Cartoon Network was more than half of our childhood. If you are an early 90s kid, you remember having grown up with shows such as Uncle Grandpa, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Kids Next Door, and the like. Those were the good old days, you think and truly, they were. You don’t see cartoons and shows like that anymore and while there are many good ones too, they don’t have the same humor, the same silliness as those cartoons did.
From time to time, you reminisce about those cartoons and think of how enjoyable they were, thanks to their silly storylines and colorful animation styles. So, what do you do? You watch those cartoons again, of course! No better way to enjoy your day than by taking a stroll down memory lane and enjoying some of the old shows you used to love! After all, you can find these shows, even today, on Cartoon Network live or on-demand.
If you’re wondering where you can watch these shows, some of them you might find online, but the best place to watch them is on the TV. All you need is a good cable TV package with Cartoon Network in the channel lineup. Luckily for you, WOW! Cable TV, a good and reliable service, has Cartoon Network in its channel lineup! You can check out the WOW! TV plans and availability by clicking the link. Leaving that aside, let’s get on with the list.
The Amazing World of Gumball
Ah yes, the infamous 12-year-old blue cat living with his cat-rabbit family who eventually end up adopting a fish. How can anyone forget Gumball and Darwin’s crazy yet loving friendship and their adventures? The show is 6 seasons long; its first episode was released on May 3, 2011, and the final episode aired on June 24, 2019. 8 years is a long run but it wouldn’t be a lie when we say, this show was worth it! The reason they stopped airing episodes was that the show is getting a movie. It is said to be released sometime in 2022, so if you want to catch up on the show again, this is a perfect time! There is also news of a new television series coming so all Gumball fans out there, it’s time to rejoice!
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The odd trio of a bossy and mostly angry girl, the naïve and curious boy, and the Grim Reaper have never failed to bring about laughs. This show was one of the best shows on Cartoon Network and it was loved because of the comical circumstances and situations that the trio would end up in all the time. Things would get even funnier when you realize that all the characters have different personalities and they don’t really match, however, they always fit together and went on multiple adventures in the real world, and the spirit world as well! The final episode of the show aired on August 24, 2001, and the series was 6 episodes long.
Ed, Edd, n Eddy
Three best friends entering their adolescence, Ed, Edd, and Eddy try to survive the drama and hardships that come with puberty. Of course, their biggest area of challenge is girls and how to deal with them. Other than that, the trio is always looking for new ways to make money so they can buy their favorite candy, jawbreakers. However, their plans, more often than not, fail and they are left feeling humiliated. This show went on to be one of the greatest Cartoon Network series and won a Reuben Award, a SOCAN award, and two Leo awards. The show has 6 seasons and a 10-year run record, which makes it the longest-running Cartoon Network series. The first episode aired on January 4, 1999, and the last on November 8, 2009. The show is a fun and easygoing series to watch on any day!
“DEE DEE!” Dexter screams as Dee Dee ruins one of his greatest creations to date once again! This incident, it seems, is just another normal day in Dexter’s Laboratory. Dexter is a little boy who walks around his spacious high-tech lab with a little lab coat and big glasses and is constantly working on some invention or the other. Dee Dee, his older sister, is very clumsy and yet, somehow always finds a way to get inside his secret lab and cause havoc by accidentally ruining or breaking one of his inventions. Although the parents are not completely out of the picture, they are clueless about Dexter’s shenanigans and his secret lab. There are four seasons of this show and it was running from April 27, 1996, up to November 20, 2003.
Courage the Cowardly Dog
For those of you who have watched this as a kid and loved it, you can probably watch horror movies without a problem now as an adult. If you look back at this show, it is quite amazing how this was aired as a kids’ show and nobody said otherwise. No doubt, it is a good show, but it does spook you! Courage, the little pink dog who was paranoid, lives with his owners, Eustace and Muriel, an old couple, in the middle of nowhere. It seems that all the dangerous, scary, and spooky things are attracted to this house and it is up to Courage to keep his old owners safe from harm. The first episode of the show aired on February 18, 1996, and the last on November 22, 2002. The show is 4 seasons long and was canceled as the producer and writer of the show wanted to start working on another show. You can go ahead and watch the show again, but don’t forget that some things are bound to spook you even today, so proceed with caution!
We absolutely had to add this show to the list because it’s Johnny Bravo! The charismatic and over-confident young man in a black tee and sunglasses is always trying to sweet-talk some girls to get them to date him. However, it seems to always backfire on him due to his somewhat crude comments and he never really understands why. The show has quite a bit of adult humor, which makes it the perfect show to watch now as an adult. It is possible you didn’t understand much of the jokes back then and now, once you do, you’re going to like this show even better! The show is four seasons long and aired from June 14, 1997, up to August 27, 2004.
We regret to say but that’s it for our list today. Of course, this doesn’t talk about ALL the Cartoon Network masterpieces from our childhood, but we made sure to add the most loved and popular ones that you might have forgotten about or remember faintly. While these shows may not be as entertaining today as they were when you were a kid, they are still as ridiculous and unpredictable to make you laugh every now and then. Moreover, childhood shows always hold a special place in your heart that cannot be replaced by anything else. Just like you might get nostalgia when eating something you rarely ate as a child, these shows bring exactly those feelings for you! We won’t keep you any longer now so go ahead and watch those shows!