Nostalgia Cartoons of The 90s and Early 2000s (Part 4)

Part four here we go.

Dexter’s Lab

Dexter, the one and only short, smart, stubborn character with a Russian accent, Dexter ended up growing into one of the most popular characters on Cartoon Network. With characters including the likes of Dexter’s gullible parents, annoying sister, and arch-nemesis Mandark, Dexter’s Lab was quite possibly the most popular kid’s show of the late 90s. The episode I remember most was when Dexter and Dee were both grounded, and Dexter destroyed Dee Dee’s room, and Dee Dee did not destroy his (for once). Ha Ha, those were some good times.

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No matter what Dexter did, Dee Dee would always find a way to ruin it.


This was another one of the first cartoons I saw on Nick. The show’s two characters (or one) were of course Cat and Dog. Their completely dissimilar personalities made them the perfect duo to be stuck into one! Cat’s wacky ideas and Dog’s goofy personality often led to adventures from chasing mailmen to fighting aliens. No matter what they did however, Cat and Dog of course, did it together!

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Cat and Dog’s lifestyle and polar personalities made them a winning combo.


This is not the oldest show on here but deserves its place nonetheless. I remember first watching this show when I was 10, and turning it off whenever my friends came over to avoid ridicule. Back then, I did not care that I should not be watching cartoons anymore; I was clinging on to my childhood for a hope of never growing up. Catscratch was just the show featuring similar style animations as the precedent shows. The characters of the show Gordon, Waffle, and Mr. Blik, reminded me of the characters from Ed, Edd, n Eddy (see part 1). The best part was that the show had the best game on Catscratch: Mecha Cat Destructo!

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Blik, Gordon, and Waffle fought the most bizarre monsters, and Waffle always did it with a smile.

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

Again, like Catscratch, this is not the oldest show but was great nonetheless. The show featured an obnoxious blue blob, a gentle red giant, a big purple timid bull, a grumpy old rabbit, a few humans, and well…coco! Fosters in fact, could possibly rival Code Name Kid’s Next Door (see part 2) as the most creative cartoon award. The character designs in Fosters were particularly well done and really brought my inner child alive. Imaginative yet inspiring, Bloo, Mac, Wilt, Coco, and Eduardo helped me through my growing pains as a preteen.

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(From left to right) Coco, Bloo, Mac, Eduardo, Frankie, and Wilt. What more is there to say?

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