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40 Pictures That Perfectly Capture What A Ridiculous Time The '90s Were

The decade that gave us "Macarena" workout VHS tapes and Beanie Babies mania.

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1. The Power Rangers making an appearance at Planet Hollywood:

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2. Britney Spears hanging out backstage with Sugar Ray at Z-100's Zootopia concert:

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3. Sarah Michelle Gellar doing a Buffy the Vampire Slayer–themed 1-800-Collect commercial:

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4. Rosie O'Donnell playing with a Koosh Ball slingshot on the set of The Rosie O'Donnell Show:

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5. Jay Leno making a Barney joke on The Tonight Show:

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6. This Macarena Workout VHS tape:

7. And this Marky Mark workout video:

8. This hip-hop Looney Tunes T-shirt, where Taz and Bugs are supposed to look like Kris Kross:

9. And this photo of a kid eating a Lunchables while rocking a hip-hop Looney Tunes T-shirt:

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10. Fran Drescher promoting a doll from The Nanny:

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11. This giant display to promote the VHS release of Titanic at a Tower Records store:

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12. Jennifer Love Hewitt having a cameo in LFO's music video for "Girl on TV":

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13. Books based on Clueless the movie and the TV show:

14. The cast of Dawson's Creek appearing in a J. Crew catalog:

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15. An SNL skit where Wayne Campbell visits Melrose Place:

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16. 98 Degrees and a whole bunch of Beanie Babies:

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17. And this Beanie Babies convention:

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18. Beeper gum (which was chalky, FTR):

19. This promotional Surge mix CD that was also an enhanced CD:

20. This photo of a guy buying Tamagotchis at a KB Toys store:

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21. JTT (sporting a middle-part hairdo) standing between Nerf guns and Power Rangers toys:

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22. Jamie Lee Curtis re-creating her True Lies helicopter scene onstage at the Blockbuster Awards (as in the video store):

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23. Jim Carrey playing with Buzz and Woody toys while presenting at the Oscars:

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24. This collection of Dinosaurs VHS tapes that come in neon colors:

25. This Pokémon-themed Game Boy Camera:

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26. Nick Carter, Monica, and Britney Spears on the cover of Teen People magazine:

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27. And TLC on the cover of Seventeen:

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28. This VH1 Divas Live VHS tape:

29. An instructional video guide on how to use Windows 95 starring Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston:

30. The Spice Girls visiting the AOL offices in New York and using those old school giant computers:

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31. This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming Out of Their Shells cassette tape (from when they did a rock tour around the country!):

32. This bootleg Simpsons T-shirt that also featured the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on it:

33. A Space Jam video game for PlayStation:

34. Marcia Clark promoting her book about the O.J. Simpson case at a Borders:

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35. These Magic Eye VHS tapes:

36. Gwen Stefani hanging out with Courtney Love at the 1998 Grammys:

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37. And RuPaul and Nirvana hanging out together backstage at the 1993 MTV VMAs:

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38. This person who decorated their bathroom with Arnold's head and a Rugrats towel:

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39. A Pop Up Video Trivia Game:

40. And finally, Urkel doing a crossover episode on Step By Step:

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