Give Your Kids A Glimpse Into Your Childhood! #StreamTeam @Netflix #Partner



    One of my favorite things to do is listen to music and watch shows with my sons that I used to enjoy when I was a kid.  There is just something magical about bridging the gap between your own childhood and your children’s childhoods by connecting through these “blasts from the past.”  It’s a great way to let them know that you weren’t always an adult and you weren’t always their parent.  Also, it allows you to create memories with them that will last a lifetime.

    My siblings and I used to lay on a blanket on the floor and watch Inspector Gadget while munching on our favorite snacks.  It was so much fun to say, “Go, Go, Gadget, Go!”  These special moments allowed us to bond with one another and I love now having the opportunity to watch Inspector Gadget with my boys on Netflix.  They enjoy all of his antics and adventures as much as I did when I was a little girl.


    You guys can create these precious memories with your children as well.  Netflix has an entire list of of must-watch throwbacks that you can pass down to your own children.  Not only can you all enjoy timeless classics such as Scooby Doo, but you can also watch new reboots with them that are introducing a whole new generation to some of our most favorite characters.

Here are some must-watch movie throwbacks on Netflix:

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    Watching these shows with your kids offers them a glimpse into your own childhood.  We would love to hear what retro titles you’re most excited to pass down to your kids. Are there favorites you’ve already watched with the kids or any fun traditions you’ve started?

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of your favorite throwback shows from your childhood that you enjoy watching with your own children?

Disclosure: This post is part of a blogging campaign in collaboration with Netflix. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. We love Netflix and these are great suggestions. The Magic School Bus and Garfield are my girls’ favorite.

  2. Awesome shows! My boys would LOVE Inspector Gadget, I have to sign up for Netflix! We have Hulu and should add netflix to our routine too.

  3. Magic School Bus! We watch this every week during our lessons in our class. The kids love it.

  4. My son would love to watch Smurfs or Scooby Doo. He’d get such a kick out of those shows!

  5. That is a glimpse! I have watched many of these myself as a child and now its fun to see my children enjoying the same shows!

  6. My kids love watching old shows I used to enjoy on Netflix, Most Saturday mornings we hang out in blankets on the couch and watch!

  7. Catherine S says

    I need to sign up for Netflix. I want to watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars with my son.

  8. Inspector gadget was one of my favorites too. My daughter now likes it!

  9. Wow! I know my kids used to watch The Magic School Bus as a treat in school. I can’t believe Danger Mouse is on there now too!

  10. Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes were faves of my kids and I. I still like watching those. Like someone said above, Magic School Bus was awesome too!

  11. I love that Scooby Doo is on Netflix now! It’s always been my favorite.

  12. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    This is one reason I love Netflix! Scooby-Doo is my favorite.

  13. We were just talking about Inspector Gadget the other day. I loved that show.

  14. Wow some of those take me right back to my childhood that is so cool! I used to love Inspector Gadget! x

  15. I remember watching a lot of these as a kid. What a trip down memory lane!

  16. We are big Netflix fans. My daughter was in love with My Little Pony’s, and my boys Super Mario, Brings back lots of memories.

  17. These shows bring back such great memories. Would love to watch them with my kids.

  18. I love Netflix. Such a great way to watch old shows and movies.

  19. Netflix started out as such a great service. Way back when I purchased their movie service for my parents because they lived rurally with few TV channels to select from. Now Netflix has evolved into this major entertainment service with just such a variety of things to watch from new shows and movies to old favorites. I just love Netflix.

  20. So many great shows and movies to watch! We have Netflix streaming almost every day!

  21. I loved Magic school bus as a kid! It was amazing!

  22. meagan bs says

    my daughter and i have watched rugrats a few times.

  23. We love all the movies on Netflix. It saves us so much money.

  24. Wow! Inspector Gadget is on Netflix? I would love for my son to check it out. I didn’t watch many of the others, but my daughter is a huge fan of My Little Pony.

  25. Ann Bacciaglia says

    Inspector Gadget is one of my favorites. My kids loved watching it when they were younger. I love to watch Bill Nye the Science Guy.

  26. I wish we have netflix here – dunno how to actually set it up our channels doesn’t have them but I know they have great shows there.

  27. Margot C says

    Ha! I love this too. Alysia is now a Danger Mouse fan.

  28. I really need to get nexflix! Everyone ravs about it but I’ve never tried it yet. May be a great way to save money on cable

  29. I love these cartoons and watching them with the kids. I watch Inspector Gadget with my son and my daughter loves My Little Pony. They both bring me good memories.

  30. I remember Danger Mouse and Inspector Gadget. I think the kids in the family would enjoy them like I did.

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