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17 Mind-Blowing Facts About ’90s Cartoons That Will Make You Say, “I Had No Idea”

Behind the scenes nostalgic knowledge.

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1. Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp were fans of Beavis and Butt-Head and would often do the characters' voices on the set of Don Juan DeMarco.

MTV

2. Doug was initially going to be called Brian, but Jim Jenkins, the shows creator felt it sounded too fancy.

Nickelodeon

3. Three teenagers wrote the "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian" episode on Tiny Toon Adventures.

Fox

4. Rocko from Rocko's Modern Life was initially supposed to be yellow.

Nickelodeon

5. Rugrats co-creator, Arlene Klasky asked herself the question, "If babies could talk what would they say?" and that led to the creation of the cartoon.

Nickelodeon

6. Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers played the voice of Donnie on The Wild Thornberrys.

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7. The creator, Genndy Tartakovsky gave Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory an accent because "all well-known scientists have accents."

Cartoon Network

8. In King of the Hill, Hank Hill's niece Luanne Platter is actually named after a meal at the Luby's restaurant.

Fox

9. Busta Rhymes has played the voice of Reptar.

Nickelodeon

10. Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls was initially supposed to be called Bud.

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11. Kevin Conroy was the first actor to change his voice for Batman and Bruce Wayne.

Fox

12. Not only did X-Men: The Animated Series have two series finales, but after Season 3 there were episodes that aired out of order.

13. The actual finale of Angry Beavers never aired, because the creators made Daggett and Norbert address the fact that they were about to be cancelled in the episode.

Nickelodeon

14. Pinky and the Brain was composed by Richard Stone and scored by an actual orchestra.

Warner Bros.

15. Little Richard performed the theme song for The Magic School Bus.

PBS

16. Seth MacFarlane worked as a writer for Johnny Bravo, Cow & Chicken, and Dexter's Laboratory.

Cartoon Network

17. When South Park aired the episode poking fun of Family Guy, they received flowers from the crew of The Simpsons.

Comedy Central

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