Thread: Looking back, which 80s-90s Kids shows had the stupidest concepts?

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    Bananas in Pajamas - Just look at the title (or listen to the theme song) (I only saw this show once).
    Barney & Friends - A plush dinosaur toy that magically comes to life and sings and dances
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      Captain Planet.
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        Never saw it but saw the opening on Youtube.
        And that is Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes.
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          Cow and Chicken
          -I could almost accept a Chicken and a Cow as brother and sister but the fact that they had human parents just pushed me over the edge.

          Space Ghost Coast to Coast

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            I agree with the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
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              Quote by PixarFan88
              Barney & Friends - A plush dinosaur toy that magically comes to life and sings and dances
              Wouldn't this be no different from Muppet Babies, where they did a lot of stuff based on using your imagination? Or even Calvin & Hobbes strip, where Hobbes wasn't real, but imaginary to Calvin. I thought that's what the whole Barney thing was. Barney was imaginary.
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                Quote by chokeslam
                Cow and Chicken
                -I could almost accept a Chicken and a Cow as brother and sister but the fact that they had human parents just pushed me over the edge.


                Arguably, the concept of the show wasn't the fact that they had human parents.
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                  Quote by chokeslam
                  Cow and Chicken
                  -I could almost accept a Chicken and a Cow as brother and sister but the fact that they had human parents just pushed me over the edge.


                  I understand where you are coming from, but if we are talking about things not making sense or being too out there. We would have to say the same about TMNT. I mean we are talking about mutant turtles that walk upright, talk, eat pizza and were taught ninjitsu by a rat... If I could accept that then I could accept human parents that had a chicken and a cow for children.
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                    Regarding the parents on Cow and Chicken, we never actually saw above their feet. For all I know, they could have been mutants
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                      The parents on Cow and Chicken had nothing above the waist... sounds like a cock and bull story if you ask me.
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                        Ren and Stimpy.... need I say more?
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                          Quote by PixarFan88
                          Barney & Friends - A plush dinosaur toy that magically comes to life and sings and dances
                          Wouldn't this be no different from Muppet Babies, where they did a lot of stuff based on using your imagination? Or even Calvin & Hobbes strip, where Hobbes wasn't real, but imaginary to Calvin. I thought that's what the whole Barney thing was. Barney was imaginary.


                          Agreed, I didn't hate the "concept" of Barney, but I sure did hate Barney in general.

                          As for "stupidest concepts" in kids shows...

                          Yogi's Space Race- Taking well known Hanna Barbara cartoon characters and putting them in space. Lame.

                          Popeye and Son- Popeye Junior? I thought Swee'Pea was Popeye's son?

                          And I know this one isn't from the 80s or 90's but NO discussion of "bad kids shows" should go without this god awful pile of trash, I'm talking of course about...

                          (Invalid img)Loonatics.

                          I don't think I need to explain why this one was bad, do I?

                          Plus I do have to mention (if for no other reason than to make it seem like I'm not just picking on Warner Bros cartoons here) but I don't care for the concept of Disney's TaleSpin. Despite the fact that I do own volume 2 of the DVD sets. Taking characters from the Jungle Book, whom were suppose to be (more or less) "wild animals" and having them run bussinesses and fly planes, just...meh.
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                            Quote by chokeslam
                            Cow and Chicken
                            -I could almost accept a Chicken and a Cow as brother and sister but the fact that they had human parents just pushed me over the edge.

                            Space Ghost Coast to Coast

                            Chicken Boo


                            SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST WAS HYSTERICAL! Yes stupid BUT that's what made it so funny. Here's a Super Hero Character that I grew up with watching and liking, and like so many famous faces of the 80's S.G> Coast to Coast shows ua what he's become now.... it's funny stuff.
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                              Quote by jprc10
                              I agree with the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.


                              This cartoon was originally a cheap B-Horror Movie
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                                Captain Planet- It was just a stupid PSA cartoon.
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                                  Barney & Friends - A plush dinosaur toy that magically comes to life and sings and dances
                                  Wouldn't this be no different from Muppet Babies, where they did a lot of stuff based on using your imagination? Or even Calvin & Hobbes strip, where Hobbes wasn't real, but imaginary to Calvin. I thought that's what the whole Barney thing was. Barney was imaginary.


                                  Agreed, I didn't hate the "concept" of Barney, but I sure did hate Barney in general.
                                  Meh, for me, kind of difficult to dislike something I didn't even see regularly since I was too old for it when it originally came on in the first place. Whenever I did see it, I usually just made fun of the bad-acting kids and that one ep my cousin and I came across, about this man with a wiggle. We were laughing our heads off at it, over how creepy it was that this grown man was there, with kids, going on about how he had wiggles in different parts of his body. lol
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                                  Yogi's Space Race- Taking well known Hanna Barbara cartoon characters and putting them in space. Lame.
                                  I loved Yogi's Space Race! I thought it was fun to watch, but annoying at the same time because no one never sees the "bad guys" doing stuff wrong. It's like the Laff-A-Lympics stuff. I'm surprised you didn't mention Yogi's Galaxy Goofups (liked that too, ironically, for the disco stuff), since you mentioned the whole space thing.
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                                  Popeye and Son- Popeye Junior? I thought Swee'Pea was Popeye's son?
                                  Well, in the comic strips, SweePea was Popeye's adoptive son. He was left on his doorstep, so he named him and took care of him, whereas for the cartoons, seems it was Olive Oyl who was the one to have always had him, and in the cartoons (if I'm not mistaken), I thought Swee'Pea was supposed to have been his nephew. Funny...I liked this cartoon too, but I'm sure with almost everything you mentioned (minus Talespin and that Loonatics [never seen it]), I probably couldn't get through these shows now. lol
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                                  Plus I do have to mention (if for no other reason than to make it seem like I'm not just picking on Warner Bros cartoons here) but I don't care for the concept of Disney's TaleSpin. Despite the fact that I do own volume 2 of the DVD sets. Taking characters from the Jungle Book, whom were suppose to be (more or less) "wild animals" and having them run bussinesses and fly planes, just...meh.
                                  Oh wow, I loved that concept! I just thought it was cool, and it did introduce those characters to a newer generation. Seems they were doing that with other Disney characters (at the time) too. Look at Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers.
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                                  Captain Planet- It was just a stupid PSA cartoon.
                                  So, by your logic, any cartoon that's made for the sole purpose of teaching is a stupid concept? Darn, might as well toss Cro in there too.
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                                    Quote by phoenixwizard
                                    Ren and Stimpy.... need I say more?


                                    Obviously you're one who lacks any kind of taste.

                                    That being said, Ed, Edd, & Eddy was one of the worst things I'd every seen. I honestly believe it dumbed down society. And they looked like walking boogers.
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                                      Quote by phoenixwizard
                                      Ren and Stimpy.... need I say more?


                                      Obviously you're one who lacks any kind of taste.

                                      That being said, Ed, Edd, & Eddy was one of the worst things I'd every seen. I honestly believe it dumbed down society. And they looked like walking boogers.
                                      I don't find anything wrong with Ed, Edd, & Eddy's concept at all. To me, it was reminiscent of Peanuts in some ways. The kids always shown, the adults rarely ever shown, and the show usually took place during the summer holiday. Three kids trying to find ways to make some money doesn't seem like an unusual concept to me, but one I'm sure many can relate to in some way. I know when I was a kid, we used to try and brainstorm up ways to try and earn money too. Our parents didn't believe in "allowances". I remember one time, we came up with an idea to maybe make a newspaper, and sell it to people in our neighborhood. lol

                                      Anywho, the reason for the animation style, was because the creator of it, always liked cartoons from the black & white era (iirc), and you know how those really old ones looked. Kinda shaky and stuff, so that's what he was going for.
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                                        Quote by chokeslam
                                        Space Ghost Coast to coast
                                        maybe has a stupid concept but is the bes cartoo william street made.
                                        now dumb concept i agree with captian planet
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                                          Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain: It was a great day in the WB new concept room when they decided to bring one of the worst and unstable characters from Tiny Toons and put her with some of the most well-received characters from Animaniacs for no apparent reason.

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