Was Cartoon Network better than Disney Channel and Nickelodeon in its heyday?
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This one question could easily be the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. Forget politics, religion or finance, it’s all so boring anyway – the really hot topics of the day are network TV, right?
You can’t deny that we all thought about it, discussed it with friends and never came to an agreement. So let’s finally try to fix this. from Cartoon Network, Disney Channeland Nickelodeon – Which channel was really the best in their heyday? If this tweet’s comments section is any indicator, we might have been here for a while.
Picking one of these three juggernauts is like trying to pick your favorite kid — you can’t really like one more than the others, but there might be one that cleans their room a little more often. It seems like this analogy fits well with how the internet feels, and to be honest we couldn’t agree more. At first glance, Cartoon Network is the clear winner.
During CN’s heyday, the list of popular shows was astounding. These were bangers like (stick with us here, it’s a whole list): Samurai Jack, adventure time, The Powderpuff Girls (whose fandom recently rushed to defend the show), Ed, Edd, n Eddy, Teen Titans, Code name: kids next door, The Amazing World of Gumball, Dexter’s lab, Nursing home for imaginary friends, Total drama island, ben 10, chowderand so many more favorites from children’s television.
That’s where Nickelodeon and Disney Channel come in, and we’re not sure Cartoon Network can keep up.
Nickelodeon didn’t just rock with cartoons, they also had great live-action material, and that combination definitely kept people coming back. Shows like: Hey Arnold!, Avatar: The Last Airbender, cat dog, The wild thornberries, The rather odd parents and Danny Phantom were absolutely amazing. Oh, and a little indie show called SpongeBob SquarePants.
However, if animation isn’t your thing, you can tune in big time Rush, victorious, Ned’s released, zoe 101, Drake and Joshor iCarly – all legendary. Anyone else feel old?
Finally Disney Channel. Focused on their non-animated projects, they also had some heavyweights. There was ant farm, Lizzie McGuire, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Wizards of Waverly Place, Good luck Charlie, This is SoRavenand Even Stevensto name a few.
Not to forget Kim Possible, The proud family, and recess – which, for our money, were as good as anything else at the time. Don’t even try to argue, you know it’s true.
So what was best? Well, in a way, they all were. Ultimately, these three channels existed to inspire us, entertain us, and help us become better people—regardless of what you liked best, each had something to offer.
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