Worst Shows On PBS Kids


The Top Ten

1 Barney And Friends 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. - TopTenJackson

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 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 - Cartoonfan202

Not surprising because we as teens hate this show.

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2 Caillou 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.

He's a bald selfish ass hole. May he and his jackass brainless parents go to hell. Save his sister though, she's cute

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3 Super Why 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

Super Why was this show even made!

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4 Teletubbies 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 .

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

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

I hated the Teletubbies. My teacher, Mary Margaret Campbell, revealed my shocking truth of the Teletubbies being on a page near Barbie in a FAO Schwartz catalog and asked me to get rid of those annoying morons once and for all. The Teletubbies deserve to die. The Teletubbies deserve to be banned from PBS Kids by my teacher, Mary Margaret Campbell. THE TELETUBBIES STINK! TAKE THE DISGUSTING TELETUBBIES OFF PBS KIDS IMMEDIATELY! RETURN MAGIC SCHOOL BUS, GHOSTWRITER, SQUARE ONE AND 3-2-1 CONTACT TO PBS KIDS! - playstationfan66


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5 Sid The Science Kid 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

At least the songs that the teacher sings are good though. - PerfectImpulseX

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6 WordWorld 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.

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

This is one of my all time favorite pbs kids shows

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7 Boohbah 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!

I am a mother of 3 and when Boohbah came on I well, words fall short to describe how utterly horrific this show was...

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. - Powerfulgirl10

Bring back Boohbahs! and make baby Boohbahs like the Tiddlytubbies in the new Teletubbies. They look cuddly. They look like toys.

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8 Peg + Cat 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

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

Peg is too hyper. Her character should have been made a little more calmer. Everything seems to be a problem.

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9 Dinosaur Train 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.

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


This show is TERRIBLE! It’s a ripoff of Dinosaur King (one of my favorite shows).

Dinosaur King taught kids about culture, but this teaches kids... feces.

The dinosaurs in Dinosaur Train also look like they’re staring into my soul.

Max, Rex and Zoe from Dinosaur King are AWESOME!

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

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...

This show sucks a lot. The acting is whiney, the animation is creepy, the characters are bland, it's not very educational, and it's sometimes inappropriate for kids! - Cartoonfan202

I think the fish look like Pixar rejects.

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The Newcomers

? Let's Go Luna!

I haven't seen it yet but the animation sucks

The Contenders

11 Arthur 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

Why is this #11? This is the best PBS Kids show and one of the best animated shows ever! - PerfectImpulseX

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12 Daniel Tiger's 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.

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!

Oh, really? Mister Rogers neighborhood was actually good! Why did they make a show about a dumb tiger who is an ass!? Cancel this show now!

It ruined something iconic. (Also my childhood)

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13 Wordgirl 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

Whoever likes word girl needs a brain doctor because this is the worst show on pbs

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14 The Cat In the Hat

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

This a boring show I want it off the air

The books are better!

Cat: Sally, Nick, are you ready to-
Ray: It is I, Ray from Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal!
Nick: Wha?
Ray: (shoots Nick, Sally and Cat with AK-47) Goodbye you idiots!

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15 Nature Cat 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

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

Lets all go to his house and kill nature cat

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16 Sesame Street 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!

This show is great and all but elmo gives me nightmares

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17 Martha Speaks 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 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

I love this cartoon why is here

This was a guilty pleasure of mine back in circa 2011-2014. I haven't seen this show since then though. - PerfectImpulseX

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18 Big Comfy Couch

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

Oof. Nostalgia intensifies. - ItsPisces

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19 The Electric Company

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!

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!?!

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. - SheepBuggy

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

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20 Bob the Builder 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.

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

Hate it so much! - birdfguy2001

Because you're too old for it? I don't understand why children are even allowed on the internet... (but I can only agree if you're talking about the 2015 reboot *shudders*) - TheYoshiPyro64

The new one: *old Bob screams* - Ikura

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21 Dragon Tales 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.

This show should definitely be put back on PBS was and still is one of my favorite shows. Take off odd squad every child I know of hates the show

I hate watching Dragon Tales show now. Dragon Tales for little kids. I'm too big for Dragon tales.

I wish I wish with all my heart, for this show not to air for all of eternity

No no no no no get Dragon tales off the list

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22 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.

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

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 - Lunala

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23 Thomas & Friends Thomas & Friends

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

Gordon was one time the fastest engine on Sodor and now it's about time they had him scapped or send him far away because he's not very nice to the other engines and he's rude also and he also gets stuck on the hills also and he is an older engine and I think they should replace him with Connor and Caitlin the new streamlined engines taking over the express duties and pulling the express also and they go much faster then Gordon ever did and they would do a much better job then he ever did.

Am I the only one who outgrows certain shows? I mean it feels creepy seeing a 16 year old watch Thomas (unless special needs) - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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24 Odd Squad 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.

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

I can't stand that bratty little girl who's always yelling at everyone.

I just recently saw this show and I found it kind of boring and stupid and retarded

This show saved pbs kids. I love it

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25 Angelina Ballerina

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

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

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

When I 3-4, I used to love the original show (the one that was actually drawn) but the 3D animated version was terrible. It’s just annoying and I didn’t like it.

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26 Ribert and Robert's Wonderworld

Not on PBS.

Not on PBS but it is stil crap - Mrsantaclaw33033

what? - Cartoonfan202

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

27 LazyTown LazyTown

My boyfriend watches the show with his little sister and made me mad cause he said Stephanie is perverted on there flirting with a 40 year old man and tries to be attractive for him. He also mentioned she dances around in a dress that goes up to her butt.

Man it is retarded. It needs better characters. All they do is sing and dance and look stupid. Their voices are annoying. And they make a big deal over everythingall Sportacus does is do tricks and stuff. The villain is retarded as you know what. It is a horrible insult for kids. Its not even all educational. And the characters on there make you want to slap their face they are so ugly. When they talk their faces are so wide and they're scary creepy looking.

Why is this on the list its not bad whats so bad about lazy town

Accidentally voted - Trollsfan536

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28 The Wiggles 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.

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

29 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

Still better than the books - Trollsfan536

Oh my god, I hate this show! - PBSDoink2002

There is a first a Tigers me her want to kill that before it starts and I want to learn around the world cubby is Sue and there were 21 and you don’t know I don’t want to take selfie pictures of stuff but I difference is like kids and adults to watch all day what’s go over and then around the world because the number 21 because they have it I am a movie you want to just be mad because he’s come to that one!

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30 Mack & Moxy

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

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

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

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31 Peep and the Big Wide World 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.

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

It's an okay show. But I think the duck is a little self centered. - DontMakeARookieMistake

It’s ok. It should be taken off the list - KingSlayer93316

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32 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.

It ruined Clifford. Enough said - KingSlayer93316

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33 Sanjay and Craig Sanjay and Craig Sanjay and Craig is an American animated television series produced by Nickelodeon. The show is about a 12-year-old boy named Sanjay Patel who owns a talking pet snake named Craig. It ran from May 25th, 2013 to July 29th, 2016.

First of all, this is not a PBS Kids show, and second of all whoever put this show on the list, take off this show immediately right now. This show be in the top 20 worst children's shows or the top 20 worst Nick shows.

Err... This is on Nickelodeon not PBS Kids. - cosmo

First it's not a pbs kids show second I hate it and third they are gross

It’s on Nickelodeon, but it’s still a very bad show - KingSlayer93316

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34 Fanboy and Chum Chum 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.

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

This is on Nickelodeon - KingSlayer93316

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35 Will and Dewitt

This show is stupid! They always sing which is annoying. One time will was happy he was replaced by a cow in newspaper. Really?! Who wants to be replaced by a cow?!?!

Stop saying this show is stupid

This show aired on Kids' WB! Not PBS KIDS! But yeah, this show sucks.

It’s about a frog and a boy, I think - sound4mercury

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36 Maya & Miguel 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!

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

They are messy! Never neat!

I liked this show when I was little. - PerfectImpulseX

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37 Clifford

Why is it on this list? It's a good show!

Usually At 3:30 In the afternoon they show Clifford. Me And my son Dustin love Clifford

This show is my best childhood show. Take this off the list and put ODD SQUAD THAT STUPID SHOW

So if a T.V. show came out when you were a kid you like it? This show really sucks. The plot is just boring. It is too slow. And tons more. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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38 Breadwinners 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.

Is pbs taking over Nickelodeon

On Nickelodeon not pbs kids

Not a pbs show, still trash though lol

It’s on Nickelodeon, but all the Nick shows on this list are garbage - KingSlayer93316

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39 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.

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40 Dot and Dash

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

They were awesome, until Dash died and was replaced by two fools called Dee and Del. What kind of names are they, anyway?!?!

They were originally good, then Dash faded away and Dot got children. - Nanis149

This isn't a show. - PerfectImpulseX

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41 Nina's World

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

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

42 Zoboomafoo 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.

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?

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

43 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!


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44 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

I'm a guy and I like this show.

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

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45 Bo on the Go

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

This is on Netflix

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46 Oh Noah

Stupid. Just plain stupid. I really miss Harry & Bianca from Cyberchase. Instead of hilarious grown-ups solving math (and sometimes messing up : p), some stupid kid who doesn't know spanish with his retarded mouse mess things up. Screw you, Noah and the creators.

This should be called oh no

Terrible animation

They to tach Spanish, this what happened, so hanny get a Ball and going home! see ya!

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47 Health And Kids

A nick show not pbs kids

48 Doc Mcstuffins 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

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

This is not a PBS kid's show. It's Disney JR!

It's annoying and stupid

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49 It's a Big Big World

I hate it a big big world huge time it ripped of bear in the big blue house

I hate this awful show it a big ripoff of bear in the big blue house which was better I hope it canceled soon birdeet was the worst character ever

I hope this shows is canceled so screw it a big big world and screw puca yes kid vs cat no

Um... well this show scared the living heck out of me when I was like 4 or 5. Now it's okay.

50 Maya The Bee Maya The Bee Maya the Bee is a German-Australian computer-animated comedy television series produced by Studio 100 Animation in association with ZDF and TF1. It is based on the character Maya the Bee introduced in 1912. This is the second animated adaptation focused on the character, after the anime Mitsubachi Māya ...read more.

This is not on PBS, it's on sprout. - PBSDoink2002

Remember netflix taking out episode 35

According to all laws of aviatio-Wait, wrong cartoon/movie. - PerfectImpulseX

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