In the case of Eek The Cat what I remember is that he was accompanied by a big fat pink female cat with a pregnant looking belly, a tutu, and a dumb Southern accent.
The one I remember personally that I did watch more than three minutes of is the character Bonkers D. Bobcat, a spazzy orange Disney furball who I think had Asperger's syndrome or something, he was in a spazzy show called Raw Toonage that did all sorts of stuff, then they made him into a wacky police officer and gave him his own show.
The video game character Bubsy was also a bobcat, I can't tell which of the two bobcats lasted longer in the public eye, although Bubsy was far more hyped and crashed and burned with his own sequels far worse than Bonkers did. Bonkers just didn't make it.
I can remember stuff like Aaahh! Real Monsters, Rocko's Modern Life and all sorts of other stuff that coasted on gross out humor and was probably just watered down attempts at doing Ren & Stimpy but not as obnoxious or gross? Am I remembering that correctly? Then again the R&S guy turned out to be a creEeEeEEEEep.
The low point (among shows that anyone can even remember) has GOT to be the Sonic The Hedgehog cartoon that had Urkel doing the voice. EVERYONE hated that show. EVERYONE. Video game magazines in 1993 or whenever it was on ragged on it every time they mentioned it.
Cartoons today seem to inspire a lot more devotion since lots of hipster nerd college kids watch them. Did that start with Invader Zim about 20 years ago? I had a roommate (now dead) who watched it all the time and he wasn't exceptionally childlike. The campus bookstore had lots of copies of the DVDs.
I wonder if there will ever be a Parker Lewis Can't Lose reboot, or a revival, only it'll have to be set in 1990 with the kids all wearing the goofy clothes kids wore that year. Now there's something that's barely remembered.