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The Best Nickelodeon Shows of the '90s

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List RulesVote up your favorite Nickelodeon TV Series that aired in the '90s.

These are the best 1990s Nickelodeon shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes.  Some top '90s Nickelodeon shows were Nicktoons, and others were game shows. A few of the most popular 1990s Nickelodeon programs were funny live action comedies.

What series appear on this best 1990s Nickelodeon shows list? Rugrats entertained kids of all ages when it premiered in 1991. Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil and Angelica even had some big screen fun when a movie version of this classic cartoon, entitled The Rugrats Movie, came out in 1998. Rocko's Modern Life is another good show that aired on Nickelodeon in the 1990s.

If you were a 90s kid who liked spooky shows then Are You Afraid of the Dark? provided some fun and frightening entertainment. Other good series that appear on this top 1990s Nickelodeon shows list include All That, Aahh!!! Real Monsters and The Ren & Stimpy Show.

Which 90s Nick show is your favorite? Give the best programs a thumbs up! Then cast your vote in our list of the best 90s Nickelodeon cartoons.

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  • 1
    Rugrats
    3,908
    730

    Rugrats

    Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh

    Premiered1991

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Animated series

    Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 2
    Doug
    2,965
    1,228

    Doug

    Billy West, Fred Newman

    Premiered1991

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Educational television

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  • 3
    All That
    2,745
    1,142

    All That

    Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Sketch comedy, Television comedy, Adolescence, Variety show, Children's television series

    All That is an American sketch comedy television series created by Brian Robbins and Mike... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    Hey Arnold!
    3,297
    1,020

    Hey Arnold!

    Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Children's television series, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Animated series

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  • 5
    Kenan & Kel
    2,427
    1,086

    Kenan & Kel

    Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Comedy

    Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom created by Kim Bass for Nickelodeon. It starred... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Are You Afraid of the Dark?
    2,497
    1,239

    Are You Afraid of the Dark?

    Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull

    Premiered1991

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror Film, Children's television series, Fantasy television, Science Fiction

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  • 7
    Rocko's Modern Life
    2,845
    1,315

    Rocko's Modern Life

    Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon

    Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    CatDog
    2,635
    1,160

    CatDog

    Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy

    CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Legends of the Hidden Temple
    2,102
    1,085

    Legends of the Hidden Temple

    Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Children's television series, Game show

    Legends of the Hidden Temple is an action-adventure game show for children. The show centered... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    The Wild Thornberrys
    2,323
    1,161

    The Wild Thornberrys

    Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Children's television series

    The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    SpongeBob SquarePants
    2,582
    1,180

    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Family Film

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  • 12
    Clarissa Explains It All
    1,805
    1,048

    Clarissa Explains It All

    Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler

    Premiered1991

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Comedy

    Clarissa Explains It All is an American teen sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon. Created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 13
    Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
    2,191
    1,196

    Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

    Charles Adler, Christine Cavanaugh

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy

    Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is an American animated television series about adolescent monsters in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Double Dare
    1,903
    1,009

    Double Dare

    Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Game show

    Double Dare is a children's game show, originally hosted by Marc Summers, that aired on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 15
    Salute Your Shorts
    1,343
    1,296

    Salute Your Shorts

    Hugh Dillon, David Paetkau

    Premiered1991

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Children's television series, Comedy

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  • 16
    Blue's Clues
    1,846
    1,014

    Blue's Clues

    Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Children's television series

    Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 17
    The Angry Beavers
    2,016
    1,188

    The Angry Beavers

    Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Television comedy, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy

    The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Hey Dude
    1,055
    1,243

    Hey Dude

    Christine Taylor, David Lascher

    Premiered1989

    Genres (Tv)Western, Television comedy, Children's television series

    Hey Dude is an American Western comedy series that aired from 1989 to 1991. The show was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    The Ren & Stimpy Show
    1,976
    1,250

    The Ren & Stimpy Show

    John Kricfalusi, Billy West

    Premiered1991

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Children's television series

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  • 20
    The Secret World of Alex Mack
    1,074
    1,244

    The Secret World of Alex Mack

    Larisa Oleynik, Darris Love

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Drama, Children's television series, Comedy, Science Fiction

    The Secret World of Alex Mack is an American television series that ran on Nickelodeon from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    Global Guts
    854
    1,186

    Global Guts

    Felicia Day, Ryon Day

    Premiered1992

    Genres (Tv)Sports, Sports film, Children's television series, Game show

    Nickelodeon Guts was an American television "action sports" competition series hosted by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 22
    KaBlam!
    1,136
    1,361

    KaBlam!

    Mischa Barton, Billy West

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Sketch comedy, Animation, Variety show, Children's television series

    KaBlam! is an American animated sketch comedy that ran on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2000. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Figure It Out
    1,022
    1,175

    Figure It Out

    Jeff Sutphen, Elle Young

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Children's television series, Game show

    Figure It Out is an American children's panel game show that airs on Nickelodeon. The original... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Nick News with Linda Ellerbee
    386
    1,432

    Nick News with Linda Ellerbee

    Linda Ellerbee, Jennifer S. Rose

    Premiered1992

    Genres (Tv)News, Children's television series

    Nick News with Linda Ellerbee is an educational children's and teenagers' television show on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 25
    The Adventures of Pete & Pete
    1,038
    1,286

    The Adventures of Pete & Pete

    Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Children's television series, Comedy

    The Adventures of Pete & Pete is an American children's television series produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button