Childhood TV shows worthy to watch

Here are some of the most memorable 2000’s cartoons.

A kid watching an old 2000's TV show.

Grace Mercer

A kid watching an old 2000’s TV show.

Grace Mercer, Staff Reporter

TV shows in the 2000’s will always be memorable and have value for people. Before phones took over, TV was one of the few technologies that kids were obsessed with along with the computer.Here is a list of top three favorite 2000’s cartoons from when I was a kid.

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know what SpongeBob is; ironic since SpongeBob’s best friend Patrick literally lives under a rock. Spongebob is one of those shows you’ve inevitably seen if you have a TV, regardless of your age, location, or interests. Spongebob premiered in 1999 and was created by Stephen Hillenburg. The show focuses on the life of a sponge who lives in a pineapple in the middle of the ocean, along with other major and minor characters. Each episode is different and so weird, you can’t help but watch.

Everyone’s heard of Tom and Jerry, the only popular show where a mouse constantly outsmarts and beats the cat ten times its size. Tom and Jerry was created in the 1940s by the Hanna and Barbera Duo, who were also responsible for classics like the Jetsons, the Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, and Yogi Bear, although it wasn’t until over 20 years later that Tom and Jerry became an actual television show. Reruns of Tom and Jerry continue to be shown on Cartoon Networkand many more kids are still getting exposed to this awesome show.

“You’d think that you wouldn’t like it since there are no lines, but the show is amusing and has you losing track of time!” said Sophie Silver (‘22).

The show, Blue’s Clues, follows an animated blue-spotted dog named Blue as she leaves a trail of clues and paw prints for the host and the viewers, in order to figure out her plans for the day. Blue’s Clues became the highest-rated show for preschoolers on American commercial television and was critical to Nickelodeon’s growth. It has been called “one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time.” A spin-off called Blue’s Room premiered in 2004. This show was one of my top favorites when I was very young. This show is good to help children learn in an eventful way.

Like always, there are opinions from others of what they like personally and ranges of taste. These top three shows represent my childhood and memories of laughter. As channels stream these shows from time to time, children enjoy it, even if it is just one.