Like many of my fellow Millennials, Nicktoons were a big part of my childhood. One of the biggies that still sends me into a nostalgia spiral is Doug. This cartoon about an awkward, not-so-cool kid who moves to a new town has a special place in my heart, and it’s not just because I loved that so many of the characters were wacky colors. And it’s definitely not just because I have a soft spot for Doug’s sweater vest.
Doug was formative because we can all relate to feeling like the loser underdog like Doug often was, but he almost always managed to find a way to redeem his embarrassing, stressful situations one way or another. So, I guess I’m saying that Doug gave all of us a little hope! You can get picked on, screw things up and always embarrass yourself in front of your crush– Patti Mayonnaise, which sounds like something you’d order on a fast food menu–and you can still come out on top. Serious life inspiration right there.
Anyway, if you’re like me and have a lot of love for Doug, check out these 12 memorable moments from the show!
Which Doug character was your favorite? Did you like it better on Nick or Disney? Tell us in the comments!