Top 10 Things from the 20th Century that Majorly Jumped the Shark During the 21st Century

The Top Ten
1 Nickelodeon Nickelodeon is an American basic cable and satellite television network launched on December 1, 1977, and is owned by Viacom through Viacom Media Networks and based in New York City.

Granted, the 1990s Nick lineup wasn't really THAT great overall, but for cartoons alone, it gave us Ren & Stimpy (horribly written show, yes, but unbelievably brilliantly animated), Rocko's Modern Life (easily one of the top ten if not top five best all-ages satire shows ever; I really don't care what anyone else says), Hey Arnold (deeply relatable), Rugrats (also pretty deeply relatable), The Angry Beavers (one of the most underrated slapstick shows EVER) and Doug (the show that started it all).

And that's not even mentioning all of the live-action shows (most of which were also pretty terrible in the 2000s, believe me).
And now, moving on to the 2000s, we have Spongebob (great show but nowhere even NEAR the writing level of Rocko or the artistic level of Ren & Stimpy), Jimmy Neutron (sorry to break it to you guys, but I probably wouldn't have developed my brain fetish in the first place if not for this ugly CGI dung-heap and Spongebob), Fanboy & Chum-Chum (needs no ...more

So true. New SpongeBob has improved and is one of the only good things on Nick now. There are other good shows but there are many bad ones, such as "Sanjay and Craig", a RIP-off of "Regular Show"! That show is a piece of poop compared to New SpongeBob!

New SpongeBob is getting better. SpongeBob is one of the only good things on Nick nowadays. But there are other good shows like "All That".

Nick is now a hellhole for kids. All about butt jokes. Fanboy And chum chum I am looking at you

2 Cartoon Network Cartoon Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.

CN and Nickelodeon switched places with the advent of the Loud House and TTG respectively.

Luckily, THEY seem to at least be somewhat recovering from it (Teen Titans Go being as dreadfully abysmal as it is notwithstanding)

I hate cartoon network

3 Star Wars (Movie Series)

Pretty much all of the good stuff (besides Episode III, which even then was still a pretty hugely "middle-of-the-road" type of good) became relegated specifically to the extended universe SURROUNDING the films

4 Transformers

I normally don't like to beat dead horses here, but Michael Bay is a film director who (at least as far as these films are concerned) very genuinely sucks his own stupidly oversized Devastator interpretation's "ball bearings"

5 The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2023, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer Simpson and his family (wife Marge and children Bart, Lisa and Maggie and pets, Snowball II and Santa's Little Helper) going through a long series of misadventures.

Yes, honestly even more so than Futurama (technically, Futurama was from 1999, so making it count for this list is stretching quite a bit)

6 Disney The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
7 Alien (Movie Series)
8 Sega Sega Games Co., Ltd., originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with multiple offices around the world.
9 The Terminator (Movie Series)
10 The WWE

Slowly went downhill during the 2000s and was decent up until 2009 where another decline began.

The Contenders
11 Jurassic Park
12 Metallica Metallica is an American Heavy/Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.
13 PaRappa the Rapper

I dunno; something about Parappa 2 was just completely lacking the very distinctively one-of-a-kind "labor of love" charm of its predecessors, even if it WAS technically a much better game with music that was instrumentally composed in vastly more complex ways.
The amount of features the game had when compared to previous sequel UmJammer Lammy (which was on PS1 as opposed to PS2 for Christ's sake) was also quite pathetic as well.
And after THAT game completely flopped, the series got merchandised and "kiddie-fied" literally to death and was never properly heard from ever since; sad, I know

14 Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Please tell me this is a popular opinion (no offense to the band, it just quite frankly strayed itself a bit too far from what traditional music is supposed to be for my liking)

15 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. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 1, 1997, in the United States more.

Sword and Shield were what killed my most of my love for Pokemon for me.

16 Cable TV

Reality TV and bad use of politics, enough said.

17 Nintendo Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and software company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. more.

Mostly console-wise, but they've also been releasing some pretty forgettable filler game-wise as well (Animal Crossing, Cooking Mama, Metroid Prime Pinball and Federation Force, Super Princess Peach, Metroid Other M, Yoshi's Touch And Go, Game & Wario, Nintendo Land, 1-2-Switch, Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Wario: Master Of Disguise, Picross 3D, Legend Of Zelda: Triforce Heroes, Wii Series, etc)

Overall, however, the amount of all-time classics that their systems are somehow STILL managing to pump out like milk from a cow's udders more or less makes up for it; just ask the Metroid Prime, N64/GCN/WII Zelda and Mario 64/Sunshine/Galaxy trilogies

Even though games like 1-2-Switch and Metroid Prime: Federation Force were crap, I still like Nintendo.

18 Power Rangers

Just another show about random americans dressing up in costumes and beating up monsters. For the kids

19 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 (Fat, Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Bitchy Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Fat, Idiotic more.
20 Final Fantasy
21 Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series more.

This franchise should've ended right after the Pain arc.

22 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.

Let's face it. The Rebuild movies ruined this franchise but at least they spawned some good merchandise and introduced us to Mari Illustrious Makinami though. I just wish that Mari was in a better movie than any of the Rebuilds thus far as she's very sexy, hot, wisecracking, and funny.

23 The Matrix
24 Pop Music

Only a little

25 The Swan Princess

The sequels suck

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