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FVHS students reflect on childhood TV shows

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Erin Fahringer
Some childhood TV show favorites span across generations.

We all grew up watching our favorite TV shows. Rewatching them brings back good memories. We wanted to know what was the favorite childhood show of the students at FVHS.

The networks that most students watched their childhood shows on were Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network. In our earlier years, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, and Disney Channel were the most popular.  As we got older, Cartoon Network became popular.  

Nick Jr. classics included “Blues Clues,” “Max and Ruby,” “Backyardigans,” “Wonder Pets,” and “Yo Gabba Gabba.”  Nickelodeon’s favorites included “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Dora the Explorer,” and “The Fairly OddParents.”  

Disney favorites included “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Phineas and Ferb,” and
“Gravity Falls,” but there were many Disney classic movies we grew up watching as well.  As we got older, we watched Cartoon Network shows like “Regular Show” and “Teen Titans,” or classic cartoons like “Looney Tunes” and “Tom and Jerry.”

We asked fellow FVHS students to share what their favorite childhood show was.  

Sophomore Joshua Guillen said, “My favorite show was ‘Blues Clues.’”  

It has been so loved in fact that “Blues Clues” has been on the air since 1996. The original host of “Blue’s Clues” Steve Burns posted online to check in with the first generation of viewers.  It sparked emotional responses from adults because childhood shows have such a significant place in our memories.  

In the end, the most popular show for FVHS students was “SpongeBob SquarePants.”  It’s amazing because it has aired for more than one generation.  “SpongeBob SquarePants” first aired in 1999 and has remained popular among kids for   decades.  

Several childhood shows that students enjoyed watching are still on the air.  

Sophomore Jonathan Squires said, “My brother and sister grew up watching some of the same shows I did.”  

If a sibling is watching an old favorite cartoon, many students admit they sometimes enjoy watching it with them.  I think a lot of us are kids at heart and enjoy a little nostalgia.

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