Classic TV

Television trends come and go, but there's really nothing like the classics. These shows all stand the test of time, no matter the decade they were filmed in or when they take place, from television's earliest years to more recent must-see hits. Whether you're learning with Mister Rogers or laughing with Lucy, these nostalgia-sparking favorites are great to share with kids.

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Classic show endures changes, but learning content remains.
Network: PBS
(2004)
Classic series gently promotes social skills, imagination.
Network: PBS
(2005)
Encouraging kids to read, one book at a time.
Network: PBS
(2005)
Sesame Street/Laugh-In hybrid taught Gen X to read.
Network: PBS
(2007)
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One collie, 20 years of old-fashioned family adventures.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
Cheery classic has positive, kid-friendly lessons.
Network: TV Land
(2005)
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Classic clowning from comic genius; for all ages.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2005)
Classic '50s sitcom is dated but still appealing.
Network: TV Land
(2004)
Kennedy-era comedy series offers good family fun.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2011)
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Aaaaay! Classic feel-good sitcom is hokey but fun.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2005)
Classic pioneer drama is one for the books.
Network: Hallmark Channel, Syndicated
(2005)
Slapstick comedy geniuses won't appeal to everyone.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
Classic cartoon mixes detective work, guns, and stereotypes.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
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Classic 1980s sitcom's messages still ring true today.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2007)
Classic cowboy series still great, but lots of stereotypes.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
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Sci-fi classic is dated and hokey but still entertains.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
Witty classic time-travel cartoon appeals more to adults.
Network: Hulu
(2013)
Classic Western offers adventure, positive themes, fighting.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
Classic couples' comedy bears sexist signs of the times.
Network: CBS
(2011)
Nostalgic coming-of-age sitcom still charms.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2006)
Superb British comedy classic skewers snobbery.
Network: BBC America, PBS
(2013)
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Classic cop series is milder than modern shows.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
Landmark '70s sitcom lightens bias with humor.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2004)