10 Cartoons From Childhood That Should Come Back To TV

by Shelly Greenstein

We all know the '90s were the absolute best years for cartoons.

In comparison to the stuff kids are watching today, there is no competition. We're definitely living in the golden age of television, but that doesn't include the Saturday morning cartoon culture we all nostalgically know and love.

The cartoons on the air today make me cringe, so we are definitely in need of reboots of some good old classics.

Our dreams seem to be becoming more of a reality with the new reboot of "The Powerpuff Girls" coming to fruition, and it got me thinking.

Here are 10 cartoons that should come back to television:

1. "Hey Arnold!" (1996-2004)

We were able to relate to this show from when we were 7 well into our 20s, and it had an art form to it. If Arnold was able to grace us with his presence once again, it would do so much good for television.

The show's deep messages resonated with us, and not a lot of cartoons today attempt to connect with their viewers the way "Hey Arnold!" did. Plus, it was hilarious.

2. "Pinky And The Brain" (1995-98)

This cartoon was created by Steven Spielberg, and you can definitely tell. Intelligent, hilarious and ridiculous all at once, this show had it all.

Who doesn't love the perfect balance of genius and idiocy while watching his or her favorite cartoon? It was actually able to successfully pull off satire, even though it was about two lab rats. How much better can a show get?

3. "Ed, Edd n Eddy" (1999-2009)

When you needed to laugh at something without being too emotionally invested, "Ed, Edd n Eddy" was your go-to show.

Plank (a board of wood with a face scribbled onto it with crayon) was the most intelligent being on this show, and he made it that much better to watch their adventures in complete awe.

Imagine this for the reboot: Ed, Edd, and Eddy attempt to create an iPhone app that will enable them to receive jawbreakers anywhere at anytime.

4. "Rocko's Modern Life" (1993-96)

This short-lived beauty was so racy, and we didn't even know it until it was too late. Inappropriate and crass would be an understatement. Wouldn't you just love if it were recreated now, in a time when we can actually understand the ill-suited glory?

5. "The Angry Beavers" (1997-2001)

How awesome would it be to see a rebooted version of Dag and Norbert's amazing beaver dam? This show was perfect for wild and crazy fun, and I literally used to dance to the opening credits every time it came on. It was just that energizing!

It definitely couldn't hurt to have another spirit-boosting show on television again.

6. "Johnny Bravo" (1997-2004)

Johnny tried so hard with the ladies, and he always failed without a doubt. It was so fun to watch in an evil kind of way.

7. "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" (1994-1997)

This show would definitely serve a purpose in today's society with our trending fixation on zombies and monsters.

Our favorite little monsters could definitely scare the crap out of kids today. What could be better than that?

8. "Animaniacs" (1993-98)

This show was comedy gold.

The jokes were so intellectual and filled with references to so many important things going on in pop culture that it would be able to thrive in today's day and age.

9. "CatDog" (1998-2005)

Weird, creepy and funny all at once, this show was so strange and left many questions unanswered. It was kind of like the cartoon version of "The Odd Couple," and it was fantastic.

It could definitely survive in today's television world, and I would enjoy a new spin on it, too.

10. "Rugrats" (1991-2004)

I know this show was milked for all it was worth — with its long-lasting presence on TV as well as its multiple films that hit our theaters by storm — but I actually can't get enough of those adorable babies.

Angelica's attitude, Tommy's bravery, Chuckie's fearfulness and Phil and Lil's grossness was the perfect blend of characters that resulted in one the of the greatest cartoons of all time.

This definitely needs a reboot, but none of that "All Grown Up" sh*t!