10 Shows That Are Great For Watching As A Family

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I unabashedly hate children’s shows. Let me just get that factoid out of the way. I hate the stupid, cutesy voices. I hate the way they talk down to kids. I hate how precocious and disrespectful the kids are to the adults. I hate them with the passion and fury of a thousand suns. But there are exceptions to every rule, so here are 10 that don’t make me want to punch a kitten in the taint.

10. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

This is an oldie, but you can find full episodes basically everywhere, and who doesn’t get a little thrill every time they hear that famous theme song? in West Philadelphia born and raised…

9. Adventure Time

I absolutely love this show, and as I mentioned before, I hate kid shows. First of all, it has John DiMaggio, who you might know from shows like Futurama and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. That right there is enough to get me giddy. But the show is hilarious on top of that. If you haven’t checked this out (whether you have kids or not) then you’re dead to me until you do.

8. Regular Show

This show is similar to Adventure Time, except slightly less ridiculous. There is a high five ghost, nuff’ said.

7. Uncle Grandpa



Uncle Grandpa is the most ridonkulous, nonsensical television show I’ve ever seen. There is a pizza-looking dude, a life-like tiger called Giant Realistic Flying Tiger and a fanny pack called Belly Bag. If that isn’t enough to excite you then I hate to break it to you, but you’re probably a zombie. A lame zombie.

6. Chowder

John DiMaggio, who must be the world’s busiest voice actor, also voices a character on this show, and it’s just everything. The character, Schnitzel, only says one word, “Radda” and yet it’s the funniest thing in the world.

5. Yo Gabba Gabba

I know I’m going to be flamed for this, but hear me out! I know this show can be annoying at times, but where else on Nick jr. are you going to see musical guests like Jimmy Eat World, Weezer and The Shins? Nowhere. And admit it, DJ Lance Rock is kinda hot.

4. Powder Puff Girls



I used to watch this show as a kid and I thought it was super lame, but now that I’m adult its jokes have entire different meanings to me. Ms. Sara Bellum? We all know what that’s about, but when I was a kid I had no clue. This is another show you can find full episodes of on Netflixm, and I suggest you check it out sans kids so you can laugh at all the dirty hidden jokes.

3. My Gym Partner’s a Monkey



This show kind of reminds me of Ren and Stimpy, which I mentioned in my “adult shows I watch with my kids“ post a while back. This show has all the surreal hilarity of R&S without the darkness and gross-out factor.

2. Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends

Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends is freaking adorable. The name says it all, this show is about a foster home for imaginary friends. My favorite character is a freaking looking, basketball playing friend named Wilt. Though I doubt this Wilt slept with 20,000 women.

1. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

There is nothing about this show that I don’t like. It’s kind of like Sponge Bob if Sponge Bob wasn’t fucking insufferable.