Do we have any Doug fans in the house?!
It's been more than two decades since our favorite ten-haired cartoon boy moved to Bluffington, began dutifully writing about adventures with his multicolored friends, and won the hearts of many kids who, like him, were just trying to make it through the day.
In honor of this classic Nick show, we gathered a few of our favorite moments (in no particular order) to share with all of you, the '90s-loving inter webbery. But whether you're reliving childhood memz or hearing the name "Quailman" for the first time, we're pretty sure you're gonna love taking a look back at the sometimes shy, always caring, and awesomely normal Doug Funnie.
You remember it well, because it was so obnoxious. Roger tortured Doug every day at school, and that maniacal cackle will haunt our dreams. Forever.
All together now: AWWWW!!!! Remember Doug and Patti's almost kind of first date? Well, Patti never really made it clear whether it was a real date. She asked Doug out, paid for her own movie ticket (even though Doug tried to buy it for her), and then came so close to kissing Doug, only to shut the door in his face!
Of COURSE the first episode makes our list! We learned a lot from this episode, including just how imaginative Doug is, how mean Roger can be, and how Skeeter is actually short for Mosquito (a "family name")! But perhaps most importantly, we see the budding relationship between Doug and Patti begin.
Doing what siblings do best, Doug ignores Judy's request to have him dress up and pretend to be a butler. Instead, he plays out a weird super agent fantasy game where he receives emergency calls on a sponge, dons a creepy thin mustache, and entices us all to leap onto (possibly explosive) lasagna!
Although Doug might pretend he's brave and heroic, � la Quailman, his superhero agent alter ego, here he does something awesome and courageous in real (well, cartoon) life. After being dared by Roger to humiliate Connie's new haircut, Doug refuses to do it and stands up to him. Patti kisses him for being so sweet and Roger gets punched in the gut by Connie! Note to boys: don't ever mess with a girl's bad haircut!
We pick this moment for a few reasons: 1) Because of the sweet song Doug writes for Patti 2) Because nobody in the town of Bluffington knows how to carry a tune (but we won't hold it against them) and 3) Because Doug's imagined music video just screams quintessential '90s style!
Roger teased Doug about his old basketball sneakers and convinced him that they were throwing off his game. But when a famous basketball player from one of Doug's daydreams gave him a little encouragement, he realized that his old sneakers have a lot of character.
It's the end of an era as Doug graduates from the 6th grade, and we're suckers for bittersweet endings. Goodbye, elementary school, and goodbye, freaky boiler room guy! Sidenote: Why is the boiler room guy's shirt off? What happened to his eye? Also, what kind of school is heated by manually fueled coal furnaces?
Almost twenty years ago, Doug wrote a song about bangin' on a trashcan and thinking big. We haven't been able to get the diddy out of our heads ever since, and we're all about spreading the earworm!
Doug was once a magician for a hot second, but his handcuffing trick completely failed with Patti (...or did he fail?! You sly dog, Doug). After dropping the key into a vent, Doug had the brilliant idea of unlocking the handcuffs with suntan lotion. It didn't prove to be the most effective method, but, hey, at least he moisturized!
What are some of your favorite Doug memories? Share them with us in the comments!