Kricfalusi's satire may be obvious, but he's not just making puke jokes for nausea's sake."The long-running show featuring a saccharine purple dinosaur as the title character was listed at number 50 on TV Guide's 2002 list of worst TV series. Mitchell, a University of Chicago professor who devoted a chapter of his book The Dinosaur Book to the anti-Barney phenomenon, noted: "Barney is on the receiving end of more hostility than just about any other popular cultural icon I can think of.
In addition to straightforward criticism of the title character's incessant cheerfulness and occasional bad influences on the children in the series, the series has triggered a strong revulsion among people older than its target preschool demographic. Parents admit to a cordial dislike of the saccharine saurian, and no self-respecting second-grader will admit to liking Barney."This Channel 4 show featured young children singing then-contemporary pop music.
Clutch Cargo gained a tiny boost in recognition when the man at the center of the infamous 1987 Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion hummed its theme song during one of his non-sequiturs, then made reference to the final episode by stating that he could "still see the X".
When this CBS primetime animated series finally debuted after several delays, it was roundly panned for its crude scripts and cheap production values, both of drastically lesser quality than the Amazing Stories episode which had spawned the series.
Created by John Kricfalusi for Spike TV, this spin-off of Nickelodeon's The Ren & Stimpy Show, was critically panned.
DVD Talk wrote that "the animation and character designs show that John K.
Real Monsters and little of the cockeyed charm." The Hollywood Reporter called it "a somewhat vacuous effort that lacks the charm and substance of much of Nick's other programming" but added "now and again [the creators] hit on some clever high jinks."This 1994 series created by Danny Antonucci had a short run on MTV and was met with generally negative reception from critics. Clark of the Chicago Tribune said that with the series, MTV "created the most repulsive creatures ever to show up on a television screen" and "accomplished the seemingly impossible." and it was described by Harry Mc Cracken as setting "a standard for awfulness that no contemporary TV cartoon has managed to surpass".
Like Paddy the Pelican, Bucky and Pepito was produced by Sam Singer, a man notorious for his low-budget (but not stylized) animation.
The show made many adult viewers uncomfortable because it often showed the child singers dressing and dancing in imitation of the provocative styles of the original adult performers.It’s just one horribly stupid, cringe-inducing moment after another with characters who are truly loathsome and unpleasant." Robert Bianco of USA Today also gave the show a negative review, saying it was "nasty and brutish", "rarely funny", and made them "hate every character except Julie".Nonetheless, a positive review came from the Chicago Sun-Times, saying the show had "comedic potential." Metacritic had an overall review of 40% for the show.most pointing out the show's poor attempt to emulate American animated shows, notably the uncanny character resemblances to Family Guy, as well as the poor art designs of the characters in general.Ian Hyland of The Daily Mail wrote: "it's rather apt that they've called it Full English. would have it for breakfast.", This series was created for Cartoon Network by Ben Jones and was globally panned, with writers of entertainment-related publications criticizing the visual style and writing.
[...] Even with a few bright spots," the website called it "a mostly dismal affair that will sharply divide fans of the series.