Can You Match The '90s TV Character To Their Show?

By: Khadija Leon
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Many of us grew up on '90s television and many of the characters have stuck with us as we grew up. Can you match these characters to the show to which they belonged? Let's find out!

"The Simpsons," the show on which Bart Simpson is found, has been entertaining the masses since 1989. Not only can you find almost every single type of humor on this cartoon sitcom, it has been known to be predictive of major future events, some of which include Roy Horn being attacked by his tiger and Donald Trump becoming president.

If the finale episode had over 70 million viewers, then the show must have been wildly successful. Everything from the characters to their banter and interactions made the show what it was. You can still watch reruns of the show on various channels.

"ER" showcased the lives of TV doctors and paved the way for shows like "Grey’s Anatomy," "House," and "Scrubs." The show has an astonishing 124 Prime Time Emmy Award Nominations and lasted for more than 15 years.

Created in 1993, "Frasier" was a spin-off of the hit show, "Cheers." It continued the story of Dr. Frasier Crane. The show evolved into something completely different and viewers fell in love with the characters.

The Southpark that we know today is much different from the one that some of us grew up on in the 90’s. For starters, the four main characters were more child-like and it stirred up much more controversy. While the show makes fun of controversial topics, it is not as jaw-dropping as it once was.

Created by Crane and Kauffman in 1994, this 10-season long show revolved around a group of six friends living in Manhattan. "Friends" was one of the most popular shows of the decade and launched the careers of the people who starred in it.

"Sex and the City" focused on four professional 30-something-year-old women as they navigated through life and what it’s like to date in the city. One of the reasons why it was so successful is that viewers could relate to at least one of the main characters.

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was one of the first television shows to feature the supernatural world. We saw everything from demons to vampires to werewolves and best of all, a bad ass female lead fighting to take them down. Besides taking down these supernatural creatures, the show was packed with laugh out loud moments and famous lines that people still use today.

Although it started in the late ‘90s, this show was one of the best of the decade. The American crime drama revolved around Tony Soprano and his mobster family. It showed his struggle to balance his crime life and his home life.

It was very rare to find an interesting show that focused on environmental safety and conservation. Gia, which is the spirit of planet Earth, chose five teens to defend the planet and to call on Captain Planet through the powers of their magical rings.

"7th Heaven" centered around Reverend Eric Camden, his wife, and their seven children. There were many themes which the show addressed and many parents were happy to have a show that they trusted their children to watch.

Like many other American Police drama shows, "NYPD Blue" is no different. Focused on the fictional 15th Precinct detective squad in Manhattan, New York, this show has everything that you would expect from a TV police drama, including betrayals, hookups, high-speed car chases and people risking their lives on a daily basis.

"The X-Files" follows investigators Danna Scully and Fox Mudler as they delve into the world of the supernatural. It has been called the best science fiction TV show of all time and has followed the path made by shows like "The Twilight Zone" and "Amazing Stories."

Raymond, a sportswriter for a newspaper company, lives in Long Island, New York, and he rarely takes anything seriously, and rather leaves it to his wife, Debra. Like many Italian families living in NY, they live quite close and are very involved in each other’s lives.

Many of the superheroes started out having their own animated series before making it onto the big screen, and this was no different for Batman. This series focused on how Batman started out and how he became the superhero that he is today. During its 85 episodes, it gained massive popularity and was called the ‘Best adaption of Batman outside of the comics’ by IGN.

Grace is a single mother who, after a tough divorce, is struggling to raise her three children and is going to make sure that they don’t make the same mistakes she did. Her ex-husband shows up every now and then, often trying to win back his ex-wife.

Over the years, the number of shows about legal dramas has exponentially increased, and that was probably due to the foundation set by shows like "The Practice." It revolved around one of the top law firms in Boston, focusing mainly on high profile criminal cases.

You could tell just by the star-studded cast that this show must have been ridiculously amusing. With funny people like Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, and Jim Carrey, "In Living Color" was packed with moments that had viewers falling off their seats.

After over 200 episodes and eight seasons, "Home Improvement" featured stand-up comedian Tim Allen and his fictional family who live in suburban Detroit. Like most families, they have their ups and downs. Because it was easy to relate to, it was one of the top TV shows of 1994.

Bevis and Butthead was one of those shows that didn’t have much substance to it but for some reason, was extremely interesting to watch. It centered around two teen friends who lacked basic intelligence or empathy and had no adult supervision.

Before Ellen had her own talk show, she started out on a television sitcom with the same name. On the show, she portrayed a bookstore owner with a bunch of quirky friends living in Los Angeles, California. It was also the show where she came out as being gay to the entire world.

"King of the Hill" is an American comedy sitcom that follows the Hill family and their mundane lives. It falls in the same class as other shows like "South Park," "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy." After the show ended in 2010. after 13 years on the air, it was Fox’s third longest running show.

Like many other medical dramas, including "Grey’s Anatomy" and "Scrubs," "Chicago Hope" followed a bunch of medical professionals from all fields as they struggled to save people’s lives while trying to deal with their own personal issues.

"Law & Order" branched out into many different series, some of which include "Special Victims Unit," "True Crime," "Criminal Intent" and "LA." The original series lasted for almost 20 years and has had more than 450 episodes.

Melrose Place was a soap opera about a group of young adults living in the same apartment complex after which the show was named. The show was a part of the same franchise as "Beverly Hills, 90210" and aired right after it.

The premise of the show was simple, three girls had amazing superpowers which they used to save their town over and over again. The sisters were named Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup, each with her own individual personality.

If you listen to the theme song of this show, it tells you exactly what it is about. It is about a street-smart teen who got into trouble and was sent to live with his relatives in California because his mom was scared of what might happen if he stayed in his hometown.

The premise of "The Real World" was really simple. Put a bunch 20-something-year-olds from across America into a house, and let’s see what happens. As expected, people clashed and sometimes it got really bad. The show is still on today.

The premise of this show was a bit strange. Who follows a guy to college because they never had an opportunity to speak to him in high school? Surprisingly, it went on to become an amazing show about a girl navigating through college and finding out who she is.

It took some time for people to warm up to "Deep Space Nine" as it was very similar to previous shows in the Star Trek franchise. By season 3, after the introduction of new characters, people were totally on board and it went on to win four Primetime Emmy’s and aired for seven seasons.

There were many shows that focused on boy geniuses but perhaps the most memorable is "Dexter’s Laboratory." Dexter, an 8-year-old boy, was always extremely smart and had a secret lab in his basement, where his older sister would always sneak into.

“Did I do that?” is a line that everyone who grew up watching ‘90s TV is familiar with. Jaleel White really executed the role of the nerdy and clumsy neighbor, Steve Urkel. People around the world fell in love with him on the show almost as much as he was in love with Laura Winslow.

Ever wondered what it was like to live in the upscale community of Beverly Hills? Well, if you didn't have the money to move there, you could have just watched this show. "Beverly Hills, 90210" also covered many important issues ranging from homophobia, eating disorders, animal rights, and teen suicide.

We’ve all heard the tale of Hercules, the son of Zeus, but many of us have only seen the Disney movie. In the series, we saw the Demigod (with his extreme strength), along with his sidekicks, travel across ancient Greece, battling monsters and saving helpless villagers.

Before 1991, when someone said the word Rugrat, they would have been referring to any little kid, but since then, people think about five specific little kids; Tommy, Chucky, Phil, Lil, and Angelica. After 172 episodes, there were two spinoffs, "All Grown Up" and "Rugrats Pre-school Daze" and three movies.

Martin was one of the highest-rated shows of the ‘90s and it was responsible for skyrocketing Martin Lawrence’s career as a stand-up comedian and actor. In the series, Martin was a popular DJ who had a really smart mouth and often did very selfish things. People still fell in love with his character. Hence the reason for its success.

The show focuses on Don and Carrie Hefferman, a working-class couple who live in Queens along with Carrie’s peculiar father. Arthur has very special requirements, so a professional dog walker, Holly, is hired to keep him company. The sitcom is packed with rolling off of your seat funny moments that will have you watching reruns long after the show has ended.

Inspired by Mad Magazine, the TV series featured cartoon shorts, sketches, and musical performances which were all taped in front of a live studio audience. The shorts poked fun at everything from popular television shows, to pop culture to political and global news.

"Walker, Texas Ranger" was the show that solidified Chuck Norris as one of the biggest actors of our time. Not only has he inspired the creation of many memes, if you google “Where is Chuck Norris?” it says “You don’t find Chuck Norris, he finds you."

Although the show aired from 1998 to 2006, it focused on what life was like for six teens living in the '70s. It brought back everything from the hairstyles, to the fashion, to some of the crazy things that kids who grew up in that time did.

Have you ever had a friend who felt more like a different version of you? Well that was what Will and Grace are to each other. Grace was a straight girl and Will was her gay friend. In the ‘90s, it was very rare to see a gay character having major roles on Primetime television.

Whether it was "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" or "Charmed," almost every young girl wondered what it would be like to have supernatural abilities. The trio of sister witches was known as the Charmed Ones and used their powers to help the innocent and to protect others from the forces of evil.

"The Animaniacs" was an animated comedy produced by the Warner Bros., the same people responsible for bringing Bugs Bunny to life. On this show, we met memorable characters like siblings Wakko, Yakko and Dot, Slappy the Squirrel, and Dr. Otto Scratchansniff and his assistant, Hello Nurse.

Fran Drescher was a fashionable young woman from Queens who just happened to stumble upon a job for a very rich single man as a nanny to his three children. She frequently made mistakes but by the end of each episode, she usually fixed things, often without her boss finding out.

What would you do if you found out that you had an identical twin? Well, that’s what these two teenage girls had to deal with. They were both adopted at birth and in order for them to get to know each other better, the two families moved in together and the craziness went on from there.

Based off of the books with the same name, every episode was centered around a group of teens and pre-teens who found themselves in some very peculiar situations, often involving the supernatural. It was originally released in 1995, but after three years, the show was canceled. Every Halloween, however, you can watch reruns.

If you didn’t want to be a Power Ranger when you were growing up, then either you didn’t know about them or something was wrong with you. This group of teens would transform into superheroes, and when the time came, would control this huge machine called a Megazord. The series still runs today, but under a different name.

Over the five years that the show was on the air, "Kenan & Kel" won numerous awards, including the 1998 Kids Choice Award for Favorite TV Show. The show was centered around two troublesome teens growing up in Chicago and in an interesting spin, the cast would interact with the studio audience.

Many people compared "Saved by the Bell" to a Disney channel show called "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" but it was different in quite a few ways. The show was about six teens as they navigated through the craziness that is high school.

What would you do if, on your 16th birthday, you found out you were a witch? Spell your crush into asking you out on a date, ‘convince’ your teachers that you should get good grades, or make a clone of yourself while you sneak out of the house? Well, those are the things that Sabrina Spellman had to struggle with.

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