Pfft. Today’s kids’ shows have nothing on the glory days of the ‘90s.
I mean, can anything really compete with Daria? Round the Twist? The Ferals? No. No it can’t. And don’t try and tell me you DIDN’T have a crush on Wheeler from Captain Planet (yes, he was a cartoon. But he had so much swag).
You know you grew up in Australia in the ‘90s if you remember these absolute classics. And you get bonus points if you remember the theme songs…
1. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Ok, so this wasn’t technically a kids’ show. But as the undisputed Best Show Of All Time, it’s making it on the list.
It had Will Smith, the Carlton Dance and the best theme song that’s ever been made. I know you know the words…
2. Captain Planet.
This show was WAY before its time.
It was about five teenagers who run off to a deserted island to save the world from pollution and hang out with the Gaia, the Spirit of the Earth (voiced by Whoopi freakin’ Goldberg, no less) and a green-haired superhero.
3. Round the Twist.
It was basically batsh*t crazy, but in a good way. This show made us all want to live in a haunted lighthouse. Have you ever, ever felt like this…
4. Lift Off.
I imagine this show was created by someone with a serious acid addiction, because it was also insane. But we couldn’t stop watching, even though the kids’ doll EC was basically our worst nightmares come to life.