Worst Shows On PBS Kids


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21 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

I haven't seen the 2009 version - Cartoonfan202

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22 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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23 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

24 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

Why is this not at #1? - 404_name_missing

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25 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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26 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

This show is so stupid I could kill myself. if the narrator says one more thing I'll rip my T.V. off the wall.

OK FIRST OF ALL: this show doesn't suck! it's awesome! It's better than all the other dumb crap on PBS Kids! And it shouldn't be on this list! This show should get more attention because PBS Kids just threw it under the bus! Seriously?! to be honest I don't like the math parts of the show because the characters take a long time to finish! And I do not like Oscar because he has a bad haircut and annoying one time in "Bad Lemonade" when Otto's head turns into a lemon Oscar didn't even help him! Like what the hell?! Oscar should've been fired! And I do not like the episodes "Training Day" "And Then they were Puppies" "Switch your Partner Round and Round" "Odd Outbreak" and other terrible ones Also Ms.O is also kind of a jerk in some episodes. And I hate Olive because she thinks she's more superior than Otto and the show says she's 12 yet she doesn't know 2 + 2?! Like seriously?!

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27 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

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.

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

Good Train Show for me as a little boy.

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28 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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29 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

Get this off the list it is a dank meme!

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31 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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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 Rabbids Invasion Rabbids Invasion Rabbids Invasion is a cartoon about rabbit like creatures which make incoherent noises while having adventures .

Not on pbs and it looks creepy

This is on Nickelodeon - Cartoonfan202

This one is funny

Idc its not on pbs - SpencerJC

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34 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. ...read more.

Its from cartoon network not pbs! - SpencerJC

It's not even a pbs show.

Boi, these ain't even pbs shows.

35 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!

This show is good - Cartoonfan202

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36 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.

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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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

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

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38 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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39 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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40 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. !

I'm a guy and I like this show.


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