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* The VisionOn [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcCHRW8G9yY gallery theme tune]], so iconic it penetrated a national consciousness, can only be intended for the periphery demographic, as the intended audience was [[spoiler:deaf children.]]

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* The VisionOn ''Series/VisionOn'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcCHRW8G9yY gallery theme tune]], so iconic it penetrated a national consciousness, can only be intended for the periphery demographic, as the intended audience was [[spoiler:deaf children.]]


* While Litton Entertainment's ''The Inspectors'', which airs on the company's Creator/{{CBS}} block, is ostensibly targeted at teenagers and airs on Saturday mornings like the rest of their works, its biggest audience is far from that age. When Creator/JohnOliver did a segment on the series on [[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver his show]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21G3vCXOIAc he learned that its biggest audience is with people 55 and older]], which make sense, given that in most markets, the block is aired after the network's morning news show.

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* While Litton Entertainment's ''The Inspectors'', ''Series/TheInspectors'', which airs on the company's Creator/{{CBS}} block, is ostensibly targeted at teenagers and airs on Saturday mornings like the rest of their works, its biggest audience is far from that age. When Creator/JohnOliver did a segment on the series on [[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver his show]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21G3vCXOIAc he learned that its biggest audience is with people 55 and older]], which make sense, given that in most markets, the block is aired after the network's morning news show.


** We can add the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' as well to the list. The franchise has had adult fans since its debut in 1966 for a lot of the same reasons listed above, as well as not being afraid to tackle darker and more serious issues without toning them down for children. Naturally, Creator/TsuburayaProductions has noted this and several more adult series or shows that appeal to Showa-era nostalgia have been produced in later years. And let's not forget the overseas fandom either, many of whom had watched the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' when its dub was broadcasted in America during the 60s and 70s.

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** We can add the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' as well to the list. The franchise has had adult fans since its debut in 1966 for a lot of the same reasons as other Toku listed above, as well as not being afraid to tackle darker and more serious but has been consistently praised by its older fans for presenting social issues like xenophobia and war crimes through the MonstersOfTheWeek without toning them down for children. Naturally, Creator/TsuburayaProductions has noted seems to have noticed this and several more as shows with an adult series tone or shows that appeal to Showa-era nostalgia have been produced in later years. And let's not forget the overseas fandom either, many of whom had watched the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' when its dub was broadcasted in America during the 60s and 70s.years.


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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' was never made for children and often features movies that are most certainly not for kids (not to mention that a great deal of the riffing is lost on them), but nonetheless managed to attract a surprising audience of kids and families who enjoyed the goofy puppet characters and the host segments' "kids' show"-like atmosphere and fairly family-friendly humour. The crew got quite a few letters from those viewers talking about how much they loved the show, and often read on the air, showing that they embraced younger audiences watching.


* ''In the Night Garden'' is arguably even more cutesy, surreal and coy than Teletubbies, and makes perfect hangover viewing, or if you are so inclined, watching it stoned or tranquillised is amazing.

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* ''In the Night Garden'' ''Series/InTheNightGarden'' is arguably even more cutesy, surreal and coy than Teletubbies, ''Teletubbies'', and makes perfect hangover viewing, or if you are so inclined, watching it stoned or tranquillised is amazing.


* According to the fan section of the PBS website for ''Series/TheNoddyShop'', most of the viewers of the show were surprisingly not in the 2-to-5 range it was aimed at, but rather in the 9-11 range. It helps that the scenes inside the shop with the toys were very interesting and hilarious, and that DJ and Kate, two of the main kids in the show, were around their age. It was also big with adults, due to its' nostalgic 50's theme and some of the songs being inspired by ''Film/{{Grease}}''.

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* According to the fan section of the PBS website for ''Series/TheNoddyShop'', most of the viewers of the show were surprisingly not in the 2-to-5 range it was aimed at, but rather in the 9-11 range. It helps that the scenes inside the shop with the toys were very interesting and hilarious, and that DJ and Kate, two of the main kids in the show, were around their age. It was also big with adults, due to its' nostalgic 50's theme and some of the songs being inspired by ''Film/{{Grease}}''. When the show was brought to the attention of Wiki/LostMediaWiki, its' fanbase grew, mostly comprised of people who had forgotten about the show long after it left the air and discovered how interesting it was.


* ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' is a show aimed at extremely young children, but it became famous for attracting the attention of college/uni students and druggies, all of whom were often watching television in the middle of the day. The show's baffling and surreal nature, combined with its bright colors and hypnotically repetitive nature, made the show enjoyable with the right amount of irony or [[WatchItStoned chemistry]].

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* ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' is a show aimed at extremely young children, but it became famous for attracting the attention of college/uni students and druggies, [[WatchItStoned druggies]], all of whom were often watching television in the middle of the day. The show's baffling and surreal nature, combined with its bright colors and hypnotically repetitive nature, made the show enjoyable with the right amount of irony or [[WatchItStoned chemistry]].


*** ''SpongeBob'' and ''FOP'' are also longrunners, so it's also likely that young adults have grown up with these shows and still watch them.

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*** ''SpongeBob'' ''[=SpongeBob=]'' and ''FOP'' are also longrunners, so it's also likely that young adults have grown up with these shows and still watch them.


** It should be pointed out that some of the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' entries into this trope may be due to air times. Prior to the mid-2000s, they were largely seen as family shows (for Americans, think of them in the same way as TheIncredibleHulk TV show and you're not far off). Originally they aired in an evening time slot, so it would be perfect time for family viewing. Around 1997 [[note]] for Sentai only, ''Kamen Rider'' first aired in the time slot in 2000, replacing ''Moerou! Robocon''.[[/note]], they were moved to 7:30AM and 8:00AM on Sunday mornings and then to 9:00AM and 9:30AM two decades later, often seen as the SaturdayMorningCartoon equivalent.

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** It should be pointed out that some of the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' entries into this trope may be due to air times. Prior to the mid-2000s, they were largely seen as family shows (for Americans, think of them in the same way as TheIncredibleHulk ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' TV show and you're not far off). Originally they aired in an evening time slot, so it would be perfect time for family viewing. Around 1997 [[note]] for Sentai only, ''Kamen Rider'' first aired in the time slot in 2000, replacing ''Moerou! Robocon''.[[/note]], they were moved to 7:30AM and 8:00AM on Sunday mornings and then to 9:00AM and 9:30AM two decades later, often seen as the SaturdayMorningCartoon equivalent.equivalent.
** ''Series/ChoujinkiMetalder'', the sixth ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' show, attracted a primarily older fanbase instead of its intended young audience due to its dark and complex storyline compare to previous ''Metal Hero'' shows. As a result, it was canceled at the end of its third course, with only 39 episodes instead of the usual 50.
** We can add the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' as well to the list. The franchise has had adult fans since its debut in 1966 for a lot of the same reasons listed above, as well as not being afraid to tackle darker and more serious issues without toning them down for children. Naturally, Creator/TsuburayaProductions has noted this and several more adult series or shows that appeal to Showa-era nostalgia have been produced in later years. And let's not forget the overseas fandom either, many of whom had watched the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' when its dub was broadcasted in America during the 60s and 70s.



* ''Series/ChoujinkiMetalder'', the sixth ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' show, attracted a primarily older fanbase instead of its intended young audience due to its dark and complex storyline compare to previous ''Metal Hero'' shows. As a result, it was canceled at the end of its third course, with only 39 episodes instead of the usual 50.


* According to the fan section of the PBS website for ''Series/TheNoddyShop'', most of the viewers of the show were surprisingly not in the 2-to-5 range it was aimed at, but rather in the 9-11 range. It helps that the scenes inside the shop with the toys were very interesting and hilarious, and that DJ and Kate, two of the main kids in the show, were around this age. It was also big with adults, due to its nostalgic 50's theme and some of the songs being inspired by ''Film/{{Grease}}''.

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* According to the fan section of the PBS website for ''Series/TheNoddyShop'', most of the viewers of the show were surprisingly not in the 2-to-5 range it was aimed at, but rather in the 9-11 range. It helps that the scenes inside the shop with the toys were very interesting and hilarious, and that DJ and Kate, two of the main kids in the show, were around this their age. It was also big with adults, due to its its' nostalgic 50's theme and some of the songs being inspired by ''Film/{{Grease}}''.

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* While Litton Entertainment's ''The Inspectors'', which airs on the company's Creator/{{CBS}} block, is ostensibly targeted at teenagers and airs on Saturday mornings like the rest of their works, its biggest audience is far from that age. When Creator/JohnOliver did a segment on the series on [[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver his show]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21G3vCXOIAc he learned that its biggest audience is with people 55 and older]], which make sense, given that in most markets, the block is aired after the network's morning news show.


* ''Series/HorribleHistories'', the live-action adaptation of the classic kiddies' history series, airs on the British equivalent of PBSKids and is theoretically aimed at 6 to 12-year-olds... which in practice hasn't stopped the show's writers and performers from slyly directing it squarely at older teens/adults, who've responded in droves.

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* ''Series/HorribleHistories'', the live-action adaptation of the classic kiddies' history series, airs on the British equivalent of PBSKids Creator/PBSKids and is theoretically aimed at 6 to 12-year-olds... which in practice hasn't stopped the show's writers and performers from slyly directing it squarely at older teens/adults, who've responded in droves.


** It should be pointed out that some of the SuperSentai and KamenRider entries into this trope may be due to air times. Prior to the mid-2000s, they were largely seen as family shows (for Americans, think of them in the same way as TheIncredibleHulk TV show and you're not far off). Originally they aired in an evening time slot, so it would be perfect time for family viewing. Around 1997 [[note]] for Sentai only, Kamen Rider first aired in the time slot in 2000, replacing ''Moerou! Robocon''.[[/note]], they were moved to 7:30AM and 8:00AM on Sunday mornings and then to 9:00AM and 9:30AM two decades later, often seen as the SaturdayMorningCartoon equivalent.

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** It should be pointed out that some of the SuperSentai ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and KamenRider ''Franchise/KamenRider'' entries into this trope may be due to air times. Prior to the mid-2000s, they were largely seen as family shows (for Americans, think of them in the same way as TheIncredibleHulk TV show and you're not far off). Originally they aired in an evening time slot, so it would be perfect time for family viewing. Around 1997 [[note]] for Sentai only, Kamen Rider ''Kamen Rider'' first aired in the time slot in 2000, replacing ''Moerou! Robocon''.[[/note]], they were moved to 7:30AM and 8:00AM on Sunday mornings and then to 9:00AM and 9:30AM two decades later, often seen as the SaturdayMorningCartoon equivalent.


* Many parents and adults tend to view ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'' as a GuiltyPleasure, although some of its appeal is from the show's baffling ability to somehow convince popular indie rock bands like Low, Mates of State, HotHotHeat, The Shins and Of Montreal to appear as musical guests.

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* Many parents and adults tend to view ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'' as a GuiltyPleasure, although some of its appeal is from the show's baffling ability to somehow convince popular indie rock bands like Low, Mates of State, HotHotHeat, Music/HotHotHeat, The Shins and Of Montreal to appear as musical guests.


** Bob Barker noted that the show got a lot of college fans after he was featured in ''HappyGilmore'' and beat up Adam Sandler.

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** Bob Barker noted that the show got a lot of college fans after he was featured in ''HappyGilmore'' ''Film/HappyGilmore'' and beat up Adam Sandler.


* Teen shows with prominent gay or lesbian characters, like ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' or ''{{Greek}}'', often find themselves with significant ''adult'' followings in [[LGBTFanbase the LGBT community]].

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* Teen shows with prominent gay or lesbian characters, like ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' or ''{{Greek}}'', ''Series/{{Greek}}'', often find themselves with significant ''adult'' followings in [[LGBTFanbase the LGBT community]].

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