By Kathryn Cannon
Doug lacks much of the weirdness and gross-out common to later Nicktoons. Instead of wild antics, Doug is a more realistic, wholesome, and genuine slice of life. Even if the character design features a wild array of colors!
Animaniacs has its own orchestra with a major emphasis put on the musical score of the show. There’s also an impressive list of cameo appearances and pop culture references.
By the new millennium, Rugrats had films, crossovers, and its own spinoff, All Grown Up! But, those babies never made it past puberty before they were cast back into the limbo of eternal infancy. All the better, we say.
The show features Johnny frequently hitting and missing with women on the show, staring at his own reflection, and being an all around himbo.
There’s a widely held belief that a kids show should teach its viewers something. But Rocko’s Modern Life chooses to go against the current, and instead showcases a more irreverent side of 90s cartoons.
From the dry humor, to the bleak descriptions of high school adolescence, Daria is a one of a kind show.
For a kids cartoon, The Ren & Stimpy Show relies heavily on shock, surrealism, and gross-out. Many of the jokes feature toilet humor, double entendre, and slapstick routines.