ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Those of us who grew up in the '80s and '90s are very lucky to have experienced first-hand the ultimate gems that were being churned out by cable TV networks at the time.

Yet, despite hours and hours in front of the TV set with your parents shouting from the other room for you to do something more productive, do you really know everything about your favorite shows?

Take a look at these 16 fascinating facts that you may not have known:

1. Stimpy, voiced by Billy West, is also the voice of Fry in Futurama

2. When Senator Fritz Hollings calls Beavis and Butthead "Buffcoat and Beaver," this is a joke made by the show's writers about old people often mispronouncing names

3. Kelsey Grammar has been voicing Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons since 1990. Check him out talking about his role:

4. Constance Shulman, more well-known as Yoga Jones in Orange Is the New Black, is the voice of Patti Mayonnaise

5. A fan theory stipulated that SpongeBob and his pals are the result of radiation poisoning

The Bikini Atoll, as it stands, is the consequence of nuclear arms testing performed over 60 years ago.

6. In Animaniacs, Dot's full name is Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Banna Bo Besca the Third

7. Pinky and the Brain was inspired by the two producers of Tiny Toon Adventures, Tom Minton and Eddie Fitzgerald

8. Wakko's voice was based on Ringo Star's and was modeled by voice actor Jess Harnell

9. All of the main characters in SpongeBob represent the seven deadly sins

10. Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob, also narrated The Powerpuff Girls

11. Tracy Grandstaff is the voice of Daria, as well as the current Vice President of Comedy Central

12. Originally, SpongeBob was going to be called “SpongeBoy,” but that name was already trademarked

In Korea, he’s known as “Square Square Sponge” or “Square Square Sponge Song.” In Germany, he’s “SpongeBob SpongeHead."

13. A woman once tried to sue Nickelodeon claiming that she couldn't have sex anymore because Marc Summer threw a pie at her face on Double Dare

14. The Rugrats animators were a bit creepy

Melanie Chartoff, the voice of Didi, was apparently invited into the men's rooms only to see S&M drawings of her character inside all of the stalls. She recalls:

"They had her decked out in leather, with whips and chains: the whole dominatrix regalia."

15. Rod on 7th Heaven is also the voice actor of Arnold in Hey Arnold

16. Mad Men's costume designer started out designing costumes for The Adventures of Pete & Pete



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