Dating shows from the 90s
Doug Funnie was one of the most lovable cartoon dudes ever. This was probably my favorite cartoon variety show.His love for Patti Mayonnaise and his bromance with Skeeter? Besides the fact that it had tons of pop culture references (which most likely went way over my head while I was watching it), these little guys were really, really adorable! Who else could make a long shirt that looks like a skirt AND a football-shaped head look that good?
My personal favorite was Tycoon, who was half tiger and half raccoon and also very wealthy, because puns., and had a similar setup: everyone dressed in costumes, and with really crazy eyes. One, it showed what Dumbo was like all grown up, performing in a circus that he founded on his own.Two, it featured a koala ringmaster, and I was obsessed with koalas.Okay, yeah, they weren’t actually girls, but we loved these adorable, butt-kicking cartoons just the same.is one of those ultimate ’90s cartoons that makes you grin ear-to-ear just remembering it.As I sit here typing I'm getting goosebumps thinking about the pool monster episode, and don't even get me started on the movie theater Nosferatu episode. As terrifying as it was, I'd still watch it all over again.13/10, invented iconic. Tell me you didn't laugh out loud at Ishboo, Pizza Face, Detective Dan, Pierre Escargot, Ashley, Ed from Good Burger, or the Complaint Department Lady and I will tell you you are LYING.
For those of us pop-culture-savvy folks who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, we know a couple of things to be true: we’ve perfected saying, “They just don’t make movies/TV/music like they used to! Secondly, when we’re at trivia nights, we usually become instant team MVPs when the most random entertainment-related questions come up.
These beautiful little blips in time have also helped me connect with other pop-culture nerds who just kind of “get it.” Here are a few of my favorite “Oh yeah, that existed! This show launched the same day as The Disney Channel did: April 18, 1983. It followed the stories of Winnie the Pooh and his friends, but not in animated form.
All the characters were grown-people in costumes, like what you’d see at Walt Disney World, but for 30 minutes straight. As an adult who likes horror as a genre and used to sneak-watch the followed a group of Care Bear-like friends who were hybrid animals, and named to reflect the two species they represented.
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So, here are some of the TV cartoons from the ’90s that I miss and wish would make a huge comeback. My childhood doesn’t feel complete without mention of this show.