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26 Cartoon Characters In Their First Episode Vs. Now

This is weirdly fascinating.

SpongeBob SquarePants

The first episode, "Help Wanted", aired in 1999.

1. SpongeBob

2. Patrick

3. Mr Krabs

Arthur

The first episode, "Arthur's Eyes", aired in 1996.

4. Arthur

5. Francine

6. D.W.

The Simpsons

The first Simpsons episode, "Good Night", aired on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987. That's 30 goddamn years ago!

7. Lisa Simpson

8. Bart Simpson

9. Homer Simpson

10. Marge

South Park

The South Park kids first made an appearance in the short film Jesus vs Frosty in 1992.

11. Cartman

12. Stan

13. Kyle

14. Kenny

Dora the Explorer

The first episode, "The Legend of the Big Red Chicken", aired in 2000.

15. Dora

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The first epsiode, "Turtle Tracks", aired way back in 1987.

16. The Turtles: Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael

My Little Pony

The cartoon first aired in 1984, and the first episode was "Rescue at Midnight Castle". In 2017, the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a big hit with the kids.

17. Moondancer

18. Twilight

19. Applejack

Charlie Brown and Snoopy

The first episode of the original animated series, "Baseball", aired in 1983. In 2015 the CGI animated movie Peanuts came out.

20. Charlie Brown

21. Snoopy

Family Guy

The very first episode, an unaired pilot, was made in 1998.

22. Lois

23. Peter

24. Meg

25. Chris

26. Stewie