If you were a child during the 1980s and 1990s, chances are you grew up watching classic Nickelodeon shows. Nickelodeon is a cable television channel that has been in operation since the winter of 1997. The station was initially known as Pinwheel, and changed names less than two years later in the spring of 1979. Nickelodeon is popular for its programming which is dedicated to children between the ages of two and seventeen years-old.

"Hey Dude"

"Hey Dude" is an old Nickelodeon show that ran from 1989 to 1991. The comedic program had an American Western theme and was centered around the shenanigans of the Bar None Dude Ranch, which was located just outside of Tucson, in Arizona. The show primarily had a teen fanbase, and starred Christine Taylor, David Lascher, Debra Kalman, Kelly Brown and David Brisbin.


"Rugrats" is an old Nickelodeon animated series that was wildly popular during its run, which was from 1991 to 2004. The program depicted the daily lives of eight babies. "Rugrats" is notable for being the longest running Nickelodeon cartoon in history. The show's voice actors included Christine Cavanaugh, Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Kath Soucie, Nancy Cartwright, Cheryl Chase and Dionne Quan.


"Doug" is a Nickelodeon cartoon sitcom that was on the air from 1991 to 1994. It was picked up by Disney a few years later, and aired again from 1996 to 1999. The comedic series was based around the life of young Doug Funnie, an elementary schooler in fictional Bluffington. The show's voice actors are Billy West, Chris Phillips, Fred Newman, Alice Playten, Greg Lee and Doug Preis.

"Clarissa Explains It All"

"Clarissa Explains It All" is a Nickelodeon sitcom that aired from the spring of 1991 until the fall of 1994. The program depicted the life of teenage Clarissa, who was portrayed by actress Melissa Joan Hart (later of Sabrina the Teenage Witch fame). Other members of the cast are Sean O'Neal, Joe O'Connor, Elizabeth Hess and Jason Zimbler.

"Rocko's Modern Life"

"Rocko's Modern Life" is a Nickelodeon cartoon that had a four season run, from 1993 to 1996. The show detailed the wacky adventures of an anthropomorbic wallaby by the name of Rocko. The voice actors included Linda Wallem, Charles Adler, Tom Kenny and Carlos Alazraqui.

-Isabel Prontes