I was born in the 80’s but my childhood was that of a 90’s kid. If you grew up in the 90’s then you know how amazing they were. So for those of you who want to live a bit of nostalgia or did not experience the 1990’s here are nine things only 90’s kids can appreicate.
MTV actually played music and one of the most popular videos was by one of the most popular rap groups of all time, the Beastie Boys from New York.
If you had cable you were well away a station that got famous for shows like “You Can’t Do That On Television.”, ‘Ten & Stimpy” and “Clarissa Explains It All.” However the 90’s were really defined by Saturday Nite Nickelodeon or SNICK. With it’s SNL style comedy show All That, which Kenan Thompson started and is now on SNL. The most popular show was called “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?” which was like “Tales From The Crypt” but for pre-teens. Good Times.
Before CD and Mp3’s they had tapes. Cassette Tapes to be exact. You could record anything on them. And thats what you did in the 90’s you recorded your favorite songs from the radio or another tape and gave them to friends, family members, girls/boys you liked or used them on long road trips, actually the uses are endless. It was how I got my copy of “Do The Bartman”, from the Simpsons.
If you were a kid in the 90’s this commercial made you want one of these. Crossfire WAS the toy i know everyone of my friends had or wanted. While it is not the best gaming thing to come out of the 90’s for table top entertainment to pre-teens it was THE GAME.
While still on games the most popular platform of the 1990’s became the Game Boy. The portable Nintendo gaming system. Before iPhones, iPads, Kindles, or any other tablet or gaming platform this was the original and just like regular Nintendo cartridges you sometimes, had to blow, wiggle, and rub them to work. This made car rides bearable. Thanks Nintendo!
If you don’t know who Steve Urkel is or was then you did not grow up in the 90’s and you never watched ABC channels TGIF lineup. While I could never do “Family Matters” or Steve Uriel justice in a write up I know that everyone knew someone who could do an Urkel impression or do one themselves, and everyone said “Did I Do That?”
If you have no idea what these three discs above you represent then good for you. You have never had dial up internet and no idea what a phone line connect modem does to your household. If your mom, dad, brother, sister, or anyone wanted to use the phone you could no longer get online. These discs from AOL (America Online) were your golden ticket to the world of the internet.
This was the computer game of the 90’s. Played in every computer lab in every elementary, middle and high school. No one could get enough of the Oregon trail. It’s how you learned how hard life was for the people of the Oregon trail and also how you learned about dysentery.
This is THE SHOW of the 90’s. Before Will Smith wrote Miami, Got Jiggy, Married Jada Pinkett or did a million movies he WAS The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.