Amy and Josh discuss the pop culture of October 1991 as well as Amy's favorite video game console, the Super Nintendo. Lyle from the Amazing Advertising podcast drops by with his memories of the SNES. We announce our brand new radio station!
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We all love Clarissa. If you were a typical tween in the 90's you'll relate when you see hub caps on bedroom walls and ladders outside windows. Yes, we loved her original style, her talent for coding computer games, and her awesomely decorated bedroom. We looked to her for wisdom and our daily dose of useless facts and advice. Yet, here we are 22 years later and we can't help but address the fact that Clarissa forgot to explain a few things and answer some very important questions.
Flashback to December 31st, 1999 and the Y2K scare
It's time again for 90's nostalgia! We examine the biggest one hit wonders from 1997-1999.. We bet you forgot about some of these!
In this first ever episode of the Generation Y Podcast, Amy and Josh discuss the phenomenon that was ABC's TGIF.
DUNK-A-ROOS There used to be nothing better than sitting down to watch SNICK while eating a DUNK-A-ROO. They came in a few flavors, chocolate crackers, or just a plain graham cracker. You could get chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry frosting. I was partial to the Vanilla frosting, with the sprinkles of course. Live in Canada? Your a lucky duckling, you can still get them! This is one snack that everyone had at lunchtime, and one snack that would fly off the shelves if it were brought back!
STRING THING Oh, the string thing..a delicious cross between a fruit roll up, and fruit by the foot. They came in three different flavors, strawberry, cherry and blue raspberry. Each package came with the candy neatly laid in a special design on a piece of cardboard. Sadly, they were taken away from us in the mid 2000’s
POGS. Ok, we are cheating a little bit here...Milk caps, a version of pogs that actually originated between 1920 and 1930 did not become popular to the public until the early 1990’s. The name POG actually came from a brand of juice, and people would use the caps to play this fabulous game. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that it became a commercial thing, where companies would make different designs to collect. Schools actually started banning this game because they considered it a form of gambling, and kids would get so angry when friends won their POGS that fights would actually break out over them. Those rebels.
OVERALLS The most comfortable item of clothing ever created. Yes overalls had already been around for a while, but they became a staple in the closet of a 90’s kid. There were many different ways we wore these overalls, only one strap buckled with the other hanging down, both buckled and worn with a belt, or both straps unbuckled leaving the front hanging down. Which would you choose, skin tight skinny jeans or these bad boys?
THE SEE THROUGH PHONE Remember Clarissa Explain’s it all? Of course you do. Well her fashion and decorating skills were the envy of all tweens in the 90’s. One thing she had that every girl wanted...The see through phone.
California Dreams. Aired 1992-1996
A teen sitcom about a group of friends, and a heavy metal band. You may remember California Dreams covering a range of topics surrounding issues that teens face. Remember how every sitcom always aired a “...and tonight on a very special episode of…” where they would cover a serious issue such as drug use or peer pressure? Well that was practically every episode of California Dreams.
Clueless. Aired 1996-1999
Clueless was a spin off of the amazingly awesome movie, Clueless. Was the show as amazingly awesome? No. Cher is not Cher unless she’s played by Alicia Silverstone. The show did not make many connections, or keep the plot the same as the actual movie. It wasn’t very good, but hey that didn’t stop us from watching it.
Remember Brandy, The R&B Singer? She played a high school girl named Moesha, living in LA. The show was a typical teen sitcom focusing on teen issues such as teen pregnancy and drug use. It aired on the UPN network and quickly became one of the network’s biggest hit shows.
A video game junkie’s dream was to appear on Nick arcade. It starts with two teams who compete against each other by answering questions about video games. The object of the virtual reality game was to make it to the video zone, to play against the video game wizard of the day.
Land of the Lost. Aired in 1991