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The Best 80s Nick Shows

Updated October 4, 2019 10.0k votes 1.5k voters 27.5k views26 items

List RulesVote up your favorite Nickelodeon TV Series that aired in the 80s

These are the best 1980s Nickelodeon shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some top 80s Nickelodeon shows were cartoons and others were game shows. A few of the most popular 1980s Nickelodeon series were funny live action comedies.

What series appear on this best 1980s Nickelodeon shows list? Hey Dude ranks among the best. This great 80s Nick show featured some of the top child actors of the time including Christine Taylor, who went on to star in such films as The Brady Bunch Movie and The Wedding Singer. Count Duckula is another good show that aired on Nickelodeon in the 1980s.

Guests on You Can't Do That on Television had to be careful what they said otherwise they may have been doused in green slime. Other good series featured on this top 1980s Nickelodeon shows list include Double Dare, The Tomorrow People and Out of Control.

Do you have a favorite 80s Nickelodeon series? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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    Double Dare
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    Double Dare

    Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone

    Premiered2000

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    You Can't Do That on Television
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    You Can't Do That on Television

    Les Lye, Abby Hagyard

    Premiered1979

    You Can't Do That on Television is a Canadian television program that first aired locally in... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Hey Dude
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    169

    Hey Dude

    Christine Taylor, David Lascher

    Premiered1989

    Hey Dude is an American Western comedy series that aired from 1989 to 1991. The show was... more on Wikipedia

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    Inspector Gadget
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    46

    Inspector Gadget

    Don Adams, Holly Berger

    Premiered1983

    Inspector Gadget is a French-Canadian–American animated television series that revolves around... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    The World of David the Gnome
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    The World of David the Gnome

    Matilde Conesa, Jane Woods

    Premiered1985

    The World of David the Gnome, originally titled David, el Gnomo, is a Spanish animated... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Mr. Wizard's World
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    Mr. Wizard's World

    Don Herbert

    Premiered1983

    With the help of his young assistants, Mr. Wizard starts each episode with a demonstration...
  • 7
    Eureeka's Castle
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    208

    Eureeka's Castle

    Pam Arciero, Cheryl Blaylock

    Premiered1989

    Eureeka's Castle is an American children's television series created by Judy Katschke and R.L.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    DangerMouse
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    206

    DangerMouse

    David Jason, Terry Scott

    Premiered1981

    Danger Mouse is a British children's animated television series which was produced by Cosgrove... more on Wikipedia

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    Count Duckula
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    Count Duckula

    David Jason, Ruby Wax

    Premiered1988

    Count Duckula is a British children's animated comedy-drama horror television series created... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Today's Special
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    92

    Today's Special

    Nikki Tilroe, Bob Stutt

    Premiered1981

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  • 11
    Pinwheel
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    97

    Pinwheel

    Jim Jinkins

    Premiered1977

    Pinwheel is a children's television show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable network from 1977... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Picture Pages
    "Picture Pages" is an educational television segment aimed at preschool children, teaching... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Finders Keepers
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    209

    Finders Keepers

    Wesley Eure

    Premiered1987

    Finders Keepers is a children's game show that debuted on Nickelodeon and later aired in... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Out of Control
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    Out of Control

    David Alan Coulier, David Stenstrom

    Premiered1984

    Out of Control is an American comedy television series that ran on Nickelodeon from 1984 until... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Adventures of the Little Koala
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    Adventures of the Little Koala

    Steven Bednarski, Toshiko Fujita

    Premiered1987

    Adventures of the Little Koala is an anime TV series produced by Tohokushinsha Film... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Kid's Court
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    Kid's Court

  • 17
    The Third Eye
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    49

    The Third Eye

  • 18
    Kids Court
    Kids Court is a children's television/nontraditional court show aired by Nickelodeon. First... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Standby: Lights, Camera, Action
    55
    204

    Standby: Lights, Camera, Action

    Standby: Lights, Camera, Action! is an educational TV show that was aired on Nickelodeon from... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Nick Rocks
    Nick Rocks is a television show that aired on American cable channel Nickelodeon from 1982 to... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Think Fast!
    Think Fast is an American children's game show which aired on Nickelodeon from May 1, 1989 to... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Against the Odds
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    Against the Odds

    Lindsay Wagner, Everett McGill

    Premiered1982

    Against the Odds was an early Nickelodeon show profiling inspirational stories of people... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Children of the Stones
    40
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    Children of the Stones

    Freddie Jones, Iain Cuthbertson

    Premiered1977

    Children of the Stones is a television drama for children produced by HTV in 1976 and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Make the Grade
    Make the Grade is a children's game show that aired from October 2, 1989 through December 29,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Hocus Focus
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    Hocus Focus

    Brad Williams
    Hocus Focus is the name of a children's television series in 1979 which aired on Nickelodeon.