I loved Doug. I had fond memories of watching it but I think I really got into the show back in 1999 and 2000 when I was in middle school. I would come home after school around the time when Doug was airing so it was perfect timing.
I started really getting into Doug when I was in middle school in 1998-2000 because I always wanted my life to be as pleasant as his. The same goes for Arthur. I kind of lived vicariously through tv shows because I wanted a family life like theirs. The mother was always nice and knew how to treat the children according to their personalities. TV mothers were so different from my own mother.