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Five Cartoon Shows I Enjoy Watching With My Children

Updated on January 12, 2012


So my kids found out that I wrote about the five cartoons I don’t let them watch and they reminded me that there were many more that I banned from the television not to mention the ones that I refuse to watch with them.  They also suggested that I talk about the five cartoon shows that I like to watch with them.  Because that would only be fair, so in their honor I am going to do just that.  Yes there are some good cartoons out there.  These of course are not educational cartoons which to me are tops because not only are those fun to watch but children learn something from them too (think School House Rock).  The cartoons that I have chosen are not educational but are still fun and do not go overboard with adult humor or a lot of negativity.  These shows I do not mind watching with my kids because they are fun and funny. 

PHINEAS AND FERB – Phineas and Ferb is a Disney show about two step brothers trying to make the best of their summer.  The two try and do something new each and every day of their summer vacation.  They have a pet platypus named Perry who is really a secret agent. They also have an older sister Candace that spends her time trying to bust Phineas and Ferb in every episode but always fails because their mother shows up too late to see what Phineas and Ferb have done that day.  I like this show because it shows the dynamics between siblings and the two boys come up with some really outlandish ideas to keep them busy; nothing like having a great imagination. 

BACK AT THE BARNYARD – Back at the Barnyard is a Nickelodeon show which is a spinoff of the movie Barnyard.  The show is about Otis the cow and his friends; Abby and Bessy both cows, Duke a dog, Pip a mouse, Pig a pig, Peck a rooster and Freddy a ferret.  The show is of the animals adventures and always takes an interesting twist.  This show is kid friendly although there are some innuendos. I like this show because it is fun as the animals get into different predicaments.

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR – The Penguins of Madagascar is ashow on Nickelodeon and based on the movie Madagascar but focusing more on the penguins from the movie.  The penguins are Skipper the leader, Kowalski, Private and Rico.  Each penguin has its own purpose.  The show also includes the Lemurs; King Julien, Maurice and Mort and Marlene the otter and Mason and Phil who are chimpanzees.  I enjoy this show because I really like the penguins each has a different skill that lends itself to different missions.  

THE SECRET SHOW – The Secret Show is actually a cartoon from the BBC Network that is shown on Nicktoons. The Secret Show is about a secret organization whose commander changes his name daily for security reasons.  The organization staffs Anita Knight and Victor Volt as two secret agents and Professor Professor as the scientist and inventor.  Together the organization uses their talents to fight various threats.  I like this show because it is very quirky and funny.  I enjoy hearing what the commander’s name is going to be for each and every show.

FAIRLY ODD PARENTS – Fairly Odd Parents is a show on Nickelodeon that is about a young boy and his fairy godparents.  Timmy Turner is a ten year old boy and Wanda and Cosmo are his fairy godparents.  Wanda and Cosmo grants Timmy wishes to help him in different situations.  I enjoy this show because it speaks to the child in me that always wished her wishes could be granted instantly.  

Yes I can be a kid too especially when it comes to watching cartoons. But I definitely have to get something out of the show.  These shows keep me interested because to me they are funny and fun to watch.  So I will continue to let my kids watch these cartoons and any other cartoon that I enjoy watching as well.

Phineas and Ferb

The Penguins of Madagascar

The Secret Show

Fairly Odd Parents


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    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      7 years ago from West Coast

      Yes I just saw the preview for that movie. My kids really want to see it! Not sure how well it will work but looks interesting!

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      7 years ago

      They are gonna have a new movie on Nickelodeon called A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner. Can't wait to see it :)

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      8 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you Chloe! I like Poof too...too cute.

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      Chloe Comfort 

      8 years ago from Long Island

      Great hub! My 9 year old daughter loves each one of the shows you listed. I'm partial to Fairly Odd Parents. It's my guilty pleasure - especially since Poof came along :-) Kudos!

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      Rebecca - Thanks for your comments. I like those shows too and I am much older than 16 ;) You should check out Madagascar and The Secret Show they are good and funny shows.

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      9 years ago

      I'm 16 and I love Phineas and Ferb and Fairly Odd Prents. I think they are really great kids shows. Its kinda sad seemings though they are for younger kids then me, but ehh. I still enjoy them.

      I'm glad they are cartoon suitable for kids too, unlike "Family Guy", "Ed, Edd and Eddy" or "Chowder". They are okay, but sometimes are repetitive they have no point...

      The Disney Channel is my fave channel and its got a lot of cartoons for young kids too. I agree with pretty much everthing that you've said on this page. Although, I have not seen "The Penguins of Madagascar", or "The Secret Show". hmm... haha

      :) Your pages are really helpful and fun to read. xoxo

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      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      Cris - I love the penguins they are hilarious to me. I hope you get a chance to see them.

      Randy B - Avatar is by far one of the most incredible cartoons. I like the lessons that the Avatar teaches and the elements water, fire and air. I think we have seen the series more than 4 times over.

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      Randy Behavior 

      9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I like to watch Avatar -The Last Airbender with my kids!

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines


      We have Nickelodeon and I think I could catch some of these. I specially like Madagascar the movie so I'm looking forward to seeing the penguins again! Thanks for sharing :D

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      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      G-Ma - Thanks! Yeah you have to put up with the voices and such that is how the cartoons are these days. You have to take some of the bad with the good. Like I said I would rather educational cartoons but even some of those can be hyper. Me personally I rather be outside in the sun.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Wow nothing like loud whining sounding voices on most of these....they at least have music but all seem so hyper to me...I know I am old...personally I prefer animal tyope crtoons. There is/was ? a great one called Chirp and Cheep about baby animals growing up and just was done with like pencil drawings but in color...and movement of course...this one about the penquins seems a bit better...

      Well done hub though sweetie...:O) Hugs


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