Diving in at Number 10: SpongeBob Square Pants
Ooooooooooh Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? That's right SpongeBob Squarepants! Now I have not been a major fan of this franchise since it's incarnation in May of 99 but never the less he is an icon of Nickelodeon. Spanning nine seasons an 185 episodes, SpongeBob has been a pop culture icon for over 14 years....yes let that sink in. To me the only saving grace to the show is his dim witted side kick Patrick. SpongeBob has conquered the airwaves and generations for a decade and a half with no end in site. Capturing the hearts of 2 generations and looking on conquering a third it is one of the longest running cartoons in Nickelodeon's history. SpongeBob was also the last Nickelodeon cartoon to have a major motion picture release globally with the self entitled The SpongeBob Square Pants Movie. As much as I wish this show would go away one can not deny the success and accomplishments of your little yellow squared friend. That being said lets go back to the surface and check out number nine.
Rolling in at Number 9: Rocket Power
Swinging from the Trees at number 8: The Wild Thornberrys
Having a run from the Fall of 98 to 2004 the quirky family known as the Thornberrys graced our television screen following the adventures of Nigel Thornberry and his family. Cursed with the ability to hear animals talk Eliza, Nigel's daughter, begins helping animals as her family films a popular Nature show. Eliza's best friend Darwin, who is a monkey, helps her on her adventures to rescue animals and their needs in the safaris of Africa. Her sister Debbie tries to have a teenager life on the road and her adoptive brother Donnie is just the wild card bitches!!! The Thornberrys gave us 5 seasons with 92 episodes and appeared on the big screen twice, teaming up with another one of our featured shows on the list as well as their own feature length film. You Wild Thornberrys have mad the list and congratulations now lets grab some wood and head on down to the river for number 7.
Building a damn at number 7: The Angry Beavers
Poofing in at number 6: The Fairly Odd Parents
Timmy is an average kid that no one understands. Mom and Dad and Vicky always giving him commands! That's right our favorite pink shirt wearing tween and his loveable Fairy Odd Parents!! Timmy Turner blasted on the Nickelodeon scene in the Fall of 1998 wrapping up the illustrious 90s Nick Cartoon Era! With his bumbling fool of a Odd Father Cosmo and the some one voice of reason Odd Mother Wanda, we have scene the trio in over 9 seasons and 131 episodes, thus far. The series still goes strong today bringing in a
newer younger generation as well as still hooking in the 90s kids who are well in their 20s now. With the ever slight hat tips to an adult culture as well as the slap stick comedy that keeps children entertain the series has managed to anamor 3 generations. They have also been able to pop out eight cartoon movies, one live action movie and three team ups with Jimmy Neutron. and impressive run if I do say so myself. The series is chugging along with no end in site, a tenth anniversary and a sequel to the live action film. So crowns off to you FAIRY! ODD! PARENTS! now lets head back to Middle School.
Running Late for school at number 5: Doug
Trolling the Urban Streets at number 4: Hey Arnold
Uh...Here we go, here we go....Arnold! That's right our favorite football headed, morally conscious fourth 90s nick line up. You can catch Hey Arnold on the 90s on Nick Segment during the week as well as DVD these days so one last time "Move it Foot Ball Head!" and lets crawl in to the top 3!
grader Arnold comes in at number 4. Spanning 5 seasons and exactly 100 episodes Arnold gave some important life lessons with his very diverse group of friends. Always the "Do the right thing guy" Arnold would help elevate his friends to a morally higher ground while also giving us some classic characters as Stoop Kid and Chocolate Boy. With his best friend Gerald by his side and his stalker/enemy Helga on his heels Arnold tried to live the life of a normal 4th grade, as normal as a cartoon would allow. He live with his bat shit crazy Grandma and his Awesome story telling Grandpa in a boarding house with lots of wacky tenants. Arnold made it to the big screen like some of our other contenders on this list and then gracefully bowed out of the cartoon scene. Running from October of 96 to June 04 Arnold dominated the morality spot in our line up
Getting Diaper Rash at Number 3: Rugrats
Disturbing every ones memory of their Childhood at number 2: Rocko's Modern Life
I dare you right now to ask any 90s Nick watcher what is the one show they absolutely loved as a child and a way to short 4 seasons and 52 episodes the show had its original run from, starting on my birthday (kind of a big deal), September 18th 1993 and running to November of 96. This show was the counter-part of our number one and absolutely ridiculous. So i have to know "Where are you really really big man?" and will we ever get a Wacky Deli feature length movie? This Fanboy hopes like hell we do! So now it's time for the big reveal at number one....unless you were a dick and started from the bottom in that case you already know.
the majority will say Rocko's Modern Life. This show was edgy as hell to be aired for children and most of now look back and go "Oh Dear God how did we not get that". I bring this to you as number two because it is the most memorable show from our childhood and the most watched of the Nickelodeon Golden Age today. I still watch this show with a group of friends and laugh my ass off. I can not say the same for The Rugrats hence why I felt this would rank higher. The show followed a Wallaby, a Cow, and a Turtle through a bizarre and very adult themed world. In fact there are videos on YouTube that will show you hundreds of subtle adult jokes with in the show... To me this show will stick with me for the rest of my life and has unlimited re-watch value. Spanning
The Original Nicktoon at Number 1: The Ren & Stimpy Show
So as an added bonus I'm going to leave this video right here so the song gets stuck in your head just as it did mine. Enjoy my fellow 90s on Nick Fanboys!
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