What happened to good television?

A few weeks ago, I touched on the fact that the quality of Disney movies just hasn’t been as good since I was younger. The same goes for television shows.

If you turn on the TV today and switch to Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, or Disney Channel, you will not find anything like what used to be aired when we were kids. The shows are just straight up weird now.

Scooby Doo, Ed, Edd, & Eddy, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Rocket Power, The Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, The Wild Thornberrys, Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, Lizzie McGuire, That’s So Raven, and Even Stevens are all pretty much extinct today.

They were all so great! Each one had a subtle message to make kids more educated. (That’s a bit of a stretch . . . but hey, they were enjoyable).

If it weren’t for some of those shows, I wouldn’t remember half of the stuff that I do today. How else would I remember that “we went to the moon in 1969” if it weren’t for Even Stevens?

I wouldn’t, that’s how.

And you’re welcome for getting that song stuck in your head.

Though, it is pleasing to see that Cartoon Network still airs a two-hour block of classic Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry cartoons. That’s clutch for when kids stay home sick from school. (No Price Is Right for them!)

The only quality show that is still making new episodes is SpongeBob, and even with that, the episodes after the release of the movie have been just downright awful. (There is one newer episode that makes me laugh… the Krustry Krab begins selling hot dogs… AKA ‘Krusty Weiners’).

I understand that it is still a huge moneymaker for Nickelodeon, but for the sake of the original fans, please make it stop. Just play the classics and make everyone happy.

I remember asking my dad which cartoon character he would like to have in class (he is a teacher) because I thought that was such a logical and cool question to ask at the time.

Don’t judge.

My favorite character was SpongeBob, so I always campaigned for him, but his response was always Arnold from Hey Arnold.

Why Arnold? Because of the episode where he caught the baseball player’s last home run ball in his final game, and then gave it to him afterwards.

How heartwarming.

You can’t find shows like that anymore.

It used to be fun watching TV, but I guess everyone have to grow up sometime.