Ahh, the good 'ol days of being a kid: sleeping in until noon, getting a bowl of sugar cereal, and letting your brain rot away to hours of nicktoons. In case you need to reminisce a little, here's a list of some of the best cartoons of the '90s:
It starred a simple kid with the name Douglas Yancey Funny who just moved to Bluffington and spills all the challenges of being the new kid in school to his journal (not a diary). Who could forget his best friend Skeeter, crazy sister Judy, Roger the bully, his bad-golfer neighbor Mr. Dink, his crush on Patti Mayonnaise, and of course his dog Porkchop. From no one wanting to swim at Beebee's pool party, chocolate bars made with cement, adventures with Quail man, and the, the, the, the Beets! It was always the entertaining show worth looking forward to. "Banging on a trash can!..."
Oh yes, Hey Arnold was greatness. Perhaps the coolest kid on any show - even with a head the shape of a football. Arnold lived with his grandparents in a boarding home with Mr. Hyunh the asian country-singer, Ernie Potts the demolisher, and last but not least Oskar, the selfish swindler who couldn't read well. His best friend Gerald was keeper of urban legends, Eugene always got hurt, Harold the dumb bully, Rhonda the stuck-up rich girl, her smart best friend Phoebe, Stinky, Sid, and finally Arnold's lover and hater Helga. Favorite episodes include stoop kid, "Steely Phil's" chinese checkers rematch, the eating contest, the fire hydrant heat wave, the first snow skating rink, and tons of other greats.
Two bachelor beaver brothers living under the same roof, doing all kinds of spooty stuff. Daggett, the scheming, fast-talking, always getting hurt one, Norbert the smooth and smart one, the inanimate stump, and that bear guy. Best episodes were the one where the salmon are spawning, the one where they find an empty water park, the one where Norbert keeps winning amazing prizes in his cereal box while Daggest just wants to win a street sweeper, the disco episode, Muscular Beaver! Just the way they talked, especially how Norb would draw out words and say certain syllables wrong, was awesome.
A little strange and quirky but that's what made it different and interesting. Rocko was a wallaby moving from Australia to find a home in the U.S. He had a crazy gruff neighbor named Mr. BigHead who wasn't very fond of Rocko, and his wife who tended to boss him around and actually liked Rocko. Rocko's friends were a boneheaded and fat steer/cow appropriately named Heffer ("That was a Hoot!"), and a nerdy, neurotic turtle called Filburt ("Ohh boy"). Oh, and his dog Spunky. Favorites include the "Wee Wee," "hehehe you said wee wee" episode, the one where Heffer moves in with Rocko, the one where Heffer has an out of body experience, when Rocko learns laundry day can be a very dangerous day...
Brave Tommy Pickles and his trusty screwdriver always leading his fearful best friend Chuckie and twins Phil and Lil into all sorts of mischief. Angelica was the bossy and selfish older toddler who could understand both adults and babies and would always try to manipulate everyone. Susie was the nice older toddler that helped the babies. Tommy had a dog named Spike and Reptar was their dinosaur hero. All of their parents were pretty oblivious, and Tommy's grandpa Lou was always snoozing by the television. Best episodes include the one where Chuckie learns to use the toilet, the one where Chuckie becomes Angelica's slave because she saved his life, the one where Tommy tries to be like Spike, and plenty of others.
While there are some great cartoons that have come out since the Nicktoon days (SpongeBob Squarepants, Fairly Odd Parents...) I don't think there has ever been such a godly cartoon lineup since Nicktoons in the 90s.
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