20 ABC Kids Shows That Can't Possibly Be Topped

Koalas, bananas, and a baby in a guitar case. The ABC had it all in the 90s.

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17. Freaky Stories


It happened to a friend of a friend of mine. Hosted by a maggot and a cockroach -- and while some of the stores were plain silly, some were guaranteed to keep you up at night.

15. The Animals of Farthing Wood


This show was rife with (not-so) subliminal environmental messaging, as the plot centred around a group of animals who had to relocate due to deforestation.

6. Albert the Fifth Musketeer


He's sharp, he's cool, he's nobody's fool! Albert saves the other dim-witted Musketeers with his inventions and wacky schemes. Making short French men cool, way better than Napoleon ever could.

4. Rocko's Modern Life

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The daily struggles of a wallaby that emigrated from Australia to the U.S. Like many others on this list, it was full of morals and lessons about being a good friend and an all round great bloke. Or in Rocko's case, wallaby.

3. Art Attack

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This is an Art Attack! This is an Art Attack! This is... Art Attack! This show was like the Pinterest of the '90s: Everyone attempted the projects, but ultimately they all failed.

2. Captain Planet


The power is YOURS. Forget subliminal messaging or hidden morals, this show was flat out blatant advertising for treating the planet well. Good work Captain Planet, because of you, most of us feel guilty when we use plastic bags or don't recycle.

1. Arthur


And I said hey, HEY! What a wonderful kind of day! No '90s kid can say that they don't know all the words to this song. And most of us are still trying to figure out exactly what animal Arthur is. Mouse? Monkey? Bear?

This show is hands down the No. 1 best kids show of the nineties, dare I even say of all time? Arthur and his other animal friends made us want to share, be well behaved, and treat our friends and family properly. And it had a kick ass intro theme.