Screenshot from Masters of the Universe cartoon

Masters of the Universe

TV shows that will take you right back to your childhood

These cartoons sure beat starting at the TV test pattern, waiting for children’s programming to start at 3 o’clock…

Screenshot from Masters of the Universe cartoon

Masters of the Universe

If you grew up in the 80s and 90s in South Africa, you’re guaranteed to remember some, if not every single one of these TV shows.

Pumpkin Patch

I bet you’re singing the theme tune in your head right now!

Wielie Walie

When that monkey started rolling along on his barrel you knew it was time for Wielie Walie.

Telly Fun Quiz

Saturday nights were never the same after Telly Fun Quiz started – crowding round the TV and shouting all the answers at the contestants was the place to be!

Noot Vir Noot

Even though this show was in Afrikaans, you didn’t need to understand it to enjoy it. When the contestants correctly guessed the tune with just one note it was always impressive!

Liewe Heksie

Liewe Heksie actually started off as a radio program but was developed into one of the most popular South African children’s TV shows.


Even though we couldn’t understand what the heck Zet was saying we were still compelled to watch it as kids.

Gummi Bears

Another theme tune that’s bound to get stuck in your head, Gummi Bears were one of the most popular Saturday morning TV shows back in the day.

Masters of the Universe

He-Man and She-Ra was a must watch as a kid back in the 1980s.


Both boys and girls alike were enthralled by Thundercats – I always wanted to be Cheetarah!


Who can forget Timothy Traddle the Tortoise from Kideo? And Mr Chinwag who used to run the shop in Kideo! So cheesy when you watch them now, but back then we used to love it!

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