1. The ultimate people's champion: tuvez.com The dude knew how to knock people out. 2. One of your first cassettes: articulo.mercadolibre.com.mx Never forget. 3. Big Brother + American Idol + Mexico = TV Azteca The show would eventually lose steam in later years, but La Primera Generacion de La Academia will always and forever be in our hearts. 4. Gloria Trevi's trendsetting tights: Ariola Perfectly cut out holes in tights = GROUNDBREAKING '90s FASHION. 5. This song by Cri Cri: View this video on YouTube youtube.com Also, the first time you heard English and Spanish being used in the same song. 6. This Televisa logo that appeared before every telenovela: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Televisa Brace yourself for some FRIGGIN' DRAMA! 7. These fried thingies, usually covered in chile y limon: laeastside.com So bad for your health but SO GODDAMN GOOD! 8. These chicles: candy.com They somehow always snuck their way into piñatas and colaciónes. 9. This simple dish that your mom cooked when she was in a hurry: View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Tortilla + Queso Panela = The taste of childhood. 10. The smell of leather when walking into a Mexican boot shop: Facebook: SoMexican The sweet smell of alpha male. 11. Your parents refused to take you to McDonald's because you had this waiting at home: czechmex.wordpress.com Mom: "iY NO TE LEVANTAS HASTA QUE TE LO TERMINES TODO!" 12. The glory that is the inside of a Gamesa Surtido box: View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Your favorite ones always seem to disappear 10 seconds after opening the box. 13. Piñata shops on the day of your birthday: View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I WANT EVERYTHING!" 14. ALL THE HOMIES: entertainmentearth.com 25 cents ALWAYS went a long way at the corner store. 15. This telenovela that your mom liked crying to: Televisa Tissues everywhere. 16. Having to rock one of these folklorico outfits: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com Eight-year-old me: "But I don't wanna do it."Mom: "Are you paying rent in this house? PUT THAT CHARRO OUTFIT ON!" 17. The joy of seeing these on your kitchen table: Creative Commons/ wendolyne78 /Flickr: 66947169@N04 As a kid, conchitas were great, but it was that bread with the multicolored sprinkles that caught your attention. 18. The traditional turn-and-look part of every telenovela intro: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com This was absolutely essential and not at all cheesy. 19. LUCAS BAR: View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Sweet, salty, and spicy, all in one refreshing popsicle. 20. The colorful and flamboyant style of Jorge Campos: remezcla.com Because the man knew how to defend a goal and look like a superhero at the same time. 21. The telenovela that swept the world for a hot second: Televisa REBELDE > SPICE GIRLS. That's right. I said it. 22. Small print that scrolled really fast during telenovela intros: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Televisa It always seemed awkward, forced, and out of place. 23. Your mom asking you to peel a hundred of these: popsugar.com These would go on to make the greatest green salsa of all time. 24. Mexico's unbelievable adoration of this man: articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar Especially when he was visiting Mexico. 25. The heartbreaking scene where Pedrito Fernandez sings "Amigo" for the Pope in this 1980 movie. View this video on YouTube youtube.com The song was so memorable, it would be used as the anthem for all of the Pope's future visits to Mexico. 26. This telenovela about uniformed Mexican students and their parents issues: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com Sometimes, this show got a little too real. 27. Instead of Big Bird, you had Abelardo: Jim Henson Studios Big Bird's Mexican cousin who's also a parrot. 28. Watching the last Selena concert on Univision where she wore her famous purple outfit: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Univision :( 29. Cristina doing that thing with her thumb at the end of every single show: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Univision That thumb wiggle is now iconic. 30. The thin layer of film on a hot cup of Chocolate Abuelita. simpleydelicioso.com SO GOOD. 31. This dance move for that awesome song that never really made any sense: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com SO DAMN CATCHY! 32. And finally, this intro to the most iconic children's show in Mexican history: View this video on YouTube youtube.com "SUPER" comedian Roberto Gomez Bolaños managed to capture all the innocence of our childhoods, no matter what era we grew up in.