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

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    I guess the point was to entertain toddlers.

    Which I find very interesting considering the Rugrats was also intended for audiences of that age, considering that Nick Jr's demographic was from ages 3-6 ish right?

    That show had a plot, dialogue, characters, jokes, lessons, and sometimes drama. Then there's shows like The Busy World of Richard Scary, heck even Blues Clues was certainly more coherent than Teletubbies.

    It was just a strange show, I'm curious to know what the kids who watched this show felt about it.
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      Quote by Chester50

      Which I find very interesting considering the Rugrats was also intended for audiences of that age, considering that Nick Jr's demographic was from ages 3-6 ish right?

      That show had a plot, dialogue, characters, jokes, lessons, and sometimes drama. Then there's shows like The Busy World of Richard Scary, heck even Blues Clues was certainly more coherent than Teletubbies.

      It was just a strange show, I'm curious to know what the kids who watched this show felt about it.

      "Rugrats" might have had babies and toddlers as main characters, but it sure is entertaining even to adults. And I'm not familiar with "Blues Clues", but yeah, "The busy world of Richard Scary" had more brains behind it than "The teletubbies" had as well. Many people hate "The teletubbies" though. I guess it's only enjoyable for kids so small, that they don't yet understand how stupid it is.
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        Quote by Chester50
        Which I find very interesting considering the Rugrats was also intended for audiences of that age, considering that Nick Jr's demographic was from ages 3-6 ish right?
        Rugrats didn't start off as a Nick Jr. show. It started on Nickelodeon. I remember at one point, they used to show Rugrats and the other two Nicktoons, at the time, on Sunday nights. I think it was still in "premier" mode.

        That aside, I found it strange too (Teletubbies), but never thought twice about it. I just figured, "Guess that's what really little kids like". When I was a senior in hs, I was doing an article on my class's president (who I'd known since elementary school). Turns out he actually liked the Teletubbies, but I wasn't allowed to share that info. lol
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          Quote by DebrisStorm

          That being said, Ed, Edd, & Eddy was one of the worst things I'd every seen. I honestly believe it
          dumbed down society.

          That's the most dumbass excuse for not liking something I've ever heard. Forget about the failing public school system, the real reason kids these days are so stupid is because of a Cartoon Network show.

          The REAL reason America is in the state that it is now could all be attributed to this one, despicable cartoon. Let it be known that ED EDD N' EDDY destroyed America!

          Now if you excuse me, I'm gonna go drink a six pack and masturbate.
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            Rugrats was NOT targeted toward younger kids. Well, not until the fall of 1998 when it went to hell, anyway.

            Pre-98 Rugrats was intended for older audiences. The younger kids would never grasp the mature wit and humor that was the foundation for the show. This was as intelligent a show as Nickelodeon has ever produced.

            As for a show with the stupidest concept...staying within the Nickelodeon theme, I vote for "Rocket Power." When I saw a few episodes of that show, I knew Nickelodeon had officially fallen off a cliff.
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              Quote by TheEducator

              As for a show with the stupidest concept...staying within the Nickelodeon theme, I vote for "Rocket Power." When I saw a few episodes of that show, I knew Nickelodeon had officially fallen off a cliff.


              Agreed and on top of that it also taught kids to be rude and act out. I mean I saw one ep where they went to a club for adults and just because they didn't want a bunch of loud noisy kids disturbing them, they said it's ok to break every rule in the book and piss people off just because they don't want to be annoyed.
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                The only one that I could think of is CatDog. It just isn't possible for a cat and a dog to reproduce. Yeah, I know it's a cartoon, but it just doesn't make much sense.
                Don't pay any attention to the evil spirited and dead of heart. They're not worth your time.
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                  ''As for a show with the stupidest concept...staying within the Nickelodeon theme, I vote for "Rocket Power." When I saw a few episodes of that show, I knew Nickelodeon had officially fallen off a cliff.''

                  I totally agree with Rocket Power. Its only been 7-8 years since the last episode
                  aired and it didn't held up well. Its like Poochie Dawg:The Series!
                  Ed:An Apple A Day Keeps The Bus Driver Away!

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                    Also,I think old cash-in shows from the 80s have moronic concepts like that Rubik's Cube cartoon. What were they thinking.
                    Ed:An Apple A Day Keeps The Bus Driver Away!

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                      Widget the World Watcher?
                      Don't pay any attention to the evil spirited and dead of heart. They're not worth your time.
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                        Anything ending in "mon".

                        Quote by TheEducator
                        Quote by caninesrock
                        I always thought Ed, Edd,and Eddie was a stupid show even when I was growing up.

                        Come to think of it "Rocko's Modern Life" and "Ren and Stimpy" were pretty pointless as well.


                        Rocko's Modern Life was a parody of American society, dumbass. Pretty solid concept.


                        Oh goodness. How'd I miss this guy? I am seriously slipping these last few weeks. Oh well, the opportunity has passed. C'est la vie.
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                          I'm sure it was mentioned, but Rubic The Amazing Cube and The Gary Coleman Show. Gary Coleman is now living that show for real.
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                            Quote by DebrisStorm
                            I'm sure it was mentioned, but Rubic The Amazing Cube and The Gary Coleman Show. Gary Coleman is now living that show for real.


                            He was an angel, correct? A short, black as coal angel.
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                              Quote by CleverHans
                              Quote by DebrisStorm
                              I'm sure it was mentioned, but Rubic The Amazing Cube and The Gary Coleman Show. Gary Coleman is now living that show for real.


                              He was an angel, correct? A short, black as coal angel.


                              Yep. Sent down to make things right. And only a small group of kids could see him.
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                                Quote by DebrisStorm
                                Quote by CleverHans
                                Quote by DebrisStorm
                                I'm sure it was mentioned, but Rubic The Amazing Cube and The Gary Coleman Show. Gary Coleman is now living that show for real.


                                He was an angel, correct? A short, black as coal angel.


                                Yep. Sent down to make things right. And only a small group of kids could see him.


                                See him, or "see" him?
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                                  Quote by CleverHans
                                  Quote by DebrisStorm
                                  Quote by CleverHans


                                  He was an angel, correct? A short, black as coal angel.


                                  Yep. Sent down to make things right. And only a small group of kids could see him.


                                  See him, or "see" him?


                                  Either or. I was all about the Kid Video.
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                                    Turboteen was pretty fucking bad too. I'm surprised no one's asked about it lately. Used to be all the rage on here.
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                                      Quote by CleverHans
                                      Turboteen was pretty fucking bad too. I'm surprised no one's asked about it lately. Used to be all the rage on here.


                                      Do you have any Turboteen nostalgia?
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                                        Quote by DebrisStorm
                                        Quote by CleverHans
                                        Turboteen was pretty fucking bad too. I'm surprised no one's asked about it lately. Used to be all the rage on here.


                                        Do you have any Turboteen nostalgia?


                                        There isn't a day of my life that goes by that I don't think about Turboteen. Turboteen and MLP.
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                                          Quote by CleverHans
                                          Quote by DebrisStorm
                                          Quote by CleverHans
                                          Turboteen was pretty fucking bad too. I'm surprised no one's asked about it lately. Used to be all the rage on here.


                                          Do you have any Turboteen nostalgia?


                                          There isn't a day of my life that goes by that I don't think about Turboteen. Turboteen and MLP.


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