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Your Guide to 90s Sitcom Thanksgiving Episodes

Thanksgiving is upon us! Now is the time to watch all of those amazing episodes of television from the 90s. I have compiled an exhaustive list of sitcoms that you can stream. Sorry if it isn’t on streaming, I didn’t include it. (Super sad to not put Two Guys and A Girl with baby Ryan… Continue reading Your Guide to 90s Sitcom Thanksgiving Episodes

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One-Hit Wonders of the 90s: 1997

We are at it again! It's 1997, and there were so many songs that we loved. In the 90s, there were so many One-Hit Wonders that happened. Some bands just made those nostalgic hits that we remember, but we heard nothing else from them. We are going to look back on some of the most… Continue reading One-Hit Wonders of the 90s: 1997

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Another Forgotten Boyband: BBMak

BBMak was a boy band in the late 90s and early 00s. Most of us have probably heard one song from them. They had a short but mighty career. Let’s look back on who they were, why they were famous, and where they are now… History: BBMak comprises 3 members L-R, Mark Barry, Christian Burns,… Continue reading Another Forgotten Boyband: BBMak

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Story Time: I Went to a 90s Book Fair in 2022

A few weeks ago, I saw an advertisement for the Awkward Nerd 90s Book Fair. A fair that was supposed to be an adult book fair would remind you of the Scholastic book fairs we went to as a child. I was excited when I heard there would be booths, drinks, and story time. It… Continue reading Story Time: I Went to a 90s Book Fair in 2022

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Remember This? Toys 00s Edition

We are looking at even more toys that are just so memorable from the 00s. Polly Pocket: You were the coolest if you had a Polly Pocket. Made by Bluebird Toys from 1983 to 1998, these small toys were easy to take with you and play. After 1998, Mattel took over creating Polly Pocket. They… Continue reading Remember This? Toys 00s Edition

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Come On and Zoom! (1999)

When I was growing up, I would come home from school, and turn on PBS, and on there was Dragon Tales. But after Dragon Tales, a live-action children’s television program that was filled with skits, crafts, games, and more, Zoom. I would watch this show every day for years and years because I wanted to… Continue reading Come On and Zoom! (1999)

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One-Hit Wonders of the 90s: 1996

In the 90s, there were so many One-Hit Wonders that happened. Some bands just made those nostalgic hits that we remember, but we heard nothing else from them that was popular. We are going to look back on some of the most popular One-Hit Wonders from the year 1996. Now, to clarify, One-Hit Wonders does… Continue reading One-Hit Wonders of the 90s: 1996

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Remember This? 00s Commercial Edition

We are looking at even more commercials that are just so memorable. This time we are talking about 00s commercials. Chia Pet (2003): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO5a7CAlPf8 Didn’t we all wish that we had a Chia Pet in the back in the day? Chia Pets were very cool back in the day, and these commercials were everywhere. They… Continue reading Remember This? 00s Commercial Edition

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Life Simulation at Its Finest: The Sims (2000)

For my 30th birthday post, I thought it would be great to post about my favorite computer game of the early 00s, The Sims. (I still play today) I have memories of playing this on my Windows 98 computer, after school, with the sun shining, on my terrible Ikea desk, while listening to Play, the… Continue reading Life Simulation at Its Finest: The Sims (2000)

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Fashion

90s Fashion Trends You Want to Forget About

Not everyone makes great fashion choices. There were a lot of bad fashion trends in the 90s. We want to forget about them, but let’s take a trip down memory lane. JNCO Jeans: JNCO was founded in 1985. They were known for their elaborate designs on the pockets and the very large pant legs. They… Continue reading 90s Fashion Trends You Want to Forget About

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Where are They Now? Macaulay Culkin

One of the most successful child stars of the 90s was Macaulay Culkin. Between movies and TV, it was tough for you not to see him everywhere. He has fallen off the radar in the last few years, so let’s figure out where he is… History: Macaulay Culkin started acting in the 80s. His first… Continue reading Where are They Now? Macaulay Culkin

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Can you Figure it Out (1997)

Background: Imagine a show where kids bring their secrets, and kids show celebrities are trying to guess their secrets. Oh, and there’s slime! Put that all together and you have Figure It Out. This was a game show presented by Nickelodeon in Nickelodeon Studios, Florida. At first glance, the show's premise is excellent. Kids get… Continue reading Can you Figure it Out (1997)

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Remember This? Even More Commercials

We are back with even more commercials that you should remember or should bring some memories back. Toys R' Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vUEKQQm-rY Don’t we all remember the lost toy store, Toys R’ Us? This iconic jingle was used for many commercials and was a song we all knew growing up. This outstanding commercial shows kids that… Continue reading Remember This? Even More Commercials

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Worst Boyband Ever: Upside Down

Background: Upside Down is a music group created when two record executives wanted to find a group to challenge the group Take That in 1995. Obviously, that didn’t happen, because Upside Down is not around anymore, and Take That is still relevant. There were 7,000 men who applied and auditioned to be in the group.… Continue reading Worst Boyband Ever: Upside Down

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Greatest Non-Disney Movie? Anastasia (1997)

Background While Disney was killing the animated movie game for years and was making truly cinematic masterpieces in the 90s (I mean, Lion King!) other production companies were trying to compete. There are a few companies that were trying to make game-changing movies, Universal, DreamWorks, Goldcrest, Pixar, and 20th Century Fox, to name a few. … Continue reading Greatest Non-Disney Movie? Anastasia (1997)

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Remember This? More Toys!

There are so many toys from the 90s and early 00s, let’s see if you remember these… HitClips: Have you ever loved a song, but wanted to just listen to a minute of the song, and it not even be the chorus? Then HitClips was for you! Possibly the most useless toy of the early… Continue reading Remember This? More Toys!

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The Forgotten Boyband: 98 Degrees and Rising (1998)

Background: With NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys booming through the scene in the 90s, there were many boy bands that fell through the cracks a bit. One of them is 98 Degrees. The band comprises Justin Jeffre, Jeff Timmons, Drew Lachey, and Nick Lachey. Jeff Timmons left college and wanted to start a band. He… Continue reading The Forgotten Boyband: 98 Degrees and Rising (1998)

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Video Games

90s Video Games You Probably Forgot About

We are back again, but this time we are looking at video games! These games include games ‌you could play on a console or handheld system. This does not include computer games, but will still be exciting nonetheless. Full disclosure, I played little video games in the 90s. I played games from a Nintendo 64… Continue reading 90s Video Games You Probably Forgot About

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Remember This? More Commercials!

ZooBooks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8EvnM2XUTI Who doesn’t remember ZooBooks? They were an amazing magazine subscription you could get to learn about new animals. I had a subscription for a while. They were made for kids that were 6-12 years old. Each issue had different games and puzzles, a lot like Highlights but also had information on animals. They… Continue reading Remember This? More Commercials!

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We’ll Solve Any Crime By Dinnertime: The Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley (1994)

Background: Mary Kate and Ashley were a dynasty within the 80s-00s. Anyone and everyone knew who the Olsen twins were. Between being Michelle on Full House, and being in many movies, they were two of the biggest stars of the 90s. They had 7 movies and 2 television series that went straight to VHS and… Continue reading We’ll Solve Any Crime By Dinnertime: The Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley (1994)

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Hey Now! Hey Now! It’s The Lizzie McGuire Movie! (2003)

Background: Hilary Duff stars in The Lizzie McGuire Movie, alongside all of her co-stars in the original tv show and new characters. This film was released in May 2003 and was ‌the official end of the series, though there would still be episodes of Lizzie McGuire that would air from 2003 to 2004. The film… Continue reading Hey Now! Hey Now! It’s The Lizzie McGuire Movie! (2003)

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Hey Football Head! Hey Arnold! (1996)

Background Hey Arnold is one of my favorite animated tv shows as a child. Hey Arnold was a Nickelodeon show in the mid-90s about elementary school children and their everyday life. Following Arnold, an only child that is living with his grandparents, he navigates life as a 4th grader at PS 118. With a classroom… Continue reading Hey Football Head! Hey Arnold! (1996)

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Food

90s Food and Drinks You Probably Forgot About

Since the last post about computer games went so well, I thought we would talk about snacks. I loved 90s food and drinks and had a bunch of them in my household. My parents also loved snacks. These are some of my favorite food and drinks ‌people don’t talk about much, they were great! Wonder… Continue reading 90s Food and Drinks You Probably Forgot About

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Remember this? Commercial Edition

Orbit Gum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfh92hKLO6c “You Lint Licker” Don’t we all remember this wonderful commercial that came out in 2007? It feels like it was so long ago. I definitely said, “What the French Toast” all the time after this. It also made us really want to buy the gum just for that. I think I actually… Continue reading Remember this? Commercial Edition

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Worst Boyband Ever: Bad Boys Inc.

Background Bad Boys Inc is another 90s boy band. They were formed in 1993 in London, England by a record producer. The members were: David Ross, Matthew Pateman, Tony Dowding, and Ally Begg. These 4 gentlemen were all in their 20s when they decided ‌they were going to embark into boybandhood.  There isn’t a lot… Continue reading Worst Boyband Ever: Bad Boys Inc.

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90s Computer Games You May Have Forgotten About

After seeing this BuzzFeed Article for the best educational computer games of the 90s, I discovered they forgot a ton of great computer games that I played growing up. So I thought we would take a trip down memory lane… ClueFinders: The Learning Company was great back in the day! They continued Reader Rabbit, with… Continue reading 90s Computer Games You May Have Forgotten About

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Let’s Have a Little Spice by Spice Girls(1996)

Let me tell you what I want, what I really really want. I really, really, really, want to talk about the Spice Girls. I’ve been on a Spice Girls kick lately, which is weird because I was not interested in the Spice Girls as a child. I’ve had many friends that were, but I was… Continue reading Let’s Have a Little Spice by Spice Girls(1996)

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Do You Have it? Nickelodeon Guts (1992)

In a world of American Ninja Warrior, and Wipeout, Millennials had Nickelodeon Guts. A show that would bring together athleticism, strange games, and a very large climbing mountain all for a chance to win a large piece of said mountain. Yes, that is all that you win, a glowing piece of rock that isn’t actually… Continue reading Do You Have it? Nickelodeon Guts (1992)

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Revisiting the Millennium Backstreet Boys(1999)

In the wake of the millennium coming, there would be an array of music that would overtake the world. It would be the land of boy bands, girl bands, and bubblegum pop music. The Backstreet Boys would be one of those many bands that would change the face of the late 90s and early 2000s.… Continue reading Revisiting the Millennium Backstreet Boys(1999)

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Zenon Girl of the 21st Century: The Best of the DCOMs? (1999)

Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM) were a big changing point in Disney Channel history. Disney Channel had movies on their channel since 1987, calling them Disney Channel Premiere Films. In 1997, they changed the branding, and the DCOM was born. Starting with Under Wraps, Disney Channel would put out between 3-10 DCOMs a year for… Continue reading Zenon Girl of the 21st Century: The Best of the DCOMs? (1999)

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American Idiot: An Album for a Generation (2004)

When thinking about albums that define a generation, there are very few. One that defined the millennial generation was American Idiot. Green Day, a band that had had seven albums before, found enormous support and controversy with this album. Though they had success in the 90s, they were finding trouble finding support in the 2000s… Continue reading American Idiot: An Album for a Generation (2004)

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All That! The Kid’s Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live is a widely popular program of sketch comedy that has been around since the 1970s. Through that, there have been many tv shows that have come and gone to ‌replicate it: Mad TV, Chappelle Show, Key and Peele, SCTV of others. The only kid version that tried to replicate it was All… Continue reading All That! The Kid’s Saturday Night Live

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It’s Britney’s Baby One More Time!

In 1999, a teenage Britney Spears would come out with what could be one of the most influential albums of the future. An album that would spark inspiration for many of the artists that are here today, “…Baby One More Time”. Britney Spears started as a child star. She rose to fame after she was… Continue reading It’s Britney’s Baby One More Time!

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It’s Cute, It’s Awkward, It’s Boy Meets World: Middle School

Picture this, it’s a Saturday night in 1993 and there is a new show premiering on It’s Saturday Night! An ABC TV block where new shows were aired. You sit down and watch the opening to find that there is a show about a normal family, centering on a preteen and his friends and their… Continue reading It’s Cute, It’s Awkward, It’s Boy Meets World: Middle School

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This Album is Tearin’ Up My Heart! Nsync’s Self-Titled Album (1998)

The best way to start is with my favorite group, Nsync. I know about the controversy; you are team Backstreet or Nsync but can’t we all just get along? Anyway, this is Nsync’s first album that was titled Nsync. Released in the United States in 1998, it was how Justin, JC, Chris, Lance, and Joey… Continue reading This Album is Tearin’ Up My Heart! Nsync’s Self-Titled Album (1998)

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Where are They Now? Mara Wilson

Why are They Famous? Mara Wilson is best known for acting as the main character in Matilda. She started acting when she was 5 years old. Her first role was in Mrs. Doubtfire. She did so well as Natalie in Mrs. Doubtfire that she was cast in the remake of Miracle on 34th Street in… Continue reading Where are They Now? Mara Wilson