It’s time again for the Anniversary Edition. This is a series where we highlight the 25th anniversary of some of our favorite things. These include movies, TV shows, video games, comics and music that came out during the year of 1991. A lot of big things debuted or made a huge impact that year and so we will highlight some of those in this series.
We have previously looked at the year in music, video games and movies in 1991. We now turn to the TV shows of 1991. Lots of pretty cool and memorable TV shows debuted in 1991 so let’s get right to it.
Seeing as this was still the era of great cartoons, let us start there. On Nickelodeon, we saw their first foray into original animation shows. On August 11th, three shows debuted. Those shows were Doug, Rugrats and Ren & Stimpy Show. This was the beginning of the Nicktoons franchise. Another great cartoon that debuted in 1991 was Darkwing Duck. Starting on the Disney Channel on March 31 & then later moving to syndication and ABC, Darkwing Duck became another key component in the Disney Afternoon cartoon block. Other cartoons that debuted in 1991 were Taz-Mania (August 31st) and Pro Stars (September 14th)
Nickelodeon also had Clarissa Explains It All debuted on March 1st.
Some other big shows that debuted in 1991 included Blossom (January 5th), Dinosaurs (April 26th), Home Improvement (September 17th), Step by Step (September 20th), and The Commish (September 28th)