My Favorite Shows as a Kid

by jwoehr | created - 20 Aug 2011 | updated - 21 Aug 2011 | Public
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1. Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985–1991)

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

A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it.

Stars: June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music, Katie Leigh

Votes: 7,605

2. The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)

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

The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker, Arsenio Hall

Votes: 6,916

3. DuckTales (1987–1990)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann

Votes: 24,665

4. G.I. Joe (1985–1986)

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

An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra.

Stars: Jackson Beck, Christopher Collins, Michael Bell, Neil Ross

Votes: 3,905

5. The Transformers (1984–1987)

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

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Christopher Collins

Votes: 17,959

6. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

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

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Robert Hastings

Votes: 66,748

7. Spider-Man (1994–1998)

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

A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Stars: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 20,712

8. X-Men (1992–1997)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Family

A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe.

Stars: Cedric Smith, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza

Votes: 30,448

9. Garfield and Friends (1988–1995)

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

Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals.

Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Howard Morris

Votes: 8,903

10. The A-Team (1983–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

Votes: 29,062

11. MASK (1985–1986)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Matt Tracker leads a team of masked crimefighters with a fleet of hidden function vehicles against the forces of V.E.N.O.M.

Stars: Doug Stone, Mark Halloran, Brendan McKane, Graeme McKenna

Votes: 2,949

12. Star Wars: Droids (1985–1986)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO years before serving the Rebel Alliance.

Stars: Anthony Daniels, Graeme Campbell, Dan Hennessey, Lesleh Donaldson

Votes: 1,110

13. The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985–1986)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Shaggy and Scooby and friends must return 13 ghosts to a magic chest which they inadvertently released.

Stars: Casey Kasem, Heather North, Vincent Price, Susan Blu

Votes: 1,580

14. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988–1991)

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

A pre-teen version of Scooby Doo, with a pint-sized version of the title character.

Stars: Mark L. Taylor, Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Kellie Martin

Votes: 3,773

15. Knight Rider (1982–1986)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of a virtually indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart, Patricia McPherson

Votes: 24,781

16. The Smurfs (1981–1990)

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

The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker

Votes: 12,226

17. Snorks (1984–1988)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Snorks are playful, multicolored underwater creatures that use their built-in snorkels to dart about and make music.

Stars: Michael Bell, Nancy Cartwright, Barry Gordon, Edie McClurg

Votes: 1,992

18. Dennis the Menace (1986–1988)

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

Animated series based on the classic comic strip by Hank Ketcham. America's most well-known little terror, Dennis the Menace, gets into numerous scrapes and adventures with his dog Ruff and... See full summary »

Stars: Brennan Thicke, Jeannie Elias, Marilyn Lightstone, Sharon Noble

Votes: 3,923

19. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)

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

Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations.

Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker, Dody Goodman

Votes: 2,442

20. Home Improvement (1991–1999)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a television show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.

Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

Votes: 34,389

21. Growing Pains (1985–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

Votes: 11,380

22. Beetlejuice (1989–1991)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Adventures of the ghostly con-artist and his 12-year-old pal, Lydia.

Stars: Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court, Tabitha St. Germain, Elizabeth Hanna

Votes: 5,810

23. The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (1983–1984)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

An updated version of the classic Hanna-Barbera mystery cartoon. Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo travel from town to town in their van, The Mystery Machine, solving cases of hauntings, ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Marilyn Schreffler, Alan Young

Votes: 945

24. Camp Candy (1989– )

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

Comedian John Candy runs a summer camp.

Stars: John Candy, Lewis Arquette, Valri Bromfield, Danny Mann

Votes: 371

25. My Pet Monster (1987– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

An ordinary monster doll comes to life when his shackles are released by a magic key.

Stars: Hadley Kay, Michael J. Reynolds, Robert Cait, Alyson Court

Votes: 303

26. Pound Puppies (1986–1988)

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

Saturday-morning cartoon series whose main characters, the wrinkled Pound Puppies, were inspired by the popular line of stuffed toys. Here, the Pound Puppies lived at the pound, but could ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrienne Alexander, Ruth Buzzi, Pat Carroll, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 766

27. The Flintstone Kids (1986–1990)

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

The antics of Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty as children who live in Bedrock.

Stars: Tress MacNeille, Hamilton Camp, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

Votes: 511

28. Rock 'n' Wrestling (1985–1986)

TV-Y7 | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Action

Saturday-morning cartoon series featuring the stars of the World Wrestling Federation.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Lewis Arquette, James Avery, Jodi Carlisle

Votes: 238

29. Dungeons & Dragons (1983–1985)

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

A group of kids are thrown into a fantasy world where they must search for a way home, armed with magic weapons that an evil tyrant wants.

Stars: Willie Aames, Don Most, Katie Leigh, Adam Rich

Votes: 3,539

30. Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)

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

A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work.

Stars: Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker, Luc Durand

Votes: 15,037

31. Muppet Babies (1984–1991)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Muppets, as babies, have adventures with their imaginations inside their nursery.

Stars: Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien, Russi Taylor

Votes: 3,492

32. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

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

A close knit group of six friends try to make to make it through their teens while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Votes: 27,337

33. WWF Superstars (1986–1999)

60 min | Action, Sport

Syndicated series featuring the stars of the World Wrestling Federation. Featuring wrestling matches, interviews and updates on ongoing feuds and upcoming events.

Stars: Vince McMahon, Bret Hart, Ted DiBiase, Jimmy Hart

Votes: 269

34. CBS Storybreak (1984– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family

30-minute animated series, each episode telling a different beloved childrens story.

Stars: Hamilton Camp, Mona Marshall, Frank Welker, Brian Cummings

Votes: 91

35. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen

Votes: 26,731

36. A.L.F. (1987–1989)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The show was a prequel to ALF, depicting Alf's life back on his home planet of Melmac.

Stars: Len Carlson, Rob Cowan, Don Francks, Paul Fusco

Votes: 305