I was born in 1985 & while I enjoy some of the things from the 80s – The Breakfast Club, Alf, the music BUT I grew UP in the 90s and there are things I miss from the 90s. So I thought that I would share some of those things with you today.
MTV Music / TRL – Yes MTV had music videos prior to the 90s, BUT I’m really talking about TRL here. Remember when MTV actually used to play music? Well, I LIVED for TRL when I got off of school especially when my favorite artists were on there. The first episode aired in 1998 & ran for 10 years before it disappeared among the reality shows MTV now airs. I always wanted to go and see TRL live because they always had the hottest stars on there. I remember watching it when it was revealed that AJ from Backstreet Boys was going to rehab. It was a huge, huge part of my life.
Nickelodeon Slime – On game shows on Nickelodeon in the 90s if you lost you got the slime. It made slime COOL and I always wanted to be slimed. I didn’t care that it meant I was losing. I WANTED TO BE SLIMED.
Sonic the Hedgehog – I was introduced to Sonic the Hedgehog when the brother of the girl that used to babysit my brother and I had a Sega and had this game. We LOVED this game and would stay in his room hanging out playing the game from the time we got done at school until mom or dad came to pick us up.
Disney Channel in Concert – I LOVED this. They would air on Fridays in the 90s and I lived for them. NSYNC, Jessica Simpson, Youngstown, Cleopatra, B*witched, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees were all on there and to me it was like seeing them in concert even though it was obviously NOTHING like it. I would be glued to the TV and even record my favorites on a VHS to watch later.
Disney Original Movies – Look, I know that Disney had these before the 90’s, however, I feel like the movies we HAD in the 90s were a lot better – Zenon, Halloweentown, Brink, and Smart House for example. I loved them! I still watch Halloweentown every year.
Friday Pizza & Movie Nights – My love for movies started at a very, very young age because most Fridays growing up were pizza and movie nights in our house. Where we lived they wouldn’t deliver because we were too far out, However, they would deliver to the video store in town so we would have them deliver there and we would go and rent movies. I remember when Hocus Pocus was released I tried for WEEKS to get it and it was always out. I finally got my hands on it. Still to this day at nearly 32 I love Hocus Pocus, but truly I love movies. I have worked at 2 different video stores and own a ton of movies. “Be Kind Rewind”
SNICK – I know I keep saying this BUT I LIVED for Snick growing up. Every Saturday night you could find me watching my favorite shows on here – Clarissa Explains it All, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Adventures of Pete & Pete, The Secret World of Alex Mack, All That, Kenan & Kel. Are You Afraid of the Dark was by FAR my favorite.
Backstreet Boys & NSYNC – I know, I know there’s a huge debate about who is better, but let me just say I love both. Yes, I used love because I will still rock out to them on any given day. Throw in Hanson and man you just made my day!
Nickelodeon Cartoons – In my opinion the cartoons on Nickelodeon in the 90’s were the best. The Angry Beavers, Hey Arnold, Wild Thornberrys, Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, Ahhh Real Monsters, Doug, Rocko’s Modern Life, etc. They were the best. I recently bought a shirt that has the old cartoons on it and without fail every single time I wear this shirt I get numerous comments on how awesome it is.
Power Rangers – I know the Power Rangers are still around, but I still believe 100% that the original rangers were the best. I remember being in 4th grade and we used to have a Power Ranger club. We had someone represent each of the rangers and I loved the yellow ranger. We would play as the “Power Rangers” during recess and it was a blast. The original rangers will always, always be the best!
When I started sitting here thinking about all these things I had a ton so there will definitely be a part 2 to this. I just loved growing up in the 90s. There was so much that happened in the 90s and I know that it wasn’t perfect but I feel like a lot that I grew up with was truly the best.
What are some things that you miss about the 90s?