42 “Facts” That Everyone Between The Ages 33–40 Can Agree On

    Don't click on this post unless you lived through the '80s.

    1. All the words to the Muppet Babies theme song...

    2. ...and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song.

    3. That you had an at least 80% chance of getting burned whenever you slid down one of these:

    4. While it was tiny AF, watching TV from the Sony Watchman made you feel like you were living in the future.

    5. That you can still recite the entire My Buddy Kid Sister commercial in your head.

    6. That every birthday party you attended had at least one Hawaiian pizza.

    7. That even though He-Man and She-Ra were brother and sister, you’d ship it.

    8. How Domino's the Noid was a creepy AF mascot and made you have nightmares instead of craving pizza.

    9. That Time for Timer was annoying as hell, but really did make you crave cheese.

    10. How Punky Brewster's tree house and bedroom were GOALS.

    11. That floppy discs really were floppy.

    12. How you couldn't play with this play set without pinching your fingers trying to close it.

    13. That drinking a New York Seltzer made you feel sophisticated.

    14. The absolute shock you felt when Optimus Prime died in The Transformers: The Movie.

    15. How much satisfaction you got blowing into your Nintendo cartridge in order to get it to work.

    16. That Disney's Return to Oz was the first ~horror~ movie marketed to kids.

    17. How important Cousin Larry and Balki were to the TGIF line-up.

    18. That you NEVER touched a stereo that was behind a glass cabinet.

    19. That this was the coolest boombox you could own:

    20. That an uncomfortable mask with poor visibility, and a plastic smock that didn't really let you move, were just part of Halloween:

    21. How ham was the WORST Scratch & Sniff sticker you could get.

    22. That Pee-Wee's Playhouse was a huge reason to wake up early on Saturday mornings.

    23. That, even as a kid, you knew this show was BUDGET:

    24. That it wasn't creepy at all to have McDonald's food talk to you in order to entice you into eating them.

    25. Just how addicting the smell of a new Trapper Keeper is.

    26. That this is the best way to make popcorn:

    27. That the only thing this was ever used for was for the robot voice:

    28. That watching Nickelodeon meant two things: You Can't Do That Television...

    29. ...and Double Dare (which you deep down thought you could beat).

    30. How you had to cheat when reading these:

    31. How confusing it was to have two different cartoons titled Ghostbusters.

    32. The sheer stress of ripping the sides off dot matrix paper.

    33. That Swatch Watches were just the coolest designed things ever.

    34. That you laughed every time the kid said "Dic."

    35. How everyone owned a Hands Across America T-shirt, even if they didn't participate in it.

    36. That you were low-key more excited about the license plate key chain that came with a pair of LA Gears than the actual sneakers.

    37. How lit the programming lineup was for the Disney Channel's free preview weekend.

    38. That even as a young kid you knew Rio cheating on Jerrica with Jem was all sorts of fucked up...

    39. ...and that the Misfits were way cooler and better than Jem and the Holograms.

    40. How this scene in Who Framed Roger Rabbit was one of the most scarring things ever.

    41. That in a pinch this made a fun toy:

    42. And finally, that there was nobody you knew who didn't own this album: