Worst Shows On PBS Kids

The Top Ten
1 Barney And Friends Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 1 to 8, created by Sheryl Leach and produced by HIT Entertainment. It premiered on PBS on April 6, 1992. The series features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational messages through songs and small dance routines with a friendly, optimistic attitude. Despite the show being popular with kids, the University of Chicago professor W. J. T. Mitchell's book The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon, he notes that the program is often a target for parody and negative attacks by children of various ages, adolescents, and adults in the United ...read more.

I know this has nothing to do with Barney, but I just found out that PBS is making a Pinkalicious cartoon that will premiere next year. I mean, it seems so out of place on PBS. I thought PBS stopped doing cartoons based off of books a long time ago. That show seems more fitting on Nick Jr. or Disney Junior. I was never a fan of the Pinkalicious books as a child anyway, they were too gender stereotypical. And since this is PBS, this show has somehow managed to work in an educational curriculum that focuses on visual arts, music, and dance. Okay, now it's obvious that this show is just an Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps wannabe. I thought PBS improved in the mid-to-late 2010s with shows like Odd Squad, Nature Cat, and Ready Jet Go, but no! They go back to making trashy cartoons like Splash and Bubbles, and possibly Pinkalicious & Peterrific, which is what the show is called.

Oh, well. I guess a show that teaches kids about the creative arts is much needed on PBS Kids, since ...more

His shows do not assist children in learning to deal with negative feelings and emotions. As one commentator puts it, the real danger from Barney is 'denial: the refusal to recognize the existence of unpleasant realities. For along with his steady diet of giggles and unconditional love, Barney offers our children a one-dimensional world where everyone must be happy and everything must be resolved right away. '

-some quote on wikipedia

Barney & Friends ranked #50 on T.V. guide's 2002 list of the 50 worst T.V. shows of all time

So barney is this sitcom that centers around a purple dinosaur hanging out with children. it is very cheesy and campy, and the actors aren't very good, but it should be lower on the list because I've seen shows way worse than barney, at least it teaches good messages for children and the park episodes are way better than the school episodes, plus it can make you cry sometimes

I hate you, you hate me, lets all break into Barney the Dinosaur's Place with any tool and any weapon, to destroy Childish Stuff and also lets kill him, drain all of the blood that he have, remove all of his organs, remove his skin, remove the flesh from him, turn his flesh into meat.

2 Caillou Caillou is a Canadian educational children's television series that was first shown on Teletoon (both English and French versions), 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 show was animated in Canada by CINAR Corporation (later Cookie Jar Entertainment), In season 5, the show was animated by South African-based studio, Clockwork Zoo. The show, based on the books by Hélène Desputeaux, focuses on a four-year-old boy named Caillou who is fascinated by the world around him.

Caillou is such an annoying and spoiled little brat! His parents give him everything he wants and they don't even teach him how to earn! If nothing goes his way, he whines about it. He may be the most whiny kid on television. I bet that's how my little brothers got to be so whiny. Caillou needs to be grounded and he will probably be a horrible father! This show should've never been put on television in the first place! I am so glad it was canceled in 2010! Everybody hates Caillou! It should definitely be number one!

You want to hear a true story? Once upon a time there was a kid who had hair named Caillou. But then he shaved his hair. So he was bald. People felt sorry for him because he had cancer so they watched his show. Then they find out that his show is crap and they stop watching it. His show gets canceled and he dies. When he goes to heaven he complains that the streets of gold are to yellow and that he wants diamond streets. And then he gets his wish and then he wants the gold streets back! And that his how this evil kid went to hell

Caillou is the worst preschooler ever created! He rose from the pits of hell forcing his family to do everything his way! The show teaches kids nothing educational. All it teaches kids to do is to throw tantrums when things don't go their way. Oh, and it gets worse from here, When this show stopped making episodes in 2006, from there until right now, they are making reruns and they STILL are! Please PBS end this madness NOW!

Caillou sounds like a damn sick cat, he is more spoiled than milk left outside for a whole year! He gets everything his way by throwing a tantrum at his mom and dad and they GLADLY accept it. He can't learn any good lesson and episode after episode MORE of these damn sickening tantrums show up! Rosie is worse! She is a moron and even whinier that Caillou or Crap-ou as I like to call him. His name should be changed from Caillou to Crap-ou!

3 Super Why Super Why! or The Reading Adventures of Super Why! is an American-Canadian children's CGI animated show developed by Angela Santomero and Samantha Freeman Alpert. The series is produced by New York City-based Out of the Blue Enterprises and Toronto-based DHX Media through its Decode Entertainment division. The show debuted on PBS stations on September 3, 2007 and went on hiatus in October 2012 for... read more

This show insulted my intelligence and fairy tales. Seeing this piece of crap makes fairy tales look so bad you want to kick disney in the balls for every princess movie they produced. This is an INSULT to the world of imagination and fairy tales. Look PBS, just because you made ONE half decent fantasy show (dragon tales for the win) doesn't mean you'll have ANOTHER hit show. The plots are just lame excuses to butcher some childhood classics, the character designs look like crap, the powers are useless, and I just want to curse every time this show is even MENTIONED. even in front of children. This show... Watch at your own risk

How is this not #1? The plot is as weak as water. Our seven year old heroes face "stimulating, gripping" problems like taking turns playing games, learning manners, and solving addition problems! Surely kid superheroes have slightly more interesting days than this! Anyway, they travel into various storybooks to find the answers to their problems. There's something to be said about teaching kids good values, but the sheer amount of repetition and ignorant stupidity is more likely to drive your child INSANE than entertain them!

What I've never understood is why nearly every character talks like they have problems. Apparently the creators think if they talk in these bizarre annotations and inflections, children will understand them better. I know a lot of people like this cartoon and claim it's educational, but the funny thing is, a lot of people say otherwise! For example, in a 25 minute episode, Wonder Red might devote a minute and a half to teaching kids how to pronounce the word "Clock" THREE TIMES! And Super Why will be sure to ask you and your kids to yell an obvious answer at their T.V. for whatever vapid, nonsensical question was just asked.

The one thing you can guarantee Super Why WILL teach though, is the alphabet! Alpha Pig teaches the ABCs every episode without fail! I've always found this show kind of suspicious. Maybe Alpha Pig, Wonder Red, Princess Presto, and Super Why are secret members of the Skull & Crossbones society trying to force everyone to madness. Or maybe it's just a pile of crap. It is utterly, awfully bad.

Whatever the case, Super Why is painfully repetitive, uneducational, irritating, and possibly trying to help Dora take over the world.

4 Teletubbies Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes. It is owned by Canadian Studio WildBrain, which is the largest independent Children's and Adolescent's Film Studio

Should definitely be number 1. This show shouldn't have been made in the first place. Seriously, the characters are really creepy and they give me nightmares. I remember my mom was saying do you wanna be 2 years old again? Then watch Teletubbies, It's for 2 year olds. I don't think so. It is plain stupid and creepy for all the children. Also it is pointless. The teletubbies talk in gibberish and baby talk. This way, it will brainwash kids and they will think that that's the appropriate way to talk. And it's not.
MORAL: Never let your kids watch Teletubbies. It will make your children talk like babies and it will give them nightmares with their creepy looks.

This show is scary! I used to like it when I was little, but now that I think of it, it is scary! The scariest episode for me was the magic house! (The puppet was so scary, it gave me nightmares! ) I was really bothered by this when I was little, and my parents never bothered to fast-forward it or change the channel!

Here is my list: #10 ogga #9 super why #8 sid the science kid #7 caillou #6 Peg+cat #5 word girl #4 Fetch with ruff ruff men #3 word world #2 Daniel tigers neighborhood and #1 this! It is so stupid and creepy, a sun that has a baby's face on it and a bunch of weird creatures that dance around and do nothing all day, yeah, that's SO educational.

I thought this was a low budget 80s show but it is actually from the 90s but then why do they sound like their voices are coming from an 80s synthesizer? This show is creepy thank goodness its cancelled

5 Sid The Science Kid Sid the Science Kid is an American half-hour CGI animated series that aired on PBS Kids from September 1, 2008 to March 25, 2013, with a total of 68 half-hour episodes produced over two seasons. The computer generated show is produced by The Jim Henson Company and then-PBS member KCET in Los Angeles, California using the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio. The show is produced by motion capture which allows puppeteers to voice digitally animated characters in real time. Production began in the fall of 2008 with 42 half-hour episodes of Sid the Science Kid having been ordered. The series debuted on PBS Kids along with Martha Speaks on September 1, 2008, with a two-year on-air commitment. The original ...read more.

I once watched Sid's bday. And he wished that he can eat cake all day. Like what? He'll get fat! I stopped watching when the teacher was talking about nutritions because it was total CRAP! He sings like he's mimicking, and he runs so slow, that my brother who's also in kindergarten is WAY faster than him! May is weird, Gabriella is just dumb, the purple boy is TOO hyper! Thank the LORD this horrendous show got cancelled!

This show is the bottom of the barrel for PBS kids. Just terrible. Just the worst show for me of all time. The voice acting. Oh my God. Is it bad. Nails on a chalkboard. It's not even educational. All it is is. Why does this Banana turn brown N stuff. The intro is stupid. Like the entire intro is about him wanting to know things. The characters are just downright ugly and grotesque. And Jim Henson is supposed to be puppets. This is just not even real science. Dexter's laboratory is not actually real science. But I can get all of the jokes. But for Sid the science kid NOPE. Just garbage. And in my opinion scientists are supposed to be mad. But all Sid does is jump around and ask you the questions. And it's trying to be funny. Like the jokes are unfunny. Like a joke where Sid's dad tells him to ask if he's a car. And says NO. And starts laughing. Am I laughing. And the experience are boring.
Lastly the animation is bad. Even the memes are terrible... Well Dexter's laboratory and ...more

Sid the science kid is an important PBS Kids to learn about science and the world around them. Sid even answers the questions I ask to my teachers and parents like why do we need sleep, what makes us have allergies and where does water come from. The show's educational, funny and very smart.

This show is awful. Even when I was younger I was board of it. The characters are annoying and look like a mix between rejected Simpson characters, monsters created from nuclear deformation, and rejected McDonalds mascots from the 70's. And don't get me started on the songs.

6 Dinosaur Train Dinosaur Train is an American/Canadian/Singaporean children's animated series created by Craig Bartlett, who also created Hey Arnold!. The series features a curious young Tyrannosaurus rex named Buddy who, together with his adopted Pteranodon family, takes the Dinosaur Train to explore his time period, and have adventures with all kinds of dinosaurs. It is produced by The Jim Henson Company in association... read more

The animation is creepy, most of the characters are impersonal, and half of the 'Main Four' isn't present in half of the episodes. Let me compare this to the first 'Main Four' from Odd Squad...

Odd Squad's first main characters were Olive, Otto, Oscar, and Oprah. Although the true main characters are Olive and Otto, and Oprah and Oscar are more like deuteragonists, the show can't live without them. Oprah is the main boss who assigns the cases, and Oscar builds the gadgets Olive and Otto use to solve odd problems. Nothing will function right if one of them isn't there.

Now let's see Dinosaur Train. You can automatically get rid of Shiny and Don, because a daily episode has Buddy, Tiny, and their mom go on the train. Heck, you can even get rid of the dad, because all he does is deliver the unfunny jokes.

Let me just say that this show is bad on many levels that I will explain to you.
1. (The Conductor)
Every time I listen to his voice, he sounds like a pedophile. Every time when those idiot dino kids go on the train. That conductor talks to them like he is going to sexually molest them. That which I think is so damn creepy.
2. (The Parents)
The parents are such irresponsible bastards. They always let their kids roam free without any protection. I would call Child Protective Services on them because they neglect their kids and it is like they don't give a damn about what happens to them.
3. (Last, but not least, the four stupid dino kids)
I have so much to say about those four turdlets. Don's face looks like he got a knife stuck up his lip and had to do surgery which makes him the ugliest. Buddy, Shiny, and Tiny are three stupid nerds who always ask the stupidest damn questions ever. I just can't wait to see all of them die!

7 Peg + Cat Peg + Cat is an American/Canadian animated children's television series based on the children's book "The Chicken Problem", which was published in 2012. The series is created by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley and produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment. It debuted on most PBS stations on October 7, 2013, as part of the revamped PBS Kids brand.

The show is targeted to children 3 to 5 years old. The goal is to "inspire preschoolers’ natural curiosity about math and help them develop new skills and strategies for solving problems creatively in their daily lives. In keeping with the math theme, the animation is presented as if it were drawn on graph paper. ...read more.

My brother was addicted to this and I thought it was awful. He made me watch the white house movie and the Mystery hour. I thought it was terrible. it's so WHINY

The repetition doesn't bother me much it's the brainwashing, or indoctrination, or whatever you want to call it that's trying to turn all the kids into little drama queens and kings. saying it's a "biiig problem" and a "reaaally big problem" when it's not, not even for a kid and "totally out! " over every little thing. I see the kids watching this to grow up being the kind of people who turn mole hills into mountains and try to turn every situation into a drama fest. Then there is the whole "teach kids to splash water all over the bathroom" scenes, I just got my grandchildren to stop doing that and you think I'm going to let you teach them that it's ok? No. This is not a good show and not watched in my house.

Peg is the stupidest, stupidest character ever. Her voice is squeaky and annoying and she has the stupidest problems ever. The animation is horrible. Seriously, the cat is blue. I wouldn't have a problem with that except for that it is supposed to be educational. Peg makes everything into a big deal. Whenever she runs into a little bump in the road, she says in a whiny voice, "This is a BIG PROBLEM! " Well, Peg needs to learn to get over it. The only problem here is that this show exists.

Call me a moron for hating a kids show, but this show is just too obvious. The art is lazy, the background is white, even if it's just the art style. Cat is a smart-arse, and Peg is completely stupid. In one episode she forgets what number comes after 50. I understand this is trying to get kids to understand numbers and letters, but it only really teaches kids how to count to 10 and back, I'm pretty sure kids already know how to do that as soon as they start pre-school.

8 WordWorld WordWorld is an American CGI animated television series that debuted on PBS Kids. It was created by Don Moody, Jacqueline Moody, Peter Schneider and Gary Friedman. WordWorld was produced by The Learning Box and WTTW-TV. The series premiered on September 3, 2007 and ended on January 17, 2011 with 45 episodes and 3 seasons.

I have one benefit to this show. But mostly there are Cons about this show.
Benefit: This teaches kids phonics of ending sounds and beginning sounds.

1. The animation is awful and the characters look messed up.
2. Why doesn't dog speak?!
3. The "Build a Word" song is so awful! The singing is so off tune!
4. Duck sounds like a 10 year old going through puberty!
5. You can barely read the words when their built (Like the word swing, it's too clear to read, the word spoon, it's too smooshed.)
This show is annoying and crappy!

My brother used to watch it at the table and everything. It sucked. All the cons:
*Why doesn't the dog talk? Is he a baby?
*Everything is made up of words.
*Duck is whiny (Ex: in one episode, he cried because he sleeps in nests and at a sleepover, everyone was jumping on the bed but he couldn't jump on his nest).
*The solutions are always at the end when they could've been solved within the first 5 minutes.

When I was little, I used to sing along and beg my parents to get WordWorld merchandise. Now, I'm thinking: "WHY WAS I SUCH AN IMBECILE FOR 3 YEARS OF MY LIFE?!?! " Not only is their show plain boring, it makes me worry if the kids watching WordWorld can actually see the words on the characters/items. Yesterday, I overheard some kindergarteners talking about WordWorld, and the memories kept flooding in. Then, since the show's airing time was over, I got on PBS Kids to see one of those full epidodes they put on every month. I clicked the play button, and it was HORRIBLE! It was nearly impossible to read the words that spell "guitar" because they were so squished together and the colors blended in. It was very hard to read the words. This went for other words like "school" (too tall) or "sandbox" (way too smooshed together). It makes me wonder if kids are actually learning something, provided the words too colored or squished. Anyway, just stay away from WordWorld and there will be ...more

Duck sounds like a piece of crap. And sheep is just selfish. The worst character is pig. He's greedy, selfish, and stuff like that.

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

I liked the show when I was 8, but I never understood it. I mean I didn't understand what's the meaning in each episode. It's a good and educational show but it's way too comfusing for lil kids. And another thing I never understood is the act that they all are animals, anrhur is probalbly a guinea-pig (I'm not sure but I heard that somewhere) and his pet is a dog...what?
And some of Arthur's friends are actually dogs and they act like humans so why his pet is a dog and acts like a dog? This was really weird...
Anyway, I liked the show and I think it's even enjoyable and educational, but little kids definitely won't understand what's the meaning and the advice.
It's more for preteens than for preschoolers.

Did you know this was a book series? Look at the books, not this show. Arthur is supposed to be a aardvark, and in the books, he looks like an aardvark. In the show, I thought he was a bear cub! Muffy and Francine never looked like monkeys, but at least in the books they have the tail! Buster and Fern are the only characters that look like the animals they are supposed to be. Brain is supposed to be a bear, but he looks almost exactly like Arthur, who is supposed to be an aardvark!

10 Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an American-Canadian animated children's television series that debuted in 2012. It serves as a spin-off of the classic show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and focuses on Daniel Tiger, the son of the original Daniel Striped Tiger. Aimed at preschoolers, the show teaches various social and emotional lessons. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood has received several awards and widespread praise for its educational value and positive messaging.

Okay, where do I begin? First of all, how did this show "get Mister Rogers' approval?! " HE IS DEAD! He would never have allowed this. Good job, PBS! And why does Daniel Tiger wear Mister Rogers' sweater?! Did he murder him or something?! And why doesn't he wear pants. If you are going to put animals in clothes, at least fully dress them! And what does this teach again? This is complete crap compared to the original. Poor Mister Rogers, just let the man rest in peace! Geez Louise!

Remember the show that was Mr Rogers neighbor. That show was amazing. Lets fast forward a few years. Now we have this. This show is just completely stupid with cheesy lessons for kids to learn. Mr Rogers taught us about the dangers of violence and how we can stop it ( He even told everyone that we need a parent to be by our side because the stuff he was talking about might scare us ) He told us about people getting a divorce and other heavy subject matters. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood taught us cheesy lessons that kids can easily learn from their parents. The songs repeat themselves over and over again and it can get very annoying. The characters are very annoying, Daniel Tigers voice sounds a lot like D.W's voice from Arthur so no wonder why Daniel is annoying. This was made right after Mr Roger died so no wonder this show is bad. If Mr. Rogers saw this, He would be very sad

I vote this because it ruined a good, classic show that helped kids understand life. Now, since we live in the time where people have a lack of imagination for an adult, they ruin Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and replace it with a tiger who has anger issues and teaches kids to sing a SONG to let your worries go away. Like the other person said, life isn't like that. And I think I'm not the only one who gets extremely annoyed with Katerina Kittycat. Go watch other 90's shows because they were actually decent. And R.I.P Mr. Roger.

I can't stand this Mr. Rogers rip-off! This show teaches kids that if you have a problem, just sing a song and count to ten. I'm sorry but life isn't like that. Mr. Rogers taught children important lessons that would help them understand life as they grew. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood tries to do this but just comes off as a generic kids show. Hope it gets canceled. Go watch Mr. Roger's Neighborhood instead.

The Contenders
11 Boohbah Boohbah is a British children's television programme created by Anne Wood. It premiered on 14 April 2003 on ITV in the United Kingdom, followed by its Nick Jr.

Boring as crap! I just watched some part of an episode on my computer and it is HORRIBLE. All it is are just five colorful furry gumdrops, dolls, testicles, poop, or God knows what that only dance, fart, and fly around. That's all they do. It's just really pointless. And to the guy who said Boohbah and Teletubbies should take an IQ test, I completely agree with you! Teletubbies would for sure win because they actually teach kids something. All Boohbah teaches kids is to be stupid, dance and fart everywhere they go. And the characters are incredibly creepy and weird. Not to mention their squeaking is ANNOYING. They sound like dying mice in the pits of Hell. This is WAY worse than Teletubbies.

This nightmare should be no. 1, at least teletubbies has some character development, this on the other hand has barely any development, it's just a bunch of ugly creatures dancing, and farting, then there are points where these human characters show up, but they barely do anything, they don't speak and they act like idiots. The only people who speak in this show are the narrators, but they don't say anything special, they just say some random names or describe what's happening. It is probably the most irrelevant show in existence.

Boohbah is a kids show by the same creators of In The Night Garden and Teletubbies. In fact, this show is kind of a rip off of Teletubbies even if it's by the same creators. The characters are terrifying, they move so distortedly and their eyes are so big and creepy! A lot of people think they're cute but... I just see them as creepy giant gum-drop googly-eyed monsters.

P.S. The brown Boohbah looks like a clump of poop.

Why can't this be number 1. I mean at least barney talks and so does the rest of the shows on this list except this show. They barely talk, which makes it boring and the characters do dumb dances and are creepy and ugly. The backgrounds are awful and this show is so boring it makes barney look like the best show ever. Worst show in the whole entire universe!

12 Wordgirl WordGirl is an American children’s animated television series produced by the Soup2Nuts animation unit of Scholastic Entertainment for PBS Kids.

It's hard, because I want to punch Barney too. But she is weak! She hardly cares about the monkey, if she were a real superhero she could blast her enemies (OKAY. Killing with powers is too violent for 4 year olds... I'm a kid) POWERPUFFS is better than this. Plus, the villains are weaklings. It takes a feral cats bite, for them to run. Why do I hate wormgirl? (I don't care if you get offended wormgirl. ) 1. She is a LIAR. Every time she saves the day she lies. 2. She gives enemies strength! Dumbest thing to do in a battle: make the opponent stronger. 3. She is mean. She doesn't care about her monkey. She doesn't CARE about her family! Overall wild kratts are best in PBS. (Mainly because I'm an animal lover)

WordGirl is a quality show. Now I will grant the fact that later seasons/episodes are rather terrible. But check the voice cast: these are names you can know and trust, as far as acting quality goes. Writers? Same for them. Animation? Rather good for Flash--a great deal better than the Flash animation Arthur transitioned into. (The animators THERE should be wholly ashamed of themselves. )

The stories and jokes were very witty (prior to the show sliding downhill--watch it from the start, and you will see precisely what I mean). The use of words and the way they were woven into the story and defined was very nicely done. Prior to the slide, it did NOT treat children as if they were morons. I cannot abide by any show that does so. Thus, I always encouraged my nephews to watch the good episodes of WordGirl. I would recommend others to do the same. Just watch and make sure it isn't the lousy episodes, if you are very conscientious of what your child watches--Becky becomes an airhead ...more

Mario, Link, Sonic, and every Call Of Duty character would kill WordGirl. I'm not a fan of Wordgirl, but I'm not a hater. WG fans ruined the show for me, because they always say that WG haters a fools and that this is the best show ever. Take it from a guy who's watched almost every episode, this is not the best show ever. Yes, I know the show can be really good and teaches kids words but it's not the best. Martha Speaks teaches kids multiple words per episode while Word Girl teaches two or three.
So the show is pretty good but not the BEST show on Pbs

The Butcher?! Chucky BREADHEAD?! The f?! What even?! These villains are entirely weak, and stealing cheese?! If you do that and call yourself a master thief, then you're a dummy, like this wierdo villain who likes rats (I DON'T KNOW). Cloning yourself seems like a pretty good super power, but if they're made out of paper?! Then there's no point in having a superpower to begin with! Cancel this show. NOW. Captain Huggyface? Your greatest ally is curious George's drunk cousin. How sad.

13 The Cat In the Hat

My guess is that whenever one of the kids ask their mother if they can go with 'The Cat in the Hat' to some weird place and meet some kooky character; the only reason why the moms always say "yes" is because they think that the cat is the shared imaginary friend of the two children, and all of their adventures are just them playing make believe.

The Cat in the Hat Knows All About That is an insult to the book! The mom treats the cat like he's an imaginary friend and in the book the mom is not susspose to know about the cat! Why do does the mom let them go with him? This show needs to be cancelled!

They're trying too hard! Please leave Dr. Seuss' art style alone. Although maybe it's a good thing that PBS Kids shows haven't jumped on the Steven universe art style bandwagon. There is still hope.

Sally: Can we go to the other side of the world with a random stranger? Mom: Sure because I'm a terrible mother who doesn't give a thing about her kids!

14 Nature Cat Nature Cat is an educational American-Canadian children's animated comedy adventure television series.

The 90s version was actually good. But this version is just trash. The characters are whiny, the animation is ugly, the new songs are annoying, and it is also completely different from the original. Why is Ronald a cat instead of an aardvark? And Nature Cat acts dumb and has a new fear of water, which is annoying. And don't get me started on the mouse. I think this may be the worst PBS show of all time.

I absolutely despise this so called "show". The animation is awful. The main characters look like nuclear mutants. I bet toddlers could draw better than these people. And then there are the main characters. Hal won't shut up and makes the lamest jokes. I'm pretty sure he has the mental capability of a rock. In one episode he talks to mud. Squeaks is so obnoxious. She just shouts all of her lines in that grating voice. Then there's Nature Cat who is a huge coward and knows nothing about nature. He has the worst catchphrases ever. Last there's Daisy who caries around an iPad everywhere she goes. I thought the whole point of being outside was having a break from technology. Aside from that I don't think she's as annoying as the rest unless she's singing. The shows is supposed to teach kids about nature. What better way to learn about nature by watching these lame characters on TV than actually going outdoors. Get it off the air now!

Here are the problems I have with the show:

- Daisy is on her phone too much. She's supposed to represent a kid who uses screen too much, yet if the phone wasn't there, the show wouldn't be very educational. If I had a nickel for every time that phone is a key part in the educational status, I would be able to buy a touchscreen computer, all cash, and then have money left over.

- Do the characters wear clothes, or not wear clothes? I mean, Nature Cat is fully decked with a shirt, shoes, and a hat, but no one else has anything more than a collar.

- THE KISSING. There is at least one kiss in every episode, usually when the eponymous character kisses another main (usually Hal) for being a genius. Sometimes on the lips. I'll let you draw your own conclusions from here.

I watched a episode about bird feeding and I studied birds a lot and I noticed some accidents like it was spring but a chickadee was in a group. Chickadees are in groups in winter not spring! In another bird watching and feeding episode they notice some dumb stuff you should have noticed if you can call your self a nature expert. Also Daisy has a phone! Why the heck does a nature show have something to do with a phone. When I say something to do I mean Daisy looks up stuff on her phone in most of the episodes. The characters seem a little mary sue. I mean in one episode they find gold. I mean I don't think a mouse can find gold but not a kid. Plus how does a mouse lift up a metal pan anyway or her ears anyway. Shows these days always need a dumb character to make kids laugh but most of the time the character is not funny. A low IQ is like saying loud sounds with a clip of people dying is funny. You never learn anything because the stuff they show is stuff most people know. The age the ...more

15 Martha Speaks Martha Speaks is an American-Canadian children's animated television series based on the 1992 children's book of the same name by Susan Meddaugh, about a talking dog named Martha (voiced by Tabitha St.

I remember this day in 2013 when we were getting a chameleon. My mom, dad, sis, and one of my brothers went to the store to look for supplies. I stayed with my other brother because he was sick (he got his tonsles removed a few days ago). He wanted to watch T.V.. I turned on this show. We saw an episode where this old lady is sick. She was very demanding (for example she said to get a doctor right now) which scared my bro. Then the doctor came looking creepy, and she said "AHHH STRANGER! " and that traumatized my bro for a week or 2. I also couldn't sleep for an entire night because of a sad SpongeBob episode where he loses Gary. My bro heard me wake up and he turned on Martha Speeks. There was a thought of this kid who found a monster in his ice cream. I was disgusted.

I hate this show so much. Martha is so annoying and they are so biased to dogs and make cats so "evil". Also has anyone noticed how ugly and dumb the kids are on there? That one girl with blonde pigtails and the green shirt and brown pants makes me cringe every time I look at her. Martha is so dumb also. If they are going to make the dog talk, at least make it smart. And her voice is the worst of all, little kids probably watch the show and then get a migraine after watching it from hearing Martha's annoying voice. Worst show ever.

Martha Speaks is a great show, ZZDOORAL! I agree. Martha can be creepy and retarded. But Martha is funny. I agree. whoever hates her is crazy. Martha is the best dog in the world. On the Thanksgiving episode, which I like, they were discussing Martha's past and because she hadn't seen her mother in a lot of years, Martha was about to cry. And her lips were shaking so I know she was about to cry. She almost made me cry because she was sad that she'd possibly never find her mother. She probably cried but it didn't show her on the screen. And don't tell me dogs can't cry. On the episode Martha says it with flowers, Martha was trying her best to make Helen's grandma happy by giving her flowers. But everything got in Martha's way, ruined everything for Martha and Helen's grandma was so mean to her and yelled at Martha and hurt Martha's feelings and made Martha cry. But after Martha started crying, Helen's grandma had to tell Martha that she didn't hate Martha and Martha didn't always ruin ...more

This is show is stupid and creepy! It's got this yellow talking mutt blabbering about stuff. They got these ugly characters, that have all these weird issues, and it's scary because there's these doofuses trying to kidnap Martha, and I don't know it's SPOOKY! Like there was one episode were Martha had a dream where everyone was an alien pickle. Some of the episodes are so boring! It's techniclly a twin to Dog with a Blog. Please let this show get cancelled!

16 Ready Jet Go Ready Jet Go! is a CGI animated television series created by Craig Bartlett which premiered in the United States as part of the PBS Kids block on February 15, 2016 . The series is produced by Wind Dancer Films and Snee Oosh, Inc. in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The show is aimed at kids ages 3 to 8. On August 17, 2016, PBS Kids announced that Ready Jet Go! has been renewed for... read more

I actually watched this show - I thought it would be annoying and I didn't expect it to be watchable. This show has proved me wrong on that. It's not only educational but it's fun! Ready, Jet, Go is amazing for children and parents who love astronomy and our solar system.

Jet's pet is called Sunspot - he's my favorite.

I checked all kinds of astronomy websites - and every thing on Ready, Jet, Go is factual. And there's astronomer Amy Mainzer who is on the live action parts after the episode. Amy tours NASA labs, Hubble telescope, and the like.

I highly recommend this show.

I originally expected Ready Jet Go to be cancer, like many other educational shows these days. Despite the grotesque, bottom-of-the-barrel CGI. This show actually teaches kids good morals and has mysteries to energize them. I give Ready Jet Go a mixed reception, which is extremely positive for something made for little kids.

17 Thomas & 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.

Long ago when I was little, I used to dance, sing, and beg my parents to buy Thomas and friends merchandise. But when the CGI one came out, it REALLY ruined my life. I mean seriously! It was fine the way it was. The faces the trains have are ugly and creepy, but more ugly because I can't even look at their faces. Whoever designed them should been fired. The songs in it are poor, weak, and nonsense. I mean, America shouldn't of bought it. The animation for the train's faces are HORRIBLE! They smile and blink too quickly, it could infect a child's eyesight. They have too much dimples and wrinkles which make them look ugly. Also, the people walk like turtles! Are they trying to waste time?! They even got voices for the trains which is TERRIBLE! They all sound like crud, and whoever thought of this CGI thing should of got arrested or thrown in a volcano. The whole plot and stuff is bad, and this all thanks to Chuggington. If that show hadn't been created, none of this would of happened! ...more

This show is awesome. It was downhill since season 13 due to stupid CGI but after Victor helps out it started to get better because they brought Narrow Gauges back. Season 17 was a little bit better than the tother one. But season 18 made this show the best PBS Kids show ever. It is not the best show ever but is great.
James, Gordon and Duncan are the best trains

The old Thomas & Friends was a success, it was made using stop-motion, which would take a long time, and it had a better plot and better episodes. The new CGI animated one.. The remake... Well, let's just say it wasn't very good. Also, Rosy is just a pink-obsessed girl stereotype.
Old = Good
New = Bad

What are you talking about? Thomas and Friends is a great show! It teaches about honesty, friendship, and being useful. You are also being mean to all the people who love Thomas.

18 Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Way too stereotypical. The show reinforced all the girly stereotypes that others shows (Arthur, Odd Squad, Wild Kratts, etc) are trying so hard to break. All the main characters were dresses, and nobody really has a personality.

Except Pinkalicous. Oy.

Pinkalicous' personality: Basically Caillou's. A spoiled little girl who wants everything, and throws a tantrum if she doesn't. If her bedroom, her clothes, even her NAME, isn't pink, she screams until everyone is forced to give in.

Everyone else's personality: Really dumb, and obey to Pinkalicious' every whim. If you've watched Wordgirl, when Mr. Big mind controls people? Or Odd Squad, when Obbs mind controls the scientists? Or Wild Kratts, when Donita poses beams all the animals/humans in sight. Those were all temporary, but with Pinkalicious, they're permanent.

The one true thing I hate is that when Pinkalicious is the protagonist, and Peter is kicked to the deuteragonist, how come the show is titled "Pinkalicious and Peterrific"? At first, Peter and Pinka (I'll call her that for now) were the icons, like Martin and Chris are for Wild Kratts. Then they remove Peter, and the only way someone who hasn't watched the show knows Peter exists is the name. They sunk to a new low when they did that. Now, with the combination of spoiled Pinka and the logo, and Pinkville, this is no doubt a show that is aimed at girls, and writes boys out of the audience.

19 Maya & Miguel Maya and Miguel is an American animated television series that aired from 2003 to 2007. It was created by Deborah S. Sanchez. The series centers on the lives of two Hispanic-American twins, Maya and Miguel Santos.

The show aims to promote cultural diversity and language learning. It often incorporates Spanish phrases and customs into the storylines. Maya and Miguel received positive reviews... read more

This show should not air on PBS Kids! This should be on a Saturday Morning block because it does not teach kids anything about Spanish. Maya looks like a 10 year old Dora and Miguel is just uncool. Please take this off PBS Kids!

I like this show, but I am surprised it was on PBS. It's not very educational, just a lot of slapstick, I agree it is more fitting for a Saturday Morning block.

Not sure if anyone else realizes this, but Maya and Miguel's parents never dole out punishments for the excessive mischief their kids (and Maya in particular) cause.

20 The Electric Company

The 1970s show was not too bad, and my Dad liked the show a lot, especially with the "Sneeze scene", but then they ruin it in 2009. They even changed the catchy theme song, into some terrible madhouse. The pranksters are idiots, and it seems like every show even on PBS Kids GO! is just as bad as PBS Kids.

I'm glad I didn't have extremely overprotective parents when I was 10 and was forced to watch this crap, but I'm turning 15 in a few days, and I had to talk Mom out of not letting me watch a show when I ALREADY WATCHED HALF OF THE SERIES!

Its sad to see a terrible show, but its even worse to see a not so bad show return even worse. Remember the 1970s Zoom. Guess what? They made it even worse in the 90s. What's next, a terrible version of the 80s show 3-2-1-Contact!?!

This show is on GO! Which means it's for ten year olds with the most over protective parents in the whole dag on world!

I can't believe this show was made by the same creators of Sesame Street. It's such a weird show, in a bad way.

I'm a teen and the teen girls are pretty, however to not sound weird they can be good characters too.

21 Jay Jay The Jet Plane

This show ripped of Thomas and Friends because trains with faces to planes with human faces. This show has really bad ratings. I hate this show the most from my childhood besides Barney And Friends. Thank God this show was cancelled in 2005 and taken off PBS kids in 2012.

I remember this going off in 2004 save for a few episodes. I liked the caterpillar episode.

This show is basically Thomas but with planes instead of trains. The plane's faces are nightmare fuel

Creepy faces. Also, Jay jay tried to kill Brenda in the intro! Why is Smile and Qubo airing this nowadays?!

22 Splash and Bubbles Splash and Bubbles is an American computer-animated children's television series created by John Tartaglia.

Oh this show again... I absolutely hate this show! The animators obviously didn't know what CGI was and I'm pretty confident they've never seen a fish in their life... they completely ruined the sunfish, which is one of the most adorable things in the ocean! (In my opinion). And what's up with the angler fish!? I can tell it's a guy, but that doesn't make sense! Why? Because FEMALE angler fish are the only ones with lures. The MALES are absolutely tiny, have no lure, and what else to they have? No purpose in life other than finding a mate. I'm serious. They find a female, and, so that they don't have to both go through the trouble of finding another mate in the midnight zone afterwards, they ATTACH themselves to the female. Google it if you want. But anyways, I just REALLY hate this show...

This show is even worse than I expected it to be. The characters are very ugly, and some of them look like puppets more than actual fish. And they use motion capture, which I am NOT a fan of. The transcripts, jokes, and songs are so boring, that I got bored in an instant and so did my 3 yo sister, who is precisely in the target audience for this show, said she didn't like it. The show is even worse than Dinosaur Pain and Sidney the Science Kidney. And the main characters, those being Splash and Bubbles, didn't even get the focus in the first episode. Also, the show talked about crushes in an episode called I Only Have Eyespots For You. How is that appropriate for the target audience. Shows like Wild Kratts are more for older kids, and can get away with stuff, but this is not for older kids! So why talk about crushes? Also, in NC, where I live, this show crapped up the schedule. All of the shows have been misplaced, and now I can no longer watch ready jet go when I get home from ...more

The puppet-like animation is ugly, the voice acting is abysmal (sounds like it was done by homeless people), and the dozen or so (awful) songs are constantly reused. Splash and Bubbles is poop, albeit poop painted with bright colors to grasp the attention of two-year-olds. Marine biology deserves so much better than this!

Poor Fred Rogers and Jim Henson. Fred got Dumb Tiger neighborhood, Peg+ Cat= :(, and Blob Squad. Jim got Sidiot the Science Idiot, Dinosaur Pain, and this. Please PBS, stop putting new shows like Trash and Bubbles and Nitwit Cat. Ready Jet Go would be okay but they make the dd look stupid which makes kids think they are smarter than adults. The Trashy Brodcasting Service puts dumb shows like this and gets rid of Clifford?

What a dumb channel.

23 Big Comfy Couch

I loved watching this show in general, except for three little things that scared me when I was a child about the way episodes from seasons 3 and 4 ended:
1. The way Loonette said "And the clown jumped over the moon! " after the credits.
2. The Radical Sheep Productions logo that had a black and blue background, with the first five notes of Mary had a Little Lamb, followed by a sheep bleating. I liked it better with no sound and the new logo where there is a picture of a sheep with wings.
3. The Owl Communications logo, because it was raspberry pink and white, and the big owl was staring at me, which I find very creepy! I liked it better with the Owl Telivision logo, it had a little owl in it, which I found pretty cute. The Owl Telvision logo never scared me as a kid, the owl was sitting inside a black circle, inside a square with orange and blue stripes. The Owl Communications logo was the closing logo that terrified me the most!

I am not really big on clowns, especially this idiotic show. Big Comfy Couch is just plain strange and the characters act like a bunch of messed up weirdos. Also, the names of the characters and everything they do is absolutely stupid and idiotic! That Loonette character is just plain weird and stupid, she might as well drive me crazy and make me sick! I can see why some people nowadays are afraid of clowns and despise them.

The only thing I dislike about this show is how it ends. With Loonette jumping over the moon, and being creeped out by Radical Sheep Productions, and the Owl Communications logos. Those all gave me nightmares as a child!

Why is this on the list? I loved this show as a kid. It teaches good lessons and is very entertaining.

24 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 work-vehicles and equipment. The show is broadcast in many countries, but originates from the United Kingdom where Bob is voiced by English actor Neil Morrissey. The show was later created using CGI animation starting with the spin-off series Ready, Steady, Build!.

Bob The Builder was one of my childhood memories growing up. I've seen it ever since I was 2 1/2. I've always loved the stop-motion series. But now, the reboot version sucks. Why does Bob look so young? Why is Wendy an electrician? Why does Scoop make the most mistakes? (He was known to be mature, responsible, and trustworthy.) And why is Muck a male in the U.S. Version? (The reason why Muck was changed to a female in the U.S. Is due to the lack of not very many female characters in the main cast.) And why is Lofty different than how he was in the original series? And why are Dizzy and Roley supporting characters? (They're just as important.) Also, why is Roley so bossy instead of mellow and musical? And WHY is Dizzy voiced by someone who voiced an MLP character? WHY!?!

This isn't on the list yet, but it should be on the list of worst kids shows EVER! That Lofty "Ooh... This!, Ooh... That! " Isn't that crane ever scared of anything? The claymation sucks! This should be higher on the list, why is Clifford and Between The Lions here? This should replace them!

The old one was OK, I used to watch it as a kid and enjoyed it, but the new one is just horrible. They could just create a totally new show, but instead they decided to use the existent "brand" (for profit, I guess) and created something that has nothing to do with the original.

The new version is creepy: they have a weird accent (I think it's British[not sure], but the original was English, I think) and they actually look like people, but the original looked somewhat like clay. I actually enjoyed it when I was little and when I first saw this new version I was like "what the heck did they do to Bob the Builder! " I haven't seen much of it, but what I did see the scarecrow and cat weren't there (I don't remember their names). Still they obliterated it.

25 Postcards from Buster

Whenever I hear Buster sing that annoying "postcards from you" song, I cringe. It's horrible!

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