Top 10 Wackiest Shows for Young Children

Some of these TV shows teach children about colors, numbers and the alphabet. Others just leave them scarred for life or perpetually confused. From benign musicals featuring singing animals, to Bananas in Pajamas, bipedal vegetables and living toys; children's shows often take a turn toward the bizarre. While many have some semblance of reality, others like The Teletubbies and Boohbah continue to confuse us long after their initial run on TV. Join as we count down the Top 10 Wackiest Educational Shows for Young Children.

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Top 10 Wackiest Shows for Young Children

Coos, giggles and lots of color are just some of the things we see in children’s television shows. Welcome to, and today we’ll be taking a look at the top ten wackiest TV shows created for young children.

Number 10: Backyardigans (2004- Present)

This animated musical is centered on five animals friends. Their names are Uniqua (pink), Pablo (blue), Tyrone (moose), Tasha (hippo), and Austin (purplish). In each episode, these pals use their vivid imaginations to embark on new and exciting adventures.

Number 9: Bananas in Pajamas (1992-2002)

On the cul-de-sac of Cuddles Avenue, you’ll find two silly bananas that are always in their pajamas. Each episode is a new wild adventure with B1 and B2 and their friends the teddies and Rat in the Hat.

Number 8: The Wiggles (1991- Present)

The Wiggles are known as the world’s biggest pre-school band. The group creates music and dances based on simple concepts familiar to young children. Aside from the four wiggles, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Henry the Octopus and Wags the dog appear with the group, on their DVDs, and in their concerts.

Number 7: Veggie Tales (2006- Present)

After great success with their videos, Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and their friends invite viewers into Bob’s house for an episode of Veggie Tales. In the show, the nutritious characters address childhood problems, and emphasize religion, with their fun and whacky antidotes.

Number 6: Teletubbies (1997-2001)

Babies enjoy watching the teletubbies coo and play in Teletubbyland. Tinky Winky, who is purple; Dipsy, who is green; Laa-Laa, who is yellow; and Po, who is red, enjoy playing in the meadow and watching real children on the TVs on their bellies. Although this series is for children between the ages of one and four, many college kids tuned in due to the psychedelic qualities of the show.

Number 5: Yo Gabba Gabba (2007- Present)

Created by two fathers due to their frustration with children’s television, this fun-live action program is hosted by DJ Lance Rock, who introduces us to the friendly toy monsters who love to play and dance. Muno, the red Cyclops, Foofa the pink flower bubble, Brobee the green little one, Toodee the blue cat-dragon, and Plex the robot are always happy to sing, play and teach.

Number 4: Lazy Town (2004-2007)

Super athletic superhero Sportcus protects Stephanie and the citizens of Lazytown by teaching them how to eat and exercise right against master of disguise Robbie Rotten, who hates physical activity, and loves junk food.

Number 3: Boohbah (2003-2005)

Humbah (yellow) Zumbah (Purple) Zing Zing Zingbah (Orange) Jumbah (blue) and Jongbah (Pink) as magical atoms of power that do no speak. Instead, they emit musical notes and flashes of color. The Boohah’s live with the story-people, who narrate the episodes, in Story Land.

Number 2: The Howdy Doody Show (1947-1960)

Howdy Doody is a redheaded, freckled faced marionette, who along with Buffalo Bob Smith and their friends, entertained children between 1947 and 1960. It was one of the first, and easily one the most popular children’s television shows ever created.

Number 1: Pee-Wee’s Playhouse (1986-1991)

Both children and grownups equally enjoyed watching Pee- wee Herman and his friends have wacky and wild fun in his playhouse in Puppetland. Along with laughs, Pee-wee provided children with a chance to use their imagination and better learn morals.

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