1. The finale of ‘The Angry Beavers’ never actually aired.
In the episode, the cartoon characters allegedly break the fourth wall and reference the fact that they have been cancelled. Apparently network execs didn’t let this fly, so Daggat and Norbert were forced off the air before viewers had a proper chance to say goodbye. I still miss those Angry Beavers every. single. day.
2. You could have made that green slime out of things that were likely already in your kitchen.
Sigh. I wanted nothing more than to slime and be slimed. Who knew that beautiful green goo was made almost entirely of oatmeal, vanilla pudding, applesauce, and food coloring. Now that the secret is out, I guess it’s not too late to cook up some homemade slime, right?
3. All of the Rugrats were voiced by female actresses.
Chuckie: voiced by Christine Cavanaugh
Angelica: voiced by Cheryl Chase
Phil and Lil: voiced by Kath Soucie
Tommy: voiced by Elizabeth Daily
4. And Reptar was voiced by Busta Rhymes.
I wish I was kidding.
5. We can thank Suzanne Collins for basically writing our childhoods.
She’s best known today as the author of The Hunger Games, but before becoming an international best seller for millions of kids, teens, and young adults around the world, she got her start writing for shows like Clarissa Explains It All, and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo.
6. Arnold’s last name is ‘Shortman’
So, apparently it wasn’t *just* a nickname that Grandpa gave Arnold on “Hey Arnold!” The show’s creator dished tons of secrets and ‘where are they nows’ to BuzzFeed a few months ago.
7. Doug and Patty: Happily Never After
According to the show’s creator, Jim Jinkins, it was only middle school puppy love for these two. Please excuse me while I… get something out of my eye.
8. Patty Mayonnaise is actually in jail now.
Well, sort of. Patty was voiced by actress Constance Shulman, who currently appears as Yoga Jones on Orange is the New Black.
9. Writers were basically just trying to entertain themselves the whole time.
Either they knew the millennial demographic would have a field day with the hidden messages and easter eggs that fill nearly every episode of every show that aired during the 90s, or they were just trying to make the best out of a very weird and colorful decade. From adult-only references to damn near perfect premonitions, there’s plenty of evidence to support this bizarre phenomenon.
10. A Nickelodeon time capsule was buried on April 30, 1992.
It will be opened 50 years after it’s burial in 2042. Um, is that an actual year that humanity will reach? Asking for a friend.