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 ...read more.

I hate you, you hate me, let's all march to Barney's house, to get a great big knife and stick it in his head, he will fall on the ground. He will die, let's grab him, let's put him in a volcano, with a great big push from me to him, he will scream at the top of his lungs.

This show is number 1 worst show alright lots of violence and inappropriate language kids should not use Martha Speaks and Word Girl need to be on the best pbs shows list.

I hate barney so much. I like spongebob better. - Andres

I do hate Barney also. The Power Rangers are way more better. I AM A POWER RANGERS FAN! - playstationfan66

I used to like this show as a kid, but not anymore. I especially don't like Barney's voice.

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

2 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 ...read more.

Holy crap, this show is terrible. It's just making little kids have more temper tantrums.

Caillou is annoying and bald rosie is a whineing moran and the rest are rotten garbage.

I want it to be canceled he's such a baldie he's also very rude and I can't describe how horrid his voice is.

The only thing it teaches you is how to throw temper tantrums.

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. ...read more.

Super Why is absolutely horrible. I understand their concept of trying to teach children reading and writing, but the main point of this show that pisses me off is that they corrupted the original fairy tales. Think of it, sometimes little kids make their own endings, but using literature as an excuse to air it is just plain stupid. It is an insult to literature, the original fairy tales, animation, television, and everybody who happens to be animated on television, YouTube, and all other entities relating to my previously mentioned statements (no, mentally created screams which, if decoded, say Super Why, just ((12 words that shouldn't be said to little kids)) off.) THE END...

Targeting a show for toddlers isn't a good idea. Having the show involve reading skills isn't good either. Have the conflicts based on folklore makes it even worse. And so, Super Why is quite stupid, with little to no entertainment whatsoever, and is targeted to pretty much babies. Show them Sesame Street instead!

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

UGH I can't stand the show, it butchers the fairytales and has ugly animation and cheesy episodes. Do you know what shows are better than this: Steven Universe, SpongeBob, The Loud House, Pokemon, Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends, and post-season 5 Teen Titans Go (along with the TTG movie; TTG used to be bad but has been getting good lately since Bumblebee came)

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

My mom never let me watch this show because she said it was bad for my mind O_o though I never liked the show in general

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.

Its creepy and is annoying so good job guys for making that number 2 I don't like it ethier

They look creepy - ElSherlock

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, ...read more.

Stupid purple haired kid who sings about science and the characters look like McDonald's monsters. He has a science playdate with his friends and his teacher whenever he has no school! SO STUPID THIS SHOW IS CRAP!

He is in kindergarten and he understands stuff you learn in 7th grade Sid's voice is super annoying and the people have purple skin and there only four kids in whole school and all they talk about is SCIENCE it's super annoying also they sing really bad the show is annoying

This show is crap. I watched one episode and here's the premises. Sid excided because his grandma is coming to school. He goes to school and sings about friends. Then he sings about how shots are good and then I shut off the T.V. because I can't watch that crap anymore

My teacher loves this show and she showed us a Sid the science kid video I'm A FOURTH GRADER!

6 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 ...read more.

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. - pandagirl

She is really a failure at math

This show is so stupid! Peg is a dumbass and she always runs into the stupidest problems ever. In one of the episodes, she forgets what 30 looks like... What even of? She is so damn annoying; her voice is annoying. The only thing good about that show is Cat because he makes things funny laugh out loud. But other than that, this show should be cancelled! It's also too fast paced.

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. - SheepBuggy

7 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, ...read more.

The best way that I could describe this show is satisfactory; they over do it on the songs which are corny, and it would have been a bit if they had mixed it up instead of mostly using the same old formula. By that I mean it's usually Buddy and Tiny riding on the train with the Mother; while the Father along with Don and Shiny either stay home near the nest, or fly off some where and you don't see them till the end of the episode. I wish they had mixed it up and and done something different; like focus Shiny and Don with the dad instead of always going with Tiny and Buddy with the mom on the Train, or have Tiny hang out with Shiny and put Buddy with Don. Buddy and Tiny are pretty much ALWAYS together and even SIT next to each other while riding the train; not sure WHY exactly but that bugs for some reason and wish they would SEPARATE, oh and Shiny should stop being such a daddy's girl and always sticking close to the father.

Most Favorite Character: Annie; I wish she was on ...more

I hate this show so much! Don looks like a piece of crap, Buddy is an annoying nerd, the mom and dad are too friendly, and the conductor is so damn creepy! The theme song makes no sense either! How can Tiny talk when she just hatched from an egg? The kids are always going on their own without their parents! What in the hell kind of parents are those bastards?! If those idiot dino kids get killed I bet they won't notice that they are dead and just go back on that damn stupid stone age train!

Buddy: I have a hypothesis.

I do too, Buddy. It's that your annoying beyond belief and that your show should be cancelled in lieu of something better. - dureckl

Ha Ha! That is so funny! I agree with you that the show should be cancelled. - PBSDoink2002


8 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.

OH MY GOD! WHERE DO I BEGIN WITH THIS HORRENDUS SHOW?! All this show does is to show five colorful dimwitted ballsacks that dance and fart. That is all the hell they do. to be honest PBS... This show teaches nothing but to dance and fart in public. Extremely creepy and uncreative. When I first saw this show, it gave me NIGHTMARES because of all of the scary farting. I was scared to hell just looking at them damn creepy googly eyes. I'd rather watch Teletubbies than this BULLCRAP. A very extreme disgrace to a PBS institution. If there was an IQ test for the Boohbah and Teletubbies, the Teletubbies would win because they have at least some godforsaken smarts about the real world. Just to wrap it up... Boohbah is the worst show on PBS Kids.P.S... Boring Boring Boring!

So it turns out this is for very young toddlers who need colorful visual stimulation. Go figure! No wonder it doesn't make sense. - berserkerchicken

I've never seen it but it looks creepy.

All they do is go BO!
With weird names
Look like fluffy balls with eyes, arms and legs.

9 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 ...read more.

The "word" aspect needed to be toned down. They shove it in your face. But, that may not make a difference since it's for young children. - berserkerchicken

Annoying because the animals and things are covered with words and the animals talk to the narrator I mean really what are these people thinking and duck is annoying because his voice sounds like something else and sheep is extremely annoying so its the worst and it only talks about letter and how to spell so its a piece of crap.

STUPID AND RETARDED ANIMALS ACTING LIKE SPOILED BRATS WITH WORDS ALL OVER THEIR BODY AND ALL OF THE THINGS HAVE WORDS ALL OVER THEMSELVES AS WELL! I hate that stupid song whenever they build a word like this, "It's time to build a word! Let's build it! Let's build it Now! " Ugh! That stupid song will get stuck in my head forever!

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

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

Why is Arthur on here? At least it's not in the top 5, 10, 15, or 20. But It's at #22! It's the best PBS Kids Show Ever!


I never understood this show because Arthur is TOO smart for little kids. I don't know why people make such a big deal of this show because it's just 20 kids going to school on every episode. Arthur is just TOO confusing and TOO boring! Whoever added Arthur to this list is so right! And I already know that this comment is going to get 100 thumbs down because everyone acts like people who hate Arthur are evil. BUT I'M NOT EVIL! I'M JUST A VISITOR THAT DISLIKES ARTHUR! IS THAT SO WRONG?!

I hate Arthur people have opinions. You people could be great Communist leaders when you grow up. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Not bad - ElSherlock

The Contenders

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

On the weekend of Valentines Day, I remember seeing this Valentines episode on the PBS Kids website. FOUR WORDS: INAPPROPRIATE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN! To get a Wordgirl episode rated this bad is nonsense to me, because I believe Wordgirl is the only thing that makes PBS Kids earn money.O.K., now see what this episode is about: The episode starts out as Becky wanting to be Scoop's Valentine for the Valentines Day Party. The thing I find inappropriate with that is the fact Becky wants Scoop's affection, as in getting heart eyes when she sees he's going to give a Valentine to someone. I think this is inappropriate because there are small children watching this show and are too young to know about "liking" someone at their age. But no, it gets worse. When Wordgirl finds out the gift is for her friend Violet, she dangles Scoop by the leg about 30 feet from the ground after he was saved from robots and already traumatized over Toby's robots. Skip a couple of scenes later and we see Scoop ...more

Why is this on the list? Nature cat should on the list, Cause Nature cat is even more inappropriate! - yese30

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)

I disagree. I like the show a lot. It makes fun of superhero cliches, and Wordgirl is a strong character. Even though the villains are evil, she still treats them like friends, and tries to lead them on the right path, rather than be cruel. She definitely does care about her family and sidekick. She only lies to keep her secret identity. I wouldn't say she's mean. She's not super goody-two-shoes like Wander (Wander Over Yonder), but she's not a mean girl. Yeah, the villains are silly and it's usually easy for Wordgirl to beat them, but the episodes are still funny and enjoyable. Besides, it's not like the show NEVER gets serious.

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

What I notice is that people think that Wordgirl can beat Super man because SHE'S SMART?! Superman is smart too okay? Anyways, Superman would win

12 Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

This is a rip off of Mister Rogers neighborhood.

IT RIPPED OFF MISTER ROGERS! Which was actually good. I bet that if Fred (aka Rogers' first name) saw this show he would vomit that someone decided to DISGRACE a PBS institution - greatesttop10s

It's a spinoff of Mr. Roger's neighborhood. Daniel Tiger's parents (along with all the other parents) were characters in Mr. Rogers neighborhood.

I swear, this show can connect and actually teach a kid how to be polite, helpful, and responsible. It's really helpful.

If this show was TRYING to be like Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, then it failed horribly. Annoying, patronizing and worst of all, it doesn't even try to set itself apart from every other shoehorned-moral show on PBS Kids. Pick any episode. Guaranteed to have the song-of-the-day playing every 5 seconds. Good grief. Don't associate yourself with the masterpiece that is Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. - berserkerchicken

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!

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

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

This is replacing awesome PBS shows all over America. Like in Atlanta(where I live) this replaced Daniel Tiger's Neiborhood. In other places it replaces curious George, wild kratts, and even Arthur and wordgirl. Terrible. PBS kids you need to bring back your classics or go back to the normal schedule. You are being reduced to Cartoon Network. Plus you overadvertise this. I had to go through a nature cat commercial 5 times just so I,could watch wild kratts. This must be Teen titans go in disguise I mean the animation is horrendous. My 4 year old sister could draw better than that.

I can't even go onto the PBS Kids channel anymore without having my childhood completely crushed seeing all the good shows being replaced with all these crappy new shows. - SheepBuggy

This and that Pinkaliccous Junk Are Taking over MPT My PBS Station. Leaving Shows Like Arthur, and Cyberchace With Only a Mere Hour. While This Gets Almost SIX! Do you Know How Annoying this Show is? Oh! and Guess What? It Did not Just Replace One Show, But TWO! (Rest in peace Mister Rogers and The Zula Patrol) I Hate to Say this but, Could this Be Worse that Caillou (Which gets 30 Minutes)? - Rainbowkid38

Problems with this show:

1. The backgrounds look like some one painted a really good nature scene, before they decide to barf on it. I mean, all the colors are brown, green, orange, It's not colorful enough!

2. It tries too hard to be funny, and all of the few good jokes are overshadowed by the bad ones.

3. The animation is lazy and it looks like they didn't put effort at all. They just worked on it for maybe twelve days and said, "YAH WERE DONE." And the character designs are ugly!

4. The characters are some of THE MOST ANNOYING PBS kids role models ever, and for PBS kids, that is against some stiff competition! Nature Cat is annoying, he overreacts all the time, and is downright aggravating. Squeeks's voice is pesky she is NOT funny and is a pain. And HAL IS JUST STUPID. When your "comic relief" is not funny and just says stupid random information, it will send your viewers on a rampage rather than laugh.

5. Daisy, who I find ...more - Drawbox

14 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.

Why would you let your kid go off with some stranger!?

He is not a stranger. He is a special helper and friend who teaches science to pre-teens. - playstationfan66

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. - berserkerchicken

This a boring show I want it off the air

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 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 the dog is secretly a hunter who hunts down criminals and vomits on them, then shoots them with a shotgun, to finish the job. - J_Of_Fire

Oh god where to begin
She is annoying and never will Shut Up like Staci From total drama: revenge of the island.
Anyway this show is boring and sucks

I have a good idea! A talking dog!

Wait, doesn’t every T.V. shoe have that as an annoying side character?

Yes, but this time, an annoying MAIN character!

16 Jay Jay The Jet Plane

OH MY GOSH! I remember that I was TERRIFIED of this show when I was a kid! YES SIR! Jay Jay The Jet Plane was definitely a NIGHTMARE for me as a kid! Those CREEPY faces and voices just made me run away and cry with FEAR!

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.

This is a rip off of Thomas and Friends ( I enjoyed the older versions of Thomas... Ah childhood)

No! It's a rip-off of both Thomas the Tank Engine and Planes. - logomax

17 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 ...read more.

This show uses some of the best of everything that an animated prime time preschool show has, good quality, no laugh track, real plot, special effects that are not awful, real comedy, no rip offs, action, good drama, sometimes mystery, and finally, good lessons, yet the characters are amazing in both looks, words and actions, which is everything we need in an animated show, the acting is good when you compare the latest episodes to the others as well as some of the other shows, yet they are trained actors, if you research the actors, then you'll see, also PBS Kids has the rights to adapt ideas into their own shows, it's been a trend in many ages in culture, and the part where Jet comes to Earth with his parents is only a small fraction of the show, there's much more to the show than just those parts, and the friendship scenes are true friendship peak scenes, yet the morals are good and teach you important things in life, saying that looks don't always matter and that families are also ...more

It's actually really good, it's unlike the crappy shows which the other ones are, Curious George used to be good until 2004, Wordworld used to be good until 2009, Ready Jet Go is better than any show on PBS Kids starting from 2006 to the present not counting the shows that were good before going downhill, the only good shows after 2006 before Ready Jet Go were Wild kratts and Odd Squad but they are screwed by the channel, so there wasn't anything good on until Ready Jet Go, Also Disney Junior has really bad shows nowadays except for Sofia the First and Elena of Avalor (which isn't as good as Sofia the First, even though it was made by the same creator, but better than Phineas & Ferb and the live-action teenage sitcoms of that channel), There's a real plot, it has good dialogue, You realize that the actors/actresses spent years and years training in acting, unlike most other PBS Kids & Disney Junior shows, which only have actors/actresses that only trained for about 1 week or two, yet ...more

At least Ready Jet Go isn't in the Top Ten, Seriously, it is not a bad show like some of you guys say, it getting better and anyone who doesn't care about that needs to have a check up, I know the difference between healthy & ill and I'm healthy and I also know the difference between this show and the others, there's a plot that doesn't happen in the other shows, it's a good and original plot, yet it's also not a rip off of any show like some might say, but it does adapt from an idea Craig Bartlett had a long while back, and the acting is getting better, it starts out as a fail in the first episode, but the next episodes have better acting, a process that doesn't happen in other shows, yet the quality and lighting is different in a good way, it's very high quality, high definitely and high res, which is what ultra high resolution looks like, making the other shows look low resolution, the image quality isn't really higher, it's an optical illusion caused by the unusually high camera ...more

Anyone who says the acting is horrible is seriously wrong, it's a lot better today than it was on the first season, Yet most of the actors started taking acting classes when they were much younger than they are now, Also, the characters are nice in real life, it's not really bad acting, it's just not good character, there's a difference, but this is PBS Kids, which is a children's network, and acting on children's networks isn't professional like on movies or public prime adult time television, for example, Mitchell was so bratty and mean in season 1, but his actor is nice, so it's just his character on the show, which is different from acting talent, also she got a lot better on this season then on the previous seasons, he doesn't scream nearly as often as she used to and she's acting much nicer now, also, this is the first time since Nature Cat that PBS Kids has made a show that's not a copy of the Nick Jr shows, but it is based off a show that Craig Bartlett had an idea for a long ...more

18 Pinkalicious & Peterrific

This show always has me ranting, it's one of the most annoying shows out there. When I saw the commercials I was expecting it to be like every other PBS KIDS show but I despised it even more than I thought. Pinkalicious is one of the most annoying characters ever created, she constantly gets her way. Like the time her shoes were too small and hurt her later on, her mother told her they didn't fit her and she shouldn't wear them, Pinkalicious did anyway! Her mom didn't even say anything when Pinkalicious wore them out, of course Pinkalicious learned they didn't fit her and changed her mind at the end. Plus Pinkalicious is not a good bigger sister at all, when Peter and her would building a robot whenever he suggested anything she denied it and did something she wanted and when they had to come up with the robot's name Peter suggested a name instead of hers and she says "Pinkabota, what's your name? " (Pinkabota was what she wanted to call it) and guess what it said it's name ...more

Pinkalicious is a spoiled brat! Banned from my house.

I thought the art style was charming, but all of that is easily overlooked by how annoying, generic and sparkly the whole thing is. But that's okay, because this is geared towards pre-k children. - berserkerchicken

Still better than the books - Trollsfan536

19 The Electric Company

Loved this show

My little sister and I used to watch the 2009 version a lot on the WETA Kids channel.
"HEY YOU GUYS! " - PerfectImpulseX

They get the name from family guy

The electric company actually first came on before family Guy. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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!

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

Animation is just passable, the content on the other hand, oh no no no, it is just SO EMPTY

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

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...

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!

21 Esme & Roy

The Latest Installment of: Why PBS Why? - Rainbowkid38

22 Big Comfy Couch

Most people have never heard of it because its also a stupid name for a show.

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

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.

Can't believe this is on the list, just saying'. I really liked this show growing up and I still do

23 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 ...read more.

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 2015 reboot sucks - ElSherlock

Used to be on Nick Junior a few years ago. Get Bob the Builder off PBS Kids and back on Nickelodeon or have Disney Channel air the cartoon alongside Wander Over Yonder, Jessie, Phineas & Ferb, Austin & Ally and Girl Meets World. - playstationfan66

The new one is rubbish he's taller has a human face and his legs are longer. The older one has great drawing

24 Dragon Tales Dragon Tales is a Canadian-American animated pre-school fantasy adventure children's television series created by Jim Coane and Ron Rodecker and developed by Coane, Wesley Eure, Jeffrey Scott, Cliff Ruby and Elana Lesser.

I don't like the theme song or the magic spell. I do not like it. No I don't.

I remember this one. - GehennaTheSecond

What I watched this as a kid

No this is the best show EVA

25 Breadwinners Breadwinners is a 2014 animated comedy television series produced by Nickelodeon. It is about the adventures of SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two ducks who drive in a rocket van delivering bread to their customers.

Sucks but not PBS - Craopoo

Not on PBS Kids - ElSherlock

Sucks, but it's not PBS. - KalloFox34

Is pbs taking over Nickelodeon

26 Maya & Miguel

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 liked this show when I was little. - PerfectImpulseX

In one episode, Miguel farted and ran to the boy's room.

They are messy! Never neat!

27 Angelina Ballerina

Angelina Ballerina (Original) Was good, but the new one: Angelina Ballerina : The Next Steps. Has way too much pink and bad voice acting, and it doesn't seem like a kids show. It's constant drama and gossip, it seemed more like a teen comic show. - SheepBuggy

There are various merchandise of the cartoon including a board game and several picture books published by Pleasant Company under license from BBC Worldwide and HiT Entertainment. The products, unlike the cartoon itself, are aimed towards preschoolers. - playstationfan66

I hate this stupid mouse. Mice can't even dance

I like the old version better, because in the new one's too bright and has too much pink.

28 Ribert and Robert's Wonderworld

Not on PBS but it is stil crap - Mrsantaclaw33033


The reason this show sucks because it’s a ripoff of blues clues and new hit show from Cartoon Network summer camp island

29 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 was good in the 80's and 90's. - GehennaTheSecond

This show isn't bad - ElSherlock

You hate Ringo Starr?

30 Math Monsters

The animation is horrible, the voices are atrocious, the songs make you think your ears are about to bleed in 14 seconds, the characters are stupid for the sake of being stupid! I COULD GO ON FOREVER

Oh my god! I'm glad I FINALLY found people who hate this piece of bull crap!

Damn, I think the Math Monsters are Heartlesses. So, Sora and other keyblade wielders can slay them. - AldoFitrian

31 Peep and the Big Wide World Peep and the Big Wide World is a Canadian–American animated children's television series created by Canadian Animator Kaj Pindal and based on the 1988 short film Peep and the Big Wide World produced by the National Film Board of Canada, which itself is based on the 1962 short film The Peep Show, also ...read more.

This show is actually one of the few PBS kids shows that I like.

I like this and I'm an adult. I had to watch it since I was recovering from surgery, and the stories are simple and the characters are entertaining. The vibes the show gives off feel like it could fit in the 70s or 80s as well.

My tots love peep, simple and sweet. Keep in mind it's to entertain children not adults. My little ones think it' great, and there is always a lesson to be learned.

WHO PUT THIS HERE? Sure the animation sucks, but it had a good plot. And if you think the narrator sucks, she voices Jessie in Toy Story.

I never liked Jessie from Toy Story. I think she overreacts to much. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

32 Mack & Moxy

I hate many pbs kids shows but this one is the one I dislike most
The show is annoying there is not many episodes and the song is irritating when I hear about that show I feel mad

Mack sounds like he was at the bar and got drunk. That is why he's crazy, this the worst show of all time for me. I like how all the comments for this show say it's bad. I was the one who posted all the comments and my friend posted some to. Please make this #1. Me and my friend will be very happy.

This show is TRASH also it has bad messages for kids I hate the theme song the the "here we go song" and the animation Its CHEAP also the costumes are. And it only has 12 episodes (correct me if not) please put this on #1

What's Mack and Moxy? It sounds like a terrible show. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

33 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.

If you listen to this show without watching it you will likely notice how bratty and annoying the voices are in it. If this show is actually teaching good morals, the characters should at least talk with some respect and not teach bad manners to young children who are developing and integrating into society.

If this show is actually teaching good morals, the characters should at least talk with some respect and not teach bad manners to young children who are developing and integrating into society.

Dora is not on pbs peeps. - EpicJake

Pbs is taking over nickelodeon

34 Raggs

This should switch places with awesome Wild Kratts. I mean, the things every character does are so senseless! Like stinky, smelly stew curing a cold. And the voice of that idiot Trilby is so irritating, it's enough to break my ears. And there are no characters other than the puppies and their cat. And speaking about the cat, his laugh and the fact that he always talks about stinky fish is so annoying. Whenever, they show any living thing other than the puppies, it looks so pathetic, such as a snail in one episode. There is also NO location other than the clubhouse in the series. This is one of PBS, least known, yet annoying shows. What's worse, while being little known, as well as canceled, it still airs in reruns in NC, where I live. What an epic fail at another kiddie band.

This show was on a Spanish network and a ripoff of barney bear in the big blue house seas me street and those stupid puppets from the wiggles

Every character's voices is annoying, they do illogical things, everything about this show annoys me. It should change places with awesome Wild Kratts. It's one of the most annoying, yet least known shows on PBS kids. One of the worst kiddie bands.

I'm the person below the biggest paragraph and I now think it wasn't that bad, the cat is funny and I like how they perform for kids, and a few of the dogs are ok in personality. But it is annoying at times and yes they do illogical things.

35 Cliffords Puppy Days

This show is an absolute atrocity.

I have left several positive comments on great shows that are shown on PBS. This is the only one that I honestly despise.

It seems like it's written by a privileged, bored woman, who went half-way through a teaching program at Devry.

The theme song is the worst song I've ever heard.

This show is so simple and terrible, I'm afraid it's spreading stupidity. It's just SOAKED in obviousness.

Clifford's cartoons are terrible.

I LOVED Clifford The Big Red Dog as a kid.. I still do now, But I HATE Spin-offs! I hate them because most of them are crap. - SheepBuggy

This show ruins Clifford.

Clifford was good until this came on! It has dumb characters and the music gets old. I miss the old Clifford. This is retard and stupid.

36 Odd Squad Odd Squad is a Canadian/American children's live action television series that premiered on TVOKids in Canada and PBS Kids in the United States on November 26, 2014, both on the same day.

Its pretty annoying.

I can't say enough about the good feelings odd squad daily brings to me. I'm 16 years old and I absolutely love this show! I watch it with my 10 year old brother and 2 year old cousin. We have so much fun jamming out to Soundcheck songs and quoting the hilarious characters.

Ms. O- (Millie Davis) Ms. O is so cute! Several people constantly nag to me that Ms. O is "so mean ". I see Ms. O as a fun girl who loves juice boxes and who never wants to grow up:) She's kind of like Peter Pan in a way. Who doesn't love Peter Pan? Ms. O is also quite encouraging to her agents which teaches kids to encourage their friends. You can't tell me that Ms. O is mean because nobody is perfect!

Doctor O- (Peyton Kennedy) This young girl is my absolute favorite actress and such a great role model! I look up to Doctor O and she is younger than me. Both Doctor O and Peyton Kennedy teach kids (and adults) that you can do anything if you put your mind to it! Doctor O studied hard for ...more

This show saved pbs kids. I love it


37 The Wiggles The Wiggles are an Australian children's music group formed in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1991. The current members of the group are Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, and Emma Watkins.

No way! The Wiggles are great! Their songs are so catchy, and I still listen to them today! Besides, The Wiggles aren't even on PBS Kids! Why is this even on here?

So hyper and annoying! The lyrics only make sense half of the time! My kids get more hyper from this than spongebob lol

Not on pbs but it sucks - Mrsantaclaw33033

creepy - Mrsantaclaw33033

38 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.

Whoever put this burn your computer

I know right great show right next to Word Girl these negatives comments against these good shows like these needs to be put to end destroy this list!

Sesame Street is great show I think Elmo is awesome

Sesame street is Awesome!

Seriously? Take this off. - GehennaTheSecond

39 Fanboy and Chum Chum Fanboy & Chum Chum is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by Eric Robles for Nickelodeon. It is based on Fanboy, an animated short created by Robles for Nicktoons and Frederator Studios, which was broadcast August 14, 2009 to July 12, 2014 on Random! Cartoons. The series was first ...read more.

What's next on this list, Family Guy? - KalloFox34

Not a PBS Kids show, it was on Nickelodeon.

I know someone else already commented this but this is a Nickelodeon show not PBS. - SheepBuggy

Not a pbs show but still trash lol

40 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks

I remember this show. - PerfectImpulseX

This is a good show, better than some on here.

This show is good.

Because he"s so freaky and creepy

41 Health And Kids

A nick show not pbs kids

42 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.

WE ARE NUMBER ONE! - berserkerchicken

Wait...this on Nick Jr not PBS Kids!

This was never on PBS.
It has aired on Noggin (now Nick Jr.), Sprout (now Universal Kids), and NBC in the US. - PerfectImpulseX

I used to thought this show was weird. Really weird. Until I seen the We Are Number One song a year ago and I loved it. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

43 Doc Mcstuffins Doc McStuffins is an American-Irish animated children's television series produced by Brown Bag Films.

Get mad at me, and dislike my comment all you want, But I'm sick of all these Toy Story rip-offs! I don't care if you think it's a good show, It's really unrealistic! Toys can't magically come to life and talk to you, and then turn back to objects when your parents go near them. I get it's a kids show and animals can talk and stuff, but the thing is these aren't animals. They're toys. Toys don't have a life and they are completely made of fabric and polyester. At least talking animals made sense since they have lives, and some like parrots and cats can be tamed to talk. - SheepBuggy

It's annoying and stupid

This is a Disney Junior Show, not a PBS Kids one

Its fine but really annoying and since when do toys get sick.

44 Bo on the Go

Bo will not go. Why? Because Dezzy is a whiny brat. - PiscesCringe

When I was about 6 years old, I would jump onto my couch and watch this show every weekend. the funny thing about it was... me and my siblings HATED this show. we were serious criticizers when it came to cartoons and we would ask the most logical things like: "why do you have to use MY energy? " we would joke around saying that her bracelet was made of glow in the dark froot loops, and usually after the show was finished, I'm usually stumbling out of breath to find the nearest inhaler (i'm an asthmatic). we made theories on how she could find (and use) our energy straight from the T.V. screen.

ah...good times.

Bo is such a crybaby and look at her, she feels awful and disgusting!

I can feel your energy

45 Nina's World

It’s close to Caillou. Not for me. 9:00 am in the morning.

What the heck is Nina's world?

It's an old show about a girl that goes on adventures in her dreams - 1507563

Is this the ripoff nof nina needs to go! never watched this but I think this is a bad as not even wore than nina needs to go

46 Zoboomafoo Zoboomafoo is an American/Canadian zoological children's television series that originally aired from January 25, 1998 to November 21, 2001. It is still currently shown in syndication and was regularly shown on Sprout until 2011. A total of 65 episodes were aired.

When I was 2 I watched this and was very confusing especially since I was pretty dang smart for my age and for some reason they put the kratt brothers in a egg I was really confused on how they got in there I literally said what animal layed that. I was really confused

Zoboomafoo is NOT a lemur. The Kratt brothers are nowhere near "animal specialists". They are not trainers, wildlife rehabilitators, Animal Control officers, or even veterinarians.

The real truth:
The Kratt brothers are just a bunch of neatly dressed men who walk into a random little "creature shack" every day to try to find a lemur. But you know what they actually find? Some Canadian guy DRESSED as a lemur. Legend says he was a real lemur, until the actors made the bad mistake of giving him tropical fruit. Then, he spins on this turntable, shouting "ZOBOOMAFO! ", and leaps off...only to be transformed into this French-speaking, energetic monkey man. By the way, one episode shows Zoboomafoo actually SWIMMING! Since when has a lemur swam in the wild, at the zoo, or anywhere in captivity?

47 Let's Go Luna!

Good grief. Another generic "normal kids have a magical friend who shows them cool stuff" show. Also she looks like Ms. Pac Man. There's an episode with elephants whose designs ripped off Raj from Camp Lazlo. - berserkerchicken

The voices are sooo annoying, one of them sounds like they are making a fake Mexican accent. The moon (Luna), is incredibly self centered and does not teach how to interact with people properly. They sing the same song way too much, they look like Ren and Stimpy rejects and it is boring.

They must all get killed by a EF5 tornado!

This is the worst show ever on pbs kids.

48 Dot and Dash

This isn't a show. - PerfectImpulseX

They ditched the kids on 2014 yesterday I saw them then I showed my mom and I was right about 2019 and I still hate them!

Dot and Dash aren't even a show. They're mascots. I always LOVED seeing Dot and Dash in their logos! They always made me smile! They were great...UNTIL OCTOBER 7 2013! Whatever happened to Dash? And why did they re-design Dot? And what are Dee and Del doing here!?! I HATE THE NEW MASCOTS! 😤 (As a matter of fact, I sent PBS Kids a letter about this.)

Weird mascots. I always thought Dots looks like Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls. Am I the only one who thinks that?

49 SciGirls

SciGirls is the only show on PBS Kids that teaches pre-teen, teenage and older girls the ways of science. I mean, come on, why is this show the worst? L'Oreal (a girls cosmetic and beauty supply company located in France) sponsored the show and ran a successful website that allows girls to experience science through a different perspective, right inside their natural beauty. My cute girlfriends haven't watched or heard of it. - playstationfan66

Izzy is a bad friend in one episode she needs to make electricity and she Jake pedal on the thing to make energy and poorJake gets tired and tells him to keep going. Izzy is always on that phone does she have a life? They complain about the smallest br Problems. It feels like boys can't do science. There is one episode where they make a Mars rover to go in the water. THERE IS NO WATER ON MARS! . IZZY IS JUST PLAIN LAZY. !

Once the Earth is nearly finished, millions of people move to Mars (including me) to survive. - welliewishersfan78

Izzie is rather cutesy in the season 2 episode entitled "Multitasking Mania" because of her cutesy animated feet mentioned on her webcam, covering Jake's mouth (while painting her cutesy animated toenails). - welliewishersfan78

I'm a guy and I like this show.

50 Noddy

Ugh really annoying boy or girl I really don't know but he/she drives me crazy - peaceswagtv

Damn, Noddy. I think he's just a damn boy who goes to the toy world. I hope Sora can slay him for his new Mastery Exam. - AldoFitrian

Poo-poo head (as I called him when I was 4) smells!

Weirdest crap ever

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