10 Little Known Facts About Your Favorite Nostalgic Cartoons

Nostalgia is defined as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.” 

Childhood memories are some of the best parts of our life’s nostalgia, and reflecting on favorite moments of the past can be a very interesting exercise as an adult.

Below are some little-known facts about your favorite nostalgic cartoons that you may find really surprising, or at the very least, interesting none-the-less.



  • Roger from Doug,Stimpy from Ren & Stimpy, and Fry from Futurama, are all voiced by the same actor – Billy West.

the dinks

  • The Dinks’ (Doug’s neighbors) name stems from the acronym D.I.N.K., meaning “double income, no kids”.


  • Remember Mr. Kakasha from Hey Arnold? Well, his last name actually translates to “какашка”, which means “little piece of shit” in Russian.


  • Chuckie Finster from Rugrats is based on the character and personality of Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh. Mothersbaugh also composed all the music for Rugrats as well.


  • Christine Cauvanaugh, voice of Chuckie, was also the voice of Babe, and Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory. Sadly, Cauvanaugh passed away from leukemia on December 22nd, 2014.


  • Tracy Grandstaff, the voice of Daria, is currently the vice president of Comedy Central.

  • Animaniacs once made a very inappropriate joke about Prince.

  • There’s a scene in Shrek where Lord Farquaad gets a little too excited about Princess Fiona.

  • Rocko from Rocko’s Modern Life was a phone-sex operator.

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