Air dates: 1991-1999
Stars: Billy West, Tom McHugh, Fred Newman, Chris Phillips, Constance Shulman, Becca Lish
'90s Nickelodeon cartoons are beloved for their irreverent sensibilities. Shows like Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy and Ahh! Real Monsters still feel fresh today, and clearly had a strong influence on kids and teen programming that came later. Doug tends to get a pass by association. While most of Nickelodeon's cartoons created vivid, magical worlds, Doug takes place in a world just as boring as our own. The show often used Doug's fantasy life to spice up the plot, much like Mr. Funnie himself, but Doug's dream world is pretty dull, too. His fantasies also rarely move the plot forward, resulting in episodes that have far less story than even the average serialized cartoon. It's hard to imagine that Doug would have been remembered as a childhood favorite if it hadn't landed in the hallowed SNICK line-up.