5) The character of Tommy Pickles was partly based on John Wayne.
6) Craig Bartlett, the creator of Hey, Arnold!, and Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, are brother-in-laws.
7) The original funding for Nicktoons ($40 million) was the most money Viacom had ever spent on programing at that time.
8) John Kricfalusi, the creator of Ren & Stimpy, was the original voice of Ren.
9) Kricfalusi was later fired from the show after continually failing to meet Nickelodeon’s deadlines.
10) Mark Mothersbaugh, frontman for the '80s rock band Devo, wrote the theme song for Rugrats.
11) Jim Jenkins, the creator of Doug, saw Connie Shulman in a mayonnaise commercial and immediately offered her the role of Patti Mayonnaise.