Skip To Content

    28 Very Specific Things Every '90s Kid Did One Last Time Without Realizing It

    Honestly, we need Stick Stickly back in our lives now more than ever.

    1. Put a Nickelodeon orange tape into the VCR and feel excited 'cause you knew you were in for a treat:

    2. Open a brand-new Disney VHS movie and immediately look through the coupons that came in it:

    Six different Disney VHS tapes still in the wrapping
    WeStartedWithAMouse/ etsy.com

    3. Celebrate a friend's birthday party at Discovery Zone:

    Children playing amid colorful plastic balls and on a big blue pyramid at a Discovery Zone children's fitness center
    Michael L Abramson / Getty Images

    4. Treat your Beanie Babies like uber-valuable collectables:

    A group of Beanie Babies
    The Washington Post / The Washington Post via Getty Images

    5. Struggle to open one of these Disney Read-Along Book and Tapes:

    Snow White book on tape in packaging
    KillersClassics/ etsy.com

    6. Sing along with Stick Stickly:

    Screen shot of Stick Stickly at a news desk
    Viacom

    7. Get your news from Linda Ellerbee:

    Linda Ellerbee surrounded by kids
    Viacom/ reddit.com

    8. Record a song you wanted off the radio perfectly on the first try:

    Close up front a deck recorder of the vintage stereo cassette tape player with the push operation buttons are retro technology
    Chonticha Wat / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    9. Eat a bit of wet cardboard that came with your popsicle:

    Hand holding a popsicle surrounded by a cardboard holder

    10. Pass a note to your friend during class:

    Stock image close up of two kids passing a note in class
    Comstock Images / Getty Images

    11. Visit your school at night and feel completely creeped out:

    School hall way at night

    12. Save your Chuck E. Cheese tickets to try to get a better prize:

    Two Chuck E Cheese tickets

    13. Watch the TV Guide Channel to see what was on:

    A screenshot of the TV Guide channel of a smiling face from a commercial with some channels scrolling by underneath it
    Michelem184/ youtube.com

    14. Walk down the bicycle aisle of Toys "R" Us just for the tire smell:

    Bike aisle at Toys R Us
    Langevin Jacques / Sygma via Getty Images

    15. Feel like you won the lotto because you got the Happy Meal toy you really wanted:

    Animaniacs Happy Meal Toys

    16. Or feel like you won the lotto because you got a Pokémon card you really wanted:

    Yvonne Hemsey / Getty Images

    17. Ask for your parents to buy you a cereal just for the toy inside the box:

    An old box of Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter cereal

    18. Fight with your siblings over who got to read the Sunday comics first:

    Little girl reading comics page
    Charles Gullung / Getty Images

    19. Or fight with your sibling over who got to use the phone:

    Photo of a teen girl talking on the phone in her family's kitchen
    Mark Peterson / Corbis via Getty Images

    20. Be tempted to buy an overpriced album at Sam Goody's:

    Photo of two kids looking at a CD in a Sam Goody's
    Star Tribune Via Getty Images / Star Tribune via Getty Images

    21. Walk through the kids door at Imaginarium:

    Imaginarium stores. https://t.co/M1n9Xzgtqj #90s #gencrate

    Twitter: @GenerationCrate

    22. Entertain yourself with the Nature Sounds display at Target:

    Target employee adjusting a  Nature Sounds music display
    Star Tribune Via Getty Images / Star Tribune via Getty Images

    23. Feel endlessly creative opening this art supplies kit:

    Art supplies box featuring markers, scissors, and colored pencils

    24. Look forward to getting a Lifesavers book for Christmas

    Open Lifesavers book

    25. Be startled and awakened by one of the glow-in-the-dark stars from your ceiling falling on you during your sleep:

    Glow-in-the-dark stars against a black background

    26. Get up early on Saturday to watch cartoons:

    Recess cartoon image
    Walt Disney Co. / ©Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Everett Collection

    27. Make small talk with your friend's parents 'cause you called their house line and they answered:

    Little girl talking on kitchen phone
    Comstock / Getty Images

    28. And lastly, feel elated as you saw the TV cart being rolled into your class:

    Disney/ imgur.com