Best Nickelodeon Shows That Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

Among different networks, Nickelodeon shows were always a hit! They have been around since December 1, 1977. True, it seems like it has been so long ago. However, you probably still think about all those shows that you’ve watched on this television channel. Let’s talk about their programs such as this classic, “Blues Clues,” for example. A lot of kids would wait for their programs to go on. When it does, you have probably started singing the theme song of the show, “You just figured out Blues Clues…”

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Of course, you want Nickelodeon to be a part of your kids’ lives. You may not realize it, but it is probably so much a part of their lives.

Favorite Programs From Nick

Dora The Explorer

By watching Dora The Explorer, you will learn some Spanish phrases like “gracias” or “Verde.” You will also explore and solve problems with Boots and the Map, all while dealing with Swiper the Fox. For sure, you have learned so much from this channel, such as counting and sounding out letters. What about learning about friendship and family? Yes, too.


Dora The Explorer is one of the best Nickelodeon shows - this is one of the classics!

Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide

Another favorite from the Nick shows is Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide chronicles the adventures of Ned Bigby (the title character) and his friends Moze and Cookie. Ned together with his friends shatters the fourth wall to share tips and tricks on navigating middle school or junior high hurdles. The stars of this TV program are Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw, and Daniel Curtis Lee.

Fairly OddParents

Fairly Odd Parents has grown to be one of the most favorite shows. It is about a 10-year-old kid who has magic powers and wears a silly pink hat named Timmy Turner (main character), he has a babysitter named Vicky who is his worst enemy. He summons his fairy godparents who have the power to grant him wishes. Some of the wishes are helpful, but others don’t work out so well. What you will love about this cartoon is the humor, the eventual spoofs, some running gags, and the characters. However, this one will teach your kids about relationships with the family.

The Fairly OddParents is one of best cartoons for your kids - totally nostalgic

Rocko’s Modern Life

This is an animated and sometimes bizarre series that centers on the unusual life of an Australian wallaby, his best friends Heffer Wolfe (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Filburt, and a pet dog. The vast majority are eccentric characters of varying species of animals that give heavy humor. Twenty years after the conclusion of the original series, Rocko’s Modern Life is continued as Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. Fun fact, Tom Kenny is also famous for voicing the titular character in Spongebob Squarepants.

Zoey 101

This program was one of those shows produced and aired from 2005-2008. One of the cast members is Jamie Lynn Spears who played Zoey Brooks. This comedy-drama series centers on the lives of Zoey Brooks, her brother Dustin, and her friends as they face their new life upon entering the boarding school of Pacific Coast Academy. This is one of the really good TV shows that gives real-life lessons.

The Amanda Show

This live comedy and variety program television series aired from 1999-2002 and stars Amanda Bynes, Nancy Sullivan, Drake Bell, and Josh Peck. It lasted only three seasons but it has no shortage when it comes to simple jokes, stilts, and entertainment it brought to the viewers.

This channel is legendary for most kids

Rocket Power

From the same production company that developed the shows, Rugrats and Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power is a TV program that features four kids who love taking risks and getting themselves into crazy situations.

All That

This is a sketch comedy television series that stars Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, and Amanda Bynes that targets a young audience. It features weekly musical guests too. It aired for more than eleven seasons.


This is a comedy series that stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, and Jerry Trainor. The American teen sitcom is based on the 20o7 series of the same title. The story rotates on the lives of Carly, Spencer, and Freddie, and how they overcome their lives’ unpredictabilities in their twenties.

Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty

For your little girl who just loves unicorns, this is one of the perfect shows to start watching. Unicorns are probably the most beautiful mythical creatures on this planet. Then, you combine that to being a magnificent butterfly and a colorful kitty to boot! What more could anyone ask for? But, who says that they can’t have problems, too?

This is the case with the main unicorn, Felicity. You will be amazed by the challenges that Felicity will face in Mythlandia, where she lives. Your little girl, depending on how old she is, will also be able to relate to her struggles in proving herself. It will also teach them life lessons. Felicity even has to solve problems in relationships and friendships.

As Told By Ginger

This comedy-drama series created by series creator Emily Kapnek centers on a girl named Ginger Foutley. In this animated series, Ginger tries to become more than a social geek without losing her not-so-cool friends. As Told By Ginger is known for its character development and the characters change their clothes throughout the show too! This animated series is aimed at preteens and is not only cool, but it also offers important life lessons.

The Ren And Stimpy Show 

The Ren and Stimpy is an animated series that centers on Ren, a psychotic chihuahua, and Stimpy, a dimwitted Manx cat, and their many out-of-the-ordinary adventures. The stars of this series are John Kricfalusi and Billy West. It is funny, irrelevant, and offers adult humor. Its outrageousness receives much critical acclaim. This initially ran for five seasons

Paw Patrol

Are you in trouble? Do you want to be rescued? Why not be saved by the cutest rescue dogs? It first came out in the US in August 2013. This year, you will be able to watch Paw Patrol almost every day on the Nick channel. This famous cartoon series leads to the creation of the spinoff series Rubble and Crew.

Paw Patrol Characters

The Paw Patrol team focuses on the lead character, Ryder. He’s a boy who leads the pack who are search and rescue dogs. Each dog has a specific skill set. Beginning with Marshall, who is a Dalmatian. He’s a firefighter and a paramedic dog. Next is Rubble, who is an English bulldog. Yes, Rubble looks like a tough cookie. Bulldogs may not be your dream dog to have, but Rubble may very well be.


Paw Patrol is one of the top cartoon animations of Nick for your kids

When you are ready for action, you will hear from Chase. He is a German Shepherd. This Paw Patrol is the most mature of the group. So, he serves as the police and spy dog. It is one of the top programs of this top-rated network.

Then, there is Rocky, a grey and white mongrel, and Zuma, a chocolate Labrador Retriever. Rocky is a recycling dog. Zuma, on the other hand, is an aquatic rescue pup.

Finally, the two female dogs are Skye and Everest. Skye is a Cockapoo and an aviator. Everest is a Siberian Husky and ice or snow-related rescue dog.

Cousins For Life

Another one of the television shows to watch out for is Cousins for Life. The series centers on the 12-year-old cousins Ivy and Stuart. They live under the same roof but come from different backgrounds. This one is for young viewers who could relate to the struggles of 12-year-old “teens.”

Ivy and Stuart deal with different life challenges. They deal with fighting parents. When meeting new friends and people, they struggle over not getting along. Even favorite restaurants or places to eat can become an issue.

How do these life struggles affect teens and teenage girls? What do they do to deal with these challenges and remain the best of friends?

Cousins For Life is an interesting TV program but it did not have a second season and was canceled after only one season.


What Are The Most Popular Nickelodeon Shows?

The Nickelodeon TV programs and movies that are creating a comeback are:
  • Cousins for Life
  • Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty
  • Bixler High Private Eye
  • The Substitute
  • LEGO City
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • SpongeBob SquarePants — 20th Anniversary Celebration
There are a lot of new shows. Some of the new TV programs on Nickelodeon are Los Casagrande’s, and Loud House, among others.

What Are Its Old TV Programs?

What better time to rekindle The Golden Age and Era of Nickelodeon TV than now? People’s all-time favorite programs include:
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • Clarissa Explains It All
  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete
  • Victorious (led by Victoria Justice)
  • All That (groundbreaking sketch comedy series)
  • The Secret World of Alex Mack
  • My Brother and Me
  • iCarly
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
  • Avatar The Last Airbender
  • Danny Phantom
  • Double Dare with the famous Green Slime
  • Are You Afraid of The Dark which featured the Midnight Society
  • The Wild Thornberrys starring Tim Curry as Nigel Thornberry
  • Doug

You can find more popular programs here on the TomsGuide page.

What Are All The 90s Nickelodeon Programs?

Some of the 90’s Nickelodeon programs are:
  • Rugrats
  • Hey Arnold
  • Rocko’s Modern Life
  • Kenan & Kel
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • The Angry Beavers
  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete
  • Clarissa Explains It All
  • Sabrina The Teenage Witch – starring Melissa Joan Hart as Clarissa Darling

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Last Updated on April 13, 2023 by Raymond Sy Tamco

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