I am not embarrassed to admit that to this day, I still watch Saved by the Bell
– whenever I’m awake early enough, that is. I dare you to find a kid who grew up in the ’90s that didn’t watch Saved by the Bell
and can quote/summarize at least 10 episodes. Just like young girls today have to choose Edward
, we had to choose from Zack or Slater. (Team Zack, all the way)
No matter where I go, if I can find someone my age in the vicinity, we can talk about things we remember from the ’90s.
- How we know all of the words to the rap
from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
- How many Beanie Babies
we had and what our favorites were.
- Why Oregon Trail was so frickin’ awesome (just like the old Apple’s with black screens and green font that we played it on).
- Why we still use Clueless
lingo in our adult lives.
- What happened to slap bracelets
and why don’t we wear them anymore?
- How long our first Tamagotchi
- Which Power Ranger we related to most on both emotional and physical levels.
- Playing regular Nintendo and thinking it was awesome.
- Why we’re still thoroughly terrified by episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark
- How lame Spongebob Squarepants
is compared to Rugrats
- Why kids don’t watch the original animated Disney movies
anymore. (aka anything before Pocahontas’ release in 1995)
- What you’re going to do with all your old VHS tapes.
- Why “talk to the hand” doesn’t shut people down like it used to.
For the girls:
- Lisa Frank school supplies.
- Stirrup Leggings. (Don’t be embarrassed, we all wore them.)
- When you and your four best friends would argue over which “Spice Girl” you were.
For the boys:
- Trading Pokemon cards.
- Enjoying the original Ninja Turtle craze.
- Thinking razor scooters were comparable to Marty McFly’s Hoverboard.
What am I missing? I know there’s more.