and Rigby looked too realistic and the show got darker plots. - Drawbox

Since season 4, they've been removing the language and innuendo. Now, the only way it's inappropriate is violence. But that's also a stretch, since they removed guns.

42 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.

This Garbage Was Always Atrocious

It started sucking once the first voice actress left. - Smash64

The fist few seasons weren't so bad. But the newer seasons are bad. - Discord1

I never said they were good I'm just saying that they are not as bad as the new seasons - Discord1

43 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.

The new cast?

44 Caillou Caillou is a Canadian educational children's television series that was first shown on Télétoon and Teletoon, with its first episode airing on the former channel on September 15, 1997; the show later moved to Treehouse TV, with its final episode being shown on that channel on October 3, 2010. The more.

Watch Caillou gets grounded. - Smash64

This show was never good - Watchmojo

45 Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves around three preteen boys: Ed, Edd "Double D," and Eddy—collectively known as "the Eds"—who live in a suburban more.

I love this show. I don't think it went downhill. - nintendofan126

I think seasons 5 caused the downfall of this show.

Ed edd and eddy was weird all over. Lemme give you a few reasons why it's weird.
1. They have green toungues.
2. They look weirdo.
3. They act weirdo.

46 Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

The kooky kid made it go downhill.

No it went downhill because it was cancelled you big dummies.

47 Drake & Josh Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposite personalities, Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck), who become stepbrothers. Both actors previously appeared in The Amanda Show along more.

Before Josh lost weight?

48 Sam & Cat Sam & Cat is an American teen sitcom that originally aired from June 8, 2013, to July 17, 2014, on Nickelodeon. It is a crossover spin-off/sequel of both iCarly and Victorious.

It was ok during the first episode, but then by the next episode, it went downhill.

49 Every Witch Way Every Witch Way is an American telenovela-formatted teen sitcom that originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 1, 2014, to July 30, 2015. It is the American version of the Nickelodeon Latin American show Grachi.

It was good, it kept getting better, but by then since the finale, it just went downhill with that "twist" that can't even be called a twist.

50 Go! Diego! Go!
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