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Best Nicktoon Ever

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Fairly Oddparents, definitely. It's never either of the two choices they have on here. At least not for me, funnily enough.

Gotta love some good old-fashioned biting-the-hand-that-fed-me.

Sponge Bob quickly turned into the Simpsons, meaning that the early seasons were good, but after a while they began to get really lame, really fast. Right now, it just needs to retire, save itself any further degeneration. I know it's profitable, and the kids will eat up anything, but the show has no dignity anymore.

My vote would be fore Angry Beavers though. It was funny then, and it's still funny today.

How could Avatar: The Last Airbender possibly NOT be the greatest Nicktoon? It's one of the greatest cartoons of all time (and an all around great show in general!)

I'm sorry, but I have to go with Doug, Rugrats, or Ed, Edd and Eddy.

INeedAName:
How could Avatar: The Last Airbender possibly NOT be the greatest Nicktoon? It's one of the greatest cartoons of all time (and an all around great show in general!)

I agree, but for some reason Avatar doesn't feel like it fits this category. Maybe because I didn't watch it until all seasons had aired, but in all honesty, it's more than just a simple Nicktoon.

Unfortunately this topic DOES have a right answer, but a debate between Avatar: The Last Airbender vs. Avater: The Last Airbender wouldn't have been very much fun to watch

INeedAName:
How could Avatar: The Last Airbender possibly NOT be the greatest Nicktoon? It's one of the greatest cartoons of all time (and an all around great show in general!)

If it was far the best show ever on Nick, Avatar would definitely be in the running. I think their prompt for this episode was for more kiddie, comedic shows.

I kind of feel bad for Nick, they could have had the best cartoon on their network right now, but they let Pendleton Ward take Adventure Time to Cartoon Network. And now from AT, Cartoon Network has Steven Universe too.

Totally agree with the verdict. While other Nick toons might make a good opponent for Rocko's Modern Life, Spongebob isn't one of them. I've been watching cartoons for nearly 30 years now and, of all cartoons people love, I've always felt that Spongebob is the most overrated.

Fifty-One:
I'm sorry, but I have to go with Doug, Rugrats, or Ed, Edd and Eddy.

Ed, Edd and Eddy was Cartoon Network

Mikeyfell:

Fifty-One:
I'm sorry, but I have to go with Doug, Rugrats, or Ed, Edd and Eddy.

Ed, Edd and Eddy was Cartoon Network

Doh! Still good though.

Mikeyfell:
Unfortunately this topic DOES have a right answer, but a debate between Avatar: The Last Airbender vs. Avater: The Last Airbender wouldn't have been very much fun to watch

Brings me to the idea of Avatar: The Last Airbender vs Batman: The Animated Series though, that would be fun to watch ^^

Totes agree with Lisa. Glad she won this episode. I mean come one, Sponge Bob could never stand up against the "nipples of the future"!

I like both shows, but I'm leaning more towards Rocko's Modern Life. Spongebob episodes have gotten kinda meh as of late, it's a bit too childish. And yet kids will still watch it because it's all they know.

Rocko on the other hand, is more... focused, I guess. I especially like the adult humor you wouldn't get until you were older. Compare shows like Family Guy, which forces adult material in your face.

As for shows not on here: for Old-School, I'm sticking with the Angry Beavers. And for New-School, Avatar: The Last Airbender is my show of choice.

FightingFurball:

Mikeyfell:
Unfortunately this topic DOES have a right answer, but a debate between Avatar: The Last Airbender vs. Avater: The Last Airbender wouldn't have been very much fun to watch

Brings me to the idea of Avatar: The Last Airbender vs Batman: The Animated Series though, that would be fun to watch ^^

that would be a great one for "best cartoon ever"

Batman the Animated Series - the one Batman cartoon that didn't suck ass.

Ever watch Beware the Batman?

Don't. I had to resist the urge to scream after a few minutes in.

Not to mention it's in CGI.

I despise CGI, but everyone's using it now.

I didn't even watch it (Animaniacs was my show), but isn't Ren & Stimpy considered THE Nicktoon?

The problem with Spongebob that Lisa almost got to is that Spongebob can be disturbing: not in a "woah, that cartoon character stretched out from emotion!" way, but a "why is he so UGLY all of a sudden?" way. For example, that screenshot where he has a grey beard. Also, the humor being childish isn't a problem, but it is hit-or-miss regardless of the topic. Spongebob is weird for the shock value; Rocko is weird for the emotional emphasis: from fear to embarrassment to joy.

Well, Avatar is probably the best Nicktoon ever.

But I can't believe that she actually has to argue for Rocko's Modern Life being a better show than Spongebob...
I always thought it was quite obvious.

Reed Spacer:
Batman the Animated Series - the one Batman cartoon that didn't suck ass.

...and gave us Mark Hamill Joker. That alone made it awesome.

Granted, Troy Baker looks like he has that voice down pat...but Hamill still owns. (I still want to hear Baker do the "One Bad Day" speech like Hamill did.)

INeedAName:
How could Avatar: The Last Airbender possibly NOT be the greatest Nicktoon? It's one of the greatest cartoons of all time (and an all around great show in general!)

I was on my way in here to basically say this. So thanks for saving me the trouble.

And I'll leave you with this:
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Mikeyfell:

FightingFurball:

Mikeyfell:
Unfortunately this topic DOES have a right answer, but a debate between Avatar: The Last Airbender vs. Avater: The Last Airbender wouldn't have been very much fun to watch

Brings me to the idea of Avatar: The Last Airbender vs Batman: The Animated Series though, that would be fun to watch ^^

that would be a great one for "best cartoon ever"

Though that might be a 3 person debate Batman vs. Avatar vs. Gargoyles

GamemasterAnthony:

Reed Spacer:
Batman the Animated Series - the one Batman cartoon that didn't suck ass.

...and gave us Mark Hamill Joker. That alone made it awesome.

Granted, Troy Baker looks like he has that voice down pat...but Hamill still owns. (I still want to hear Baker do the "One Bad Day" speech like Hamill did.)

not only that. it also gave us Harley Quinn :)
and the best looking catwoman :)

INeedAName:
How could Avatar: The Last Airbender possibly NOT be the greatest Nicktoon? It's one of the greatest cartoons of all time (and an all around great show in general!)

You see that was the question I had.... DOES Avatar the last Airbender COUNT as a "Nicktoon"? Don't get me wrong I am a HUGE AtLA fanboy, in fact The series on DVD is really all I want for Christmas. But I am not sure if Avatar counts as a "Nicktoon" When I think of Nicktoons I think of the shows from 1990-2000, but that could just be because that was when I was an avid Nick watcher.

GamemasterAnthony:

Reed Spacer:
Batman the Animated Series - the one Batman cartoon that didn't suck ass.

...and gave us Mark Hamill Joker. That alone made it awesome.

Granted, Troy Baker looks like he has that voice down pat...but Hamill still owns. (I still want to hear Baker do the "One Bad Day" speech like Hamill did.)

Well Avatar gave us Mako Iroh AND Ruffio as Prince Zuko.... So yeah...

GamemasterAnthony:

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Batman the Animated Series - the one Batman cartoon that didn't suck ass.

...and gave us Mark Hamill Joker. That alone made it awesome.

Granted, Troy Baker looks like he has that voice down pat...but Hamill still owns. (I still want to hear Baker do the "One Bad Day" speech like Hamill did.)

You know that wasn't actually Mark Hamill, right? It was a voice actor impessionist:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Pgirts?feature=watch

Reed Spacer:
Batman the Animated Series - the one Batman cartoon that didn't suck ass.

Are you saying The Adventures of Batman & Robin, The New Batman Adventures and Batman Beyond sucked? o.O

Ever watch Beware the Batman?

Yes, it's not horrible. Nowhere near as good as the Timmverse, but not as bad as Brave and the Bold. I'd put it on the level of The Batman.

Reed Spacer:
Batman the Animated Series - the one Batman cartoon that didn't suck ass.

What about Batman Beyond that was amazing Batman show. Avatar: The Last Airbender was the best Nick cartoon/anime.

IMO, this debate should have been between Fairly Odd Parents and Invader Zim. Mostly because those are the only two Nicktoons I actually liked besides Jimmy Neutron.

Spongebob is one of the worst, most overrated, unfunny cartoons ever made. My hate for that show burns with the passion of a thousand suns. That yellow abomination set back children's cartoons an entire decade.

As the authority on what we do and do not count as Nicktoons on No Right Answer, Avatar does not count as a Nicktoon.

It is one of my favorite shows and easily one of the best things Nick (or any network) has ever aired, but I wouldn't define it as a Nicktoon in any sense of the word, and if we were to include it in this debate, I'd be arguing that it's a very bad Nicktoon for not being at all like what we expect a Nicktoon to be.

I'm glad we got that out of the way. But please do continue mentioning that we forgot to mention it in the comments here. :)

1 Ren & Stimpy
2 Rocko's Modern Life
3 Fairly Odd Parents
4 Spongebob

So good win for Rocko there!

I'd have to agree with Avatar being the best Nicktoon. I originally bagged on the show, since I disliked Nick in general after the early 90's.

Avatar proved itself despite that. However, I always got the feeling that Avatar was a show that just HAPPENED to be on Nick...like they shopped around the concept, and Nick happened to pick it up.

Certainly, it wasn't standard Nick fair, which was refreshing to me.

Conversely, "The Batman" wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. Moreover, there were aspects of the show that an older fan couldn't help but hate. Of course, new fans would have nothing to compare it against. Still, one need only compare "The Batman" to the "Timmverse" and see which is superior.

I take it as an interesting alterniverse, but it's a "meh" for me, and not memorable. Nor would I rewatch it with any sort of regularity.

On to the classic Nicktoons...I must be one of the few people who just didn't like any of those weird shows. As a kid, they just freaked me out, both the animation and the content. That was part of my dislike for Beavis & Butthead, as well as 2 Stupid Dogs. The subsequent shows seemed to be extensions of that style which disturbed me.

Never really liked Spongebob or Rocko all that much. Rocko was better but they both felt slightly more "filler over killer", a lot of episodes seemed rushed and more about the laughs than telling a good story.

The best for me was Hey Arnold, followed by Ren and Stimpy. Hey Arnold was just quality all the way, it was a bit wild but sensible, touching but grounded. It was a great show and always told a ripping yarn.

In fact I'd place them like this:
1. Hey Arnold
2. Ren & Stimpy
3. Rugrats
4. Doug
....
The rest of them. And yeah, I'd call Rocko the "best of the rest".

As happy as I am that Rocko (and Lisa) won, I'm disappointed Ren & Stimpy was not even in this debate! That was the best! Singly the most bizarre thing my 8-year-old self has ever laid eyes upon. I can't imagine what cartoons would be like without it!
Now if we want to debate the best Cartoon Network original series, I put forth Adventure Time. Never before have I seen a kids-targeted show so liberally throw around the word "sucks".

To everyone saying 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' you are right, it is a GREAT show. That said, it isn't exactly what I would call a Nicktoon. A:TLA is far to epic in scope too fit into what I classify a Nicktoon as. A Nicktoon, to me, is very episodic and has few multi-part stories.

In a Nicktoon you can just pick a random episode and get the gist of what's going on and enjoy it. In A:TLA if it was your first viewing and you saw channel surfed your way into the Season 2 premier you would be confused as hell. If it was Spongebob or Rocko on the other hand and you channel surfed your way into an episode, you could understand what was going on.

You know, all I've determined after reading the comments is that we can probably gauge everyone's age based on which cartoons were running when they were watching Nick.

That, and Avatar is awesome and doesn't fit the mold of a Nicktoon.

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