If you were a kid in the 90’s then you more than likely spent several hours doing nothing but watching Nickelodeon. This was before they started making mostly live action sitcoms for young teens. Nickelodeon had some of the best cartoons of the decade, and I would make the argument that it has some of the best by even today’s standards. If you’re a 90’s kid then you’ll definitely get all the feels from this YouTube video of a guy doing 90’s Nick cartoon impressions. His name is Brock Baker and his impressions will make you remember the bygone era of Doug, Legends of the Hidden Temple, and people getting slimed and pretending to like it.
Baker did some really awesome impressions and really nailed the characters. His Grandpa Phil, Rocko, and Nigel Thornberry were spot on.
For anyone who may not remember here's a quick run down of the cartoons Baker was doing. Doug was a kid who had an active imagination, while dealing with bully problems and a crush on the unfortunately named Patty Mayonaise. Grandpa Phil was the grandfather of Arnold from Hey Arnold!, a show about kids living in the big city. In Rocko's Modern Life, Rocko was a wallaby who moved to America from Australia and had to grow accustomed to a more modern lifestyle, like dealing with wacky neighbors. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters was child nightmare fuel about a gang of friendly monster learning how to scare human children. Finally, The Wild Thornberry's was about a family traveling around the world filming a nature documentary show, and the youngest daughter had the secret ability to talk to animals.
Confession time: I have never seen one episode of Ren and Stimpy. My parents didn’t let me watch it, so Brock Baker’s joke struck a particular cord with me. I know it's supposed to be surprisingly adult, which I think you can tell from Baker's improvised impressions.
Some notable missing shows are Angry Beavers, Rugrats, and Rocket Power. Angry Beavers was about a pair of beaver brothers trying to survive each other and Rugrats was about a group of babies who would go on adventures without adult supervision. You want to watch a show that captures the extremeness of the 90’s then Rocket Power is your show. It was about a group of athletic kids who did every sport under the sun while using cool lingo like ‘zine and shoobie.
90's nostalgia is really kicking into high gear soon. If you were a fan of these cartoons then look out for the big Nicktoons movie supposedly in development.
What was your favorite cartoon as a kid be it from the 90’s or some other decade? Personally, I'm a fan of Spongebob Squarepants, but sound off your opinions below in the comments section. 90’s kid’s unite!
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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