Flashback Friday: 13 Cartoons From The 90s You Wish Were Still On

With summer in full swing, officially starting a mere three days ago, the days of summer vacation are upon us – at least for those who are still in school and don’t have grown-up people jobs just yet!

Remember when you were a youngster and summer meant doing practically nothing for the next 2-3 months except for hang out with friends and fry your brain with mindless TV, which more often than not were cartoons? Ahhh, those were the days! I mean, where would you be without catching animated greats, such as Tiny Toon Adventures? Remember the movie Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Summer Vacation?!

Nowadays there are way more options for youngsters of the current generation, so watching endless TV is not necessarily the way to go anymore (thankfully!). Besides, it’s not like there are too many cartoon programs that are as good as the ones from yesteryear.

Here are 13 cartoons from the 90s you wish were still on:

Animaniacs (1993-1998)

The Warners, brothers Wakko, Yakko and their sister Dot, were three cartoon stars that were locked in the water tower on the Warner Bros lot until the 1990s. Presented by Steven Spielberg, the show was geared towards children ages 6-11, with episodes that were funny AND educational – like this lovely song about the 50 state capitols.

Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)

Aside from the 1960s live action TV show, this Batman series pretty much nailed it.

Bobby’s World (1990-1998)

Created by Howie Mandel, Bobby’s World showed the world through the eyes of four-year-old Bobby Generic (pronounced “Jenner-ick”), who proved to have quite the imagination!

Doug (1991-1999)

Doug Funnie. Pattie Mayonaise. Mosquito Valentine. Quite possibly the strangest names for cartoon characters, and some with even stranger skin tones. Who DIDN’T love this show?

Gargoyles (1994-1997)

It’s hard to imagine that this show was actually a Disney one, especially when you think of the typical Disney cartoon (bright, happy). This show tapped into something pretty unique. I mean, who makes a show about the semi-scary looking statues on the top of buildings? Disney.

Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)

Pinky and the Brain. One is a genius, the other’s insane. They’re laboratory mice, they’re genes have been spliced. They’re dinky. They’re Pinky, Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain.

Ren and Stimpy (1991-1996)

The neurotic cat/dog pair had some pretty controversial misadventures. Happy happy, joy joy.

Rocko’s Modern Life (1993-1996)

This show followed the life of Rocko, a wallaby. The show, though cartoon, was chock-full of sexual innuendos, especially between Rocko and his BFF Heffer Wolfe.

Rugrats (1991-2004)

Babies may not be your forte, but you can’t help but love this gang of children!

SpongeBob Squarepants (1999-Present)

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

The Tick (1994-1996)

This animated series run for very long (it was only 36 episodes), but the superhero who wore a skin-tight blue suit and was famous for his “Spoooooooooooon!” battlecry is considered to be one of the best animated series of all time.

Tiny Toon Adventures (1990-1995)

They’re tiny, they’re toony. They’re all a little loony. And in this cartoony, they’re invading your TV!

X-Men (1992-1997)

The only reason I knew about X-Men was from watching this rad show. The illustrations and storylines blew me away – not to mention that KILLER INTRO!

*Note: Disney cartoons were left out this Friday, because of the Disney cartoon-themed Flashback Friday. Feel free to answer the question below with them!

Which of these cartoons were on your must-watch list?