Crazy facts about your favorite 90’s cartoons that not everybody knows
Are you among that nineties generation brought up on spongebob square pants and Futurama? Those were the days cartoon networks were full of speed racer, the rugrats and hey Arnold. Here are 14 well known facts about 90’s cartoons that take you through a nostalgic journey of your childhood.
1 Rugrats Naked Tommy
Remember the Rugrats Naked Tommy episode? Well that was influenced by none other than ‘In the Night kitchen’, a book by Maurice Sendak.
2 Melanie Chartoff Was Once Drawn in the Men’s Stalls
Melanie Chartoff who voices Didi on the Rugrats once went into the men’s room on an invite by illustrators who drew her in full S&M Dominatrix regalia complete with leather whips and chains.
3 John Kricfalusi was sacked from Ren and Stimpy
John Kricfalusi, the creator of the Ren and Skimpy show was kicked out of the show because producers found the episode ‘‘Man’s Best Friend” depicted too much violence.
4 Billy West is the voice of two cartoon characters
Billy West Voices two cartoon characters. Stimpy and Fry on Futurama
5 The voice of Hey Arnold
The actor who voiced Hey Arnold is also the voice of Rod on 7th Heaven, Toran Caudell.
6 Mark Hamill as the Joker
Yes a great fact about 90’s cartoons. It was Mark Hamill who lent his voice to the Joker in the batman cartoon series as well as the Hobgoblin in Spider-Man.
7 The Recurring Joke of Beavis and Butthead
When democratic senator Fritz Rolling mispronounces the names of Beavis and Butthead calling them “Buffcoat and Beaver”, the writers of the series went on to create the joke as a recurring one where older people would mispronounce their names.
8 Producer of Two Popular Cartoons
Danny Antonucci produced two much loved animated series, the Smurfs and Ed, Edd, and Eddy.
9 Guess Who Was the Voice of Simpson’s Sideshow, Bob
The Simpsons sideshow Bob was voiced by none other than Kelsey Grammar since 1990.
10 Flea Also Lent His Voice to a Cartoon Character
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was the voice of Donnie in the Wild Thornberry.
11 The Voice of Nigel Thornberry
Nigel Thornberry was voiced by Tim Curry of Congo and home alone 2, Lost in New York
12 The theory of SpongeBob
A theory circulated by fans states that SpongeBob and his friends were created as the result of radiation from Nuclear weapons testing on the Bikini Atoll during the late forties and early fifties. However Stephen Hillenburg created his character based on the Intertidal zone a comic book which he himself created in college.
13 Casey Kasem quit the voice of shaggy after 20 years
Casey Kasem was the voice of Shaggy for 20 years. He quit when producers wanted him to shoot for a burger King commercial which he refused because he was a vegan and wanted shaggy to be one too.
14 Courage the Cowardly Dog
Among facts of 90’s cartoons, an interesting theory of Courage the Cowardly dog states that the monsters and aliens which he sees are just his own doggy perspective of humans and how frightening they can be.