Favorite Nickelodeon Shows

by TheGoremand | created - 03 Feb 2014 | updated - 03 Feb 2014 | Public

I grew up on Nick! Here's a list of my favorite shows

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1. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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The gross misadventures of a hyper chihuahua and a stupid cat.

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Bob Camp

Votes: 17,705

One of my favorite shows of all time! THE gross animated series of the 90's that also helped put Nickelodeon on the map

2. Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence

Votes: 15,856

Second only to Ren and Stimpy, this was another "gross" 90's cartoon that I absolutely adored.

3. Invader ZIM (2001–2004)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.4
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An alien from the planet Irk is sent to Earth, not realising that his leaders were fooling him and didn't think a planet was there. He manages to fit in with school children but one boy sees through his disguise.

Stars: Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn

Votes: 16,776

One of my favorite "new" cartoons on Nick, this show was cancelled way too soon. The writing and voice acting was genius!

4. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.1
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The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Votes: 65,739

I still watch Spongebob to this day! I'm ready, I'm ready!

5. The Fairly OddParents (2001– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 25,168

The writing is pretty clever on this show, they marathon this alongside Spongebob nowadays and I still watch it if I get a chance

6. KaBlam! (1996–2000)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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'KaBlam!' is a comedic animation anthology show, hosted by the (also animated) Henry and June. Regularly appearing toons are 'Sniz and Fondue' (two hyperactive preadolescent wombat thingies... See full summary »

Stars: Noah Segan, Julia McIlvaine, Bert Pence, Scott Paulsen

Votes: 1,865

Sweet variety show that incorporated cartoons, comics, and toys into entertaining shorts

7. The Angry Beavers (1997–2001)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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The wacky and sometimes surreal adventures of Norbert and Daggett Beaver.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette, Terry Wood

Votes: 10,930

I really loved this show, two brothers just having a good time on their own

8. CatDog (1998–2005)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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The comic misadventures of a tidy, refined Cat and a goofy, uncouth Dog joined at the abdomen.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Billy West

Votes: 16,058

One of the last kinda "gross" cartoons of the 90's, this one was just plain entertaining

9. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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The show takes us through the struggles of life as a child monster. Three monster friends are studying how to scare humans in school. Often, their attempts don't work out as planned.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles, Gregg Berger

Votes: 7,917

One of the classic "gross" series of the 90's, I remember the toys being awesome!

10. The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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This delightfully quirky show looks at the lives and adventures of two red-headed brothers with the same name.

Stars: Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe, Alison Fanelli

Votes: 8,261

No words could describe this bizarre show other than awesome

11. Kenan & Kel (1996–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Comedy

7.9
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Kenan and Kel. Two best friends who live in Chicago are always dragged down by Kenan's get rich quick schemes while orange soda loving buddy Kel is dragged along but tends to mess things up

Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Ken Foree, Teal Marchande

Votes: 12,198

I used to LOVE Kenan's room and even tried decorating my own room to be like his! Also, who LOVES orange soda?

12. All That (1994–2005)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.5
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A zany sketch comedy featuring many wacky characters hosted for kids and by kids.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson, Soup

Votes: 5,577

Other than In Living Color, this was the only other sketch comedy show I can remember watching regularly

13. Double Dare (1986–1988)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.5
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One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

Stars: Marc Summers, David Faustino, Staci Keanan, John Harvey

Votes: 952

Crazy obstacle courses with slime and ooze of all different colors and textures? I used to dream of being on this show just so I could get all messy!

14. Family Double Dare (1988–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.5
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Just like "Double Dare" (1986) but family members are invited to play too.

Stars: Mike 'Mad Dog' Adams, Rain Pryor, Wil Wheaton, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Votes: 308

A chance to get your whole family in on the crazy, messy fun? Sign me up!

15. Legends of the Hidden Temple (1993–1995)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Family, Game-Show

8.3
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Six teams compete through a series of physical and mental challenges as it narrows down to only one team given the privilege to enter a mysterious temple in order to retrieve an artifact ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz, Zachary Maxell

Votes: 1,931

Still, the coolest gameshow EVER!

16. Nickelodeon Arcade (1992–1997)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

7.6
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Two teams vie for a chance to go inside a video game!

Stars: Phil Moore, Andrea Lively, Michael Bower, Nick Barnes

Votes: 405

This show was totally awesome for gamers, only the kids always sucked at the games

17. Figure It Out (1997–2013)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.3
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A group of four different panelists popular on Nickelodeon programs try to figure out the talents of different guests. They are given clues that they can feel, see, taste, and also given to them though charades.

Stars: Jeff Sutphen, Elle Young, Lorenz Arnell, Summer Sanders

Votes: 794

Last of the fun gameshows, this one still slimed people and I remember Paul Wight (The Big Show) guest starring on it once!

18. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Daniel DeSanto, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

Votes: 10,728

I remember being scared out of my mind watching some of these episodes, probably why I grew up to be a fan of horror movies

19. Rugrats (1990–2006)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Votes: 25,786

Ah, the adventures of babies with overactive imaginations...

20. Doug (1991–1994)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman, Becca Lish

Votes: 14,865

This show made me want to get a journal and write in it daily. I still have some of the songs stuck in my head! Killer Tofu, Shout Your Lungs Out (The Beets!), and Banging on a Trash Can

21. Guts (1992–1995)

TV-G | Game-Show, Sport

7.6
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Three kids dawning the different colors blue, red, and purple compete in relatively cool-looking olympic-style games to achieve as many points as they can. At the end of every episode, they climb a big fake mountain, braving tumbling rocks made out of styrofoam, sparkling glitter, shooting steam, and loud sounds while trying to hit all the "Actuators" along their way to the summit including the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike O'Malley, Moira Quirk, Kelli Marchewka, Jana Waring

Votes: 807

This was like American Gladiator for kids. I never thought this show was as cool as Double Dare or any of the messy shows, but that weird green crystal trophy always looked cool as hell

22. Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 25,163

What can you say about this show? Cool to those who watched it but how do you sell it to someone who hasn't?

23. The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Eliza Thornberry is not your ordinary kid. It's not just because she travels the world in an RV with her parents Nigel and Marrianne, famous nature show hosts. Eliza is doubly unique ... See full summary »

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry, Danielle Harris

Votes: 10,010

Girl talks to animals? This was like The Crocodile Hunter's fantasy or something.

24. Rocket Power (1999–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sport

6.9
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Four friends and their daily lives of playing extreme sports, surfing, and getting into some crazy situations.

Stars: Joseph Ashton, Shayna Fox, John Kassir, Ray Bumatai

Votes: 6,431

Show about kids who were into extreme sports. I don't know why I watched this, but I did

25. As Told by Ginger (2000–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Family

7.1
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The TV cartoon follows a preteen girl named Ginger Foutley, along with two friends, as they try to fit in social life as well in school and try to avoid any embarrassments.

Stars: Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille, Aspen Vincent

Votes: 4,264

This show was alright and it started after I stopped watching Nick as much, but the younger brother that was into gross things really reminded me of myself!

26. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.2
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In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena

Votes: 158,979

I think everyone started watching Nick again for this show!

27. Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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As events unfold in her life, Clarissa explains to the viewer the motivations behind people's actions.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess, Joe O'Connor

Votes: 6,609

I used to LOVE Clarissa Explains It All, but I'm putting it here along with other shows I watched for the hot chicks. Normally, this would be higher up on the list

28. The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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She's Alex Mack. One minute she's walking home...the next there's a crash and she's drenched in some weird chemical! Then she gets powers...

Stars: Larisa Oleynik, Meredith Bishop, Darris Love, Michael Blakley

Votes: 3,688

Alex Mack was totally HOT and she had powers, boyhood crush!

29. The Amanda Show (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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A comedy sketch show centered around "All That" alum Amanda Bynes.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan, Josh Peck

Votes: 6,463

Watched this cause Amanda Bynes was hot. She was kinda funny too but mostly cause she was hot

30. The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (1996–1999)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Crime, Family, Mystery

7.5
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The adventures of an aspiring detective girl who solves crime in her spare time.

Stars: Irene Ng, Pat Morita, Adam Busch, Preslaysa Edwards

Votes: 420

Hot Asian girl solves mysteries? Why isn't this show still on?

31. Caitlin's Way (2000–2002)

TV-PG | Drama

7.7
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After a run-in with the law, a spoiled, rebellious teenager moves to a quaint Montana town with a rural culture that she's unaccustomed to.

Stars: Lindsay Felton, Cynthia Belliveau, Jeremy Foley, Ken Tremblett

Votes: 393

Brooding emo photographer chick is bounced around foster homes until she ends up on a Ranch(?) Yup, you guessed it, watched a couple episodes for the hot chick

32. My Brother and Me (1994–1995)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Alfie and Dee-Dee experience how life affects them with different aspects each day, such as learning life lessons.

Stars: Arthur Reggie III, Ralph Woolfolk IV, Jimmy Lee Newman, Aisling Sistrunk

Votes: 730

This show was funny but I can barely remember anything from it

33. Space Cases (1996–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.1
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One day at an academy, 7 people sneak aboard a mysterious spaceship. The people consist of 5 students, who are Harlan, the athletic leader from earth; Catalina, the Saturnian rainbow-head ... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Jones, Kristian Ayre, Rahi Azizi, Paige Christina

Votes: 568

Zack from Power Rangers and a cast of Star Trek rejects sneak aboard a spaceship and get launched into space. Oh yeah, there are two hot chicks with rainbow hair!

34. Salute Your Shorts (1991–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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A group of kids at a summer camp, run by the heard-but-never-seen Dr. Kahn, form friendships as they spend time harassing buffoonish camp counselor Kevin "Ug" Lee.

Stars: Trevor Eyster, Danny Cooksey, Michael Bower, Kirk Baily

Votes: 4,420

...it makes me wanna FART!

35. Weinerville (1993–1994)

TV-G | Comedy, Game-Show

7.2
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A mostly one man show in which a guy (Marc Weiner) interacted with his puppet selves (his head on the body of puppets) to solve their silly problems in a cardboard town. Included games with audience participation.

Stars: Marc Weiner, Scott Fellows, Ray Abruzzo, Melissa Joan Hart

Votes: 192

Weird show with cartoons and a guy who sticks his head out from behind a curtain while using dolls for bodies. WTF was this?!

36. Cousin Skeeter (1998–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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A boy's cousin stays with his family. They get themselves into all sorts of funny situations.

Stars: Rondell Sheridan, Angela Means, Meagan Good, Robert Ri'chard

Votes: 939

A kid whose cousin is inexplicably a puppet, but everyone talks to him like he's real

37. The Journey of Allen Strange (1997–2000)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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An alien child has been left behind on Earth. He befriends two human children and it is up to them to find a way to get him back home while they try to keep him secret.

Stars: Arjay Smith, Erin J. Dean, Marianne Muellerleile, Shane Sweet

Votes: 278

Alien that lands on Earth, can absorb knowledge from books, and eats aluminum foil and syrup sandwiches

38. Danny Phantom (2004–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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A 14-year-old receives ghost powers and uses them to save the world

Stars: David Kaufman, Grey DeLisle, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Votes: 10,895

I had stopped watching Nick at this point but thought this was a cool concept for a show so I caught a couple episodes. Great concept but poorly executed.

39. Roundhouse (1992–1995)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Sketch Comedy show for adolescents with skits revolving around a central theme to teach a lesson.

Stars: Julene Renee, John Crane, Seymour Willis Green, Micki Duran

Votes: 358

Also a sketch comedy show but I don't remember any skits. I know I used to watch this with my sister though.

40. Wild & Crazy Kids (1990–2002)

TV-Y | 30 min | Action, Family

7.6
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Sixty-five episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1990 and 1992. The shows featured children in physical competition using unusual equipment, e.g., go-carts, tennis guns, et ... See full summary »

Stars: Donnie Jeffcoat, Omar Gooding, Jessica Gaynes, Annette M. Lesure

Votes: 655

Like filming a bunch of kids at summer camp playing random games. This was nowhere near as cool as Double Dare.