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(1991–1994)

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The Funnie's neighbors are the Dinks. Their name stems from the acronym D.I.N.K. which stands for "double income, no kids". This is a slang term that refers to a childless couple where both people work and are, therefore, more affluent than families with dependents.
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The origin of the character Patti Mayonnaise is the combination of the names of two girls Jim Jinkins had a crush on in school.
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In the pilot episode, Doug originally wrote in a "diary", instead of a "journal". In later episodes Doug would get annoyed whenever another character referred to his journal as a diary.
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Doug's vice principal Mr. Bone is based on Don Knotts.
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Originated as a book called "Doug Got a New Pair of Shoes".
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The name of Doug's unseen principal, Mr. Buttsavich, was the name of Jim Jinkins' elementary school principal.
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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)
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In the episode where Doug and Skeeter form a garage band, they wear oversized suits to a gig at a birthday party, a homage to the Big Suit worn by David Byrne of the Talking Heads in Stop Making Sense (1984).
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Doug is left-handed.
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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.
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A poster above Doug's bed shown prominently in many episodes features a sinking ship with the phrase "LOOSE LIPS..." emblazoned above the ship. This is actually a famous World War II-era propaganda poster, depicting a sinking ship with the words "LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS" discouraging civilians from carelessly talking about friends or relatives fighting abroad, as supporters of the enemy could overhear conversations and relay any useful information from the conversation, such as troop position and formation, to the enemy's advantage.
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Two obvious Richmond refrences (where creator Jim Jinkins was born) include: Moody School (Moody Middle School in Henrico County) and Four Leaf Clover Mall (Cloverleaf Mall in Richmond, Virginia).
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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.
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Nematodes are mentioned in many different Nickelodeon cartoons, including "Doug" "Ren & Stimpy" "Hey Arnold!" "Aah! Real Monsters!" And "Sponge Bob Square Pants"
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There are four different endings to Pork Chop's paint addition to Doug's name after the opening scene.
  • Doug chases Pork Chop, but walks back to the light switch with his one of his feet stuck in the paint can.
  • Doug raises his leg in preparation to chase Pork Chop, but changes his mind and simply turns the light off.
  • Pork Chop eludes Doug and gets to the light switch first, turning it off as he barks.
  • Pork Chop throws the black paint toward the screen and it flows down and fills the frame.
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Doug moves to 21 Jumbo Street, the street is named after the production company, Jumbo Pictures Inc.
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In the episode where Skeeter moves into his basement, and all subsequent episodes, one of the posters on his walls is the Jumbo Pictures logo.
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Judy Funnie's name may come from the poem "Shakespeare's Sister" written by Virginia Woolf. In the poem, Woolf states that if Shakespeare had had a sister, her name would have been Judith. Furthermore, Shakespeare himself had a daughter named Judith. Since Judy Funnie is obsessed with Shakespearean plays, it is possible that this is why her name is Judy.
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Skeeter's address is 1492 Ocean Blue. This is a play on the old "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue" rhyme.
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The movie character Smash Adams is based on James Bond.
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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.
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In the earlier episodes, when Doug's name needed "'s," it would fade in as Pork Chop is painting, despite being far from his position. The animators corrected this in later episodes by having Pork Chop jump up and add it at the end of his painting when necessary.
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When Doug returns from his grandmother's house, the bus line he returns on is called Beagle, an obvious parody of Greyhound (both are dog breeds.)
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Man-O-Steel Man is an obvious reference to the real comic book hero, Superman.
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The only of three original Nicktoons not to star Cheryl Chase.
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Many episodes feature or reference the vegetable beets.
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Doug's appearance is based on a character from a commercial for the USA Network. There's also a gray dog in the commercial, but he is smaller than Pork Chop and differently proportioned.
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Both of billy west's characters in "Doug" (Doug) and "Phillip J. Fry" (futurama) write comics strips of themselves while daydreaming. Both charchaters wear their underwear over their pants in the comics.
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Billy West based the voice of Roger after a bully who picked on him in elementary school.
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Doug's dog Pork Chop is a Bull Terrier.
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Fred Newman based the voice of Monroe Yoder the lead singer of The Beets on the singer Sting.
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Doug's name is used in the title of each episode.
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