ByKristin Lai, writer at
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

I know it's not quite Thursday yet, but I'm all ready to throw it back and talk about some quality late 90s early 2000s television. The children's show that many of us grew up with, The Wild Thornberrys has, in recent years, become an absolute wealth of laugh material for included one of the most Dad-ish Dads of all time: Nigel Thornberry.

Oh, you've never hear of him? First of all, you missed out on some awesome childhood fun. Secondly, here's a brief refresher course:

Now that we're all up to speed, I must admit that when two of my favorite things, the Internet and Nickelodeon cartoons, combine it results in non-stop laughter from my desk at work. Now let's throw in other fan-favorite movies and pop culture reference into the mix and it's a party.

Sorry to all of you mobile users, this post is going to be a pain for you guys, but bear with me because these are hilarious. Here are some of my favorite Nigel Thornberry crossover GIFs:

The Little Mermaid

I always thought the sea needed more mustaches.

Beauty and the Beast

Please let this Nigel-fied town actually exist in some remote, isolated area of France.

The Princess and the Frog

Nigel, you grew into a beautiful young woman. Now go out there and have a ball.

Peter Pan

I do believe in fairies. I do, I d-....what the heck?


It's amazing what puberty will do for a mustachioed man-baby who was raised by gorillas.


Who is that blargharg I see?

Lilo and Stitch

See? Nigel's nose is actually just swollen because Stitch threw a book at him. That's what happens. That's why we don't throw things, children.


This is an appropriate response for literally everything*. Seriously, give it a shot.

*Disclaimer: This might not actually be appropriate response for anything, let alone everything.

The Road to El Dorado

Nigel's hips certainly don't lie.

The Avengers

That's my secret, Captain: I'm always blargharg.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Probably the most unexpected part of this whole journey is when Bilbo finishes opening that door.

Single Ladies Music Video

Yeah right, like Nigel would ever be single. Ha!

Cooking Channel

Is he dancing or trying to get away? Either way I think he likes it.

And my personal favorite:

If you learned anything from this post - and let's face it, you probably didn't learn much - it's that Nigel Thornberry can be placed seamlessly in any time or place. He is flawless. He is hilarious. Nigel is everything. Nigel is life.


Which of these was your favorite Nigel Thornberry GIF mashup?


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