Life Lessons 90s Kids Learned from Cartoons

Greed isn't the worst thing in the world. Also, diving into a pool filled with solid gold coins does not result in a broken neck.

Ducktales Disney

Ducktales Disney

Unrequited love is rough. It's important to find healthy outlets for such strong emotions.

Hey Arnold! Nickelodeon

Hey Arnold! Nickelodeon

The key to a girl's heart is speaking French. Even if it is a little cheesy.

Dexter's Laboratory  Cartoon Network

Dexter's Laboratory  Cartoon Network

Never, ever turn your back on a baby with a toy screwdriver.

Rugrats Nickelodeon

Rugrats Nickelodeon

Sometimes it's best to not ask questions about how an animals digestive system works.

Catdog Nickelodeon

Catdog Nickelodeon

Don't cook near dangerous chemicals.

Powerpuff Girls Cartoon Network

Powerpuff Girls Cartoon Network

Sometimes networks really just don't care about what gets put in front of kids...

Ren and Stimpy Nickelodeon

Ren and Stimpy Nickelodeon

...at least Nickelodeon didn't seem to care all that much.

Rocko's Modern Life

Rocko's Modern Life

Being a badass and being a nerd are not mutually exclusive.

X-men Fox

X-men Fox

Those Ancient Alien nutters might actually be on to something...

Prometheus and Bob (Kablam!) Nickelodeon

Prometheus and Bob (Kablam!) Nickelodeon

Always face your fears.

Courage the Cowardly Dog Cartoon Network

Courage the Cowardly Dog Cartoon Network

Taking your helmet off in space is  terrible, childhood-ruining idea. 

The Magic School Bus Various

The Magic School Bus Various

Never hide your talents. 

Animaniacs WB

Animaniacs WB

Nothing is more sacred than the bond between a kid and their dog...

Doug Nickelodeon

Doug Nickelodeon

...or their electric mouse.

Pokémon WB

Pokémon WB

The correct spelling of "aardvark" has been forever burned in my mind.

Arthur PBS

Arthur PBS

Textbooks tend to leave out some of the finer details of history.

Recess ABC

Recess ABC

Never give up on your dreams, no matter how grand or how diabolical they may be.

Pinky and the Brain WB

Pinky and the Brain WB

Batman is who you should aspire to be like.

Batman: The Animated Series WB

Batman: The Animated Series WB