1. Rocko’s Modern Life: It was always a treat to watch Rocko, the meek wallaby who was always put into awkward situations. My favorite character on Rocko’s Modern Life would have to be Heffer Wolfe, Rocko’s friend who is a steer in a family of wolves. Heffer was voiced by Tom Kenny who is the voice of Spongebob Squarepants.
2. Salute Your Shorts: Kids getting into mischief and defying adults, great entertainment. The title of the show comes from boxer shorts being raised up a flag pole in the title sequence. I remember the red-headed kid, Ug, and Donkey Lips, the chunky fellow, more prominently than the other characters.
3. The Ren & Stimpy Show: This show ran for five seasons and rightfully so. Ren Hoek is a neurotic Chihuahua and Stimpson J. Cat (Stimpy) is a dimwitted cat, together they form a peculiar duo. The Ren & Stimpy Show was rather controversial in it’s day as far as Nickelodeon shows are concerned. The show is laced with innuendos, crude humor and violence but it was one-of-a-kind in my opinion.
4. Legends of The Hidden Temple: Six teams, with two players each, would compete through three different competitions with teams being eliminated before the one remaining team took on the Temple. The six teams were the Orange Iguanas, Blue Barracudas, Green Monkeys, Red Jaguars, Purple Parrots, and Silver Snakes (my favorite team).
5. Hey Arnold!: I thought it was hilarious when Helga would call him football-head. Helga secretly likes Arnold and hides her affections by dealing insults and verbal abuse. Arnold lives with his grandparents in an apartment building and his best friend is Gerald.
6. Aaahh Real Monsters!!!: I thought this show was very creative with the character designs, especially Krumm, who held his eyes with his hands. Krumm, Ickus, and Oblina attend an underground school that focuses on education in scaring humans. Oddly enough, monetary value in the monster world is measured in nail clippings.
7. Doug: Doug was quite a normal character but the people around him and his daydreaming made the show interesting, not to mention his love for Patty Mayonnaise. Though Skeeter was blue and Roger was green, the show didn’t seem too farfetched.
8. Rugrats: Tommy Pickles and the gang always found ways to get into trouble. I always hated how sadistic Angelica could be but I was happy when she fell victim to her own tyranny.
9. Hey Dude: It seemed to me that Hey Dude was a western version of Salute Your Shorts without the shenanigans. Hey Dude was not as popular as the other shows on this list but it did star Christine Taylor, who was Kate Veech in the movie Dodgeball.
10. Kenan and Kel: Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger! That’s a phrase any kid from the nineties remembers. Kenan Thompson went on to have a more successful career than Kel Mitchell, having appearances in Barber Shop 2 and Fat Albert.