Worst Shows On PBS Kids


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21 Ready Jet Go 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

It's better than a lot of rubbish that PBS kids airs, but still, when you compare shows like this and Wild Kratts to Clifford, they aren't so good. - Drawbox

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22 Splash and Bubbles Splash and Bubbles

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

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

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

Splash and Bubbles is the absolute worst show ever!

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23 Dragon Tales Dragon Tales

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

Why is this not at #1? - 404_name_missing

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24 Breadwinners Breadwinners

Is pbs taking over Nickelodeon

On Nickelodeon not pbs kids

Not a pbs show, still trash though lol

Not on PBS - Cartoonfan202

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25 Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer is an 2000 American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner.

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

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26 Ribert and Robert's Wonderworld V 4 Comments
27 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.

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

Not on PBS - Cartoonfan202

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28 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.

The show went downhill in the newer seasons - Cartoonfan202

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29 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.

Creepy and cringey - Cartoonfan202

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30 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

This would be higher if it wasn't a dank meme! - 404_name_missing

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

After watching Odd Squad a few times, my child has decided it is funny to yell at people and to yell when there is a problem that needs solving.



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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.

Should be put back on pbs kids. Was one of my favorites and still is!

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33 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

Not on PBS - Cartoonfan202

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34 Peep and the Big Wide World Peep and the Big Wide World

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.

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

Who put this here? I loved this when I was little and I still do!

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35 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

This show is very good but the movie is FAR WORSE.

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36 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?!?!

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

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37 Sarah & Duck

This has got to be the most boring kids show ever made. It has no real background music, the theme song just repeats the name of the show over and over in different tones while lame music plays in the background, and there are no other characters other than unrealistic characters like talking objects or talking animals or background characters. - SheepBuggy

Step 1 say bad words 2get fired OR 3 go to jail

This is on sprout, anyway the show is boring - cartoonfan101

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38 Cyberchase Cyberchase Cyberchase is an American–Canadian animated television series on PBS Kids. The series focuses around three Earth kids, Jackie, Matt, and Inez, who are brought into Cyberspace, a digital universe, to protect it from the evil Hacker. Cyberchase was created by Thirteen. It was first shown on WNET as ...read more.

They need a new enemy, that is STRONGER than Hacker. And instead of wanting to take over cyberspace, they should want to DESTROY IT. MAKE THE VILLAIN MORE INSANE - greatesttop10s

How dare you guys put Cyberchase on this list! I look up this show all the time! For those of you who show hatred towards Cyberchase, it's because you're not math people, and you're jealous of those that do like Cyberchase, because they are much smarter at math! I guaranteed people will be much smarter at math if they watch Cyberchase.

When I was little, I loved this show and everything about it. I was only 3 to maybe 5 or 6 then. Now today, I went on PBS Kids to go and watch Wordgirl when I saw this show and decided I should see a piece of my childhood. Only problem is, CYBERCHASE WAS HORRIBLE, CREEPY, AND JUST PLAIN NONSENSE! The whole show was dumb! All they did was provoke Hacker's anger, or at least that's what I heard of the bits and piececs of the plot, because I was creeed out over that talking robotic, humanoid woman thing on their computer or whatever. It was so frightening, and I had nightmares over it even though I'm 11! Thankfully, my mom walked in the room at the exact moment and she banned it from the house because it was, "A disgrace to science and imgination." Now, to you that may be a punishment, but it was like Heaven for me. Ever since then I have hated the show.

Why the frick is this on here? - 404_name_missing

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39 Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, sometimes shortened as Fetch!, is an American animated television series that was on PBS Kids.

If you don't take this of the list then everybody will call the PBS kids Station and tell them that you had put all the shows that they are showing and had put Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman on the top ten worst shows list.

Please this is one of the only shows on pbs kids that was for older pre-teens not 3 year olds PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!

Because he's fat come to think about it why didn't they make it all cartoon. No offense I love fetch.

I think it should go back on air. It was awesome! I told PBS to bring it back and replace Sid.

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40 Between the Lions Between the Lions

It's a classic and must not be here.

What? This show was my childhood! - RiverClanRocks

Another childhood show that isn't that good. That joker-like person in the middle of the theme song is creepy.

No... take this show off the list

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