I am a child of the 90s. (And, no, that does not mean I was born in 1991, and have a working recollection starting in 1995. That doesn’t count. I was born in 1987, and though it’s kind of foggy, I remember when the 90s began.)
I watched Sesame Street when Oscar still lived in a trash can, when cookies were not “a sometimes food,” and when Bert and Ernie were roommates…or were they?
I made it my mission to learn all the words to the crazy Animaniacs songs (state capitals, nations, presidents). I can’t say I ever succeeded, but hey, it was fun to try.
I watched Cory and Topanga fall in love, over and over.
And Rugrats, I watched constantly. I even saw The Rugrats Movie in the theater, if you can believe that. It’s in my grown-up Netflix queue, and I regularly watch a random pick, just when I need a walk back to childhood. In fact, I believe The Boy’s ringtone for me is the theme song. (Though it went downhill fast with the introduction of Kira and Dill — I mean, Dill Pickles, really? — and I’ll never watch All Growed Up. Ever.)
Maybe it’s the nostalgia of it all. Maybe it’s just me, but kids’ programming in the 1990s was AWESOME. The Boy and I have discussed purchasing DVD/BluRay/whatever format set of our favorites (these, and others…Full House, Doug, Step by Step, maybe even Clarissa Explain it All, simply because I LOVED it) for our *future* children, because today’s programming just doesn’t seem up to snuff.
Well, at least not all of it. I’m not ashamed to admit that Phineas & Ferb is pretty cool, and I’ve been kind of obsessed with the Fairly Odd Parents for some time now.
Though I must say, having watched it now as an adult, I doubt Scooby Doo (awesome as it was/is) will be added to that list of what my young’uns watch. Who knows what was really in those Scooby snacks, or what really went on inside the famed Mystery Machine (but I guess the Scooby movie — terrible — cleared that up for us).
So…grown ups, what cartoons/shows do your little ones watch?
What were your favorites as a child?
**And just as a note, I don’t claim to own copyright to any of these videos. All content falls under the sole ownership of the networks by whom they were produced.**