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Study Reveals Each State's Favorite 90s Cartoon And The Results Are Unexpected

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Everyone has their own favorite cartoon, but have you ever wondered if the one you loved most had anything to do with where you grew up?

Maybe you just related to the characters more, maybe everyone in your town just had a big phase where you all watched the same shows, or maybe it's completely based on the channels you had available.

A lot of factors influence which shows are your favorite, but the 90s had a lot of good options to choose from.

Kids shows in particular were absolutely epic in the 90s. There was something for everyone, but how do you pick a favorite?

Well, a study done by Frontier Bundles reveals which 90s cartoon is the most popular in each state. Here's one qualifier though, a lot of you may think that The Simpsons might win out, but because it technically started in 1989 it was kept out of the running.

These are all the most popular 90s shows in America, and which state they are most popular in. How did they pick the winner? Well they analyzed the Google Trending data to identify which shows people are still looking for, and sorted them into groups based on which show came out on top.

Here are the top 90s shows, and which states loved them the most:

Courage the Cowardly Dog

Courage the Cowardly Dog
Cartoon Network

Popular in: Alabama, Florida, Nevada, and Oklahoma

This one slips in just under the cut off date, starting in 1999, but it lasted for 4 seasons and remains the most popular 90s cartoon in four states. Not too shabby!

Ren and Stimpy

Ren & Stimpy
Nickelodeon

Popular In: Alaska

The crude humor of Ren & Stimpy seemed to be a favorite up in Alaska. People are still loving it after all these years.

Rugrats

Rugrats
Nickelodeon

Popular In: Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia

The classic show about babies who go on a bunch of strange adventures is a real winner. They managed to get three states to fall head over heels in love with them for decades now.

Hey Arnold!

Hey Arnold
Nickelodeon

Popular In: New Jersey and New York

These two states are very close together, and I guess it helps them have similar interests because the iconic show manages to hold some nostalgic value even after all these years.

Recess

Recess
ABC

Popular In: Arkansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin

To the surprise of no one, Recess ends up with a bunch of fans. It's pretty fair though, the show is perfect.

Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon
TVAsahi

Popular In: California and Connecticut

Apparently the anime show about teen crime fighters managed to become popular on both coasts.

Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z
Fuji TV

Popular In: Louisiana and Mississippi

Another anime that managed to gain some ground in America, Dragon Ball Z became a favorite for a lot of people, especially in Louisiana and Mississippi.

X-Men

X-Men Animated
Fox Kids

Popular In: New Mexico

Honestly, this one surprised me a bit that more states weren't a fan. Everyone where I grew up was obsessed with this show!

Doug

Doug
ABC

Popular In: Delaware and Massachusetts

This cartoon will never be forgotten, did anyone else wish they had a dog like Porkchop?

Powerpuff Girls

Powerpuff Girls
Cartoon Network

Popular In: District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia

These tough young ladies managed to fight their way into a lot of hearts and they refuse to let people forget about them.

Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck
The Disney Channel

Popular In: Maine

He was a little bit more intense and mysterious than Huey, Duey, and Louie, but all these Disney ducks made us happy. It's hard to pick a favorite but I guess Maine did!

Dexter's Laboratory

Dexter's Laboratory
Cartoon Network

Popular In: North Dakota

I cannot say or read the word "laboratory" without hearing it in my head the way Dexter says it.

Pokemon

Pokemon
TV Tokyo

Popular In: Idaho and Vermont

Who didn't fall in love with Pikachu and all the other little Pokemon? Even if you didn't collect the cards the show was still fun to watch.

Arthur

Arthur
PBS

Popular In: Illinois and Minnesota

It's always a wonderful kind of day when you choose Arthur as your favorite. Even if D.W. is there to try and ruin it.

The Magic School Bus

Magic School Bus
PBS

Popular In: Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and South Dakota

Seat belts everyone! This show never stops being informative, so it makes perfect sense that it is still super popular in many states.

Spider-Man

Spider-Man
Fox Kids

Popular In: Rhode Island

He does what ever a spider can, but better because after twenty years he's still beloved by many.

Batman: The Animated Series

Batman the animated series
Fox Kids

Popular In: Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, and Wyoming

Managing to remain popular after all these years across several states is an impressive feat, but one that Batman could obviously handle no problem. He comes out on top for all of America.

Digimon Adventure

Digimon Adventure
Fuji TV

Popular In: Hawaii and Washington

It seems as though Digimon is a west coast specific favorite, but I'm sure there are people all around the world who still love it.

Pinky And the Brain

Pinky and the brain
Warner Bros.

Popular In: Nebraska

Narf! This one is another that I would have thought would get more votes, but at least some people still love it.

Superman: The Animated Series

Superman: Animated Series
WB Kids

Popular In: Utah

Apparently all the 90s kids in Utah still asking if it's a bird or a plane, but they obviously are hoping it's Superman.

Animaniacs

Animaniacs
Warner Bros.

Popular In: Colorado

I don't know why more people don't love this show, because in my opinion it was one of the best of the best!

SpongeBob Squarepants

Spongebob Squarepants
Nickelodeon

Popular In: Indiana and Pennsylvania

Spongebob is still on TV now, which proves that even the most ridiculous premise can work if it's fun.

The Tick

The Tick
Fox Kids

Popular In: New Hampshire and Oregon

He's big, he's tough, but his name really isn't the best. He's probably managed to keep some of his popularity thanks to the recent reboot that Amazon made.

Was this accurate to your favorite show? Or is your favorite not even on the list?

Source - Frontier Bundles

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