Only '90s Kids Will Be Able To Match These Characters To Their Shows

Looking back on the cartoons that we watched as kids in the nineties can be fun if we're feeling nostalgic. But while most of the cartoons have stood the test of time we're surprised at some of the content adults allowed kids to watch back then. Looking at shows like Ren & Stimpy or Courage the Cowardly Dog now, they seem much darker than we ever remember and they are certainly not the sort of cartoons we would allow young kids to watch today. But while some of the content was a little dicey, most cartoons of this age were imaginative and unique, hence why we are still talking about them (and watching them) two decades on.

Some of the most popular cartoons of the nineties included shows like Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Rugrats, Pinky and the Brain, and The Wild Thornberrys, to name just a few. Some cartoons that began airing in this era are still going strong today, like Family Guy.

Today we want to see who really remembers the cartoons of this epic decade. All our readers need to do is match the character to the right cartoon to see if they have what it takes!

Question 1

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The main character of this nineties show first appeared in another cartoon created by Mike Judge (as a recurring character) but in 1997 she got her own show. This cartoon ran until 2002 over five seasons with a total of 70 episodes (as per Wikipedia). The main character dislikes people in general and is known for being quite smart. She deals with the usual high school problems with the help of her best friend, who is an aspiring artist. In 2018 MTV announced that the show would be rebooted with a new title, so nineties kids can look forward to that! Match this character to the right show:

Question 2

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The main characters in this show were a group of toddlers and most of the storylines revolved around their daily experiences, seen from their perspective. This cartoon began airing in 1991 and ran until 2004 over 9 seasons with a total of 172 episodes. During its 13-year run, this show won numerous awards including 4 Daytime Emmy Awards, and 6 Kids' Choice Awards, and received its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was the top-rated show on Nickelodeon from 1995 to 2001 and the networks longest-running cartoon for 8 years, (until it was surpassed by SpongeBob SquarePants in 2012)(as per Wikipedia). Match this character to the right cartoon:

Question 3

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There are plenty of nineties cartoons that probably would not make the cut for today's programming and this character was the star of one of them. These days a show where the main character spends most of his time spouting off cheesy pickup lines and ogling the ladies would not get very far without serious criticism but back in the day, we could not get enough of this muscular blonde guy. He had loads of confidence and was always willing to try something new - and that lead him on plenty of wacky adventures. Who can match this character to the right show?

Question 4

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During the nineties, it was virtually impossible to go anywhere without seeing these green cartoon characters. Their image was emblazoned on lunch boxes, clothing, bedding, and just about anything else you could think of. They were the stars of a show that began airing in 1987 and finished up in 1996. These characters were mutant turtles who lived in a sewer and enjoyed eating pizza, skateboarding, and learning martial arts. Although they may not be as popular as they were back at the start of the nineties, most people should be able to match these characters to the correct show.

Question 5

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In this show, a group of young monsters attends a special school (located under a city dump) where they learn how to scare humans by doing assignments that take them to the surface. The three main characters in this strange little cartoon were Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm, and the headmaster of their school was called The Gromble. This show began airing in 1994 and finished up in 1997 with a total of 52 episodes over 4 seasons (as per Wikipedia). Who can remember the name of the cartoon where the characters used toenails as a form of currency? Match these characters to their show:

Question 6

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Who remembers which show's theme song begins with the words "We're tiny, we"re toony, we're all a little looney"? This classic nineties cartoon aired from 1990 until 1992 and featured a host of characters including Buster Bunny, Babs Bunny, Plucky Duck, Hampton J. Pig, Fifi La Fume, Dizzy Devil, and Calamity Coyote (as per Wikipedia). In this show, the characters all attend Acme Looniversity, where they learn how to be as funny as possible (which is obviously the most important thing a cartoon character needs to be, right?). This cartoon only aired for a short time but we're sure nineties kids will be able to name it.

Question 7

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This character might not be the brightest crayon in the box but he does get to go on some pretty exciting adventures as a delivery boy. In this cartoon series (which first began airing in 1999) he falls into a cryogenic tube on New Year's Eve 1999 and wakes up in the year 3000. Luckily he finds that he has a distant relative who offers him a job at his intergalactic delivery company. His co-workers are a one-eyed alien (who he develops a crush on), a smart-mouth robot, and one very suspicious doctor. Who can match this character to the right show?

Question 8

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This cartoon character was voiced by Billy West, one of the most well-known voice actors in the business. He also provided the voices for a number of the characters on Futurama and both main characters on The Ren & Stimpy Show. According to Wikipedia this show first ran from 1991 to 1994 when it was bought over by Disney. It then continued to air for another three years and was so popular that it spawned its own feature film in 1999. The show followed the life of the title character as he tries to navigate adolescence, school, and romantic relationships.

Question 9

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This show had a large cast of characters including Yakko, Wakko, Dot, Ralph the Security Guard, Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, Pinky and the Brain (before they had their own show), Skippy Squirrel, Rita and Runt, Buttons and Mindy, Chicken Boo, Flavio and Marita, Katie Ka-Boom, and The Goodfeathers (a trio of pigeons). Each episode usually contained three mini-episodes or skits, with each featuring different characters. This show aired from 1993 to 1998 with a total of 99 episodes and one film (Wakko's Wish) (as per Wikipedia). The good news for fans of this show is that reboot is currently in the works and is expected to begin airing in 2020.

Question 10

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This poor character always seemed to be getting into strange, supernatural situations and it didn't help that he wasn't the bravest dog around. He lived with his owners on a farmhouse in the middle of Nowhere. This show aired from 1999 until 2002 with a total of 52 episodes and became known for it's dark, surreal, and sometimes scary storylines (as per Wikipedia). All in all, it's probably not a cartoon we would allow young children to watch today! But it was very popular during its time and has developed a strong cult following over the years. Who can match this character to his show?

Question 11

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Although this show's humor often bordered on the controversial side this cartoon was fun to watch for both kids and adults. The storylines followed the life of a wallaby and his friends; a steer, a turtle, and a dog, in the fictional town of O-Town. It began airing in 1993 and ran for four seasons (totaling 52 episodes) before it was canceled in 1996. Many of the folks who worked on the show regrouped to work on SpongeBob SquarePants, which was created by Stephen Hillenburg (the creative director for this show) (as per Wikipedia). Who can tell us which show these characters belong to?

Question 12

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This memorable nineties cartoon featured two lab mice; one who was a super-genius with aspirations of world domination, and another who was, well, a little slow. In each episode, the smart mouse dreams up a plot to escape from the lab and take over the world but something always seems to go wrong. These characters first appeared on another cartoon as part of an ensemble cast before getting their own show. This cartoon aired for four seasons from 1995 until 1998, with a total of 66 episodes (as per Wikipedia). Who can tell us which cartoon these two characters belong to?

Question 13

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This character lives in a fictional town in Colorado where he attends elementary school with his friends. He's opinionated, selfish, and terrified of hippies but fans of the show just can't seem to get enough of him. This show was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and has been airing since 1997. It has received numerous awards including five Emmy's and the spin-off movie even received an Academy Award nomination (as per Wikipedia). We're sure that even those who aren't nineties kids will be able to get this one right! Who remembers this character and the animated show that he belongs to? Match him now:

Question 14

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In this show, a family travels around the world making wildlife documentary films. Most of the stories center around the family's youngest daughter who has a secret ability to communicate with animals. This feel-good cartoon first began airing in 1998 and ran for five seasons, ending in 2004. The characters of this cartoon even got their own movie in 2002 and appeared in a cross-over film with the characters of Rugrats in 2003 (as per Wikipedia). We don't think this one should be difficult at all, especially for the nineties kids! Go ahead and match these adventure-loving characters to their show.

Question 15

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In this show, two chipmunks start their own detective agency to deal with crimes that are too small for the police. Their clients are usually other animals and their crew includes their friends Gadget, Monterey Jack, and Zipper. The chipmunks and their team also often have to square off against their arch-villains which include a Mafia-style tabby cat and mad scientist. This show originally aired from 1989 until 1990, with 65 episodes over three seasons, but reruns were aired until 1993 (as per Wikipedia). Anyone who can match these cute little guys to the right cartoon is definitely a nineties kid!

Question 16

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This show only aired for a short time (1991 - 1992) but it was an important cartoon in terms of its content. According to Wikipedia, the show was the first Disney Afternoon series to emphasize action rather than adventure and to involve actual fight scenes on a regular basis. It was also the first Disney Afternoon property that was produced completely as a genre parody, in this case, superhero fiction. The lead character was a suburban duck named Drake Mallard who assumes a superheroic alter-ego and fights crime in his city. Let's see who can match this character to the right show:

Question 17

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Could this be the easiest question in this quiz? We certainly think so. This character is so famous that even someone who has never seen this show (and we don't think there are many of the those around!) will be able to match him correctly. His favorite pastimes include hanging out at the bar with his friends, snoozing in his hammock, and eating donuts. He lives with his family in the fictional town of Springville where he works at the local nuclear plant. This show has been running since 1989 and is currently airing its thirtieth season (as per Wikipedia). Match this character to his show:

Question 18

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In this animated series, the main characters are three preteen boys who live in the fictional town of Peach Creek. Each episode generally involves a storyline where the boys come up with harebrained schemes to make money (usually from their friends) so that they can buy jawbreakers, their favorite candy. Most of the time these plans go hilariously wrong. This show began airing in 1999 and ran until 2009. With nearly an 11-year run, it is currently the longest-running Cartoon Network original series (as per Wikipedia). Let's see who will be able to correctly match these characters to the right show.

Question 19

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Who remembers the names of these three cute characters? These were no ordinary little girls, they each had superpowers thanks to their father and creator Professor Utonium. They lived in the fictional town of Townsville (no really) and were often called on by the Mayor to help fight local criminals using their special powers. This show began airing in 1998 and ran until 2005 totally six seasons and 78 episodes. According to Wikipedia, it was nominated for numerous awards including six Emmy's and nine Annie Awards. Let's see who is going to be able to match these characters to the right cartoon.

Question 20

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This one might be a little obscure but we are confident that most nineties kids will remember this bright yellow character. He originally appeared as a comic book character in 1952 and in 1993 he finally got his own show, although it only lasted for one season with 13 episodes (as per Wikipedia). In this show the main character, a yellow monkey-like creature with a long name, spends time having fun with his friends (an elephant and a gorilla) when he is not trying to evade the local leopard or the scheming hunter after his fur. Match this character to the right show:

Question 21

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This animated Disney show began airing in 1987 and ran for four seasons (with 100 episodes) until it ended in 1990. A theatrical spin-off film was then released in August 1990 (as per Wikipedia). The show's characters included Scrooge McDuck, his three grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and a few of their close friends. Most of their adventures revolved around looking for treasure or trying to stop bad guys from stealing Scrooge's fortune or Number One Dime. The show has recently been rebooted by Disney XD but we're sure that most fans will recognize this character from the original show.

Question 22

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The main characters in this bizarre cartoon were a chicken and a cow, who were also somehow brother and sister (but with human parents). Originally the show also contained segments of another cartoon which featured a weasel and a baboon who were always competing with one another, but this was later spun-off into its own show. This cartoon aired from 1997 until 1999 over 3 seasons with 52 episodes. In many of the episodes, the main characters are bothered by a character called Red Guy who tries to scam them (as per Wikipedia). Match these characters to the right show:

Question 23

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This classic cartoon duo has been around for quite some time, entertaining kids (and adults!) with their adventures and antics. These usually revolve around the bird trying to evade the cat, but in this nineties version of the cartoon, the pair actually investigated mysteries together (with the help of their owner and a bulldog named Hector). The show began airing in 1995 and ran until 2002, over five seasons with a total of 52 episodes. During the first season, the duo only investigated one mystery per episode, however, this was increased to two mysteries in later seasons (as per Wikipedia). Match these characters to their cartoon:

Question 24

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This was one of the highest-rated kids shows on TV at one stage and it's pretty easy to see why. Any show that educates kids in a fun way is sure to be a hit! In this show, a group of children go on magical learning adventures with their teacher using a very special mode of transport. The show first aired in 1994 and ran until 1997. This cartoon has since been revived (with the name changed) and was released on Netflix in 2017 (as per Wikipedia). Who can match this band of adventure-seeking cartoon characters to the right nineties show?

Question 25

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In this educational cartoon, a superhero works with a team of special warriors to defend planet Earth against pollution by battling villains like Hoggish Greedly, Dr. Blight and Looten Plunder. This cartoon was famous for having celebrities (like Jeff Goldblum) provide the voices for villains and for advocating environmentalism. It first aired in 1990 and ran until 1992 and a sequel series ran from 1993 until 1996 (with a different name) (as per Wikipedia). We're sure that nineties kids will have no problem naming this one, but we're not so sure about everyone else! Who can match these characters to the right cartoon?

Question 26

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This question is definitely one for nineties kids only! Who remembers which character had such an incredible imagination that he invented an entire world (which he named after himself, of course) where he was in charge of everything? This show enjoyed an eight-season run from 1990 until 1998, with a total of 81 episodes. The creator of this show, Howie Mandel, also provided the voice of the main character and his father. According to Wikipedia, Mandel said that he accidentally created the voice that would be later used to voice the main character while he was choking on a piece of cake.

Question 27

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The main character in this animated sitcom is Hank Hill, a middle-class family man. Hank's opinions often land him in trouble with those around him and the storylines generally follow aspects of everyday life as seen from his point of view. It aired from 1997 until 2010, with a total of 256 episodes over 13 seasons. The show was named as one of the top 100 greatest television shows of all time by Time magazine in 2007 (as per Wikipedia). It was created by Mike Judge who is also famous for another nineties cartoon about two loser teenagers. Can you match these characters to the right show?

Question 28

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The main character of this nineties cartoon developed his superpowers thanks to a computer bug. After he typed in a special sequence and pressed delete he was absorbed into his computer and spontaneously developed enhanced strength, endurance, speed and agility, thanks to the power of the internet. This also left him brimming with an array of useless information! He battles a number of different villains and sometimes develops other superpowers as well. This cartoon aired from 1995 until 1997, over 2 seasons with a total of 24 episodes (as per Wikipedia). Who can tell us the name of this manic superhero and which show he starred in?

Question 29

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True nineties cartoon fans are sure to remember this one! This show featured two brothers who leave home to start their lives as bachelors. The youngest brother was immature and overactive and often resorted to name-calling. The older brother was more intelligent but also lazy so he often used his smarts to manipulate this younger sibling, which never really worked out very well for him. He was also known for being quite sarcastic (as per Wikipedia). This cartoon aired from 1997 until 2001 over 4 seasons with a total of 62 episodes. Who will be able to match these characters to their show?

Question 30

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The main character in this show was a fourth grader who lived with his eccentric yet loving grandparents in an inner-city boarding house. The storylines often revolved around his experiences of city life and the problems he and his school friends encounter. These often involved urban legends. This show first aired in 1996 and ran until 2001, ending after 5 seasons and 100 episodes. A feature film based on this cartoon was released in 2002 (as per Wikipedia). This character should be pretty easy to match to the right cartoon, especially for the nineties kids! Match this character to his show:

Question 31

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This cartoon became a huge hit in the late nineties and early 2000's and still remains popular today as one of the longest-running series on Nickelodeon (as per Wikipedia). The main character lives in a pineapple house in an area of the ocean called Bikini Bottom and he works as a grill chef in a burger restaurant, alongside his neighbor, who happens to be a squid. His best friend is a dim-witted starfish and he has a pet snail called Gary. His boss, a money-loving crab, often has to protect his secret patty recipe from his nemesis. Who can match this character to the right cartoon?

Question 32

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This show became well known for its dark humor and even though it ended more than 20 years ago, it still has a strong cult following today. The two main characters where an emotionally unstable and short-tempered chihuahua and a good-natured yet dimwitted cat. This cartoon first aired in 1991 and ran for five seasons, ending in 1995 with a total of 52 episodes. According to Wikipedia, both main characters were voiced by Billy West, one of the best-known voice actors in the business, who is also well-known for his work on Futurama. Who can match this cartoon duo to the correct show?

Question 33

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There were some pretty unique cartoon characters in the nineties but these two were surely the strangest of them all! In this show, two conjoined brothers (a cat and a dog) with very different personalities share a body and a life. The dog character loved to do dog-like things like chasing trucks and exploring while the cat character preferred more refined activities. The cat was smarter than the dog so he often used his smarts to manipulate his brother. This show first aired in 1998 and ran until 2005, finishing with 68 episodes over four seasons (as per Wikipedia). Match these characters to the right show:

Question 34

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In this nineties cartoon, the two main characters were a single father and his son who lived in the fictional town of Spoonerville. Their neighbor was also the best friend of the father character and two had known each other since childhood. The father character was slow but kind-hearted and his neighbor often took advantage of that. This cartoon aired in 1995 and there were 78 episodes over two seasons. There have also been two spin-off movies; one feature film in 1995 and a direct-to-video sequel in 2000 (as per Wikipedia). Who can match these characters to the correct cartoon?

Question 35

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One of the main characters in this show (Baloo the Bear) originally appeared in the Jungle Book but in this show, he plays a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot. Together with his two friends, he operates an air cargo freight business and often goes on adventures with his young sidekick. This show did not air for very long, but it was well-known throughout the nineties. It first aired from 1990 until 1991 over one season which consisted of all 65 episodes (as per Wikipedia). This one might be a little tricky, but we are sure most nineties kids will be able to match these characters to the right show!

Question 36

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Every kid knows that the playground has its own set of rules and in this cartoon, the characters formed their own unique society during recess, complete with government and a class structure. There were six main characters on the show, all best friends, Vince, Spinelli, Mikey, Gretchen, and Gus, and their leader was T.J. This show aired from 1997 until 2001 with a total of 127 episodes over six seasons (as per Wikipedia). A theatrical film based on this show was released in 2001 and three more direct-to-video films have since followed. Who will be able to match these fun-loving characters to the right cartoon?

Question 37

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This show is aimed at younger viewers and since it began airing in 1996 it has gone on to become the longest-running children's animated series in the U.S. There are currently 239 episodes over 21 seasons (as per Wikipedia). The main character of the show is an eight-year-old brown aardvark who lives with his family and is in the third grade. The show deals with important issues like autism and other medical conditions that families often have to face, in a friendly, and approachable way. This show is set to run up to season 25, so there is still plenty more to come!

Question 38

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During the day the characters of this nineties show would turn to stone but after sunset, they took on the role of night-time heroes. These creatures had been transported all the way from Scotland and after spending a thousand years in a petrified state they were reawakened in New York City. Here they learn to adjust to their new life with the help of a female police officer. This show was known for its complex storylines and dark tone. It aired from 1994 until 1997 with a total of 78 episodes over three seasons (as per Wikipedia). Match these characters to the right show:

Question 39

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The storylines in this show revolve around a middle-class family; parents Peter and Lois Griffin, their three children Chris, Meg, and baby Stewie, and their dog Brian. Since this show began airing in 1999 there have been 17 seasons with a total of 326 episodes (as per Wikipedia) and during this time the show has been nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards and 11 Annie Awards, and has won three of each (as per Wikipedia). TV Guide ranked this animated show the ninth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time in 2013. Who can match this character to the right cartoon?

Question 40

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The main character in this cartoon was a boy genius who builds a secret laboratory which he hides behind a bookshelf in his bedroom. Despite his best efforts to keep his annoying sister out of his space, she always seems to find a way into his lab and messes up his plans. This cartoon first aired in 1996 and ran for 4 seasons with a total of 78 episodes, ending in 2003. During this time the show won three Annie Awards, with nominations for four Primetime Emmy Awards, four Golden Reel Awards, and nine other Annie Awards (as per Wikipedia). Match these characters to the right cartoon:

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