Starpulse has put together a list of their top 20 Kid shows from the 80s & 90s:
Remember the innocence of childhood? The birthday parties. The water gun fights. The sleep overs. Oh, and the television shows! This is a countdown of the top 20 kids shows from the mid 80s and mid 90s. There are some exceptions, though, and they are as follows:
Though excellent shows, programs such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Sesame Street, and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” are absent from this list. This isn’t just because they premiered decades ago but also because their target demographic was roughly children six and under, rather than kids aged seven to fifteen, which this countdown represents.
Similarly, this is a countdown shows that were specifically targeted for kids only. As beloved as programs like The Cosby Show and Family Matters were, they won’t be on this countdown as those kinds of shows appealed to a much broader age demographic.
Lastly, though everyone loves a good hero, classic superhero shows (X-Men, Batman, Spider-Man) are absent as well because these characters have been established for years, already have a rich legacy and fan following, and are so universally beloved that they would unfairly skew the countdown. This list also won’t include old favorites such as The Flintsones and Tom and Jerry for similar reasons.
With that long disclaimer behind us, it’s time to get nostalgic!