Reliving Your Childhood One TV Show At a Time


Do you remember the TV shows you used to watch when you were a child? Once in a while while browsing Netflix and looking for shows to play for my four-year-old I discover some good old-school classics with some of the characters I grew up watching.

I love reminiscing and watching old classics with my children. It sure is fun to introduce them to some of my favourites, like Scooby-Doo!, a classic I used to watch for sure. My son has not watched this one yet because I am waiting for him to be a bit older but I can’t wait to watch it together with him.

I never watched The Cat in The Hat when I was a child but I read the books, we have a bunch of Dr. Seuss books at home so introducing my little ones to a classic Dr. Seuss character on TV has been fun.  This show promotes children’s literacy in science and we love it.

Cat in the Hat

The Magic School Bus has been around since 1994 and I love how educational and fun this show is. My son loves it and I like that he is learning while he watches. Often he will remember things like body organs, the names of the planets and more after watching some episodes!

Magic Bus

I remember watching the classic “The Smurfs” TV series when I was a child, I even had a Smurfette doll! I was excited to see this movie streaming on Netflix and I had fun watching it with my son.


What is your number one favorite childhood tv show?


Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix StreamTeam. All views and opinions are my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

15 responses to “Reliving Your Childhood One TV Show At a Time”

  1. I sure do remember some, especially the Smurfs but not from my childhood (we didn’t have a TV in those days) from my children’s. They used to love watching it and the Road Runner too. 🙂

  2. I am much older than you-born before tv! However, we watched the antics of Yogi Bear and his sidekick Barney.
    Yogi loved to steal picnic baskiets from the tourists, and so was the bane of the Park Ranger.

  3. so many great memories of saturday morning smurfs…..sigh.

  4. Saturday morning where always a hit with the smurfs!

  5. Being just new to Netflix I was surprised to see so many shows good for kids

  6. I was such a big fan of The Smurfs and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! My only beef is that I wish they had stayed true to their old animation style. I don’t like the newer, modern ones. 🙁

  7. Oy, so many TV shows; loved Ghostbusters, Inspector Gadget, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Saved By The Bell, etc. I love being able to see them again on screen in a new format and for a new generation.

  8. ….and Scooby Doo. I’d love to watch a bunch of the original episodes.

    • I got to do that last night….always amazing to see how cartoons used to be, especially when you see the animation today…

  9. I loved watching Magic School Bus and Arthur. Ah those were the days.

  10. I love Netflix. I never knew they had these classics on there! Great to know.

  11. This comment will really date me. When we first got a television, many light years ago, I loved Yogi Bear and Boo Boo bear, his side kick.
    Yogi lived in a Public Park and loved to steal Picnic Baskets and the Park Ranger tried to prevent this. It was a constant battle which Yogi usually won. I loved that show.

  12. I just starting using their service lately and I never knew they had these classics on there,will be checking those out

  13. OMG,we love Netflix,no more cable for us

  14. My daughter was such a big fan of The Smurfs…

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