21 Old Cartoons That Make You Wish You Were a Child Again

Let’s be real: Life can get very stressful for a college student. I will not go into why and remind you. I’d rather help you take that stress away. Something that helps me is watching cartoons. Not just any cartoons, old school cartoons! Step out of college life and let me remind you of some of your childhood shows along with some great moments!

Hey Arnold!


Do you remember?: When Arnold and Gerald got lost downtown in their fruit costumes from Helga’s play!



Do you remember?: When Grandpa gave Tommy a bottle of chocolate milk on Thanksgiving and it basically started a baby riot!

Dexter’s Laboratory

dexter's laboratory

Do you remember?: When Dexter tried to learn french via one of his latest inventions, but because of a malfunction he could only remember that one phrase!

Powerpuff Girls

powerpuff girls

Do you remember?: When the Powerpuff Girls re-enacted their lives in their bedroom for fun because it was raining outside!

Courage the Cowardly Dog

courage villians

Do you remember?: Courage screaming his head off over any of these guys!



Do you remember?: Quailman, Porkchop, and the catchy theme song!



Do you remember?: When Arthur taught us how to spell “aardvark” by rapping!

Ed, Edd n Eddy


Do you remember?: All the ridiculous things that came out of Rolf’s mouth!



Do you remember?: When CatDog met their parents…and they were the furthest thing from a cat or a dog!

As Told by Ginger


Do you remember?: Ginger would always write these dark but emotional poems and songs which made everyone think she was depressed…but she wasn’t. Nickelodeon got this show right!



Do you remember?: Any of Daria’s negative and misanthropic one-liners that we all felt were true at one point in our lives!

Beavis and Butt-head


Do you remember?: The episode in season two when the Highland High principal ordered Beavis and Butt-head not to laugh for a week!

Johnny Bravo


Do you remember?: Every pick up line that Johnny Bravo used to hit on girls!

The Magic School Bus

magic school bus

Do you remember?: When the class shrunk down to go inside Ralphie’s body when he was sick!



Do you remember?: In Pokemon: The First Movie when Ash turned to stone and Pikachu’s crying broke our hearts!

Avatar: The Last Airbender

avatar the last airbender

Do you remember?: Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked!

Pinky and The Brain

pinky and the brain

Do you remember?: If Pinky was pondering what Brain was pondering! Trying to take over the world!

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

pup named scooby doo

Do you remember?: That extremely funky theme song and how cute the puppy version of Scooby was!



Do you remember?: When Recess got a movie about an evil principal wanting to take away the ultimate recess: summer vacation!

Rocket Power

rocket power

Do you remember?: The handshake, shoobies, and Tito’s ancient Hawaiian sayings!

Wild Thornberrys

wild thornberrys

Do you remember?: The episode when Eliza put two tortoises together to mate before they go extinct! Also…the crossover with the Rugrats: Rugrats Go Wild!

Want to relive some of these cartoons? Some of them can be found on The Splat! and on TV! Others can be found on Netflix! All of these shows have clips on YouTube!

Keep your head up Tigers!


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