I was pretty still a kid but wanted to “grow up” so I’d watch MTV and I found an animated show that grabbed my attention, it was Undergrads and it dealt with a dude who just started his first year at college. I watched it every week until they stopped airing it and I didn’t think twice about it until a few years later when I was in High School and I caught the show late night on Comedy Central and there I got to watch the whole show. I was able to relate to the show a lot more and loved it. I bought the DVD a few years later after that watched it a couple of times more but what makes this such a cult classic?
The premise of the show is pretty basic with just some basic character tropes that oddly resemble those of Nickelodeon’s Doug go to college for the first time and have to deal with life after High School. For the most part it takes it on a fairly realistic yet cartoony approach that you can really relate to it and all the things they experience since you know exactly where they’re coming from even if exaggerated. Some of the humor is a bit aimed at the MTV audience but the character designs are great and so are most scripts which is surprising but very welcome. Life as a University student is portrayed well enough as I mentioned and grow to like the characters as they watch it.