Let's reminisce about Doug. It was a popular cartoon in the '90s, created by Jim Jinkins, about an average kid going through average trials and tribulations. He had an active imagination, some low-key social anxiety, an unrequited crush, and a great taste in music. For all those reasons, Doug was immensely relatable. The show ran on Nickelodeon from 1991-1994, took a brief break, and ran for another few years – from '96-'99. Over its two distinct runs, however, Doug underwent some changes, many so seemingly minor that they didn't register to casual viewers. To fans, the difference was unmistakable.
This list explains the many on-screen and behind-the-scenes changes that led Doug to become a subtly yet unmistakably different experience.
The Original Theme Song Was Sorely MissedVideo: YouTube
Music Stopped Being As Important To The ShowPhoto: Nickelodeon
Voice Actor Billy West Didn't Stick Around
The Show's Creator Was Less And Less InvolvedPhoto: Aaron Lenard / AaronLenard.blogspot.com
The Voice Actors Stopped Recording Their Dialogue Together, Resulting In Less Dynamic InteractionsPhoto: ABC
Connie Benge's Transformation Made Her A Less Unique Role Model