90s The Best After School Shows from the '90s  

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List Rules Classic '90s series targeted to kids who didn't even care about doing homework after school. Upvote the best and most memorable.

Everyone knows the '90s were hands-down the best time to be a kid, because it had some of the most creative cartoons and kids shows around. From Rugrats to Boy Meets World, many of the TV series listed here have transcended the nostalgia of the '90s era and remain timeless television classics even as adults. Which is the best '90s kids show of all time, you ask? Oh, dear reader, the answer is up to you and your inner child.

These are the shows you rushed to turn on the second you got home from school, before Mom and Dad started bugging you about homework and chores. Ugh, parents, right?! These '90s kids TV shows helped you unwind after a hard day at school, and you'll still enjoy them if you come across a rerun, hungover on your parent's couch after a raucous night back in town with your high school pals.

Rank the kid's shows from the 1990s that you loved then and love now, and make sure to add your favorites if you don't see them listed already. If you're not a child of the '90s, never fear: this list is a great resource for educating yourself on some quality TV.

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Rugrats Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently ...more

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Hey Arnold! Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta Hey Arnold is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett for Nickelodeon. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in a boarding ...more

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Doug Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common ...more

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Boy Meets World Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius "Cory" Matthews. The show follows Cory and his friends ...more

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Tiny Toon Adventures Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille Tiny Toon Adventures is an American animated comedy television series that was broadcasting from September 14, 1990 through May 28, 1995 as the first collaborative effort of Steven Spielberg's ...more

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more

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Recess Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere. The series focuses on six elementary school students and their interaction with other classmates ...more

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best After School Shows from the '90s
Emily Taber added The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of ...more

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The Magic School Bus Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell The Magic School Bus is a Canadian–American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for ...more

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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, it featured the established Disney characters ...more

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Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille Animaniacs is an American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. Television and produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. Animaniacs is the second animated ...more

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Rocko's Modern Life Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and the French company IDDH. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in ...more

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All That Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson All That is an American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. All That first aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network on April 16, 1994, as a ...more

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a Canadian horror fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, and was picked up by Nickelodeon in ...more

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Dexter's Laboratory Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series ...more

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Goosebumps R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones Goosebumps is a Canadian horror fantasy anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the ...more

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Arthur J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for the Public Broadcasting Service. The show is set in the fictional ...more

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Dinosaurs Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger Dinosaurs is an American family sitcom that was originally broadcast on ABC from April 26, 1991 to July 20, 1994. The show, about a family of anthropomorphic dinosaurs, was produced by Michael ...more

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The Wild Thornberrys Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was rerun in the United States on Nickelodeon and occasionally Nicktoons until 2007. The show ...more

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Clarissa Explains It All Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess Clarissa Explains It All is an American teen sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon. Created by Mitchell Kriegman, it aired for five seasons and a total of 65 episodes from March 23, 1991, to December ...more

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Kenan & Kel Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Vanessa Baden Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom created by Kim Bass for Nickelodeon. It starred then-All That cast members and Saturday Night Live alumni Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. ...more

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CatDog Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog. ...more

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Bill Nye the Science Guy Ed Begley Jr., Rachelle Carson, Bill Nye Bill Nye the Science Guy is a live action educational television program that originally aired from September 10, 1993 to June 20, 1998 and was hosted by Bill Nye. The show aired on PBS Kids and ...more

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, David J. Fielding Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is an American live action children's television series that premiered on August 28, 1993, on the Fox Kids weekday afternoon block. The show is about a group of ...more

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Legends of the Hidden Temple is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best After School Shows from the '90s
WayneBell added Legends of the Hidden Temple Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz Legends of the Hidden Temple is an action-adventure game show for children. The show centered on a temple that was "filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan temple ...more

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The Powerpuff Girls Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken and produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Cartoon Network. The show centers on Blossom, ...more

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Rocket Power Lauren Tom, Jennifer Hale, John Kassir Rocket Power is an American animated television series. The series debuted on Nickelodeon on August 16, 1999. The series ended on July 30, 2004 after four seasons. The show mainly revolves ...more

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Darkwing Duck Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh Darkwing Duck is an American animated action-adventure television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that first ran from 1991 to 1992 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney ...more

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Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Charles Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is an American animated television series about adolescent monsters in training, developed by Klasky Csupo for Nickelodeon. The show ran from October 30, 1994 to December ...more

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Goof Troop Frank Welker, Andrea Martin, Dan Castellaneta Disney's Goof Troop is an American animated comedy television series from The Walt Disney Company featuring Goofy as a father figure and bonding with his son Max, and Pete, as his neighbor. ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best After School Shows from the '90s
lukee1986 added The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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The Angry Beavers Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon channel. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers ...more

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Johnny Bravo Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Mae Whitman Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by animator Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series stars a muscular ...more

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The Ren & Stimpy Show John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series, created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. The show premiered on August 11, ...more

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Courage the Cowardly Dog Thea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network, and the ninth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more

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Pokémon Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters, is a long running Japanese children's anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television ...more

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Batman: The Animated Series Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on the Fox Network ...more

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The Amanda Show Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show that aired on Nickelodeon from October 16, 1999 to September 21, 2002. It starred Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell and Nancy ...more

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X-Men: The Animated Series Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series (Fox Kids, 1992) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The show features X-Men similar in look and ...more

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Gargoyles Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett Gargoyles is an American animated series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and Buena Vista Television, and originally aired from October 24, 1994 to February 15, 1997. The series ...more

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Wishbone Amy Acker, Melissa Archer, Shelley Duvall Wishbone is a half-hour children's television show that aired from 1995 to 1998 in the United States on PBS. The show's title character is a Jack Russell Terrier. Wishbone lives with his owner ...more

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best After School Shows from the '90s
Erik Olson added Spider-Man Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, ...more

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Adventures of Sonic the Hedgeh... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best After School Shows from the '90s
Erik Olson added Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Jaleel White, Long John Baldry, Garry Chalk Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated series produced by DiC Animation City and Bohbot Entertainment based on the SEGA video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. It was first ...more

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Salute Your Shorts Hugh Dillon, David Paetkau, Amy Jo Johnson Salute Your Shorts is an American comedy television series that aired on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 1992 and in reruns until early 1999. It was based on the 1986 book, Salute Your Shorts: Life at ...more

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The Secret World of Alex Mack Larisa Oleynik, Darris Love, Michael Blakley The Secret World of Alex Mack is an American television series that ran on Nickelodeon from October 8, 1994 to January 15, 1998, replacing Clarissa Explains It All on the SNICK line-up. It also ...more

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Cow and Chicken Charles Adler, Candi Milo, Dee Bradley Baker Cow and Chicken is an American animated comedy television series created by David Feiss for Cartoon Network, and the third of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows the surreal adventures of ...more

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As Told by Ginger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best After School Shows from the '90s
Candice Jeffries added As Told by Ginger Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille As Told by Ginger is an American animated television series aimed at preteens and teenagers that was produced by Klasky-Csupo and aired on Nickelodeon. The series focuses on a middle schooler ...more

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Sailor Moon Terri Hawkes, Jill Frappier, Mary Long Sailor Moon is a media franchise created by Naoko Takeuchi. The series began as a manga published in 1991 and the anime adaptation began airing in March 1992. Since then, the series have been ...more

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Pepper Ann Kathleen Wilhoite, April Winchell, Danny Cooksey Pepper Ann is an American animated series created by Sue Rose and aired on ABC. It debuted on September 13, 1997, and ended on November 18, 2000. It also aired on Toon Disney.