When Television Totally Rocked: A Look Back At Some Childhood Favourites

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Photo: ourstage.com

Ah ‘90s kids, a generation who are ridiculously proud of their era for no apparent reason. Remember the days of The Spice Girls, double denim, tamagotchis and lots and lots of gunge? The good times. We did have some pretty good TV though! Get ready for a nostalgia boost, here’s a look back at some of my favourite shows from when I was a kid.

Now I was born in 1995 so some of these shows do cross over into the 2000s, but they’re all amazing none the less!

Photo: Nickelodeon
Photo: Nickelodeon


Saved By The Bell
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Nickelodeon really got it right with this one. It was all about cool older kids in high school in America and all the tricks and mischief they got up to. Every girl was in love with Zach Morris and wanted to be Kelly Kapowski and it was a show we could all look up to so easily.

Photo: Cartoon Network
Photo: Cartoon Network


The Powerpuff Girls
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Made from sugar, spice and everything nice, the Powerpuff Girls were so awesome! Everyone had their favourite (mine was Blossom), and a soft toy of their favourite (yes, yes I did). It definitely taught me a lot about how badass girls can be and that not all superheroes are men.

Photo: Nickelodeon
Photo: Nickelodeon


The Amanda Show
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Yes, before Amanda Bynes went crazy she was a child star on Nickelodeon. She had her own show and also played the show’s main fangirl! I found this show hilarious. All of the sketches were great and the website was really fun to play on (I think I was only just old enough to be allowed on the internet!). Its definitely up there with my favourite shows of all time, case dismissed, bring in the dancing lobsters!

Photo: Nickelodeon
Photo: Nickelodeon


Kenan And Kel
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Who loves orange soda? Kel loves orange soda. That is all.

Photo: Nickelodeon
Photo: Nickelodeon


Sabrina The Teenage Witch
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How cool would it have been to be a witch! Sabrina was the first show to get me into all the supernatural stuff I like watching now, along with Mona The Vampire. Salem was also one of the most amazing characters ever written, I loved that cat!

Photo: NBC
Photo: NBC


The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
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I still watch this show today. Side-splittingly funny but also tacked some real serious issues, and taught me a lot about the real world. Also the Carlton dance and that theme song.

Photo: Nickelodeon
Photo: Nickelodeon


Sister Sister
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Everyone loved the film The Parent Trap, this had essentially the same storyline just in a TV show. My sister and I loved watching it because we knew exactly which sister we were.

Photo: BBC
Photo: BBC


Shoebox Zoo
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So no one has ever heard of this show when I bring it up, but it was great! It was about these scholars who had been trapped inside toy animals. They ad to find the Book of Forbidden Knowledge in order to become human again. Insanely good.

Photo: Fox
Photo: Fox


The Simpsons
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Ok so it’s still going now – but was still a massive part of my childhood! I remember it was on at 6:30pm every weeknight so we had to have finished dinner by then so we could sit and watch The Simpsons. Hilarious show, not just for me and my sister, but my parents loved it too. I still watch it to this day – no wonder it’s the longest running animation ever.

Photo: YTV
Photo: YTV


Goosebumps
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This show fueled my hatred for scary movies. I’m a total wuss when it comes to these things. It’s because Goosebumps scarred me as a child. Yet I still watched it.

Photo: Warner Bros
Photo: Warner Bros


Looney Tunes
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The classic. Every kid loved Tweetie and Bugs Bunny and the whole gang.

Special shout outs to Bear In The Big Blue House (who sang goodnight to be me with the moon), Dexter’s Laboratory, Rugrats, Recess, The Animals Of Farthing Wood, Basil Brush, The Teletubbies, Two Of A Kind (every girl loved Mary-Kate and Ashley), and The Wild Thornberrys.

Now a friendly reminder than 1990 was now 24 years ago. Anyone else feeling old?

 

Zoe Ambrozewska

Zoe Ambrozewska is a Lead Content Editor at 4 Your Excitement. In addition to 4YE, she worked at PopWrapped as a Content Editor and writes for her University newspaper The Badger. Zoe has been always enjoyed English literature and language, and has wanted to be a journalist since a young age. She is currently working towards a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and American Studies from the University of Sussex. You can find her on twitter with her personal feels on everything she finds exciting.
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