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

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The Top Ten

1 Nickelodeon 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 - xandermartin98

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2 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 - xandermartin98

3 Cartoon Network 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.

Luckily, THEY seem to at least be somewhat recovering from it (Teen Titans Go being as dreadfully abysmal as it is notwithstanding) - xandermartin98

I hate cartoon network

I stopped watching this network for a reason.
Scratch that, for MANY reasons. - CloudInvasion

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" - xandermartin98

5 The Simpsons 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 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

Yes, honestly even more so than Futurama (technically, Futurama was from 1999, so making it count for this list is stretching quite a bit) - xandermartin98

6 Alien (Movie Series)

Well, the GAMES are starting to recover from it, at least - xandermartin98

This junpe the shark in 1992

7 Sega 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.
8 Disney 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.
9 The WWE
10 The Terminator (Movie Series)

THE WHOLE TIMELINE OF THIS SERIES IS IN CHRONIC DISARRAY.

THE FANBASE IS AT WAR... - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 Jurassic Park
12 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American 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". ...read 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 - xandermartin98

14 Radiohead 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) - xandermartin98

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

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

Nintendo didn’t make cooking mama

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 - xandermartin98

16 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 ...read more.
17 The Matrix
18 Power Rangers

Hopefully Hasbro can save it - Sailor Sedna

19 Pop Music
20 The Swan Princess
21 Final Fantasy
22 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.
23 D.C. Thomson
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1. Nickelodeon
2. Transformers
3. Star Wars (Movie Series)
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1. Disney
2. The WWE
3. Jurassic Park
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