When Family Shows KILL?

by TsarStepan | created - 8 months ago | updated - 8 months ago | Public

Cult children's television show from Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968-1970) under the appropriate yet misleading title of The Banana Splits Movie(2019) has received its 2019 Comic Con debut.

The hippy-dippy variety show filled with life-sized monsters has moved into full on horror/slasher flick territory from the SyFy Network.

Which of the following (nonhorror related) family friendly TV series should follow suit and move (beyond existential horror) into the horror genre (if for at least one movie adaptation)?

Let's ruin other people's (or our own) childhoods and discuss this sinister poll over here.

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1. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Keith Wickham, Michael Brandon, Kerry Shale

Votes: 3,300

This poll being inspired by Dorkly's related Youtube channel video paralleling the subject.

2. Bibleman (1995– )

TV-Y7 | Family, Sci-Fi

Miles Peterson had everything: Money, power, fame...Until he lost it. Then Miles finds the power of God and harnesses that power to become Bibleman.

Stars: Brady Williams, Willie Aames, Maylo McCaslin, Heather McSmith

Votes: 655

This one will be Old Testament terrifying!

3. Bratz (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Four fashionable teenage girls scoop stories for their popular magazine.

Stars: Olivia Hack, Soleil Moon Frye, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Dionne Quan

Votes: 651

4. House of Payne (2006– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A multi-generational family lives together under one roof.

Stars: LaVan Davis, Cassi Davis, Lance Gross, Allen Payne

Votes: 5,657

The title INSISTS it needs to be included on this list.

5. Teletubbies (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

In this television show for babies, the four colourful Teletubbies coo and play in idyllic Teletubbyland. They repeat fun, infant-pleasing activities such as rolling on the ground, laughing... See full summary »

Stars: Rolf Saxon, Jessica Smith, John Simmit, Nikky Smedley

Votes: 6,536

6. Barney & Friends (1992–2009)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

From pretending to be a pilot on a make-believe airplane to pretending to be a pirate in search of buried treasure, Barney's friends discover that creativity lets them soar in the wings of imagination!

Stars: Bob West, Julie Johnson, Dean Wendt, Carey Stinson

Votes: 4,131

7. Caillou (1997–2010)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

An imaginative four-year-old boy learns life lessons and discovers new things with his friends and family.

Stars: Evan Smirnow, Ellen David, Jennifer Seguin, Merlee Shapiro

Votes: 2,312

8. The Doodlebops (2004– )

TV-Y | 21 min | Family, Music

The Doodlebops is a musical comedy series for children starring Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle. They are the ultimate rock and roll band - at least as far as preschoolers are concerned - and... See full summary »

Stars: Lisa Lennox, Chad McNamara, Jonny Wexler, John Catucci

Votes: 589

9. Angela Anaconda (1999–2002)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A rambunctious girl and her friends' adventures in school and their community.

Stars: Sue Rose, Bryn McAuley, Al Mukadam, Ruby Smith-Merovitz

Votes: 2,297

Clearly this series takes place in the Anaconda extended universe.

10. The Wiggles (1998– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A show geared for babies up to older toddlers. This show is full of music, teaching kids songs and easy dances.

Stars: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page

Votes: 704

11. Loonatics Unleashed (2005–2007)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The futuristic descendants of the Looney Tunes characters become superheroes when the aftershock of an alien meteor grants them each with strange new powers.

Stars: Charlie Schlatter, Jason Marsden, Jessica DiCicco, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 846

Is this too on the nose? Will it be a decent substitute for yet unreleased superhero/horror vehicle that is The New Mutants?

12. T.U.F.F. Puppy (2010–2015)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Short, Action

A secret agent labradoodle is recruited into a task force called T.U.F.F and fights injustice throughout the city in which he lives.

Stars: Grey Griffin, Daran Norris, Jerry Trainor, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 2,838

Think X-Files but without the fun campiness AND with a talking crime-fighting pupper.

13. My Little Pony 'n Friends (1986–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The story of a human named Megan in a world of magical ponies and their adventures together in Pony Land.

Stars: Sherry Lynn, Bettina Bush, Susan Blu, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 1,036

14. Camp Lakebottom (2013– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

McGee sets out for summer camp but ends up in the wrong bus, where he meets Squirt and Gretchen. The bus ended up at Camp Lakebottom, a forgotten, weird place has a lot of adventures in store for the 3 friends and their enemy Buttsquat

Stars: Melissa Altro, Darren Frost, Scott McCord, Richard Binsley

Votes: 673

Kids camps and slasher films? A necessary inclusion on this poll.

15. Webster (1983–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Family

The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter, and life lessons, in every episode.

Stars: Emmanuel Lewis, Alex Karras, Susan Clark, Henry Polic II

Votes: 2,532

Step aside Damien. Webster can and will take over the world as the next great son of perdition.

16. Beyblade: Metal Fusion (2009–2013)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Family

The story of a teenager and his quest to become the best blader in the world.

Stars: Jason Deline, Carter Hayden, Andrew Jackson, Scott Gorman

Votes: 878

17. Back at the Barnyard (2007–2011)

TV-Y7 | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A spin-off of the movie version of the same name, the show follows the lives of the animals on a farm.

Stars: Chris Hardwick, Tino Insana, Jeffrey Garcia, Cam Clarke

Votes: 2,725

18. Bunk'd (2015–2020)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Emma, Ravi, and Zuri Ross head off to a rustic summer camp in Maine, where their parents met as teens. Along with their new friends, love triangle, and the fears of the camp, the trio tries their best to settle into their exciting and challenging new lives at Camp Kikiwaka.

Stars: Miranda May, Peyton List, Karan Brar, Skai Jackson

Votes: 2,145

19. Bob the Builder (1998–2018)

TV-Y | 10 min | Animation, Family

Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and follow-through. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Rackstraw, Kate Harbour, Lorelei King, Neil Morrissey

Votes: 3,526

20. The Joy of Painting (1983–1994)

TV-G | 30 min | Documentary, Family

In this half-hour program, artist Bob Ross paints on canvas a beautiful oil painting.

Stars: Bob Ross, Steve Ross, Dana Jester, Peep

Votes: 3,862

Ode to Julia Lepetit demonically possessed parody of the show.

21. Go, Diego! Go! (2005–2011)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A young Mexican boy goes on adventures to save animals with his little baby pet jaguar.

Stars: Rosie Perez, Jake T. Austin, Keeler Sandhaus, Jose Zelaya

Votes: 1,248

22. Dora the Explorer (2000–2019)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Along with her friend Monkey Boots, Dora goes on adventures.

Stars: Fatima Ptacek, Regan Mizrahi, Alexandria Suarez, Caitlin Sanchez

Votes: 4,979



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