Overrated shows from my childhood
This is a list of popular cartoon and tv shows that everybody seemed to like but me when I was a child.
Cartoon all stars to the rescue
I hated this special the first time I saw it. I was 6 years old at the time and knew this was propaganda, even if I didn’t know what the word meant at the time. I usually bought anti-drug propaganda. I liked the show Straight Up and similar shows.
The fact that Cartoon All Stars was being shown on like every tv channel really bothered me. Since it was on like every channel I decided to watch it, and hated it. I saw this special at school like the following Monday. All the other kids in my class went apeshit for it because they were watching a cartoon at school. The kids even tricked the teacher into showing the cartoon 2 more times! We would usually watch the old AIT show “All About You”. Having watched this special 4 times already I grew to loathe it.
After many years I forgot about it until I saw somebody else giving it a bad review on the internet, and knew I was not alone.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
I never saw the appeal of this show. I watched it a few times and didn’t seem to like it. To me it just seemed so respective and stupid. The franchise was everywhere t-shirts, backpacks, lunchboxes, toys, movies, the tv show, comics, shoes, valentines, etc. I also didn’t like the fact that when I would play a game with other kids it would turn into Ninja Turtles. “House” or “Tag” would somehow turn into Ninja Turtles. I ended up watching the first movie on tv like 1992. It wasn’t a bad movie. I thought it was pretty enjoyable, but I still didn’t like the cartoon.
I knew what this show was about. I knew it was teaching me about the environment. I just thought the concept was dumb. The environmental message was just too heavy handed for me.
Widget the World watcher was like that too, but doesn’t count since nobody really watched that show.
This is really funny since I really like Tokyo Mew Mew/Mew Mew Power. That is a very green aseop show. Winx Club is leaning this way too, and I don’t appreciate it.
I used to like this show really; until I moved to another city and another school. It seemed all the girls in my class were OBESSED with this show. It was all they seemed to talk about besides Saved by the Bell. (which I’ll get to later) They collected pictures of the stars; they were always quoting the show especially Stephanie and Michelle.
Once I moved away the next year I didn’t feel like watching the show anymore. My obsessive class ruined it for me. I did watch it occasionally, but not religiously including reruns.
Saved by the Bell
The other show my class was OBESSED with! When the show came out before I moved I mildly enjoyed it. I thought the show was “ok”; not good or bad. I never really had a favorite character or anything. The show was just there. Although when I was really little like 5 or 6 years old I use to think that’s how high school would really be.
I remember this one girl called me up talk on the phone. All she wanted to talk about was Saved by the Bell! We soon ran out of things to talk about.
I remember one time the class got a flier for the Schoolastic book club the free offer that month was a Saved by the Bell poster. A bunch of girls in the class ordered it. When it arrived all the girls who received it fawned over it; especially the pictures of Zack and Slater. None of the girls seemed to fawn over Screech.
What bothered me most about Full House and Saved by the Bell was that how the other kids held these shows in such high regard. They were always dissing the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Saying it was a baby show.
Step by step and Fresh Prince of Bel Air were ok so I didn’t mind all the obsession.