Calling all 90’s babies! Let’s take a trip down memory lane for a little bit and reminisce on some of your favorite cartoons from when you were still running around in Pampers. Just kidding…about the Pampers…But for real when we were growing up. Let’s just get this out of the way now that OUR cartoons are at least 80 times better than cartoons today. The whole purpose of this is to be stoked about cartoons again! Then it will turn into you hating me because you’ll get the urge to want to go watch these shows. Sorry about it, but let’s have some fun!
Rugrats is one of the shows that created the mold of 90’s cartoons being the best cartoons of all time. Not only was it a decent run of TV shows but two movies were created from this epic show. It surely must make you wish you were a child again when life was simple…
Since there seems to be a thousand different versions of Scooby-Doo from movies to shows, I am obviously putting the O.G. Scooby-Doo version on this list. I also realize that it’s not a show from the 90’s but but from the 70’s but you can’t beat the classics! I mean who doesn’t like stoned hippies and a talking dog trespassing property to catch “ghosts”! 5-year-old’s can’t get enough.
3. Hey Arnold!
Easily one of the most iconic and memorable shows from the 90’s. It provided one of the most bizarre casts ever. A kid with a football-shaped head living with his grandparents of the inner-city doing hoodrat stuff with his friends. Certainly one of the favorites among 90’s kids.
4. Dexter’s Laboratory
Dexter’s Lab = Legendary. Dexter always seemed to have some sort of shenanigans going on only to be foiled by his sister DeeDee (oh yeah ringing a bell now!). One of Cartoon Network’s best shows in history and a popular favorite among many 90’s babies.
This show was weird…but awesome…not much else to really be said about it other than it was fairly loved by us 90’s babies.
6. Powerpuff Girls
Pretty much every 90’s kid know what sugar, spice and everything nice make. Well with “Chemical X” it creates super-chicks! Nice. As a boy I can speak on behalf of all the other male viewers that watched this show and I can safely say that these three girls are badass! This show also had the best super villains and it taught us how to be responsible children (not that we were paying any attention).
7. Rocket Power
Everyone wants to be Otto Rocket, simple as that. My only question ever since I watched this as a kid is: “How the hell can these kids be better at snowboarding than me and they live on the beaches of Cali!?” In all seriousness these kids are RAD DUDE!
8. Magic School Bus
I vaguely remember watching this show since I was pretty little and it was pretty short-run but according to my mother I would get stoked to watch this show so it must have been awesome for a 3-year-old. It’s pretty hard to beat a bus that can shrink small enough to travel through a human body! Very stoked to hear that there will be a Netflix series of the Magic School Bus in 2016 (don’t hold me accountable if it doesn’t follow through).
9. SpongeBob SquarePants
Not a lot needs to be said about one of the best cartoons of all time other than there came a point in this shows career where episodes started to suck, unfortunately…However, I am now 21 years old and I still laugh at some of the first episodes. I have a little sister who is 9 years younger than me who also grew up on SpongeBob which proves this show is simply a powerhouse. If you ever want to binge watch some classic SpongeBob, hit me up.
10. Johnny Bravo
I never could understand why the chicks didn’t like Johnny Bravo…still don’t…he seems pretty smooth to me! Way smoother than I have ever been…Overall, it was actually a pretty good show and had a good run of about 7 years.
These shows are listed in no particular order and was very difficult to only pick 10 shows. Some honorable mentions are to be order to jog your memory even more than the list above:
Animaniacs, Talespin, Gargoyles, Pinky and the Brain, Garfield, Arthur, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Recess, Doug, Invader Zim, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Looney Toons, Thundercats, Pokemon, Tom & Jerry, The Wild Thornberries just to name a few.