• 2 years 9 days ago
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    Which children's cable station did you watch and
    enjoy the most when you were a child? I actually
    constantly watched the programs of all three networks.

    Nickelodeon:
    (1997-2003)Nickelodeon was actually the first cable network
    I watched when my family first got the Direct-TV satellite
    system back in 1997(before that the only chances to watch
    cartoons for me were Kids WB and PBS programs like Arthur.)
    I watched Rugrats,Doug,Hey Arnold,Aah Real Monsters!,Rocko's
    Modern Life,Spongebob,and live action shows like Keenan & Kel and All That.

    It wasn't until 2004 when I grew bored of Nickelodeon and switched completely to Cartoon Network.

    Cartoon Network:
    (1997/1998?-2005)Cartoon Network is,was,and always will be
    my favorite television network.I first started watching programs like Swat Kats,Cow & Chicken,and 2 Stupid Dogs after kindergarten until moving on watching Cartoon Network
    Fridays a year later (Ed,Edd n Eddy and Johnny Bravo were
    my favorites of the line-up.)

    Until 2004,I divided most of my television watching between
    Nick and CN. It was June 2004 on a trip to my grandparent's
    house in Oklahoma when I first discovered "The City Era"
    bumpers on the TV in our motel room. I renounced Nick and
    devote all my TV time to Cartoon Network until summer 2005
    when we have to give up Satellite to move to our short lived
    move to Arizona.

    Disney Channel:(1998-2004) This is my least watched of the
    network and there's not much to say. Mostly The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh and Playhouse Disney until
    moving on to more "big kid" shows like Kim Possible,Even
    Stevens,House of Mouse,and Lizzie MacGuire. I also loved
    the "Disney Channel Original Movies" like Up,Up,And Away
    when I was young.

    It was 2004 when I grew bored of the network and pretty
    much stopped watching it. It was also right before it
    switched to "tween" programing so I dodged a bullet there.
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      • 2 years 9 days ago
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      Cartoon Network was always my favorite channel. When I first got cable I was about 5 or 6 years old, (1994-95) Nick didn't really have shows that appealed to me. I was quite used to watching old Hanna-Barbera cartoons that my mom grew up watching. I preferred it over shows like Clarissa Explains It All and Pete & Pete. As far as the Disney Channel goes, I didn't notice it until I got older.

      Cartoon Network always gave me new shows like Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Lab, and my fav, Space Ghost Coast to Coast. I didn't really get into Nick until 3rd or 4th grade. I remember watching Doug at 7:00, then Rugrats at 7:30, then switching over to Cartoon Network. I also enjoyed All That.
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        • 2 years 9 days ago
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        Nick, plain & simple. It was the only one of the 3 avialable at the time (back in the 80s). CN didn't even exist when I was a kid, and the disney channel was some ridiculous ammount ($10 or $15, I think) per month, in addition to the normal cable fees, so it wasn't even a consideration.

        In the 90s CN was quite good, and nick and fallen into the gutter, so by the time I was in my teens/20s, my preference had switched to CN.

        Disney only became "free" around here in the past 5 years or so (while it had apparently been "free" elsewhere for a long time, the cable companies around here are money-grubbing pricks). Unfortunately, by the time it was finally available without paying unreasonable fees, they had removed everything decent from their schedule.
        I remember when the cable company would have free previews of disney channel in the 90s, and it had the classic disney shorts, reruns of the snoopy cartoon series, and reruns of fraggle rock. By the time it became "free", it was nothing but crappy live action shows, mostly aimed at girls.


        If I had to choose an all-time fav between nick & CN, it'd be very difficult. Nick was fantastic in the 80s, but then began to fade. CN meanwhile was fantastic in the 90s, then faded to crap. I think I'd probably lean more towards nick, because it has a stronger nostalgic feel to it (watching some old nick show takes me right back to what I was doing, the world I was living in, etc, at the time when I watched it originally, in addition to the enjoyment of revisiting a fav show. Watching an old CN show on the other hand only gives me the enjoyment of revisiting an old fav show), but it's a close call.


        Back when I was a kid, nick's primary competitor was the USA network. While that seems strange today, back in the 80s the USA network had "cartoon express", which showed an hour of old H/B cartoons every weekday, and several hours every sunday morning.
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          • 2 years 9 days ago
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          Where I lived, I didn't have any of those.
          I did enjoy Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon when I travelled down to the states. As for Disney Channel, I never really got any shows from it where I lived. I only saw it when I was in Florida in 2004 and I never really cared for it.
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            • 2 years 8 days ago
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            probly nicelodeon when i was a kid tough i did wacth disney channel and cartoon network from time to time
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              • 2 years 8 days ago
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              In the early 1990's The Disney Channel was my number 1 favorite channel. In 2002, I stoped watching The Disney Channel because, they took away Vault Disney.
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                • 2 years 6 days ago
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                Cartoon Network by far, but I'm talking about the early CN (1992-1995). I loved the old cartoon classic like Tom & Jerry, Merrie Melodies, Avery's shorts, The Herculoids, Flintstones, Popeye, etc.
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                  • 1 year 11 months ago
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                  i used to watch disney
                  when they vault disney
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                    • 1 year 11 months ago
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                    Out of the three you mentioned, Nickelodeon was the only one around when I was kid. On Saturday mornings, I would usually watch cartoons on NBC, or USA.

                    Back then I enjoyed watching Nickelodeon. Some of my 80's favorites were;


                    *You Can't Do That on Television
                    *Pinwheel
                    *Today's Special
                    *Inspector Gadget
                    *Mr. Wizard
                    *Belle and Sebastian
                    *Adventures of Little Koala
                    *Mysterious Cites of Gold
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                      • 1 year 11 months ago
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                      I'd have to say Cartoon Network, though I like Nick ok. CN had powerpuff girls, Dexter's Lab and Ed, Edd and Eddy!
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                        • 1 year 11 months ago
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                        disney channel aired " a (motherfucking) bug's life" and i liked that.
                        So you're gonna get in my face...BETTER BE READY TO BACK IT UP!

                        I'm a bitch who likes sirloin.

                        Come at me, bro.
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                          • 1 year 6 months ago
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                          In recent years they also stopped airing Non disney movies such as The Swan Princess Cats Don't Dance Pebble and the penguin all that jazz
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                            • 1 year 6 months ago
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                            Okay bear with me

                            (1987-1997/98 ) usa cartoon express (stopped watching after usa stopped showing cartoons)

                            1987 to early 2000s Nickelodeon (didn't get cn till a couple years later)

                            2001 and up cn (thats iffy now though i'm not impressed with their line up)

                            never watched much of disney really only stuff I watched on there was mlp, care bears when they had them and kim possible
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                              No offense but the only show i watch now on CN is Dragons have not seen anything good from Nick in awhile and i rather watch a DCOM on Disney Channel. CN has become depressing i agree
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                                By the way did USA Cartoon Express primere the first 66 episodes of Sailor Moon
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                                  • 1 year 6 months ago
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                                  I think they aired whatever episodes were dubbed at that point but I honestly can't remember (that's around when I stopped watching usa)
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                                    • 1 year 6 months ago
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                                    AtlantaCommercials wrote:
                                    Which children's cable station did you watch and
                                    enjoy the most when you were a child? I actually
                                    constantly watched the programs of all three networks.

                                    Nickelodeon:
                                    (1997-2003)Nickelodeon was actually the first cable network
                                    I watched when my family first got the Direct-TV satellite
                                    system back in 1997(before that the only chances to watch
                                    cartoons for me were Kids WB and PBS programs like Arthur.)
                                    I watched Rugrats,Doug,Hey Arnold,Aah Real Monsters!,Rocko's
                                    Modern Life,Spongebob,and live action shows like Keenan & Kel and All That.

                                    It wasn't until 2004 when I grew bored of Nickelodeon and switched completely to Cartoon Network.

                                    Cartoon Network:
                                    (1997/1998?-2005)Cartoon Network is,was,and always will be
                                    my favorite television network.I first started watching programs like Swat Kats,Cow & Chicken,and 2 Stupid Dogs after kindergarten until moving on watching Cartoon Network
                                    Fridays a year later (Ed,Edd n Eddy and Johnny Bravo were
                                    my favorites of the line-up.)

                                    Until 2004,I divided most of my television watching between
                                    Nick and CN. It was June 2004 on a trip to my grandparent's
                                    house in Oklahoma when I first discovered "The City Era"
                                    bumpers on the TV in our motel room. I renounced Nick and
                                    devote all my TV time to Cartoon Network until summer 2005
                                    when we have to give up Satellite to move to our short lived
                                    move to Arizona.

                                    Disney Channel:(1998-2004) This is my least watched of the
                                    network and there's not much to say. Mostly The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh and Playhouse Disney until
                                    moving on to more "big kid" shows like Kim Possible,Even
                                    Stevens,House of Mouse,and Lizzie MacGuire. I also loved
                                    the "Disney Channel Original Movies" like Up,Up,And Away
                                    when I was young.

                                    It was 2004 when I grew bored of the network and pretty
                                    much stopped watching it. It was also right before it
                                    switched to "tween" programing so I dodged a bullet there.


                                    You forgot YTV, it's probably one of those most famous and legendary stations for kids of all time. I mainly watched YTV, Kids WB, CBS, ABC before they stopped being cartoon channels in the 80's. I'm guessing you were born in the late 80's or 90's? lol. If you've never seen shows from YTV like Freaky Stories, Rugrats, Bump In The Night, The Zone, Uh Oh you really should check them out!

                                    Not too mention YTV had the BEST LINE UPS! Like DARK NIGHT! They actually had HOSTS in between shows and like every commercial break and they were actually cool and fun like Phil, here's one of the commercials breaks

                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S9wv09c2hc

                                    It was best right up until about 2003 then it sucked out loud. Its still on but sucks, same as everything these days I guess though.
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                                      randomuser2349 wrote:
                                      Where I lived, I didn't have any of those.
                                      I did enjoy Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon when I travelled down to the states. As for Disney Channel, I never really got any shows from it where I lived. I only saw it when I was in Florida in 2004 and I never really cared for it.
                                      I never really cared for Disney Channel either, they just took shows off of line ups and put them all together on their channel with there stupid logo they didn't even have any hosts or line ups or anything to make it fun like One Saturday Morning, TGIF, Late nights on ytv and so on.....
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                                        I looked it up once
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                                          • 1 year 6 months ago
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                                          AtlantaCommercials wrote:
                                          Which children's cable station did you watch and
                                          enjoy the most when you were a child? I actually
                                          constantly watched the programs of all three networks.

                                          Nickelodeon:
                                          (1997-2003)Nickelodeon was actually the first cable network
                                          I watched when my family first got the Direct-TV satellite
                                          system back in 1997(before that the only chances to watch
                                          cartoons for me were Kids WB and PBS programs like Arthur.)
                                          I watched Rugrats,Doug,Hey Arnold,Aah Real Monsters!,Rocko's
                                          Modern Life,Spongebob,and live action shows like Keenan & Kel and All That.

                                          It wasn't until 2004 when I grew bored of Nickelodeon and switched completely to Cartoon Network.

                                          Cartoon Network:
                                          (1997/1998?-2005)Cartoon Network is,was,and always will be
                                          my favorite television network.I first started watching programs like Swat Kats,Cow & Chicken,and 2 Stupid Dogs after kindergarten until moving on watching Cartoon Network
                                          Fridays a year later (Ed,Edd n Eddy and Johnny Bravo were
                                          my favorites of the line-up.)

                                          Until 2004,I divided most of my television watching between
                                          Nick and CN. It was June 2004 on a trip to my grandparent's
                                          house in Oklahoma when I first discovered "The City Era"
                                          bumpers on the TV in our motel room. I renounced Nick and
                                          devote all my TV time to Cartoon Network until summer 2005
                                          when we have to give up Satellite to move to our short lived
                                          move to Arizona.

                                          Disney Channel:(1998-2004) This is my least watched of the
                                          network and there's not much to say. Mostly The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh and Playhouse Disney until
                                          moving on to more "big kid" shows like Kim Possible,Even
                                          Stevens,House of Mouse,and Lizzie MacGuire. I also loved
                                          the "Disney Channel Original Movies" like Up,Up,And Away
                                          when I was young.

                                          It was 2004 when I grew bored of the network and pretty
                                          much stopped watching it. It was also right before it
                                          switched to "tween" programing so I dodged a bullet there.



                                          As for those channels though I guess I would pick Cartoon Network over the other 2. Then Nick, although I found the comedy cheap and the station itself a knock off of YTV or Kids WB or other channels with hosts and skits and line ups. Last is Disney since I didn't have much experience watching it growing up and the times I did I only enjoyed a couple of shows and found they didn't have much excitement added to their station....I more or less just watched CBS' line up for kids growing up in the 80's and 90's and ABC as well. Later on Kids WB and always YTV.
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