Kids that grew up in the 90s were exceptionally lucky when it came to the quality and quantity of amazing television programs available to them. There was literally so much happening on your television screen everyday that it was sometimes hard to keep track of all the stories and plotlines going on at the same time. That being said, some shows that only lasted a few years have been forgotten in time as others rose to prominence.
Some things that are forgotten shouldn’t be, and it is with that in mind that we have decided to remind you about 10 of the best 90s shows that you clearly forgot about over the years.
1. The World of David the Gnome
This show was actually produced in Spanish before being picked up in English by Nickelodeon. It followed the story of David, a 399-year-old gnome doctor, and his wife Lisa as they travel across the globe healing gnomes and injured animals alike. Oh, and he also helps in the fight against the villainous trolls.
2. Mighty Max
Mighty Max was a show about a boy who receives a red baseball hat one day, and attached to the hat is a prophecy that he must do battle against the forces of darkness. He goes from dimension to dimension, fighting his way through dungeons alongside his companions, Virgil (who is some form of bird?) and Norman, his viking guard. Mighty Max actually came to be from a set of toys that were made to be the male equivalent of Polly Pocket.
3. Street Sharks
Spawned by the popularity of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Street Sharks is the story of four teenagers who are turned into mutant sharks. Each one is a different type of shark, and they all come with their own special abilities as they protect the world from evil. They even had their own techno-genius whiz kid, Blades, to help them out.
4. Biker Mice From Mars
Another show that was spawned from the success of TMNT, the Biker Mice From Mars were bad ass. The three of them were forced to run from Mars as refugees because the evil Plutarkians. The mice show up on Earth and fight the forces of evil across Chicago as they wait the arrival of the Plutarkians.
5. VR Troopers
Another show that spawned because the success of one that came before it, VR Troopers was a a reasonably entertaining ripoff from The Power Rangers. In fact it was essentially the same thing as The Power Rangers, except of course they did battle in virtual reality.
6. Disney’s Adventure of the Gummi Bears
This show was somewhat ridiculous, but at the same time highly entertaining for kids. The Gummis were an ancient race, who flee across the ocean but leave behind a small colony to prepare for a potential return. The Gummis forget everything about who they are and what their purpose is until a human helps unlock an ancient book, thus giving them back their magic and history.
7. The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police
Simply put, a cartoon dog and bunny fight crime while making a large number of humorous pop-culture references. It was actually a comic book and a video game before it made its debut on the small screen.
8. Dog City
A mixture of Muppet and cartoon, this show was a little more risque, filled with cliches and insane plots. There was even commentary between the lead character, Ace, and the animator responsible for drawing him into existence as he tries to make deadlines. It was an entertaining mix of “cartoon” and “cinema noir.”
9. The Pirates of Dark Water
One of the shows that was cancelled before the story was finished, The Pirates of Dark Water followed a group of aliens as they tried to rid their planet of the substance “dark water.” They go on a mission to collect the 13 treasures that will rid the planet of the substance. Hanna-Barbera actually had a decent show on the go.
10. Eureeka’s Castle
This puppet show was actually co-created by R.L. Stine, the man who brought us Goosebumps. The whole story takes place inside a castle music box that is owned by a giant. It was popular enough that Pizza Hut even came out with a line of kids toys to give out with their meals.
Which of these shows was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.