14 Facts About 90s Nickelodeon Shows That Will Affect Your Childhood Memories

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Cable TV’s Nickelodeon kiddie shows in the 1990s were more popular than the adult broadcast network TV shows on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. So, naturally, they are looked back upon by millions of Millennials with nostalgia and warm, fuzzy memories.
But, it takes more than clever writing, quirky characters and Green Slime to make a hit show. Mostly, it takes lots of unrelated, useless coincidences and random occurrences to bring a great show to the air and keep it going. So, in that spirit, here are some little known facts about some favorite Nickelodeon shows that, alone, don’t amount to much. But, together they made the Nick phenomenon what it really was: One big, gooey green mess. Of greatness…
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SpongeBob SquarePants

Whenever there’s a mayhem scene in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, Fred The Fish always yells out “MY LEG! MY LEEEEGS!”
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The Rugrats

The Rugrats theme song was written by Mark Mothersbaugh, one of the founding members of the 90s Alt-Rock band Devo.
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Figure It Out

In the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Summer Sanders, the host of “Figure It Out” won a Silver, a Bronze and two Gold medals for swimming.
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Hey Arnold!

Hey Arnold! is set in the fictional town of Hillwood, which is supposedly a combination of cities, including New York, Seattle and Nashville.
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The Ren And Stimpy Show

Guest voices on Ren and Stimpy included Frank Zappa, Randy Quaid, Rosie O’Donnell, Dom DeLuise, Mark Hamill, and Tommy Davidson.
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Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

In the series the character Simon the Monster Hunter is voiced by Jim Belushi.
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CatDog

Cat and Dog are both 26 years old in the show, an age which is nearly impossible for either species of animal in real life.
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Nickelodeon Arcade

Joey Fatone, who went on to become a member of NSync, appeared as a contestant on the show. Unfortunately, his team did not make it to the Video Zone.
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Doug

Doug’s useless knowledge, retiree neighbor, Mr. Dink, claims to have been bald since age 13.
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Figure It Out

Guest panelists on the show have included Joe Namath, Richard Simmons, Aaron Carter and Carrot Top.
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Clarissa Explains It All

Synth Punk group Mindless Self Indulgence references the show in their 2000 hit song “Clarissa.”
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Action League Now

The character used for “The Flesh” was created using a modified “Conan the Adventurer” action figure.
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Oh Yeah! Cartoons

My Life As A Teenage Robot, Chalk Zone and The Fairly Odd Parents all debuted on this show as 7-minute shorts before being picked up and developed into hit shows in their own right.
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All That

In 2004, Lori Beth Denberg, a regular cast member on “All That” posed for the British nudie mag “We Like ’em Big!”
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