Thread: Shows that rocked when you were a kid, but not so much now

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    • 9 years 1 month ago
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    *TMNT: yeah, it was the biggest cartoon of the 80s, but after the first 6 episodes, it kinda, IDK, sucked? As they would've said, "bummer man, so bogus". I know I'm gonna get spammed to high Heaven with this one.

    *Street Sharks: Found a VHS of it, but man, it stunk.

    *GoBots: Eh. I'm pretty sure 80s kids hated it too.
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    As I mentioned before, there are a lot of cartoons that I liked as a kid that I can't stand today. Here are some good examples.

    Captain Planet - I actually didn't have Cartoon Network back then, but I would watch it when it was on Kids WB. I liked it back then. However, I rewatched it fairly recently and I found it to be completely unwatchable. I think the Nostalgic Critic summed up how I think of the show now.

    Sailor Moon (English dub) - I used to fondly watch this show after school right before Pokemon would come on. But now, it's hard for me to watch because of the music, voice-acting, dialogue, and the lame "Sailor Says" segment at the end. Yet, I still enjoy the Japanese version.

    Cow and Chicken - Again, liked it when it was on Cartoon Network. Find it unwatchable now. That show, to me, is just some cheap knock-off of Ren and Stimpy.
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    Sailor Moon (English dub) - I used to fondly watch this show after school right before Pokemon would come on. But now, it's hard for me to watch because of the music, voice-acting, dialogue, and the lame "Sailor Says" segment at the end. Yet, I still enjoy the Japanese version.

    Cow and Chicken - Again, liked it when it was on Cartoon Network. Find it unwatchable now. That show, to me, is just some cheap knock-off of Ren and Stimpy.


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    The first 5 episodes were the best IMHO. The parents complained that they were too violent and Mirage Studios was forced to tone them down. By season 3 the show became more about the comedy than the action. After they moved to CBS in the middle of season 4 they didn't even use their weapons anymore. I stopped watching when Dregg became the main bad guy and I rarely watched the second episode which would be about one of the Turtles having a crisis and there was no Shedder.

    For me I would say He-Man. I tried watching a few episodes and it is so corny now. Whe I was 7 I thought it was great.
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    Almost all of them.
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    Quote by blueluigi
    As I mentioned before, there are a lot of cartoons that I liked as a kid that I can't stand today. Here are some good examples.

    Captain Planet

    Sailor Moon (English dub)

    Cow and Chicken -



    I agree with this list. And I'll also add Fraggle Rock and Ahhh! Real Monsters
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    He-Man.

    I bought the 10 episode best of (before full seasons were available?) and it doesn't hold up at all. I would rather watch the somewhat inspired Thundarr the Barbarian.

    On the other side X-Men is still great. Dark overtones. Good score. Brisk but accurate storytelling.
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    He-Man does not hold up to the test of time, but I do own the whole series on dvd.
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It's "okay" now, but as a kid, it was like the greatest show on television ever...now...it's like, "it's okay".

    I know someone mentioned Captain Planet. Ironically, I can still watch that show and enjoy it. lol
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    Quote by blueluigi

    Sailor Moon (English dub) - I used to fondly watch this show after school right before Pokemon would come on. But now, it's hard for me to watch because of the music, voice-acting, dialogue, and the lame "Sailor Says" segment at the end. Yet, I still enjoy the Japanese version.


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    Im pretty sure almost every kid of the 90's watched either Sailor moon or dragonball Z.

    But to answer the OP, the pokemon anime
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    Night Court. I thought this was the funniest show on TV when I was 12.
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    Mama's Family. As a kid I tought it was funny but now I see Thelma as pretty much an obnoxious old bitch and a bully.
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    Captain Planet- I can't believe I liked such a preachy piece of crap
    Beetlejuice- Stupid and rather gross animation and dumb storylines
    Taz-Mania- Stupid and boring
    You Can't Do That on Television- not as interesting as I remembered it
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    The Snorks. I downloaded the complete series and it was bunk. I'm always looking for tv shows from my childhood to let my neice watch. Fraggle Rock stood up pretty well so I got the box set.
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    I hate to say it, but just about all of them. I mean yeah, they still rock. But they seemed to be so much more full of substance back then. Gotta remember, Rugrats and Rocko episodes consisted of 2 15 minute stories. Not much room for development. Call me sentimental.
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    For me, I could come up with much more movies than TV shows. But here are a few I thought of...

    MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch- I don't know why, probably cause I was a proud wrestling fan back than, I loved this show. It's not just that remake either, this really was a pretty lame show that just sort of got lucky.

    Family Matters- I still enjoy this show for the most part. But let's be honest, it was cheesy as all hell. This is the kind of show that if it was pitched today, that person that pitched it, would be out of a job. Yet it was probably one of the biggest shows of the 90s.

    Captain Planet- To be truthful, I was never super crazy about this show to start with, I remember my cousin liked it a lot. But it is pretty weak. I mean I guess it's cool for what it was and trying to teach kids to take care of the planet is all nice and everything. But it was a fairly bad excuse for a cartoon.

    I'll probably think of more later...
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    'Leave It To Beaver' definitely tops the list. Seriously, how I ever found that show funny is a mystery for the ages. Then again, it may have been the fact we were pretty hard-up for entertainment back then, as far as television went. Back then, cable television in rural areas was non-existent, so we had to watch whatever our antenna could pick up, which was usually only 3 or 4 channels, depending on how good/bad the weather was....

    Anyways, even back then I remember I used to think to myself, "NO family is THAT perfect!!!"

    'The Addams Family'. ^^Same as above. Why did I ever think that show was funny? 'The Munsters', I can watch an occasional re-run on TvLand, because Herman was somewhat amusing. (His behavior was like 'a child trapped in a monster's body'.) But 'The Addams Family was not funny. At all.
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    Married with Children. I used to love this show back in the early 90's but I just can't get into it these days.
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    the original V, I have been trying to rewatch it, but having issues connecting with it. But I kind of like the re-imagining .
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