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1. The Electric Company (1971–1977)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

8.2
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A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Votes: 1,343

2. Mother Goose Club (2009– )

33 min | Family

7.7
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Mother Goose Club breathes new life into classic nursery rhyme characters to promote early literacy, mathematics, and more! Join in as they dance, sing, twirl, and rhyme through these ... See full summary »

Stars: Abigail McGuire, Montana Byrne, Noa Fe Williams, Jessica Diaz

Votes: 102

3. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.4
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 2,589

4. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972–1985)

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

6.9
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The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 1,506

5. Beakman's World (1992– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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A wacky scientist and his companions answer viewer questions about science.

Stars: Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider, Alanna Ubach

Votes: 1,859

6. Zoom (1999– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

6.4
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A group of older children do arts and crafts, cooking, science and technology, and games sent in by viewers.

Stars: Kenny Yates, Caroline Botelho, Eric Rollins, Kaleigh Cronin

Votes: 999

7. Zoboomafoo (1999–2001)

TV-Y | 29 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Chris and Martin Kratt bring their enthusiasm for animals to the pre-school set.

Stars: Martin Kratt, Chris Kratt, Gord Robertson, Samantha Tolkacz

Votes: 1,636

8. The Joy of Painting (1983–1994)

30 min | Documentary, Family

9.4
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In this half-hour program, artist Bob Ross paints on canvas a beautiful oil painting.

Stars: Bob Ross, Steve Ross, Dana Jester, Ben Stahl

Votes: 2,625

9. Captain Kangaroo (1955–1992)

TV-G | 60 min | Family

8.1
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Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo.

Stars: Robert Keeshan, Hugh Brannum, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems

Votes: 836

10. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)

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

7.9
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The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all 3 of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 863

11. Tweenies (1999–2002)

40 min | Action, Family

5.0
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Puppets who are friends going through trouble, puberty, and sometimes get up to no good. Join them as they learn the meaning of friendship.

Stars: Colleen Daley, Justin Fletcher, Bob Golding, C.H. Beck

Votes: 572

12. The Berenstain Bears (2002–2004)

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

7.4
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Papa, Mama, Brother, and Sister jump from their beloved children's books right into their all-new animated TV show! They are presented with many situations, such as new neighbors, watching ... See full summary »

Stars: Camilla Scott, Benedict Campbell, Michael Cera, Tajja Isen

Votes: 1,009

13. Hi-5 (1999– )

Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Australian weekly children's educational series.

Stars: Fely Irvine, Steven Nicholson, Lauren Brant, Tim Maddren

Votes: 108

14. Zoom (1972–1978)

TV-G | Family

7.8
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Middle School students teach kids how to do cool tricks.

Stars: Tracy Tannebring, Nina Lillie, Kenny Pires, Jon Reuning

Votes: 257

15. The Voyage of the Mimi (1984– )

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Family, History

6.5
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The Voyage of the Mimi is a thirteen-episode American educational television program depicting the crew of the Mimi exploring the ocean and taking a census of humpback whales. Ben Afleck starred in the series.

Stars: Ben Affleck, Mary Tanner Bailey, Edwin De Asis, Victoria Gadsden

Votes: 292

16. 3-2-1 Contact (1980–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

8.1
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A children's show explaining various principles of science and their applications.

Stars: David Quinn, Debra Shapiro, Todd A. Rolle, Ginny Ortiz

Votes: 359

17. Square One Television (1987–1992)

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

8.3
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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.

Stars: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Votes: 422

18. Signing Time! (2002– )

Family

8.5
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An educational show on PBS that teaches children ASL, or American Sign Language, through song and repetition.

Stars: Rachel Coleman, Alex Brown, Leah Coleman, Bradley Pickren

Votes: 33

19. Mr. Wizard's World (1983–1991)

Family

8.2
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With the help of his young assistants, Mr. Wizard starts each episode with a demonstration that at first glance should be impossible, but is actually based firmly on basic scientific ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Herbert, Michael Dicay, Christian Malcolm, Tanis Roese

Votes: 443

20. Plaza Sésamo (1972– )

30 min | Family

6.7
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The Spanish-language counterpart of "Sesame Street". It uses dubbed portions of the original, but also includes separately-produced segments with its own cast of Muppets and human characters.

Stars: Leticia Amezcua, Gerardo Zardain, Odín Dupeyrón, Rocio Lara

Votes: 42

21. Chased by Dinosaurs (2000– )

150 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.7
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This two-part series, a sequel to Walking with Dinosaurs featured Nigel and his "team of fellow explorers" encountering prehistoric life over a large range of time, and seeing creatures not featured in the original series.

Star: Nigel Marven

Votes: 460

22. Kratts' Creatures (1995– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.0
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Chris and Martin Kratt explore a variety of different animals' habitats and lifestyles each week, with help from Allison and her computer, and Ttark, an animated dinosaur.

Stars: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Shannon Duff, Ron Rubin

Votes: 182

23. Walking with Cavemen (2003– )

100 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution.

Stars: Robert Winston, Alec Baldwin, Christian Bradley, Alex Palmer

Votes: 1,021

24. Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish (1992– )

TV-G | 30 min | Drama, Family

6.2
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A man has just told his family about a secrete and they hire a lawyer to find out if it is true.

Stars: Liliana Abud, Arturo Puig, Yazmin Pereira, Alberto Delgado

Votes: 147

25. Löwenzahn (1981– )

30 min | Family

8.1
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Peter Lustig lives in a imaginative converted caravan. From there he goes on a journey of discovery, explaining to his young spectators the connections between nature, environment and technology.

Stars: Peter Lustig, Guido Hammesfahr, Helmut Krauss, Sanam Afrashteh

Votes: 467

26. Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Fantasy

8.4
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As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson

Votes: 185

27. Download (1999– )

28 min | Documentary

6.8
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Educational series about computers and the Internet.

Stars: Mai-Britt Vingsøe Watt, Martin Stachowski, Mads Galsgaard, Birgitte Blume

Votes: 18

28. Tomorrow's World (1965–2003)

30 min | Documentary

7.5
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Long running BBC TV series looking at what's new in science and technology.

Stars: Judith Hann, Raymond Baxter, Michael Rodd, Howard Stableford

Votes: 59

29. Winky-Dink and You (1953–1957)

Family, Animation

8.0
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"winky-dink and you" was the pioneer in interactive programming. The core of the program was children sent away for a kit. The kit had a plastic screen that stuck to the TV tube with static... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Barry, Dayton Allen, Mae Questel

Votes: 31

30. Die Sendung mit der Maus (1971– )

30 min | Animation, Family

8.1
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A weekly show aimed at the education of children. Short movies explain different things of everyday life, (e.g. how cars work, how movies are made etc.), they are followed by a short sequence of animated clips.

Stars: Armin Maiwald, Atze, Peter Lustig, Bill Ramsey

Votes: 496

31. Wild About Animals (1995– )

30 min | Documentary, Family

7.2
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Traveling the globe to deliver young viewers fascinating stories about animals around the world.

Star: Mariette Hartley

Votes: 25

32. PicturePages (1984– )

Family

8.3
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PicturePages was a short (10-15 minutes, I think) program in which Bill Cosby helped kids with activities in an activity book. You could buy the activity book and play along.

Star: Bill Cosby

Votes: 78

33. Postcards from Buster (2004– )

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.9
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Buster Baxter of "Arthur" fame travels around the world with his family.

Stars: Daniel Brochu, Vanessa Abruzzo, Elizabeth Diaga, Stephanie Martin

Votes: 127

34. Big Bird in China (1983 TV Movie)

75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 311

35. Playing Shakespeare (1982– )

Documentary

9.4
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John Barton holds a master class in how to play Shakespeare, using members of the RSC doing scenes, sonnets, and commentary as prime examples.

Stars: John Barton, David Suchet, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard

Votes: 139

36. Sesamstraat (1976– )

15 min | Family

7.8
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Dutch version of Jim Henson's The Sesame Street.

Stars: Elvan Akyildiz, Sien Diels, Aart Staartjes, Catherine van Woerden

Votes: 138

37. Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (1996–1998)

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

7.6
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Contestants pursue the thief and her cohorts through time by answering questions about history.

Stars: Lynne Thigpen, Kevin Shinick, Alaine Kashian, John Lathan

Votes: 93

38. Mr. Wizard (1951–1972)

30 min | Family

8.3
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Mr. Wizard performed interesting scientific experiments for a young audience using materials found around the home.

Stars: Don Herbert, Alan Howard, Rita Walter, Bruce Lindgren

Votes: 100

39. Sesamstraße (1973– )

30 min | Family

7.0
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The German version of the original "Sesame Street". Many segments have been taken from the American original, some have been produced specifically for German kids, featuring Samson the bear, Tiffy the bird and their friends.

Stars: Martin Paas, Carsten Haffke, Klaus Esch, Andrea Bongers

Votes: 155

40. Sesame Street, Special (1988 TV Movie)

Unrated | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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There's a special going on at Sesame Street. First, Gladys Knight and the Pips sing the theme song, then Phil Donahue interviews the residents; Alastaire Cookie tells us the tale of "The 39... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long

Votes: 110

41. Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 56 min | Family, Music

7.5
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Everyone's invited as Sesame Street celebrates its 25th birthday! The whole family will want to sing along with this special hour-long collection of favorite Sesame Street songs.

Directors: Mustapha Khan, Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Martin P. Robinson, Fran Brill, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 30

42. Poko (2003– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Poko is a stop-motion animation show for young children which deals with simple strategies to help them cope with everyday childhood frustrations and mishaps (while laughing out loud).

Stars: Elisabeth Øien Eiksund, Cory Bowles, Owen Pattison, Cameron Davidson

Votes: 35

43. Flower Pot Men (1952–1954)

12 min | Family

8.1
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Stars: Maria Bird, Peter Hawkins, Gladys Whitred, Julia Williams

Votes: 46

44. The Why Why? Family (1996– )

5 min | Animation, Family

7.4
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Quickie children's cartoon series about the inquisitive Why Why family, whose father is a scientist. In each episode, one member of the family asks another a question regarding some ... See full summary »

Stars: Jan Rabson, Heidi Lenhart, Derek Patrick, Mendi Segal

Votes: 329

45. History Bites (1998–2008)

Comedy, History

8.0
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Important periods of history humourously illustrated in a television format.

Stars: Rick Green, Ron Pardo, Bob Bainborough, Jeremy Winkels

Votes: 171

46. Rechov Sumsum (1983– )

30 min | Family

7.5
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An Israel version of Sesame Street.

Stars: Sarai Tzuriel, Chaim Jeraffi, Gabi Amrani, Yona Atari

Votes: 113

47. Barrio Sésamo (1979–2000)

25 min | Family

7.6
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In Spain, they didn't just dub the original "Sesame Street" and then broadcast it. They combined it with new material made in Spain. "Barrio Sesamo" combines an original spanish episode ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfonso Vallejo, Chelo Vivares, José Riesgo, Juan Ramón Sánchez

Votes: 68

48. EKN Teen Kids News (2003– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, News

5.1
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Stars: Erika Wester, Kristen Wester, Kennedy Zimet, Laura Guzman

Votes: 14

49. Shalom Sesame (1987– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, History

6.8
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A English version of "Rechov Sumsum" (1983).

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Bonnie Franklin, Yoav Tzafir, Nell Carter

Votes: 24

50. C'est pas sorcier (1993– )

26 min | Documentary, Family

8.2
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Stars: Frédéric Courant, Jamy Gourmaud, Sabine Quindou, Valérie Guerlain

Votes: 104