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You Might Be a 80s-90’s Kid If…..

I received this list from a forwarded email so I really don’t know where it comes from but it seems that I remember a whole bunch of them from raising my daughters through that whole era….

Title changed from “Your a 90’s Kid If” to “You Might Be an 80’s-90’s Kid If” to placate those who hate to be labeled…

“You Might Be an 80’s-90’s Kid”

You’re an 80’s-90’s kid if:

You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word “psyche!  (changed from sike to psyche! – Thank god for online editors)

You can sing the rap to “The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air”

You remember when Kurt Cobain, Tupac, River Phoenix, and Selena died.

You know that “WOAH” comes from Joey from “Blossom” and that “How Rude!”
comes from Stephanie from “Full House”

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to
watch cartoons.

You remember that abercrombie and fitch wasn’t that craved.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at

You remember reading “Goosebumps”

You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, wax off”

You have pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You danced to “wannabe” by the Spice Girls, Females: had a new motto, Males:
got a whole lot gay-er. (so tell me what you want, what you really really

You remember the craze then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.

You still get the urge to say “NOT” after (almost) every sentence.Not.

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show.

Captain Planet.

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the red* Ranger were
meant to be together.

To the last sentence you said…hey.Tommy was the green* ranger!!!!

*later to be white

*then red

*then more things and he is currently the black ranger

When playing power rangers with friends you fought over who got to be
who….and still all ended up being Tommy.

You remember when super nintendo’s became popular.

You remember watching Home Alone 1 and 2….and tried to pull the pranks on

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”

Ren & StimpyYou remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.

Two words. Trapper Keeper.

You ever got injured on a Slip ‘n’ Slide.

You wore socks over leggings scrunched down.

“Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black, with silver
buttons, buttons, buttons, all down her back, back, back” SHE ASKED HER
he touched the sky sky sky and he didnt come back back back til the forth of
july ly ly he jumped so low ow ow he stubbed his toe toe toe and thats the
end end end of the elephants show show show.

You remember boom boxes vs. CD players.

You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool.

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on “Saved By The

You played and or collected “Pogs”

You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere.

You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles.

You played marbles at recess.

When wearing your pants over your belly button was cool!


When you ate otterpops even when it was 40 degrees outside.

Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!

All your school supplies were “Lisa Frank” brand. (pencils, notebooks,
binders, etc.)

You remember when the new Beanie Babies were always sold out.

You used to wear those stick on earrings, not only on your ears, but at the
corners of your eyes.

You remember a time before the WB.

You’ve gotten creeped out by “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

You know the Macarena by heart.

“Talk to the hand” . enough said.

You thought Brain would finally take over the world.

You always said, “Then why don’t you marry it!”

You remember when everyone went slinky crazy.

You remember when razor scooters were cool.

when we were younger:

Before the MySpace frenzy.

Before the Internet & text messaging.

Before Sidekicks & iPods.


Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX.


When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.

When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.

When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.

When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.

When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.

Bill-nye the science guy.


gulah gulah island


lamb chop

original barney

When Toys R Us overuled the mall.

act like you didn’t watch afro-king BOB ROSS paint trees on T.V.


Happy Days and Fonzie

smud and yak back. skip it and bop it.

Who loves orange soda? Kel loves orange soda! Is it true? I do, I do, I

Before we realized all this would eventually disappear who would have
thought you’d miss the 90’s so much!!!!!

Your a 90’s kid when you read this and smiled and laughed at least 5 of



  davisw wrote @

Great post and a great walk down memory lane, even for a Fifty-Something guy

  IfeMasta wrote @

touching. brought a tear to my eyes on most all of these.

  tim wrote @

Me-emories.. purple mountains majesty.. for thee I sing.. No ren and stimpy “nose goblin” references or anything? *Almost* a complete list 😉 Thanx for the stroll down memory lane.. heh heh.. you said memory.. shut up, beavis.. boi-oi-oi-oi-oing!

  May wrote @

Omg, Trapper Keeper, Lisa Frank, and Yikes… those all bring me back to my elementary and junior high school days when it was cool to post Lisa Frank stickers all over my Trapper Keeper while sporting my unused Yikes pencil ‘coz it was too cool to use! Lol…

And who could forget Saved By The Bell?!

Great list!

  psyche wrote @

the word is psyche not sike

  ashley wrote @

Pink ranger Kimberly was meant to be with Tommy GREEN ranger turned WHITE Ranger…Jason was red…:) yep definitely from the 90’s”)

  T wrote @

Several of these were from the 80s though. Ahhh, the memories. Oh, and what about leather braided belts that you looped around in some sort of knot looking thing at the end, and those vests that we wore over white t-shirts…oh and when everyone wanted to look and dress like the people from Beverly Hills 90210. I don’t know about you, but when I was in school in the early 90s, everyone had to have ColeHanns or you weren’t cool. Oh and The Wonder Years, or maybe that was the 80s. Anyway, thanks for the flash backs..haha.

  Lorena wrote @

care bears, my little pony and the smurfs were from the 80 or maybe even older… I remember then when I was in primary school and it was the 80s…. actually the original smurfs are older, like from the 60s….

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  gizzy wrote @

yeh they were the best i loved lambchop
this is the song that doesnt end it goes on and on my friend some people started singin it not knowin wot it was so they continued singin it for ever just because … this is the song hhehehehe

  Michelle wrote @

What about bevis and butthead?

  Beezle wrote @

Voyage of the Mimi anyone??

  Chris wrote @

This is awesome. You totally forgot Ren & Stimpy though. I remember them having an episode with the Happy Happy Joy Joy song. That song stuck in my head for ages! And Clarissa Explains It All. I was dweeby enough to get all excited when Sam kissed Clarissa. LOL. And All That! The original cast, that is.

Back in elementary school, everyone would get so jealous of kids who brought boomboxes. We used to play BSB on ’em all the time during luch. Backstreet’s back, all right! Lol.:D

  Kat wrote @

*slap-on braclets*

*Baby-sitters club

That address, btw, is my husbands website.

  MaddyRu wrote @


  Samantha wrote @

There’s a perfect list of things to introduce my daughter to. When I was younger…

Wow, I’m so 80’s/90’s! I loved slap braclets…
(some of these were too American and went right by me. I just taught the children at my daughters school why fruit box drinks were called ‘poppers’ when I was a young un’

that was a really incomprehensible comment. sorry, and yeay for the entry.

  Dan wrote @

Amazing List.
I must’ve answered yes to at least 35 of these…I was born in 1990.
My personal favorite was “Who loves Orange Soda? Kel loves orange soda.” LOL
One you should add is
You collected McDonalds happy meal toys like they were $100 dollar bills.

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