We're going to be all about the '90s no matter how much time passes, and we're for sure about these super badass Nickelodeon girls. There's just something about feeling your baby queer bloom for the first time as you wonder if it's a girl crush, or a girl crush. Here are some of our faves.
I mean, really, anything Amanda Bynes did on Nickelodeon during the 90s was worth a watch, but all of these years later, we can all hear, “Dear Ashley… Thaaaaaat’s me!” Ask Ashley was a hit on All That, so much so that Bynes eventually scored her own show to develop even more characters, including Penelope Taint, Amanda’s “number one fan.”
Patti Mayonnaise, Doug
Patti Mayonnaise was a great addition to the Doug cast. She was the object of the titular character’s affection throughout the run, despite their on-again off-again status. She was sweet, charming, and kind and was one of the best characters on the show.
Helga G. Pataki, Hey Arnold
Maybe it was just her insane obsession with Arnold, but Helga G. Partake off of Hey Arnold was totally awesome and one of the best characters on the show. Her hard surface was nothing compared to the feelings she actually had for the main character, and she represents the epitome of unrequited love.
Rhonda Wellington Lloyd, Hey Arnold!
Looking back, rich girl Rhonda Wellington Lloyd from Hey Arnold! is one of those girl who puts off major queer vibes. We don't hate it. We are definitely digging her look, and her quirky personality.
Kimi Finster, Rugrats/All Grown Up
From Rugrats, this is one gal who knows how to rock a unique look. We're about it.
Susie Carmichael, Rugrats/All Grown Up
Susie Carmichael from Rugrats is *so* cool. Even before All Grown Up, she was oh-so-rad and was always a supportive friend.
Courtney Gripling, As Told By Ginger
You may not remember *this* Courtney Gripling as she's all dressed up, but she's from As Told By Ginger, everyone's intro to ~teenager~ shows on Nick. She was super rude 99% of the time, but when we saw her rock this edgy look, our hearts jumped a bit. We're into the darker hair.
Shelby Woo, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo
Shelby Woo of The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo is BEAUTIFULLY '90s, from her style to her quirks. We have such a soft spot for her!
Miranda Killgallen, As Told By Ginger
Miranda Killgallen is another mean girl from As Told By Ginger, but it's hard to hate her because she was always so damn pretty. Sorry, but we have a soft spot for those mean girls.
Alex Mack, The Secret World of Alex Mack
Alex Mack from The Secret World of Alex Mack is another childhood ~celeb~ who puts off MAJOR queer vibes. Like, hello, snapbacks. Not to stereotype, but it kinda makes us love Alex more to imagine her as a baby queer.
Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All
Clarissa, known, of course, for Clarissa Explains It All, is so fun, perfectly funky, and LOADED with '90s goodness. We love her oh so much, and we're probably always going to.
Reggie Rocket, Rocket Power
Oh, Reggie Rocket. A Rocket Power super star, she's literally the coolest around. Between her ~mad skating skills~ and unrelenting confidence, she's perfect.
Eliza Thornberry, The Wild Thornberrys
If you're into smart girls, you were into Eliza Thornberry immediately. We dug her major intelligence and creativity then, and we still dig it now.
Debbie Thornberry, The Wild Thornberrys
Also known from The Wild Thornberrys, if any gal kicked off our thing for edgy girls with a whole lotta attitude, it’s definitely Debbie Thornberry. She's still an icon today, and it's obvious why. Hello, flannel and crop top.