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The 5 Most Underrated Nickelodeon Cartoons From the 90s

The 5 Most Underrated Nickelodeon Cartoons From the 90s

There was nothing like getting off the school bus on a weekday afternoon to run home and watch the wildest cartoons that Nickelodeon ever produced. We had Rugrats, Doug, Ren and Stimpy… But among all the beloved cartoons, there were also those that were (and still are) completely underrated. 

Here are our top 5 most underrated Nickelodeon cartoons. 

1. ‘Aaahhh!!! Real Monsters’ 

Adding some thrill and scary fun to the Nickelodeon lineup, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters first premiered days before Halloween 1994. The cartoon series followed three young monsters, Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm, as they went on wild adventures while attending monster school. The series had humor, thrills, and some one-liners that even made adults laugh. The show ran for four seasons and had 52 episodes before officially ending in November 1997. 

2. ‘CatDog’

Things got… interesting… at Nickelodeon in the early 90s when the cartoon series CatDog was introduced. The show first premiered in April 1998 and followed conjoined twins: a cat and a dog. While Cat was the smart one, Dog was known for its wildness and clumsiness. The duo graced the Nickelodeon for four seasons with 68 episodes before ending in June 2005. 

3. ’The Wild Thornberrys’ 

Who could forget Nickelodeon’s #1 adventure series, The Wild Thornberrys? The family, which consisted of parents/documentary filmmakers Nigel and Marianne, with three children, Debbie, Eliza, and Donnie, as well as their chimp Darwin, were always doing something fun while out in the wild. The show ran from 1998 to 2004 and even had two films The Origin of Donnie and The Wild Thornberrys Movie. The family also appeared in Rugrats Go Wild. 

4. ‘Rocket Power’ 

While attempting to attract the younger skateboarding/extreme sports crowd, Nickelodeon released the hilarious cartoon series Rocket Power. The show, which premiered in 1999, focused on four friends: Oswald “Otto” Rocket, Regina “Reggie” Rocket, Maurice “Twister” Rodriguez, and Sam “Squid” Dullard. The foursome would take on various challenges as they went through their youth years. The show ended in 2004 with four seasons and 71 episodes.

5. ‘The Angry Beavers’ (the Weirdest Nickelodeon Cartoon)

There is nothing weirder than Nickelodeon creating a cartoon series that follows a pair of beavers. The Angry Beavers premiered in 1997 and stood out from other Nicktoons at the time due to its main characters. It revolved around the lives of Norbert and Daggett Beaver. The duo are brothers who had moved out of their parent’s dam to live in their own place. This was after their younger sisters, Stacy and Chelsea were born. The show had some laughs and life lessons on how to beavers live on their own. The show ran for four seasons and finished in 2003.