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Offline Peter J

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What kid's shows do you like?
« on: October 13, 2014, 08:14:10 PM »
What kid's shows do you like?

(I worded the question broadly because some might like to mention shows they like their kids to watch, but which they personally find annoying.)
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 08:12:52 AM »
Oh goodness, we'll be here until tomorrow...

I LOVE kiddie shows and watch unashamedly together with my six-year-old:

- Postman Pat
- Timmy Time
- Shaun the Sheep
- Charlie & Lola
- Little Charley Bear
- Alphablocks
- Numberjacks
- Small Potatoes
- Tinga Tinga Tales
- Sarah & Duck
- Little Robots
- Star Wars (both Clone Wars and now Rebels)
- Dragons: Riders/Defenders of Berk
- Lilo & Stitch
- Phineas & Ferb
- Kim Possible
- The Sarah Jane Chronicles

He also has his own DVD case, loaded with shows that his father loved when he was his age, or when my stepdaughter was little, and that I discovered along with the young one:

- The Clangers
- Bagpuss
- The Herbs
- Trumpton
- Chigley
- Camberwick Green
- Ivor the Engine
- The Trap Door

My absolute favourite is Horrible Histories, and I'm looking forward to the young one growing a bit more in order to appreciate it together. :)
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 09:48:51 AM »
Peppa Pig
Thomas the Tank Engine
Clifford the Big Red Dog

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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 09:52:49 AM »
Curious George!

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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2014, 10:23:22 AM »
My 5 year old doesn't really watch little kids shows much anymore but we watch several older kids shows together and I actually like them (always have though, I'm a bit of a sitcom junkie):

Girl Meets World (actually really good if you liked the original series)
Dog with a Blog
Jessie (he dances to the song for this one)
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2014, 10:46:08 AM »
I still watch a show from my childhood, DuckTales! Click on that link to order the DVDs from Amazon.com. They have volumes 1-3. Never released volume 4 though, due to the economic crisis in 2008 :(  Thankfully, it's on BitTorrent (well, all of it is on BitTorrent, but since the other volumes are only 10-15 bucks, you should really purchase them instead. The quality is much better, as well).

Now, I am watching DuckTales with my kids :) In English, Spanish, and Slovak, depending :)
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2014, 10:47:27 AM »
^ The Slovak and Spanish ones I did get off of BitTorrent and Warez sites, since I couldn't find a copy to legally purchase in the US. The Spanish exists in both Latin American and Continental dialects, so of course, being the extreme type of person I am, I got both :P
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 10:49:17 AM »
Unlike DuckTales, which I will occasionally still watch by myself, I only watch the following modern shows when I am with my daughters or stepkids:

Dora the Explorer
Angelina Ballerina
Barney
Bubble Guppies
Paw Patrol
Thomas the Train
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2014, 12:24:41 PM »
Tom & Jerry
Adventure Time
Star Wars: the Clone Wars (haven't watched Rebels yet)
The peanuts specials (they were broadcast as a show in Denmark, so it counts)
The Amazing Misadventures of Flapjack

Does Avatar: the Last Airbender count as a kid's show or a family show?
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2014, 02:10:56 PM »
All the old-fashioned 2D Disney stuff.
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2014, 03:33:55 PM »
All the old-fashioned 2D Disney stuff.

Those were good. I loved "Robin Hood."

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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2014, 02:11:21 AM »
I'll list what I've liked over the years, though most of the stuff is from what I watched as a kid/teen (I've gone back and watched some of the shows and not liked them at all as an adult).

Salute Your Shorts
Saved By The Bell
Double Dare
Ducktales
Ren and Stimpy
Beavis and Butthead
G.I. Joe
Transformers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Gummi Bears
Beetlejuice
Darkwing Duck
Reading Rainbow
Looney Toons
TailSpin
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2014, 02:33:02 AM »
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2015, 01:33:03 PM »
Anyone into The Magic Schoolbus? I haven't seen too many episodes, but it seems like a very good show.
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2015, 01:41:35 PM »
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2015, 01:45:54 PM »
Anyone into The Magic Schoolbus? I haven't seen too many episodes, but it seems like a very good show.
My kids watch that alot. I've seen most of them numerous times. They are pretty educational, but Ms. Frizzle does tend to grate after awhile...
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2015, 01:49:32 PM »
Invader Zim
Danger Mouse
Fraggle Rock
Captain Scarlet

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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2015, 01:55:30 PM »
Captain Planet
Darkwing Duck
Looney Tunes
Chip N Dales Rescue Rangers
Tom n Jerry
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
Ghostwriter
Are You Afraid of the Dark
All That
Rugrats
Kenan and Kel
Doug
Alvin and the Chipmunks
TMNT
Inspector Gadget

The Hulk (1970s version I think)
Superman (very old)
Batman (very old)
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2015, 04:46:00 PM »
I didn't think it was possible but Girl Meets World is better than Boy Meets World.

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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2015, 04:49:41 PM »
I didn't think it was possible but Girl Meets World is better than Boy Meets World.

heresy! (well I did not watch Girl Meets World, but I think you have been under the sway of witchcraft)
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2015, 05:27:08 PM »
I didn't think it was possible but Girl Meets World is better than Boy Meets World.

heresy! (well I did not watch Girl Meets World, but I think you have been under the sway of witchcraft)
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2015, 05:29:34 PM »
Nobody mentioned Spongebob?
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2015, 05:50:05 PM »
Nobody mentioned Spongebob?

Somebody has now.
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2015, 12:22:05 AM »
Nobody mentioned Spongebob?

My cousin's kids liked it...it doesn't look like the quality stuff I watched as a kid though :P
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2015, 01:11:01 AM »
Kid shows that I dig
-Gravity Falls
-Adventure Time
-Tom and Jerry(Not the new animation but those that are done under Hanna Babera)
-Looney Tunes
-Chowder
-Kim Possible

Mixed bag shows
-Spongebob Squarepants
-Star vs the Forces of Evil
-Fairly Oddparents
-Phineas & Ferb

What makes a good cartoon IMO:
-Have jokes or scenes which older audiences can relate to or laugh at
-Have something sinister beneath all the humor and laughter
-Good and serious plot despite being funny(kinda like Gravity Falls)
-Contain ambiguity and philosophical references(Adventure Time seems to be doing this in some of their more recent episodes that I watched)
-Contain nice foreshadowing and allegory through certain scenes that would give a taste of what will happen in the show

If I were to make a kid's show, I'm gonna make it look as kiddy and vibrant on the outside for the kids while underlying all that would be something grim and sinister. For example, a playful show about a kid and his robot cat going on wacky and fun adventures with the cat actually being a Russian robot that is used for spying and obtaining information from the boy's father who works as a researcher for the US Gov. All these aspects will be at the background and vague before being slowly brought into prominence. The climax will have the robot cat choosing between his love for the boy or serving his Russian creators.

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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2015, 01:16:10 AM »
Spongebob Squarepants, but only the seasons prior to 2006 when the show became lousy. My favorite episode of all time is Sailor Mouth.



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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2015, 11:05:02 AM »
The Powerpuff Girls
Dexter's Laboratory (his mom puts me into a trance)
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Danger Mouse
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Re: What kid's shows do you like?
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2015, 11:22:05 AM »

I do like the Looney Tunes.



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