I often come across lists about shows that we watched as kids. I’m a a true 90s kid and we had awesome TV shows. I guess, I’ve always been a TV junkie. So here is a list of my favorite shows and believe me, I’ll probably write another post continuing the list. And if you’re reading this and you’re thinking ” I totally forgot about that show,” go to YouTube. There you’ll find opening themes, full episodes and a lot more. I checked for many of the shows and if my thesis wasn’t waiting, I’d spend all day and night in front of my computer, wallowing in memories. Let me know what you watched as a child by commenting below. Let’s all remind each other of shows that made our childhood truly awesome.
1. The Torkelsons / Almost Home
I might have forgotten about this great show, if I hadn’t written it all down, as a kid. When I read through my notebook, I remembered, googled it and watched all episodes on YouTube. Now I know, why I always wanted a bench in front of a big window in my room. Dorothy Jane’s favorite spot. I won’t be talking to the man in the moon though.
2. Under the Umbrella Tree
Iggy, Gloria and Jacob were just sooo cool and the characters taught us kids important life lessons. I wish, I could be the only human being living together with puppets.
3. Ocean Girl
Neri was sooo cool. She was like a mermaid but with actual legs. She could outswim everyone and talk to whales. And yes, she was sooo pretty. Furthermore, I always found the underwater world very fascinating. And ORCA (Oceanic Research Centre Australia) looked sooo cool. I always wanted to live there. With these cool cabins and sliding doors.
“I love you, you love me. We’re a happy family. With a great big hug and kiss from me to you. Won’t you say you love me too.” Barney is the coolest dinosaur ever. And Baby Bop was just the cutest. We always rented Barney movies when we went to a store called Smith. I loved that store! I still have a little Barney figure and I thinks it was a great show for kids. I’m still a fan of everything that involves dancing and singing.
5. Micky Mouse Club
Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Goslin….enough said!
6. Fraggle Rock
I especially remember those colorful creatures building strange constructions inside their cave, out of clear sticks. Weren’t they able to eat them? Or did somebody else eat them? And they lived beneath some craftsman who had a dog.
7. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Sometimes, they show re-runs and even though the special effects are hideous, I love it. This show was soooo cool. There are still Power Ranger shows today, but they are too modern. I’m talking about Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini and Billy. And not to forget that creepy talking head in a tank Zordon. When I was younger, I loved the yellow ranger and today, I love the pink one. Can’t wait to get my hands on a costume, one day. I remember Mc Donalds having Power Ranger stuff in their happy meals. We had a morpher with golden coins and I remember having the yellow ranger with megazord. Oh, how I miss the good old times. GO GO Power Rangers!
Angelica was the coolest. But I never understood why she had this ugly Cynthia doll?! Tommy, Chuckie, Phil and Lil. They were all really adorable. Tommy was a great leader and they experienced cool adventures. Unbelievable though that Chuckie never died of a heart attack. He was sooo afraid of everything. PS: RAPTOR! Awwwwwww! ;)
Doug Funnie. I always hoped for him and Patty Mayonnaise to become a couple. The show showed how difficult it is in teenage years and that dating takes some effort…and courage. I liked him especially for always writing in his journal. And he had a dog.
10. Bananas in Pajamas
Now this is a show I really miss. “Bananas in pajamas are coming down the stairs, bananas in pajamas are coming down in pairs. Bananas in pajamas are chasing teddy bears…” B1, B2 and the teddys living next to a beach. I really loved that show and I still want them as stuffed animals.
11. Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Magic always works for me. Salem the talking cat was the best. And when Sabrina and Harvey FINALLY decided to spend their lives with each other in the very last episode, I was so relieved, even though they were leaving on a motor cycle and Harvey was obviously thinking he was Danny Zuko.
12. Sailor Moon
I just recently bought the first seasonn on DVD and realized that every episode is basically the same. Bunny Tsukino (German version, Serena Tsukino in the English version), turns into Sailor Moon and has to fight everything evil. I really don’t know why they chose her because she is clumsy as hell and she cries all the time. Luckily her fellow warriors are more sophisticated. And when everything seems like it’s over, the oh so handsome Tuxedo mask appears and saves the day.
when I was 13, I watched the movie for the first time with my best friend. From there on, she was Dionne and I was Cher. Of course I loved the show, even though I was a little sad that Cher wasn’t played by Alicia Siverstone. A show about rich Beverly Hills kids, always dressed in bright colors. I would murder for Cher’s room, bath and closet!
14. Beverly Hills 90210
And I mean the old series. Gladly, they are currently showing re-runs in Germany and I still love to watch the show. Brenda and Brandon, Kelly, Dylan, Steve, Donna, David, Andrea trying to grow up, although they already seemed pretty grown-up to me. It was just a pretty cool show and it still is.
15. Clarissa explains it all
Her room was cool. Her style was cool. The fact that a boy was able to enter her room by placing a latter in front of her window and climbing through was questionable but pretty cool, too. And she probably had the most annoying on-screen-brother ever. Ferg-face was terrible. Once, I made myself a peace sign out of neon pink cardboard to hang on my door. Why? Because Clarissa had one in her room, just a different color.
16. Full House
“You got it, dude!” Great family TV show and it’s still a lot of fun to watch. And Michelle was one of the cutest babies, ever.
I was always very much into everything made by MTV and Daria was really different, but pretty cool. She was like the opposite of me but oh well. Different is always good for me.
18. Family Matters
Imagine having Steve Urkel as your neighbor, who just walks into your house whenever he feels like it. Especially while being a girl in your teenage years. Poor Laura Winslow. But the interaction between Carl and Steve was always very funny. I wonder though, if the kid has back and nose problems, today, from all the strange walking and grunting after laughing. PS: “Did I do that???”
I love Brandy as an artist and I loved Brandy in that show. But I never thought Moesha and Q make a cute couple. The show had great music and also great guests and I would love to re-watch some episodes. Furthermore, she kept a journal. I always sympathize with those characters. And her friends are just hilarious.
20. Dawsons Creek
And here we have another teenage character who’s room you can enter through the window. What did they’re parents think of that??? But we all wanted Joey and Dawson to become a real couple. It was so cute how they shared they’re first kiss. But if I remember it right, Dawson had something going on with Jen and Joey and Pacey developed an interesting relationship and everything was always a huge drama. The setting of the show was beautiful, though.
21. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Before vampires were able to walk around in bright daylight or sparkled in the sun, the show showed real vampires. They lived in the dark, looked pretty scary and were supposed to be killed. I never saw Edward Cullen’s face change into something more vampiresque. Buffy was tough and strong, at least until she met Angel and fell for him. I guess there is just something about Vampires no girl can resist.
A family of humanized Dinosaurs with a baby from the devil. That baby is so mean and awfully cruel toward his farther. But as he always says: “I’m the baby, gotta love me.”
23. Singled Out
That was such a fun dating show and the gorgeous Jenny McCarthy was always great to watch. So funny and ridiculous and really fast. If that show would still be on today, I would totally take part. That show makes “The Bachelor” look sooo boring.
Pamela Anderson as the always sexy Vallery Irons. She didn’t know anything about being a bodyguard but of course, she was always there when she was needed and somehow managed to save the day. I remember replaying that show with my Barbie dolls. I even cut a black-haired Barbie’s hair to make her look like Nikki. That’s how much I loved that show. And I made my parents record every episode.
25. S Club 7
“Don’t stop, never give up. Hold your head high and reach the top. Let the world see what you have got. Bring it all back to you.” Who remembers that song? I definitely do because I was a huge fan. Even though looking back that show was very weird, I watched all the episodes. And made my parents record them all, again. The songs were catchy and it was all really funny. Jo was always my favorite.
26. Student Bodies
Why did I love this show? Right, because it was about teens making a school newspaper. And since I’m totally into this, of course this show was totally for me. Furthermore, I thought the cartoons were really funny.
27. The Munsters
I never understood why Marilyn, a normal human being, lived with them. I mean they were great but still, I found it strange. And I never understood how these creatures could live among normal people. Monsters living a normal life was pretty unusual. But they were cool. And I loved the black and white.
28. Scooby Doo
The show occasionally still runs today and it’s always great to watch how the group tries to solve mysteries. And I’m totally with Shaggy and Scooby and all the eating. And did Daphne and Fred ever officially become a couple? I can’t remember.
29. Talespin, Darkwing Duck, Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers, DuckTales
Some of the most awesome Disney shows ever. I loved them all sooo much as a child and I would love to re-watch all of them. The characters were sooo cool.
30. Pepper Ann
She looked hideous but she and her friends were fun to watch. How cool it would’ve been, if some of her fantasies would’ve come true.