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In August 11 1991, was released one of the most iconic tv shows of the 90’s, ‘Doug’. The series is about the 11 year old Doug Funnie , who moves to Bluffington from Bloatsburg. ‘Doug” follows his adventures as he writes in his journal. He falls in love with Patti Mayonnaise and befriends Skeeter Valentine. They all are in grade 6 in the Bluffington School and Doug tries not to make himself look like a loser in front of everyone.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman

Creators: Jim Jinkins

To celebrate the 25th birthday, here are some of the curiosities about this show.

  • Doug is left-handed.
  • Doug’s favorite band, “The Beets”, is an obvious reference to The Beatles, most notably the lead singer (who bears a striking resemblance to John Lennon) and the drummer (who bears a similar resemblance to Ringo Starr).
  • The origin of the character Patti Mayonnaise is the combination of the names of two girls Jim Jinkins had a crush on in school.
  • Originated as a book called “Doug Got a New Pair of Shoes”.
  • The movie character Smash Adams is based on James Bond.
  • The number 47 is referenced numerous times. For example, it is Doug’s locker number, it’s used on many street signs, and the liver and onions meal is meal #47 on the restaurant’s menu.
  • The only of three original Nicktoons not to star Cheryl Chase.
  • Sometimes, Doug would write up comic books of himself when he “daydreams”. One of them is Quail Man, though not a reference to any pre-existing comic book hero, but Quail Man wears his underwear over his pants, poking fun at most heroes in comic books that have an “underwear” shape design on their costumes.
  • The name of Doug’s unseen principal, Mr. Buttsavich, was the name of Jim Jinkins’ elementary school principal.
  • The character of Skunky Beaumont is mentioned frequently in the old Nickelodeon episodes but never actually appears. He does appear in the later Disney-produced episodes, however.
  • Doug moves to 21 Jumbo Street, the street is named after the production company, Jumbo Pictures Inc.

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