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    Erik Von Detten Was The Biggest Dreamboat Of The '90s

    It didn't even matter that his hair was wet for a whole decade, we didn't give a damn!

    Does this photo stir up any powerful emotions? Because it ABSOLUTELY should.

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    If you don't recognize this middle part at all, then scat, scram, get outta here!

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    No, seriously, just go. Erik Von Detten is and forever will be our oldest love.

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    You know his hair was itching the shit out of his face during this photo shoot.

    I mean, who else had hair like that? Literally, no one. His hair was astounding. The ONLY male hair I've ever been jealous of.

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    But also, his beautiful Californian accent. It swept us right off our Tevas.

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    Every time we looked at him, we just thought to ourselves, This is a cool guy. This is what a cool guy looks like. Those are cool jeans.

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    I mean, he was THE reason all of us bought Rollerblades.

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    Not to mention, the reason we even considered partaking in a game of spin the bottle. If Erik thought it was OK, then our moms would definitely agree it's fine!

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    Bop Magazine might as well have been nothing without him (and JTT, of course).

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    Let's talk about the fact that he had his own show in 1999. Um, what 17-year-old has their own show?? Besides every single kid on the Disney Channel.

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    Frontier Pictures / kales.tumblr.com

    He's just an all-around fantastic dude and if I knew him personally, I'm 92% sure I could back that up.

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    Like, it doesn't even matter that he wore this outfit. In fact, everyone should love this outfit. Everyone should love every single bit of this outfit. Except for that leather jacket, obviously.

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    Did it bother us that we could never actually keep up with him on a dance floor? No, not really. We could still dance near him, further off to the side!

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    You get the point, people. It's Erik Von Detten.

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    Erik Von D. was the cutest thing to ever hit our television screens from 1995–2004.

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    The voice of Sid inToy Story wasn't his best role, I admit. Sid was a jerk. But hey, the kid showed tenacity!

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    Pixar Animation Studios / youtube.com

    He also played a total douche bag in The Princess Diaries, but we were able to look past it.

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    Courtesy of Walt Disney Productions
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    Some of us even watched him on Celebrity Mole, despite the fact that it was the worst show ever. He made it worthwhile, obvi.

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    Celebrity Mole Hawaii / youtube.com
    Celebrity Mole Hawaii /youtube.com

    In sixth grade, we never knew whether or not to write Mrs. Detten or Mrs. Von Detten on our binders.

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    So I just wrote E. V. Detten because I thought it would look sophisticated on a desk plaque.

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    Basically, in the end, we all want Erik to come back to our screens. Do something, please. We miss you and your splendid locks!

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