Shows You Weren’t Allowed To Watch Growing Up

Looking back at old TV shows, I can’t help but wonder how some kids shows were able to air. Obviously as young ones, we didn’t catch on to crude humor. Half the shows we watched growing up would never make it to the screen today on a kids channel. Sure Family Guy and South Park are mature cartoons, but they’re also on mature channels and at hours when kids are generally asleep.

I have really cool parents so there weren’t a lot of banned shows in my household, but there were a few. Now I certainly remember sneaking downstairs after I was put to bed to watch shows that I wasn’t allowed to. And going to my friend’s house with parents who let her watch whatever she wanted. Beavis and Butthead made it back on air this week, which I definitely wasn’t allowed to watch as a kid. It got me thinking about all of those other shows that were on the parental control list.



  1. Wendydy says:

    You have listed my favorite shows as a kid. I was allowed to watch whatever I wanted as a kid.

  2. I watched mostly what I wanted (except for Beavis and Butthead- I didn't have any interest in it, and my parents wouldn't have allowed it anyway). I watched everything on that list except that one and Dawson's Creek.

  3. Lily says:

    All these shows PLUS South Park were on my no list

  4. Rosie says:

    Wow !! One of my Favorite show coming back again !! I really excited to watch this show again and again !! Take a look here : http://bit.ly/beavis-and-butthead-return-to-mtv

  5. PirateChick3991 says:

    i was allowed to watch all of these. i watched the first 3 with my dad, didn't watch Dawson's Creek, LOVED AYAOTD and ahh! real monsters (watched with my sister)

  6. I totally snuck out of my room and watch AYFATD with no lights on and the volume really low. I didn't sleep the rest of the night! And I agree with Ren & Stimpy. I was too young to get the humor and the show never interested me.

  7. richard says:

    wow your parents were freaks

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