Classic TV: The 90s : When you think of the 90s what things come to mind?

When you think of the 90s what things come to mind?


1. Scrunchies

2. flower print clothing

3. House music

4. Beverly Hills 90210

5. SNICK

6. Power Rangers

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Bleached hair
Baggy pants
Starter jackets
Michael Jordan
TGIF
Blockbuster (and video stores in general)
Chain wallets
Airwalks and Vans
Grunge music
The Simpsons
Seinfeld
VHS Tapes
Music Videos
Beavis and Butthead

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1. Nickelodeon
2. Film photography
3. Sega consoles
4. VHS tapes
5. The dying days of audio cassettes
6. Windows 95
7. Basketball (not sure why...never played it or watched it)
8. The best freshly-made vegetable soup I ever had in my life (a personal memory, yes, but still one of the things which comes to my mind....I think the place I got it at no longer exists)
9. Cartoon Network
10. Oddly enough, 1960s/1970s cartoons. I watched a lot of them during the 1990s.
11. Renting tapes at Blockbuster

I was a late-1990s kid, I hope my answers aren't too stupid...



Do any episodes survive of 1950s Australian version of "What's My Line"?

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The tv shows. They were all so marketable, it was almost as if they took over pop culture. No matter what genre, there was just enough content to aim at kids as well as adults, whereas right now, the content is mostly for one or the other. The only shows with any real mainstream appeal right now, are the ones that actually acknowledge their fame. Basically reality tv or any show about music, which just sucks.

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Jeice your list wasn't bad at all for someone who is a late 90s kid.

@Nike I can agree with that about 90s TV shows. I think 90s TV sitcoms are the most talked about.

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Nintendo 64

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1. Mesmerizing alternative rock with interweaving chords

2. Yeah flower print clothing! Dresses that looked like curtains. baggy t shirts and straight jeans.

3. Curtains hairdos for guys, oh and bangs and shoulder length hair for girls

4. Commercial with crazy rollerbladers do extreme tricks, tobacco filters, Color against black and white

5. Cynicism and angst

6. 32 and 64 bit games, Nintendo and Super Nintendo (not N64! That's like millennium…), Turbo graphics and arcade games.

7. Carefree adventurous shows and movies, there are some shows I really enjoy today but they're always so freaking intense all the time.

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Music actually was GOOD then. And hip hop wasn't dead like it is now.

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Big shoulder pads in women's clothes, but that might be 80s.

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Nickelodeon
Batman: The Animated Series
Power Rangers
Captain Planet
VHS tapes
Cassette tapes
Super Nintendo
Boy bands (Backstreet Boys and Nsync)
Clueless

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous-Coco Chanel

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Game boy
The simpsons
Saved by the bell
Colour changing t shirts
Jurassic park stuff
Good weather
Point break /T2
Nike air max

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Wait color changing shirts....you mean tye dyed shirts?

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No the t shirts that reacted to body heat

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Spice Girls
Tamagotchi's
Sunset Beach
Baywatch
Gladiators

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Ying Yangs
Tao Te Ching
Tao of Pooh
zen
Zen And the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Seattle
Grunge
Pearl Jam
Flannel
Scrunchies
Coffee
Twin Peaks
Northern Exposure
Native Americans
Dances With Wolves
Slacker
Unemployed
Doc Martins
Reality Bites
Baggy clothes
flower print
baby doll dresses
choker necklaces
Ankhs
Before Sunrise
chain wallets
Pea coats
Jack London and Jack Kerouac
everything being cheesy
Quoting novels pretentiously to show intellect
70's memorabilia

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giga pets and nano pets
butterfly clips
barbie dolls
lip smackers
lisa frank
martin
fresh prince
sailor moon
jelly sandals
slap on bracelets
skinny/power bead bracelets
furby
beanie babies
cd players
tlc
boyz II men
whoomp, there it is song
rat tail hairstyle
all that
the lion king
princess gwenevere and the jewel riders
polly pocket
sky dancers
pretty pretty princess
dear diary organizers



Nice 2 laugh, but don't be the joke.👎

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The ridiculous fashion trends. JNCO jeans and the less expensive Lee Pipes... I used to get these pants stuck in my bike chain LOL. They were always paired with Airwalks or Vans shoes. If you were really cool, you had a chain wallet. The one great thing about JNCO jeans is you could carry a liter of soda in the back pocket.

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LOL...I remember guys (we called them skaters or the gothic guys) having the chain wallet. You don't see men where those anymore.

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I don't think anyone has mentioned pagers/beepers. Maybe it's just a regional thing, but I can remember several teens and adults having them. Cell phones were the size of bricks and charged like $10 a minute back then. Remember? http://www.technobuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Zack_Morris_ce ll_phone.jpg So, most people opted for a pager.

Hands off the pie

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Speaking of which, I recall the late-1990s, when:
A mobile phone was just a phone (I'm not sure when they started having the "Snake" game on them, was that late-1990s or early-2000s?)
Nobody under 18 had a mobile phone.



The Johnny O'Keefe doll...wind it up and it makes a comeback

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Good one Paco. I was watching Saved By the Bell last Saturday and Zack had that huge phone. Lets not forget Beverly Hills 90210 when they had the car phones. They talk about people today talking and driving back in the 90s if you had a car phone you could talk and drive....lol.

I remember the pager and beeper I never had one I didn't need I think some kids at my school had a pager or beeper.

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i was (and still am) a big xena fan.
so xena.

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^ Props.

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My childhood and the games I used to play and places we used to go

Childhood Christmases and Halloweens

My grandmothers

Primary school

Starting secondary school

Classic TV shows like TMNT and Power Rangers

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Great list. I think of the childhood Christmas and Halloweens all the time.

I always think of when I started school at my new elementary school and school in middle and high school.

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Summertime
Girl Scouts
Softball
Saturday morning cartoons
Good music, tv shows and movies
Elementary school

Basically anything to do with my childhood.

I love Jesus Christ and am 100% proud!

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I purchase my first Jordan's snickers. I pay it with my own money. And did not want it anyone to step on them. I pay 90 dollars at foot Locker. And last year I bought a pair of that style for my 2 year old son. I should create me a funny meme http://www.asiseeyou.com like a before and after wearing them.

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I remember those days of purchasing name brand clothing. I'm a female and I remember in the 90s how girls then would wear baggy clothes and I loved wearing the FUBU jerseys and I had a pair of Tommy Hilfiger pants that I paid with my own money. I brought the FUBU jerseys with my own money also.

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I had the Tommy Girl perfume.

Does anybody remember a Tommy Hilfiger commercial where it's all these young people, I think they're on a beach, and they're all saying stuff like: "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" and "Show me your Tommy!" I swear this existed but haven't been able to find it.

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1. Nintendo
2. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
3. The beginning of that Jurassic Park franchise
4. The beginning of Elijah Wood's career (Deep Impact)
5. Phantom of the Opera (although it's an old, old story and such)
6. A Category 5 Tornado that hit my town
7. The Clinton years

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This has nothing to do with my childhood, but I've been thinking, the 1990s were a fitting end to the 20th century. You had the end of the Soviet Union, and you had the introduction of modern-style internet (though there had been online services prior to this).

Plus, the 1990s had many of the things typically associated with the 20th century, things that vanished in the 2000s.




This is the DuMont Television Network

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Boy bands
Flannel
Baggy colorful pants (who remembers Cross Colours?!)
Bleached hair
MTV/Beavis & Butt-Head
Friends

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Seinfeld
Nirvana
CDs
The birth of the World Wide Web

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Sorry I'm sure some these have already been mentioned.

Nickelodeon, of course! (Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Doug, Rocko's Modern Life, CatDog, Angry Beavers, All That, Clarissa Explains It All, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Secret World of Alex Mack, Keenan and Kel, Salute Your Shorts. The game shows: Figure it Out, Guts and Legends of the Hidden Temple.)

Nick, Jr. (Blue's Clues and Gullah Gullah Island always come to mind.)

MTV (Music videos, Beavis and Butthead, Daria, Singled Out, The Real World, Road Rules, Spring Break, TRL. MTV News w/ Kurt Loder.)

Overalls, butterfly clips, Jansport backpacks, jelly shoes, crop-tops.
Trapper Keeper, Five Star Notebooks, Lisa Frank everything.
Kooshlings and Tamagotchi.

Dear America and American Girl books. The Purple Moon PC games for girls.

Netscape, AOL, and the Dial-Up sound (Get off the computer! I need to use the phone!)

Encarta Encyclopedia '98. :P



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X-FILES When it was good!

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The computer I used back then:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79157069@N03/18388601074/

My pet cat Tom:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79157069@N03/18354751763/

Playing with Lego:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79157069@N03/18390844863/
I sometimes still play with Lego.

The now defunct store BI-LO:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79157069@N03/18354371163/

Playing in the outdoors:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79157069@N03/18830717830/

Building toy bridges and making them collapse:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79157069@N03/18788113248/

I took these photos around 1990s/early 2000s using a Fisher-Price camera which took 110 film.




Poof! There Goes Perspiration!

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happiness

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My parents "big" Sony TV set. I don't recall how big it actually was. It was probably quite small by todays standards. 1990s TV sets were ugly compared to the beautiful ones of the 1950s-1970s, but at least they weren't a big featureless rectangle like todays TVs.

I had lots of daydreams in the 1990s. I used my favourite TV characters as the stars of these daydreams. I daydreamed while jumping on my trampoline. (actually, I still have these daydreams today, but without the trampoline).

CDs. I only had singles in those days. The B-sides were occasionally interesting.

Oh yes, that internet connection sound. Terrible, but now, oddly nostalgic.

I had a tree that was mine! When my parents built a fence, I insisted they cut a hole in the fence so the tree would survive.

"Compact cameras" with a zoom lens. I always wanted one.

Poof! There Goes Perspiration!

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Remember those portable CD players by Sony that skipped a lot? I had a cloth and plastic container to keep my CDs in, and would switch from CD to CD while listening to it in the car. I only had CD singles and a few compilations back then (autistic children don't have the attention span for a full album). Do they even still make CD singles?

Pokémon. I think it was much nicer in the 1990s than it is today.

I recall a website, which about NES games (yeah, I was retro even then), and they had a section called "Cream of the Crap" about the worst NES games, and also had a particularly negative review of the Super Mario Bros movie. The webpage even had a looping audio file of a deep-voiced man saying "this sucks".

Video Games Heaven was a chain of video game stores which used to exist. They are gone now. Their mascots were obvious take-offs of Mario and Sonic.

EDIT: How about CD-ROMs? I remember some of the late-1990s PC software titles came in big boxes.

Have you played Atari today?

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Clueless always and forever. That was time in the 90's

I also remember Mariah Carey "Fantasy"

singled out

summer of 95 remember it well


good times

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To answer your question no they don't make CD singles anymore I still shop for CDs so I know. I never been a fan of CD singles I always liked the full album.

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I'm not sure if I mentioned but the 90s toys bring back memories of the 90s

like the treasure trolls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsbzwm8kMBw
I had quite a bit of them the ones I had, had on clothes I had the jailhouse troll, pilgrim troll, pajama troll, ballerina troll, I'm so mad my bad niece and nephew destroyed most me, my brother and sister childhood toys. I managed to get two of my trolls something told me to keep them in the box they came in keep it as a collection item.


Re: When you think of the 90s what things come to mind?

High School
Renting movie stores
Actors around my age I grew up with
VHS /cassettes
Walkman
good music and movies

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Elementary and middle school
VHS/VCRs
Snick
T.G.I.F.
Blockbuster
Sega Genesis/Nintendo/Playstation
Trashy talk shows like Ricki Lake, Sally, etc.
The Spice Girls
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