The title really should have been "Trolling in the '90s" if not only to get a reference to that song.
Trolls. Why'd they get popular? Who knows. There's a few lurking in the depths of my basement waiting for their chance to strangle me. As they have been for a good two decades now.
What I immediately thought of....
It was called The Pirates of Darkwater. It was and still is my favorite cartoon.