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21 Unanswered Questions From '90s Music Videos

Two decades after Brandy vs. Monica, it's time we got some answers.

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1. Why does Baby Spice taunt this homeless man at the beginning of "Wannabe"?

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She steals his hat! Who does that??

2. When Bryan Adams and Melanie C sing in "When You're Gone" about how much they miss each other...

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Can't they hear each other slamming all those doors? Those walls ain't thick.

3. Did Alanis Morissette disinfect that seat before filming "Thank U"?

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And did she disinfect it again afterwards?

4. What music executive signed off on the video for Eddie Murphy's "Whatzupwitu"?

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5. And were they fired shortly thereafter?

6. And how did they get Michael Jackson to be in it?

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7. And is it the best or the worst music video of all time?

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We really can't tell.

8. Why does Brian of the Backstreet Boys have a screaming fit when he finds this stuffed toy in "Everybody"?

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9. Were the members of the Bloodhound Gang ever sent to prison for "doing it like they do on the Discovery Channel"?

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Because they definitely drugged and kidnapped these women.

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And then also kidnapped this mime.

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And threw them all in a cage.

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And then killed the mime.

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It seems like there would be a pretty strong case for legal action tbh.

10. In "All Star", is Smash Mouth the Mother of Dragons?

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11. Why did Barbie Girl say she was having "so much fun" immediately after Ken ripped her arm off in "Barbie Girl"?

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The people have the right to know.

12. In "Say You'll Be There", why do the Spice Girls keep destroying glass beakers in the desert?


Like, was that a thing in the 90s?

13. And why does this man turn up with his fly down?


Was that a thing???

14. And why do the Girls then chain him to the ground and torture him with a glowing orb?


Is it misandry?

15. Shouldn't the girl in Ricky Martin's "Livin' the Vida Loca" be wearing a seatbelt?


And keep your eyes on the road, Ricky.

16. What's up with the trumpet player in TLC's "Creep"?

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Whatchu doin back there bro?

17. Why is The Verve's lead singer Richard Ashcroft such a passive aggressive asshole in "Bitter Sweet Symphony"?

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18. What are trying to prove by barging into all of these people, Richard?

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19. Like, what did this lady do to you to deserve this?

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"Oh, I'm such a rebel."


20. Why would anyone date two women who lived literally right next to each other like the guy in Brandy and Monica's "The Boy is Mine"?

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21. But more importantly, whose boy WAS it?

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It's time we got some answers.