Alright, 90skidsstuff is ready for a new innovation. In a post from a couple of months ago, I counted down the top 10 Nickelodeon Shows of the 90’s. Now, we will begin a series of naming the top 10 episodes from some of those television shows. First, is “Doug”!
10. Doug Vs. The Klotzoid Zombies
Season 2, airdate: 4/19/1992
This episode provided one of the very few nice moments for Roger Klotz. What starts out as Doug thinking that Roger was stealing all of his friends, turns out to be a surprise party for Doug. This is an episode that also featured the classic Quailman character.
9. Doug & Patti Sittin’ in a Tree
Season 4, airdate: 4/17/1994
This is the episode where Doug and Patti go on their first “date”. One of the major themes of the entire series was the development of Doug and Patti’s relationship. This episode also features one of those classic “how do you know if it’s a date” advice scenes, this time provided by Doug’s best friend, Skeeter.
8. Doug’s Sister Act
Season 4, airdate: 6/5/1994
In this episode, Doug’s sister, Judy has her new boyfriend over for dinner. Judy is embarrassed by her family, especially Doug, and judging by this clip, rightfully so. This is one of the greatest lines in “Doug” history… “there’s a bomb in the lasagna”.
7. Doug Way Out West
Season 4, airdate: 6/12/1994
In this episode, Doug tries to impress Patti (and everyone else) by saying he is a great horse back rider. Unfortunately, he only has experience riding a pony from when he was a little kid.
6. Doug Bags a Neematoad
Season 1, airdate: 8/18/1991
“Doug Bags a Neematoad” was the series premiere, and signaled the start of one of the great Nicktoons. Doug is new to Bluffington, and immediately meets his best friend, Skeeter, his secret crush, Patti, and the school bully, Roger Klotz. Roger makes sure to “introduce” him to the new town.
5. Doug Says Goodbye
Season 1, airdate: 11/3/1991
This episode showed just how awesome Douglas Funnie and Mosquito Valentine’s friendship was. Skeeter thinks that he is going to move away, and will never see Doug again, but it ends up being a misunderstanding. The scene where Doug is chasing Skeeter’s car driving away gives me chills every time.
4. Doug’s Fan Club
Season 4, airdate: 5/8/1994
In this episode, Doug gains an admirer after performing a magic trick. The kid, though eventually gets on Doug’s nerves, and he snaps at him. In the end, they reconcile, and become friends.
3. Doug Throws a Party
Season 4, airdate: 6/12/1994
Doug is throwing his first house party, and when Roger suggests they play “Truth or Dare”, things get interesting.
2. Doug’s Secret Song
Season 2, airdate: 4/12/1992
In this amazing episode, Doug writes and records a love song for Patti. This song however is meant to be kept secret. At the store in the mall, Doug accidentally receives Patti’s video, so he thinks that she got his. The episode ends with Patti and her friends watching Principal Bone’s yodeling video, and Principal Bone watching Doug’s.
1. Doug Is Hamburger Boy
Season 3, airdate: 6/20/1993
At the start of the episode, Doug learns of Mr. Dink’s secret. He used to be the Hamburger Boy. He now wants Doug to take on the job, and Doug reluctantly agrees. He is now trying to keep this secret of his own, and the scenes at the lake/picnic are definitely among the best. The ending line of “why was he carrying that pair of pants” is hilarious. Enjoy the full episode of “Doug Is Hamburger Boy” along with a bonus episode “Doug’s Shock Therapy”!
There’s my take on the best Doug episodes. Did I leave out your favorite one? Leave a comment below! Future top 10 episode posts will include: Rugrats, Hey Arnold, and Are You Afraid of the Dark, among others!