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    26 Kids Shows That Are Actually Fun To Watch As An Adult

    There's a reason SpongeBob memes are so popular.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV shows made for kids are just as fun to watch as an adult. Here are the results to add to your "to watch" list:

    1. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)

    Disney

    My son was obsessed with it when he was younger. Now he's a teenager, and I watch it by myself sometimes. The episode where the mom tries to explain disposable film cameras is hilarious, and I think about it a lot.

    s427f2e229

    I love all the dry humor in this show. Sometimes I feel like it was made for adults.

    shelgordon4

    2. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

    Nickelodeon

    I loved watching this show as a kid, but watching it now is even better. It’s amazing to see the character development in all of the characters, especially Zuko. I definitely appreciate characters like Azula more now than I did as a child, since I’m able to understand and analyze her backstory. Plus, the animation, jokes, and character relationships are brilliant!

    myeramian

    3. The Amazing World of Gumball (2008–present)

    Cartoon Network

    To be fair, I didn't get into this show until I was a teen, but had it been on when I was a little kid, I know I'd still be watching it. The variety of animation types and super creative character designs, contrasted with actually believable personalities makes this show so much fun to watch! It's also HILARIOUS. I don't think there's an episode where I haven't laughed at some point. It doesn't matter that the main characters are supposed to be in middle school. I'm 25 now, and there's no chance I'll stop watching this show any time soon.

    nikkil28

    4. iCarly (2007–2012)

    Nickelodeon

    I'm in my twenties, and I still die laughing any time I watch an episode of iCarly. From Gibby to Crazy Nora to Spencer's crazy sculptures and Sam's temper, this show will never not crack me up.

    emmanz

    5. Victorious (2010–2013)

    Nickelodeon

    My husband and I still watch Victorious. When my kids were little after they’d gone to bed, we’d realize we were still watching it even though they’d been sleeping for a while. Now we throw it on when nothing's on.

    jamiec46c0cb684

    6. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–present)

    Nickelodeon

    As a kid, my dad loved watching it with me and thought it was hilarious, and now I can see why. There are so many clever jokes that make it even funnier to watch as an adult!

    haleyw4ae66dcb9

    7. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

    The WB

    It was my favorite thing to watch after school in like third grade. I watched it again now that it’s on streaming, and it is still hilarious. I understand a few more of the dirty jokes now and relate to Slappy the Squirrel maybe a little too much.

    bridgetb43d486c8a

    8. Arthur (1996–present)

    PBS

    Arthur is the only show I can stand to watch with my baby sister. There is always new and interesting storylines and it is almost never repetitive.

    jonestateana

    I still watch Arthur all the time. It’s a nice and funny show that’s great for when I just want to sit back and watch something that doesn’t require much brain use. Also, the songs they make are almost always straight bops.

    fallonh4786284a1

    9. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

    Disney

    It’s my favorite show, and I’ve watched the whole series several times over. It’s a heartwarming show and has plenty of humor that will be funny to adults while going right over younger viewers’ heads.

    autumng472df5c6b

    10. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

    ABC

    I don't know if it counts as a “kid” show, but it still holds up.

    tracy110302

    11. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

    Cartoon Network

    The entire storyline with Terra is so well done. The conflict for Beast Boy is so relatable and makes me really feel for these characters.

    christianf4f13844d1

    12. Recess (1997–2006)

    Disney

    Just binged Recess, and that show really holds up. The references are actually pretty solid and not that outdated even for a mid-'90s product. The humor is still hilarious for adults. The artistry is excellent, and the characters are wonderfully built up.

    kyles42a44fe32

    13. Power Rangers (1993–present)

    Nickelodeon

    It sounds so silly, but after 25 seasons, there really is something for everyone. There’s been everything from normal teens in high school to futuristic police officers, from aliens to post-apocalyptic robots, from goofy plots to serious ones! You’re bound to find at least one ranger (or maybe even villain!) to love.

    cameronr449647ed2

    14. As Told by Ginger (2000–2016)

    Nickelodeon

    I made my husband rewatch with me a few years ago for the first time, and I got all the sentimental feels of growing up and relationships that being in middle/ junior high has on you. Yes, it's painful at the time and you think no one understands you, but it's the growing pains that make you stronger. If I ever have a child, I would rewatch it with them to show they aren't alone.

    csmith526

    15. Rugrats (1991–2004)

    Nickelodeon

    I've gone back to watch several cartoons from my childhood, and I've been so disappointed that most of them aren't half as entertaining as I remember. But I started watching Rugrats with my 1-year-old because it's the only show he'll sit still and watch for a bit, and it's actually pretty funny and bizarre. My husband and I think it's a silly take on parenthood, and it makes us wonder what really goes on in a toddler's head!

    livdominguez

    16. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

    PBS

    A lot of what he says is still relevant and what goes on in the Land of Make-Believe is a delightful soap opera. I find it very relaxing in a very stressful world.

    michelleb4702b98e9

    17. All the Scooby-Doo shows (1969–present)

    ABC

    From the classics to the new ones, I love them all. My brother and I will sometimes get in a mood where we gather all our Scooby-Doo cassettes and DVDs and watch them all.

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    18. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

    The WB

    It's clever, hilarious, well-animated, a little edgy, a little sweet, and makes you think. It hits all the best notes of good cartoons. That show absolutely never fails. I could watch it until the end of time.

    greyladybast

    19. Static Shock (2000–2004)

    The WB

    Static Shock is still great as an adult. it was an amazing show! It’s filled with so many great episodes and plot lines, definitely worth watching or rewatching even now!

    tlace

    20. That's So Raven (2003–2007)

    Disney

    It still holds up. Raven-Symoné is a Disney Channel icon, and she knows how to do comedy so well!

    opalsocean

    21. Rocket Power (1999–2004)

    Nickelodeon

    Rocket Power is a fun rewatch, and it’s definitely underrated! It's great for nostalgia but still has really fun storylines and messages!

    tlace

    22. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

    Fox

    That show was QUALITY!!!! The action and comedy were on point, and it still stands today. I especially loved the episodes with Joker and Harley because they were so batshit (haha) crazy and sometimes dark.

    erzascarletisbestgirl

    23. Ninjago (2011–present)

    Nickelodeon

    I watched it as a kid, and now my little sister is watching it years later. Apparently it’s still running, and it’s how we spend time together and bond with a 10-year age gap.

    arosep

    24. Gargoyles (1994–1997)

    ABC

    I just binged it. I had no idea it took place in NYC and was so dark and awesome. I’m surprised this show was Y7. I’d love to see them bring it back.

    alisonk45682bde0

    25. Horrible Histories (2009–present)

    CBBC

    Literally watched it yesterday! I get to laugh, sing, and learn, and I really do laugh. Don't care if it's for kids, I have zero regrets.

    roryfae

    26. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

    ABC

    What kid of the '90s didn't love Dinosaurs? OK, so the intro video still scares the hell out of me to this day BUT the show is still fun to watch with enough adult jokes that went waaaay over my head as a kid. The "Dirty Dancing" episode is a classic example.

    lindsayymarie003

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