This Is How Six of Our Favourite Kids TV Shows Ended

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This morning was rather slow. We got to work and, unlike Robert De Niro, automatically switched on to autopilot. We upped the misery by eating our oats (skimmed milk, because we love misery), and then tried to get an espresso but the coffee machine farted out some brown un-caffeinated liquid. We got to our desk thinking it’ll be another day without any human interaction, but then…The guy in marketing looks over our way. Oh god, what’s he going to say. “I’ve got an article idea…”. Yep, I’m sure you do, buddy. Everyone does. Here we go. “I’ve always wondered how SuperTed ended. Why don’t you write about how kids tv shows ended, because no one knows”. We were shocked, that’s a pretty decent idea! And someone is finally talking to us! So we’re going to write all about how our favourite kids TV shows ended. Wahhh.

This Is How These Kids TV Shows Ended

SuperTed

Synopsis

Oh my god we loved SuperTed. If you’ve never seen it then this is what you need to know, courtesy of the eggheads at Wikipedia: “A teddy bear brought to life by Spotty’s cosmic dust and given special powers by Mother Nature.” Sounds absolutely feckin mental, doesn’t it? But that’s what made it so so good. And made us grow up with a lot of issues.

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How Did It End?

It sort of didn’t. At the end of the original series (which ended in 1986) Spotty Man and SuperTed were still up to their old tricks. Spotty gets driving lessons from Ted, but the car gets stolen by Skeleton and Bulk who assist Texas Pete in a bank robbery. What they don’t know is the car is running out of petrol quickly, and thus their plan is foiled. The series was rebooted for ‘The Further Adventures of SuperTed’ in 1990, and is due for another reboot in 2016! In an interview with Radio Times magazine, co-creator Mike Young mentioned that certain aspects of the series would have to be changed for modern audiences. He stated, “In SuperTed, we had a gun-slinging cowboy, a flamboyantly gay skeleton and a fat guy who had jokes made about his weight. And all these things you just wouldn’t do today.” Oops.

Sabrina The Teenage Witch

Synopsis

Oh come on, we don’t even need to tell you. This was one of the 90s best kids’ TV shows. Though Sabrina might have been upstaged by Salem.

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How Did It End?

In us sitting in a pool of our tears. It was one of the best endings of a kids’ TV show. Basically, the two-part finale focuses on Sabrina’s hen-do and wedding day. She’s getting cold feet about marrying Aaron, so Doubt visits her with some witchy advice. She tells her to take Aaron’s soul stone and see if it fits hers, if it doesn’t then they’re not meant to be. As the ceremony nears Sabrina is still having doubts so she tries to shave down the stones to make them fit. They don’t, so she runs out, pops outside and then…She sees Harvey on a motorbike. It’s their first meeting in 7 years. They kiss and ride off into the sunset together. The hairs on the back of our fat neck are standing.

Kenan and Kel

Synopsis

There’s only one way to do this. Let Coolio do the rapping. See the video below.

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How Did It End?

Well. Let’s just say that neither Kenan or Kel are dead. And yes, those are their real names. The finale was a hodge-podge of an episode whereby the Rockmores decide to drive around the USA. Kenan and Kyra sneakily hide Kel in the boot, and he joins them on their misadventure that features a haunted house and a headless knight. Yeah, pretty boring. The penultimate episode is actually more like the final episode, and it involves Kenan and Kel breaking the fourth wall and watching clips of the show together. The episode asks the question: is this the end for K&K? Probably not, seeing as they’ve recently taken part in a reunion on The Tonight Show.

Demon Headmaster

Synopsis

Bro. Remember this? Yeah! This adaptation of a series of books by Gillian Cross ran between 1996-1998, frightening school-aged kids everywhere. The story centred on a school where all the pupils acted abnormally and seemed to be controlled by a possessed headteacher…And, yes, he looks like former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. His arch-nemesis was our protagonist Dinah, a foster child of the Hunter family who wasn’t going to allow the demon to get up to no good.

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How Did It End?

After several attempts, Dinah thinks she’s got rid of the Demon Headmaster once and for all. However, during her search she finds out that he’s actually working on an artificial intelligence project at a university and he’s developing a Hyperbrain computer. That computer has superhuman intelligence and the potential to control all information in the world. In the final showdown Dinah battles the sentient Hyperbrain and wins. Was that the end of the Demon Headmaster? We don’t think so. He’s almost definitely still out there somewhere.

The Queen’s Nose

Synopsis

Another successful novel adaptation by CBBC! This focused on a young girl named Harmony Parker who could make wishes when she rubbed the Queen’s nose on a 50p coin. It also set a generation of kids out into the playground rubbing 50p pieces in the vain hope of being granted some wishes.

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How Did It End?

The Queen sneezed. Loooooool. Disappointingly, as is somewhat tradition in kids’ TV, this didn’t really have an end. The last episode saw one of the characters wish for a pound every time someone said “it’s mine”, but actually ended up putting on lots of weight. Funny. We wish we had that 50p to wish for some closure. Damn you kids’ TV!

Bernard’s Watch

Synopsis

Oh yes, Bernard’s Watch was a cracking little TV show. The story focused on a little shit named Bernard who was given a watch by a magical postman that could stop time. He wasn’t allowed to use the watch for nefarious reasons, so it mainly showed him helping out people who needed to stop time. Yeah…

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How Did It End?

Bernard stopped time forever. And then he got arrested. Dirty bastard. No, the show went on hiatus after the third series ended in 2001, and was relaunched in 2004 with an altogether different concept. The watch was magical, and it one day flew into Bernard’s window. The next two series primarily focused on Bernard’s school, and were apparently awful. So how did Bernard’s Watch end? In a slow, painful death.

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