Worst Shows On PBS Kids


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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

Why is this not at #1? - 404_name_missing

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22 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

Whoever put this on the list should jump of a cliff

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23 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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24 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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25 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.

The kids are 12 - 13 yet count on their fingers for simple equations such as 10-? = 3

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26 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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27 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

People... you’ve got to do the cooking by the book...

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28 Ribert and Robert's Wonderworld V 4 Comments
29 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

30 Breadwinners Breadwinners Breadwinners is a 2013 comedy animated series on Nickelodeon. It is the adventures of Baduce and Swaysway, two ducks that deliver bread.

Is pbs taking over Nickelodeon

On Nickelodeon not pbs kids

Not a pbs show, still trash though lol

This is on Nickelodeon not PBS Kids! - GumballWattersonVGCP

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31 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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32 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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33 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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34 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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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?!?!

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

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36 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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37 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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38 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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40 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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