Doug, Rugrats, and Ren & Stimpy

Really great article by Spencer Kornhaber writing at The Atlantic — his point is that Nicktoons (which is now, somehow, 20 years old) really changed the face of animated entertainment aimed at children and young people. Posted this comment on the page and stand by it, because Ren & Stimpy was groundbreaking in a way neither Doug nor Rugrats managed:

Doug was brilliant, but I think the author gives short shrift to Ren & Stimpy. R&S was simply one of the most subversive shows in television history. Even in 2011, rewatching some of those episodes is just shocking. There’s no way that would ever be allowed on the air today, and I’m a better person for having watched it while young.

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~ by Benji on 12 August 2011.

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