There's nothing quite like escaping reality and plunging yourself straight into an interesting animated cartoon land. While most all of us might be familiar with classic cartoons like The Simpsons and Family Guy, there are also all sorts of lesser-known favorites out there, lurking in the shadows of our collective societal memory. Lucky for you, we've taken that deep dive down for you, right into animated TV obscurity. Keep scrolling to satisfy your inner nerd. I'm tellin' ya...it feels oh so good.
Aired: 1995-1997, Kids’ WB!
Birthed during the great animation renaissance of the 1990s, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg no less, Freakazoid showcased the adventures of one zany, amped-up superhero and all his kooky super villain rivals.
Maybe not as well-known as Animaniacs, but still a classic throwback in and of itself.
Clerks: The Animated Series
Aired: 1997-1999, ABC
A cartoon version of the 1994 live-action comedy, Clerks, this obscure animated series was a seemingly surefire hit that didn’t do all that hot.
Only two episodes of the show ever aired. All six, count ‘um six, were later released on DVD.
Seems pretty on-brand for Clerks though, if I’m being honest.
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Aired: 1995-1999 & 2002, Comedy Central
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist offered its viewers an animated look into famous standup comedians’ sets by way of a therapist’s lens.
via: Duckman Wiki
Aired: 1994-1997, USA Network
This surreal, black comedy centered on a private detective duck, voiced by none other than Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander.
Plus, this gem was animated by Klasky Csupo…famed animators of Rugrats, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, and The Simpsons. Aka animation royalty!
*Breathe, girl. Breathe out those raging fangirl vibes.*
via: Sega Nerds
Aired: 1995-1996, Kids’ WB!
Based on a surreal video game, Earthworm Jim is a wacky space adventure, filled with tales of protecting the universe from all sorts of absurdist catastrophes.
I mean, there’s a character named Psy-Crow. Who wouldn’t be down for that?