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    27 Oddly Specific Shows From Your Childhood You Couldn't Remember The Name Of Until Now

    A clown and her dolly on the big comfy couch!

    1. Oswald

    Octopus and Weiner Dog who looks like a hot dog
    Nickelodeon

    Did anyone else play that diner game? The jello always looked so delicious.

    2. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

    Monsters sneaking out
    Klasky-Csupo / Courtesy: Everett Collection

    3. Oobi

    Googly eyes on hand
    Nickelodeon

    This show said: 👁👄👁

    4. Bananas in Pyjamas

    Bananas in striped pajamas coming down the stairs
    ABC

    I think about this unsettling image more often than I should.

    5. Are You Afraid of the Dark?

    Nickelodeon

    We don't talk about the pool episode.

    6. Cyberchase

    Matt Jackie Inez and Digit
    PBS

    7. The Big Comfy Couch

    Molly Dolly and Loonette the Clown on couch
    PBS / Courtesy Everett Collection

    This show is iconic, but looking back, it's also slightly terrifying.

    8. Dragon Tales

    PBS / Courtesy Everett Collection

    I wish, I wish, with all my heart, to fly with dragons in a land apart!

    9. Postcards From Buster

    PBS

    Damn, Buster has gone on way more vacations than I have.

    10. Zoboomafoo

    The Kratt brothers and Jovian the lemur
    PBS

    11. Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat

    PBS

    So THAT'S where that cat is from!

    12. Max & Ruby

    Cartoon bunnies carrying cakes, one yummy and one made of dirt and worms
    PBS

    Little-known fact: Max and Ruby have younger twin siblings now — their names are Grace and Oliver.

    13. Rocket Power

    Otto skateboarding
    Nickelodeon

    These kids really made me think "Squid" was a cool nickname.

    14. CatDog

    cat and dog that share a body
    Nickelodeon Network / Courtesy Everett Collection

    I would have LOVED to be in the room when they pitched this concept. Like, "What if it's a cat...but it's also a dog?!"

    15. The Upside Down Show

    Umbilical Brothers and puppet
    Nickelodeon

    A movie has been in development since 2008 but has yet to be made.

    16. Maisy

    Maisy's birthday
    CITV

    Maisy was truly the quietest mouse who ever lived.

    17. Bear in the Big Blue House

    Bears and animal friends having sleepover
    Disney

    Why book an Airbnb when you could stay at this guy's place?!

    18. Angela Anaconda

    Creepy-looking animated children
    Fox Family Channel

    This animation style gave me NIGHTMARES.

    19. Franklin

    Turtle wearing baseball cap
    PBS

    20. JoJo's Circus

    Animated clowns
    Disney

    Holy crap, I actually completely forgot about JoJo until now.

    21. Stanley

    Little cartoon boy lying in bed with dog and cat and goldfish nearby
    Disney

    22. Doug

    Doug sitting in class
    Nickelodeon

    "I guess it just goes to show you that sometimes things don't turn out as bad as you think they will. But sometimes they turn out a lot worse. But then again, sometimes they turn out sorta okay, but kinda bad."

    23. Dave the Barbarian

    Dave holding paper dog
    Disney Channel / Courtesy Everett Collection

    24. Out of the Box

    Aleisha Allen, Jill, Tony James, Vivian Bayubay, Nicholas Eng
    Disney Channel / Courtesy Everett Collection

    I can still hear this theme song!

    25. As Told by Ginger

    Ginger getting ready in school bathroom
    Nickelodeon Network / Courtesy Everett Collection

    I could write a whole book on the life lessons this show taught us.

    26. ChalkZone

    Rudy and Snap
    Nickelodeon

    Did anyone else go through a phase where they were, like, obsessed with sidewalk chalk because of this show?

    27. And finally, My Life as a Teenage Robot

    Jenny robot
    Nickelodeon

    What are your favorite forgotten childhood shows? Tell us in the comments!

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