My favourite childhood shows

by GusF | created - 24 Feb 2014 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

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1. Fireman Sam (1987– )

Animation, Family

The adventures of a community fireman, Sam.

Stars: Steven Kynman, David Carling, Andrew Hodwitz, Dave Pender

Votes: 1,021

2. Postman Pat (1981– )

G | Animation, Family

This classic children's series follows the adventures of everyone's favourite postman as he carries out his mail rounds in the village of Greendale.

Stars: Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Archie Panjabi, Melissa Sinden

Votes: 1,651

3. Bosco (1978– )

30 min

The life and adventures of Bosco, a small red-haired puppet who lives in his "bosca" (Irish for box). Bosco never leaves his box but discovers the world through song and stories contributed... See full summary »

Stars: Mary Garrioch, Philip F. Tyler, Frank Twomey, Gráinne Uí Mhaitiú

Votes: 46

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

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

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 25,914

5. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

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

The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 27,528

6. Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1988–1990)

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

Disney's fun-loving chipmunks are reimagined as the leaders of a team of detectives/crime-fighters, rounding out the team are two mice, Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and Zipper, a fly.

Stars: Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 13,745

7. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 24,456

8. 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: 1,570

9. 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, Christina Lange

Votes: 3,764

10. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both his identities.

Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, K Callan

Votes: 17,561

11. The Demon Headmaster (1996–1998)

25 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Dinah Glass moves in with a new foster family and begins to attend the same school as her new foster brothers. But there is something very strange going on at the school. BBC adaptation of the children's novels by Gillian Cross.

Stars: Terrence Hardiman, Frances Amey, Gunnar Cauthery, Kristy Bruce

Votes: 494

12. 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: 27,273

13. Biker Mice from Mars (1993–1996)

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

When three alien motorcycle riding mice are forced to leave their home planet of Mars thanks to the evil mining Plutarkians, they rebel against their enemies on planet Earth and the city of Chicago.

Stars: Dorian Harewood, Rob Paulsen, Ian Ziering, William Morgan Sheppard

Votes: 3,225

14. Cow and Chicken (1995–1999)

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

The program focuses on the misadventures of two unlikely yet somehow biological siblings: Cow and Chicken.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Candi Milo, Dee Bradley Baker, Michael Dorn

Votes: 15,368

15. I Am Weasel (1997–1999)

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

The adventures of a highly intelligent, talented and rather generous weasel and a stupid baboon who has no talent at most things.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Michael Dorn, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kenny

Votes: 3,100

16. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Wakko, Yakko, and Dot Warner, are WB Studio creations who were just too "zany" to be of any ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 18,083

17. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

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

A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 24,723

18. Freakazoid! (1995–1997)

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

Washington, D.C. has a new defender: Freakazoid. The comedy and insanity never stop when he's around, and he's only one of the weird heroes of the series. It's better than a nice tub of good things.

Stars: Paul Rugg, David Kaufman, Joe Leahy, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 6,351

19. The Animals of Farthing Wood (1993–1995)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A group of wild animal friends are forced to move to a park after humans drive them away from their old home.

Stars: Rupert Farley, Stacey Gregg, Ron Moody, Jeremy Barrett

Votes: 2,705

20. 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: 66,184

21. Rugrats (1990–2006)

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

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: 26,502

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

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

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

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

Votes: 10,981

23. Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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: 6,726

24. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996–2003)

TV-Y | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

When a 16-year-old high school student finds out she's a witch, her two aunts offer guidance on how to control her newly-discovered magical powers.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nick Bakay

Votes: 27,592

25. Count Duckula (1988–1993)

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

The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants.

Stars: Jack May, Brian Trueman, Jimmy Hibbert, David Jason

Votes: 2,859

26. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 9,745

27. Goosebumps (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A series of horror anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones, Scott Wickware

Votes: 9,381

28. Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)

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

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: 25,722

29. 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: 30,239

30. 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: 20,550

31. ChuckleVision (1987–2009)

20 min | Comedy, Family

Crazy antics ensue when Barry and Paul Chuckle get into various exaggerated situations.

Stars: Barry Chuckle, Paul Chuckle, Jimmy Patton, Brian Patton

Votes: 1,320

32. Wishbone (1995–1998)

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

An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 2,768

33. 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: 14,953

34. Arthur (1996– )

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

Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu, Bruce Dinsmore

Votes: 9,866

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

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

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: 3,763

36. The Addams Family (1992–1993)

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

An animated series based on the 60's TV series and 90's movie of the same name. Gomez and Morticia Addams, along with their children Wednesday and Pugsley, are just an ordinary American ... See full summary »

Stars: John Astin, Nancy Linari, Debi Derryberry, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 1,237

37. The Adventures of Blinky Bill (1993)

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

Following the destruction of their village by loggers, a young koala and his friends help to rebuild anyway they can.

Stars: Robyn Moore, Keith Scott

Votes: 409

38. Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars! (1991–1992)

30 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

Bucky and his crew must fight the evil toads who are bent on taking over the universe.

Stars: Long John Baldry, Jay Brazeau, Garry Chalk, Doc Harris

Votes: 682

39. Dennis the Menace (1996–1998)

22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Dennis and his faithful pet companion Gnasher get up to mischief and mayhem, embarking on a fair few adventures along the way.

Stars: Richard Pearce, Kerry Shale, John Baddeley, Ève Karpf

Votes: 127

40. Dog City (1992– )

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

The adventures of a canine private eye while he confers with his animator who has his own problems to deal with.

Stars: Ron White, Elizabeth Hanna, Kevin Clash, John Stocker

Votes: 243

41. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

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

A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago

Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker

Votes: 11,765

42. The Girl from Tomorrow (1991– )

23 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alana, a teenage girl from the year 3000, finds herself trapped in 1990 with a criminal from the year 2500. Alone, and confused, she befriends a spirited girl named Jenny Kelly. Together ... See full summary »

Stars: Katharine Cullen, Melissa Marshall, James Findlay, Andrew Clarke

Votes: 852

43. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)

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

The misadventures of a dumb blond egomanaic who is deluded about his own manliness.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Mae Whitman, Tom Kenny

Votes: 27,510

44. Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)

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

The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh, Frank Welker

Votes: 35,581

45. The Pirates of Dark Water (1991–1992)

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

A young man learns that he is a Prince with an urgent quest to save his world by finding thirteen magical treasures of rule.

Stars: Jodi Benson, Hector Elizondo, George Newbern, Frank Welker

Votes: 1,851

46. Rosie & Jim (1990– )

15 min | Adventure, Family

Rosie and Jim are two rag dolls that magically come to life when no-one is looking. They explore different aspects of Great Britain as they travel along the canal network aboard the narrow-boat "Ragdoll" with the boat's owner.

Stars: Robin Stevens, Rebecca Nagan, Pat Hutchins, John Cunliffe

Votes: 184

47. Sharky & George (1990–1992)

26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Two fish private detectives, big pink shark-like fedora-wearing Sharky as the muscles and small slick bluish-orange George as the brains, fight crime and mad villains in the noirish underwater city of Seacago, reminiscent of 30s Chicago.

Stars: Mark Camacho, Arthur Grosser, Dean Hagopian, Paul Hawkins

Votes: 287

48. David the Gnome (1985)

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

The fantastic adventures of David and his wife Lisa traveling around the world to save the animals and defeating the trolls.

Stars: Matilde Conesa, Jane Woods, Tom Bosley, José María Cordero

Votes: 1,797

49. Live & Kicking (1993–2001)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Stars: Trevor Neal, Simon Hickson, Emma Forbes, Andi Peters

Votes: 106

50. Round the Twist (1989–2001)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Tony Twist and his three children - thirteen year old twins Pete and Linda and seven year old Bronson - move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian Coast. They soon discover that the... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Mitchell, Esben Storm, Rian McLean, Mathew Waters

Votes: 1,714