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If you grew up in the 90's you've gotta read this!!!

Anybody under the age of 13 should not read this.

Just because you were born in '97 doesn't mean you're a 90's kid.

It's not like you could remember the original Simpsons. I am sorry but three conscious years of the 90's just wont cut it.

You're a 90's kid if:

You remember watching Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain , and Two Stupid Dogs.

AAAAAAAH real monsters.

You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!

You just cant resist finishing this... "Iiiiiiin west philladelphia born and raised..."

You remember TGIF on ABC. Step by Step, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World.

You remember when, 2Pac and Selena died.

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early
on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You remember reading "Goosebumps"

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.

You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not...

You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record "Your FAVORITE song of ALL time"

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show.

Captain Planet. He's a Hero.

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together.

You remember when super nintendo's and Sega Genisis became popular.

You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos... but never taped anything funny.

You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , and 3........and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders"

You remember watching The Magic School Bus, Wishbone, and Reading Rainbow on PBS.

You remember when Yomega Yo-Yos were cool.

when you were grown up when you turned 7, cuz you could watch are you afraid of the dark because it was tvY7!

You remember those Where's Waldo books..

You remember when Mortal Kombat Was "Da Bomb"!

U remember eating Warheads.(those sour candys)

You remember watching the 1st Batman, Aladin, Ninja Turtles, and 3 Ninjas movies.

U remember Ring Pops.

U remember drinkin' Fruitopia and Surge.

if you memeber when every thing was "da BOMB"

when they made the new lunchables so that you could make tacos and pizza!!

You remember boom boxes vs. cd players

Writing M.A.S.H. notes. (and the twenty different versions of that)

Making those little paper fortune cookie things.. and then predicting your life with them.

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell"

You played and/or collected "Pogs"

You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere

...Furbies.

You haven't always had a computer, and it was cool to have the internet.

And Windows 95 was the best.

You watched the original cartoons of Rugrats, Power Rangers,and Ninja Turtles.

You had a favorite New Kid on the block, and you knew all of there names

Michael Jordan was a king.

Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!

All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)

You remember when the new Beanie Babies and talking Elmo were always sold out.

You collected those Beanie Babies.

Growing Pains.

Carebears and The Gummy Bear show.

Gak was the coolest thing invented.

Lambchop's song never ended.

The old dollar bills.

Silver dollars, were cool that have.

You remember a time before the WB.

You collected all the Troll dolls wiht the bright hair

You owned a portable tape player.

If you even know what an original walkman is.

You remember wanting to sit on the orange Nickelodeon couch.

You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

You know the Macarena by heart.

"Talk to the hand" ... enough said

You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!"

You know the significance of the number 23.

You went to McD's to play in the playplace.

You remember playing on merry go rounds...at the play ground.


When we were younger:

Before the MySpace frenzy...

Before the Internet & text messaging...

Before Sidekicks & iPods...

Before MIKE JONES...

Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX...

Before Sponge Bob

When light up sneakers were cool.

When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.

When we recorded stuff on VCRs .

When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.

When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.

When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.

Way back.

when it was all about Nintendo64.

when you had a wind breaker w/bright colored sleeves

when you collected pokemon cards

Before we realized all this would eventually disappear

Who would have thought you'd miss the 90's so much!!!!!


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Great article.
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twix said:
Nice article it brings back memories :)
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AmyFitz said:
hehe, I like it. It's true for me with the exception of anything confined to America. Love it :D

xxx

Pokemon was my main 90s memory. "gotta catch em all!"
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meeee said:
I remember most of that except the American stuff.I still have a lot of that stuff in my room even though my furbie and tamagotchi are broken.I'm 13 I showed this to my 12 year old cousin all she could remember was ahhh real monsters and pokemon. It's what a difference a year makes.Iloved the Fresh prince of Bel-Air it's the ringtone on my phone.Thats another thing from the 90s only adults had mobile phones now I see 7 and 8 year olds with them.Does anyone else remember the sega mega drive.I almost bought a second-hand one in Edinburgh, but I had to get a bus and didn't have enough time: ( I'm going way away from the point.
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emily67 said:
great article! :)
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TweenaCat said:
I was born in 1994 so had six conscious years of the nineties. I'm guessing that the first two years or so of the noughties were similar to the nineties because I do remember some of this stuff.
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This makes me want to cry, LOL! Those were the days!
It was DA BOMB!
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cezara said:
great article!
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hahahehe said:
Loved it! I was born in 1993 and remember sooo much of this stuff... furbies, pokemon, magic schoolbus...*sniff*
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allycat said:
Its so true- I remember all this stuff. Born in the 80's and grew up in the nineties and this stuff was my childhood. oh, the memories....
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Kry_s_tal said:
tru dat!!!
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I was born in 93 and remember almost all of it. My mom had to go out of state to get me my tickle me elmo and i loved my tamagotchi pet. lotz of memories
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Impulse85 said:
I love the whole being born in 97 bit, that was cool and man...pogs were Da Bomb. I feel incredibly old now, but man. Do I miss the 90's. I remember in 98 when the DVD player and DVD's first came out. So awesome.
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rohosoho said:
I was born in '91 so I remember alot of this stuff, although I think quite alot of it must just have been in America because I drew a blank on a few.
I'd completely forgotten about saying 'NOT' after every sentence. I used to do that all the time!
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-Dinii- said:
haha remember most of it. xcept im not american. so its a lil differnt cos i dun know what half thats stuff is!

but tamagotchis furbies vhs's psyche! not. haha. its all there.
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poplover said:
im born in 1990 that the best years
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javagurl said:
Oregon Trail Day in computer class was THE BEST! I used to play it on the library computer too..There was always a line of kids waiting for it after school!
Slam books & MASH notes..
NKOTB..Tiffany..Debbie Gibson (I had the black hat!)..Saved by the Bell every Sat AM..Cell Phones were as big as VCR's and only ppl like Donald Trump had them!
"Total Phone" was the thing to have when you were in Middle School..

I was 14 when 1991 rolled around so I was actually old when a lot of this stuff came along. Like Goosebumps & all that stuff.

I was in the prime for NKOTB and that era of the 90's though.

I had a Columbia windbreaker w/ the bright colored sleeves. Columbia jackets were the thing to have when I was in Middle School, so were LL Bean Jackets & those rugby looking shirts with BENNETON across the middle, the store The Limited was big & The Gap was all the rage too..The clothing brand was called "Outback Red" by The Limited. Everyone in 6, 7, 8th grades had shirts & shorts of that brand. Guess jeans too. Keds were big.


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Aaaahhhh so many memories. Except the American stuff. Light up trainers, I was SO excited when I actually got a pair! Sadly I still love Pokemon but I miss the cards!
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thecon said:
Awesome article! The 90's really was brilliant.... I miss Pogs, in fact I think i'll buy some off ebay right now. Bye!
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LilyRosie said:
HAHA! I miss Pogs, and Pokemon cards... thats was so cool !
And windows 95, then Windows 98 came witch was EVEN BETTER ! then winows 2000 came, that NO ONE liked...then the always as cool XP witch was tha BOMB beacaus it had leters, NOT numbers.. now thers Vista and the world goes DOWN !
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LilyRosie said:
AND i was born in 91 so really the things that arn't here that I think of are Backstreet Boys! *shiver*
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Vampira said:
I was born in 1990, so this is bringing back memories..major.
I shall mark off the list. xD

So sorry for the long comment, but I can't resist. My birthday was yesterday and I turned 18. I'm missing my childhood. The 90's was the best.

-I loved Doug, Ren & Stimpy and Two Stupid Dogs. Didn't care much for Pinky and the Brain, although I remember it quite well.
-AAAAAH Real Monsters, AWESOME.
-I said "Psyche". A lot. Can't forget the "NOT!".
-Dinosaurs! <333
-Saturday morning cartoons was pure gold. Anyone remember FUDGE!!??
-Oregon Trail day? I can't remember D:
-Goosebumps!!! <3. I loved the shows.
-Plastic cartoon lunch boxes, now that was my time. I had a pink Minnie Mouse lunch box. :D
I miss it, too. Hahaha.
-I actually got into Slap Bracelets pretty late.. :o
-LOL, oh man. Recording radio songs, that was so me. I still have the N*Sync songs on the tapes.
-Carmen San Diego. Memories, memories, memories..
-Captain PLANET! He's a Hero, gonna take pollution down to ZERO. Ha <3
-I wanted to be Kimberly the Pink Ranger.
-I wanted a Nintendo so bad. I couldn't get one. I remember going on a trip to Six Flags and in the hotel room they had one there. I wanted to stay and play it instead of riding the rides. xD
-I used to watch The Magic School Bus in school. Wishbone was my favorite! They still play it now. Reading Rainbow <3. I loved the part where the kids talked about books. :D
-Are You Afraid of the Dark, I MISS THAT SHOW. They should bring it back. Now.
-I didn't have a Waldo book. >.>
-Mortal Kombat was my favoriteee. :D
-OMG, WARHEADS. YES.
-Ring Pops <3
-I don't remember Fruitopia or Surge :/. Fruitopia sounds familiar..
-Lunchables was amazing, but they don't top Dunkaroo's. Anyone remember Dunkaroo's? the cookies you dipped in icing. I. Loved. Those.
-Boom Boxes <333333333 I still have one.
-I wrote M.A.S.H notes all day long in school.
-Paper Fortune cookies, oh man. I made one of those a few months back. xD
-I never really watched Saved By The Bell when I was a kid. I watch it a lot now though.
-I can't remember Pogs. :[
-I had a Tamagotchi and a GigaPet. I can't remember Nano. I also remember that one with the Baby. You would get a little pixel boy or girl or something. I can't explain it. This was pre-parenthood for all of us, lol.
-I want a Furby so bad. I had about 20 of them when I was a kid. I would get annoyed and stop playing with them. Then I would watch Gremlins and say how cute Gizmo was, and got another one the next day.
-I had Lisa Frank EVERYTHING.
-I still have my beanie baby collection.
-I used to come in from playing outside to watch Aladdin, then Dinosaurs, then Growing Pains. :D
-I don't remember Gak..
-Lambchops was OLDSCHOOL. Well, for me. I loved it.
-I had a silver dollar. :D
-Yeah, I remember the troll dolls, I just never got one. My teachers had them on their desks.
-Macarena was the orginial. Now it's Soulja Boy. Gag me with a chainsaw.
-McD's slide was greatttt.
-I loved the Merry Go Rounds <3
-And Pokemon cards, I collected those. Only because I thought I could sell them when I got old and get rich.

I have only one problem. Why wasn't The Baby Sitters Club (tv show) and Fast Forward in this? Those were my favorite Disney shows. Along with Adventures In Wonderland. Disney shows now aren't the same. Also Nick shows aren't. The original All That, Pete and Pete, Wild and Crazy Kids..

Okay, I'm done.
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I was born in February 1990. And hahaha, yah Michael Jordan... I used to shout... "I wanna be his wife" hahaha, especially after Space Jam came out
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jamislife said:
i have never missed the nineties....PHYSCE!!!

i miss it all!!!!
i loved the three m=ninjas movies soo much i rented them every weekend my dad wantede to kill me!
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Squeegy09 said:
That is soooo true,i was born in 91.
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Squeegy09 said:
remember.....
rocket power, the amanda show, pepperanne, recess( <3 ), spice girls, prince of belair, the one saturday morning theme song, paper poptart wrappers, jellys (the shoes), n*sync, aaron carter, kool aid jammers, definetly warheads,
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mcstagger said:
aaaahh, this takes me back! I was born in '89- this decade sucks compared to the 90s!
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Great article. Addendum to the macarena one: You are a 90's kid if you knew memorized SEVERAL different versions of the macarena.
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my friend gave me my first warhead since basically...the 90's and i was like woah! what ever happened to these!

born in 1990 i dont really remember the first 3 years....but things would always seem to catch up, like reruns and products that lasted forever...except for warheads
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JsB-K said:
i remember all of those stuff like if it were from a long time ago, tv was like my second father
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l3371 said:
My life story....SHEESH....ToSqueegy:I remember all of that,and Cousin Skeeter too...I had a bright purple windbreaker....
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"...on the playground is where I spend most of my days" XD Sorry, but I HAD to finish that line! Anyway, the 90s were the best. I was born in '94, though, so I don't remember the SNES, but I watched almost EVERY cartoon on Nickelodeon. Especially Hey Arnold! That was my favorite. I am an avid gamer, so DON'T say that I don't remember the PSOne. My first game console. I never collected Pokemon cards, but I remember that a lot of my old class mates collected them. XD at the part with the Macarena!!! I remember doing that all the time at my old schools. I've never owned light-up sneakers, but I DO remember those. Yeah, corinelove, now that you mention it, I miss Warheads SOOO much. Windows 95 was the beginning of something new, back then. I wasn't (and still am not) a big sports fan, so I don't have memories of those. Not a big fan of hip-hop, either. Dang... I could go on, and on about how much I miss the 90s, even if I don't remember the best parts of those years that have just gone by.
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bugalugs said:
God i want the 90s back, i remember almost everything. loved the 90s it was soo carefree. i remember swapping my king marbles for pogs when they came n and then pokemon cards.. i think i still have my tamagochi somewhere :) and i used to get scared s**tless by goosebumps and are you afraid of the dark. i want them back lol... i had the interent really early on :P i was uber cool lol
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I remember a lot of those things and I went from being (just turned) 5 in 1990 to a day over 15 in 1999... Those years were seriously the best of my life.

Pogs better come back in 2010, followed by everything else that was hot in the 90s. Because the 90s need to make a comeback!
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God I miss the 90s I was born in February 1990 so I remember most of those things. I had a Barbie Puppy Gigapet for a least 2 weeks before some kid stole off a key chain off of my locker!

I had a Barbie plastic lunch box which was my favorite item next to my Little Mermaid back pack!

My favorite 90s Tv shows were: Kenan & Kel All That 100 Deeds for Eddie MCdowd, The Secret Life of Alex Mack, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Rugrats, Digimon So Weird, The Jersey and The Secret Files of Shelby Woo.

My favorite 90s movies were: The Lion King, The Nightmare Before Christmas, A Muppet's Christmas Carol, Hercules , Aladdin, Homeward Bound The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast and the Hunchback Of Notre Dame.

Every time I watch Are You Afraid of the Dark, I still get the be jesus scared out of me!! :)

I really miss the 90s everything was so simple and great at the same time.

It truly was a amazing time to grow up in and I wish I could have it back!!

I was also crazy about Lisa Frank Products, Beanie Babies, Snap Bracelets The Spice Girls Hansen & the Back Street Boys!!
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housefrk said:
I'm remembering Tang, A*Teens, Dream Street, Double Dare, Slime Time Live, koosh balls, Digimon (which were never as good as pokemon), Juicy Juice with Arthur characters on it, Out of the Box (on Disney), the Little Mermaid tv show, bracelets with the beads that spelled your name, side ponytails, the phrase 'No dip', origonal Sprees and Sweets Tarts, going to McDonald's every week and getting a Happy Meal just for the toy, the Mighty Ducks, Baby Muppets, seeing the Rugrats Movie in theators, Chip and Dale, when blue M&Ms were new, and renting videos at Kroger as opposed to Blockbuster
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This is awesome. Animanicas was my all-time favorite show, and from Chicago, the Bulls were a big thing.
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Awh, good times :D
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being born in 1980 made me a teenager of the 90's carried me from 10 t0 19 it was a great time highschool was fun movies like boogie nights,dazed and confused,shawshank redepmtion,forrest gump,pulp fiction,home alone,money train,new jack city,white men cant jump some movies to name that i enjoyed music i liked aerosmith,greenday,smashing pumpkins,metallica,guns n roses n poison which started in late 80's yea 90's were a good time to be a teenager,tv shows like fresh prince,martin,in the house,boy meets world family matters step by step dinosaurs,saved by the bell good stuff but i have to admit honestly as much as i like the 90's i love the 80's more that was my childhood up til 9 1/2 n to me the music n movies n everything about that decade was better but the 90's i still cherish that it was of my teenager years believe me all u 90's childs the 80's was the greatest decade ever and if u born in the early 80's at all then u experienced the 80's as well especially all the horror movies that came out in the 80's rocked n rocky well i could go on for hours but i wont long live the 80's n 90's good times we wil never see it again but i wish i could go back in time in the delorean haha it was a bytching time
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i was born in 93 and this brings back lots of memories *sniff*
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I miss good saturday morning t.v.! Mr. Blobby! Powerangers! Live and Kicking! And the Spice Girls!!!! I always wanted to be Posh Spice! Those were the days......

Lunch just isn't the same without my red Power Rangers lunchbox!
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some of this stuff i have never heard of in my entire life. But i'm thinking thats got more to do with the fact that i live in Australia...we kinda had different stuff compared to America
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animeluvr said:
yeah,i miss the 90s.they were so...defined back then.And x-men,oh!
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I'm not a 90s kid, but the early 2000s covered that 4 me
1999-2004= the best years ever
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zuntiz said:
aww... I feel nostalgic <3
I remember more of these than I thought I would since I'm from Sweden.
I had almost forgotten about the furbies :) and the tamagotchies... I had 2.
lol, I miss it :P
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rosie77 said:
the cabbage patch dolls and the cabbage patch kids movies etc
i hated those damn dolls, gave me the willies. the nineties ruled, there were no cell phones(unless u count the battery packed ones( blue tooths, nada, just people and their boom boxes i miss those days, of break dancers, lisa lisa and the cult jam, and the electric bugaloo or was that the eighties? lol oh well it all mixed in to me.
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Aidan1671 said:
Some of the items on this list are actually from the 80's... at least started in the 80's, then carried into the "not nearly as cool" era known as the 90's. Don't get me wrong- I loved the 90's too, just not nearly as much as the awesome 80's.
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Oh I had forgotten a few of these things, but almost all of it I remembered and did. Wow, those were the days, this brought back SO many memories.
<3
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OH man i almost thinking about that stuff well excepting the American stuff but man all that was true i still got Pokemon cards of charmander and those first ones in the room. lol all he needed to do was mention when dragonball and sailormoon first started.
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Gaiden said:
memories now a decade lost in the distant past, yes I do feel like the old man who remembered 'The good ol' days.' The 2010's stand as a hope but with kids the way they have become, it almost makes me sense doom and gloom.
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