These are the 10 Weirdest Cartoons We All Loved From The ’90s

These are the 10 Weirdest Cartoons We All Loved From The ’90s


If you feel that today’s cartoons are not on the same level as before, you are not alone. Programming has undergone many changes in the past ten years and it has created weird shows now that are in a class all their own.

Before, the creepy, odd, and offbeat story lines were daily after school occurrences. These shows helped shape the sense of humor of adults today.

So, take a look at the old shows you used to watch as a child. Log off social media for a few minutes and sit back and relax for the top ten weirdest cartoons of the 1990s.

Rocko’s Modern Life

This cartoon was made for both kids and adults. Rocko is a wallaby that has a pet dog. It follows Rocko as he transitions into the real world and deal with his neighbors and a boring job.

Sounds like it could be anyone’s life, doesn’t it? Rocko is an eternal optimist and he has two best friends, Heffer and Filburt. With these two by his side, he can overcome whatever obstacle he comes across.

Freaky Stories

The show is set in Ted’s diner and a bug called Larry and his friend Maurice tell scary stories featuring urban legends.

They tell quite disturbing stories like the one about a girl who is home alone and gets scared because she hears strange noises. She decides not to investigate because she is comforted by her dog licking her hand. In the morning she finds a note that reads “humans can lick, too”.

That’s the level of scariness in the stories that they tell. That’s enough to scare any ten-year-old.

Cow and Chicken

This show is full of the gross jokes that children prefer to well-thought-out punchlines. Cow and Chicken are siblings and they have human parents. It doesn’t get much weirder than that. Viewers never actually see the parents faces in this cartoon, which is like the Charlie Brown method of not showing adult characters.

Only in a child’s mind would this set of characters make sense.


The movie was released in 1988 and it starred Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice. This animated series was beyond weird from intro to end. There are monsters, ghosts, bats, and every creepy thing you can think of.

As a child watching this, you want to pull pranks and scare as many people as you can. As a grownup, it will make you want to watch the movie.

The Ren & Stimpy Show

This show’s offbeat humor made it a favorite among viewers. Ren is a mean chihuahua and Stimpy is a good cat. The “Happy Happy Joy Joy” song was sure to get stuck in your head. This is a nineties classic that most have watched.

The show was later renamed Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon. This allowed creators to stop censoring religion, politics, and alcohol in the show.

There were many sexual jokes in several episodes. For people who enjoy satire, they will enjoy reminiscing with this series.





This is a classic nerdy-turns-to-hero story. Dexter is a teenage computer whiz, who doesn’t have many friends. He turns into superhero Freakazoid.

This show has a weirdo being celebrated as a hero which is very unorthodox. Freakazoid is an oddball but he totally embraces it. He is snarky and strange, but extremely funny. This is about appreciating and celebrating your true self, even if you are a freak.

Stressed Eric

This British show is for adults. It has a storyline about a divorced pessimist on the verge of a breakdown.  This was definitely aimed at more mature audiences.

This is a show that kids would try to secretly watch. Eric hates everything about his life and has two kids he doesn’t really take care of. The throbbing vein on his head is a big feature in each episode.

Veggie Tales

This series has Christian-themed tales to teach moral lesson to children. NBC edited and started removing the openly religious story lines, thus creating a controversy. It did have a lot of catchy songs.

Bump in the Night

Bump in the Night has a green monster living under the bed. This is quite terrifying to any child. The toys come to life and the monster, Mr. Bumpy, has friends.

Having an alien-like monster in your bed and your toys coming to life at night is quite a strange basis for a show. That’s what they present to viewers.

The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

The intro starts with an evil giggle. It seems like the the cat is acid tripping. The original cartoon came out in 1919 and it was transformed into an animated series for kids in the nineties. There was a montage of oddities in this show and if you watched it now, you would probably pick up on the jokes that you missed as a child.


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