Watchlist: Cartoons you should be watching


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Being real, can we all agree that if you didn’t watch cartoons with a bowl of cereal in the morning or when you came home after school, then you had no childhood. Especially, if you didn’t watch some of these. But remember when you’d be in the living room after 8:00 when you had to beg whomever to stay up and watch that new episode on Nick (Nicktoons too), CN, Boomerang, or Disney Channel (and XD). There were so many nostalgic and good cartoons even from the mid 90’s and Early 2000’s. Here are my picks for the top 5 cartoons that THS students should watch. Check out for my list of the 50 honorable mentions that wouldn’t fit here.

SpongeBob. I bet this is one of the first cartoons that you thought of. Yep. It’s one of the most famous cartoons in all of history. The theme song gets stuck on replay in your head. SpongeBob follows the life of a yellow sea sponge. He works a daily shift at the Krusty Krab getting into all sorts of shenanigans in a slice of life stories with a colorful central cast of characters.

The Powerpuff Girls! “Sugar, spice, and everything nice; these were the ingredients chosen to make the perfect little girls. But Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction–Chemical X. Thus the Powerpuff Girls were born.” (Bruh, what was in that chemical?)Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil in this colorful classic animation for Hanna-Barbera (Later to be Cartoon Network Studios).

Rugrats is a classic childhood show any true Nick Kid would’ve watched. It takes on the perspective of how babies see the world. Tommy and Dil Pickles, Lillian and Phillip DeVille, Chucky Finster, and Susie Charmicheal figure out the world in their day to day lives that become great adventures through their imaginations! Rugrats is and will always be considered a Nick classic 90’s cartoon and there’s a spin-off the the original: “All Grown Up!” to see the babies we grew up with as kids.

Ed, Edd, n’ Eddy! This story revolves around the lives of Ed, Edd, and Eddy (one called Double D). They plan and scheme everyday to make money to buy their favorite candy Jawbreakers. Going on wacky wild goose-chase adventures to get the candy in their home of Peach Creek. In a colorful retro-style cel-animation that aired on CN and Nickelodeon. Most of the other time the plans fail leaving them in hilarious predicaments and situations.

Scooby-Doo. The theme song is stuck in my head already. Remember when the bats would fly at the screen and then the song would start? Yeah, too bad they butchered the nostalgia with the 700 remakes they made. Anyway, before it died miserably, Scooby-Doo, a talking Great Dane, and his friends: Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma solved the mysteries of Crystal Cove. (Yes, if you can tell, I am salty that they ruined the franchise with shoddy remakes.)