A few months ago, I made an article going over shows I personally thought people would’ve forgotten about. I realized while reading it again I focused too much on the modern cartoons that were forgotten since they were terrible. I decided to make another list only consisting of shows that you may have watched when you were younger and just forgot about them since it’s been a while since you heard mention of them.
The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991-1996)
Ren & Stimpy, how this was considered a children’s show is still a mystery. The Ren and Stimpy Show follows the adventures of Ren, an emotionally unstable chihuahua, and Stimpy, a dimwitted yet kind cat. This is a show I personally never watched as a child, but I know that quite a few people have fond memories watching this, and I also know people who were scarred for life after watching one episode. Either way, it was a cartoon I rarely see people talking about nowadays so I decided to remind everyone that this exists.
Mr. Meaty (2005-2009)
Weird, I make a list only focusing on the cartoons from our childhood and two in a row are both nightmare material and Nickelodeon shows. Mr. Meaty is about two lazy teenage boys who work at the fictional restaurant called Mr. Meaty. Sounds like a normal world with relatable characters right? Well, if you saw the picture above, you would see it has really ugly puppets in place of people. It aired on Nick for two seasons between 2005 and 2009. As a kid, the only reason I knew about the show was from a flash game called Treasure of the Deep that I used to play, which was fishing gross things out of a deep frier using a piece of string tied to a paperclip.
Nothing much more to say about this series other than it was forgotten and it was absolutely terrible.
This is probably a cartoon you never heard of, but Mr. Whitehead told me to mention it so I will. If you remember this, great! It’s about the adventures of a Guardian named Bob and his companions Enzo and Dot Matrix as they work to keep the computer system of Mainframe safe from the viruses known as Megabyte and Hexadecimal. I know nothing of this show, so I can’t say whether it was good or bad. Whitehead said it was good, so good in fact he said “I forced my kids to watch it”. But, he also said his kids hated it, so I don’t know what to say. Check it out, and maybe you’ll like it. Fair warning, it has very terrible CGI so good luck trying to stomach the first episode after watching an 8k movie.
Code Name: Kids Next Door (2002-2008)
One of the only shows I’ve enjoyed watching as a toddler as much as a teenager. The story is about kids who fight adults that want to ruin kid’s fun. This for a kid’s show was insanely good. Seriously, the quality of this cartoon is just incredible. I remember almost everything about this show from when I was a kid; that is how memorable this show is to me. I rarely see people talk about anything related to this show, so I decided to mention it just to remind everyone that this exists and it’s pretty darn good.
Rugrats, a show that aired for sixteen years and had a total of nine series and a spinoff series with five. For me and many other people, it was a big part of our early childhood. I actually hear a few people talking about this show and the possibility of a new movie coming out about the series, but I still think a few people have forgotten about this series and decided to mention it anyway.
Kim Possible (2002-2007)
I can’t believe I actually forgot this show. This show was my childhood. I watched it more than any other show that aired at the time, even SpongeBob. The story revolves around seemingly normal teenagers named Kim Possible and her friend Ron Stoppable, but they are actually secret heroes that save the world in their free time with a naked mole rat named Rufus. Sounds cliche’, so what? Things are cliche because they’re so popular, and I really see nothing wrong with shows that have a cliche’ plot as long as they put their own spin on it. If you’re a fan of the show like me, you might be excited to hear that a new live-action movie is in the works, and I am pretty excited to see how it turns out.