Clarissa Explains . . . Why I Miss 90′s Television

Hey. Dude. I Double Dare You Not To Love This.

Grab your jelly shoes and your Spice Girls cassette tape, we’re going back in time!

I miss you 90’s T.V. I miss not waking up to “Swiper, no swiping. Swiper, no swiping” after falling asleep to Nick At Nite. I miss watching Saturday Morning T.V that didn’t consist of That’s So Raven reruns and Power Rangers spin-offs. I miss quality children’s programming, like CatDog, Hey Arnold!, Tiny Toon Adventures, and Muppet Babies. So, where did you go? I know of several channels that play only reruns, but where is your channel? Where is the channel dedicated to the awesome power of 90’s T.V? You know if I had my own channel dedicated to 90’s T.V . . . Well, it would look a little something like this:

First of all, on this channel there are no commercials, so never mind thinking you’re going to get a baby in a rolly chair chasing a dog through a house. It’s out of the question. From 5am to 11am we cater to the younger generation. We begin with Lamb Chop’s Play Along with her friends Hush Puppy and Charlie Horse . . .“This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend” . . . Yes, we get it Shari. Then we move along to Allegra’s Window. Puppets, people. Puppets. After that, a ride in The Magic School Bus with Ms. Frizzle. We do like to learn here, too. Maybe then, we go to The Big Comfy Couch or Shining Time Station (Either George Carlin or Ringo era). And of course, a little known gem, Under The Umbrella Tree. But, how can we not forget, a childhood favorite: Sharon, Lois, and Bram (Skinnamarink . . . Oh, sorry). To wrap it all up we end with The Gummi Bears, Kids Incorporated, M.M.C, Kidsongs, and Bear In The Big Blue House. He’s a huge, adorable, talking bear. How can you not love him?

Then, a cartoon block: Rocko’s Modern Life, Doug, Ren and Stimpy, Rugrats, Chip ‘N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck, Beetlejuice, Tale Spin, all the old favorites. After that, game shows. Not just any ol’ game shows. Nickelodeon game shows (Their the best you know). Up first, Legends Of The Hidden Temple. Let Olmec guide you in a race against time. Double Dare, of course. What Would You Do?: Marc Summers challenges you to different weird dares (Better than Fear Factor). Wild & Crazy Kids, Guts (Aggro Crag!), and possibly Figure It Out. Lineups are all subject to change.

Finally, we get to the situational comedies and shows that scare the crap out of you when your ten years old. One of my personal favorites sets everything off: Dinosaurs ( I love this show so much, in fact, I own the first two seasons on DVD). After that, another classic (That only lasted two seasons. Weird) Salute Your Shorts. Everybody now! “Camp Anawanna, we hold you in our hearts. And when we think about you (it makes me wanna fart!) It’s ‘I hope we never part’. Now get it right or pay the price.” I knew you knew it. If you didn’t,  Awful Waffle!

Hey Dude!, Secret World of Alex Mac, Adventures In Wonderland, Pete & Pete, Keenan & Kel (Who loves orange soda?), Daria (Remember how racy we all thought it was. Boy, do things change), Boy Meets World, Fast Forward (Do you remember who was in that? Ben Foster, before he was all about being an indie actor), and Babysitters Club. Clarissa Explains It All, All That, and Alf (I miss my Alf doll, even though it scared me) are all obviously included as well. The late night schedule will include Are You Afraid Of The Dark. I remember very little of this one. I think I was too scared to watch. I preferred Goosebumps. That was just creepy and awesome. If there is more hours of television here than one day could possibly hold, don’t worry. We’ll figure out the logistics, later.

90’s television was the bomb (Did we say that back then? I only remember saying cool and dude a lot)! I feel so sorry for kids today and the crap they have to watch. They don’t even play Blues Clues (“Here’s the mail, it never fails, it makes me wanna wag my tail” . . . Sorry. Again) anymore. The airwaves are filled with Hannah’s, sponges (I love you SpongeBob!), Dora’s (Eww), and other things that I really don’t pay attention too. I remember even as I got older I still loved some “kids” shows. It’s quality. Quality that we lack today.

All these awesome memories are making me want the nineties back . . .but not the hair, just the T.V.

See you tomorrow! – Kim

Honorable Mentions:

Blossom, So Weird, Angry Beavers, Ghost Writer, Eureka’s Castle, The Torkelsons, Brotherly Love, Muppets Tonight, S Club 7, and Say What Karaoke.

More 90’s T.V memories HERE

What 90’s shows do YOU miss? Did I miss any? Want an all 90’s era channel too? Tell me in the comments!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Peter says:

    I totally want a 90’s channel. I think it would be awesome! Loving the walk down memory lane. Quality was so much better than it is today, however I do have to admit that some of today’s cartoons are not too bad. Avatar, My Life as a Teenage Robot, iCarly, and Danny Phantom have captured my interest in the past few years.

    1. O.M.G don’t tell anyone this, but I love iCarly, too! It’s probably the best children’s program on today. Not that I watch kid shows or anything (**looks around**) 😉

  2. miseryofmidnight says:

    So I came here from ur recent post on Nickelodeons 90’s lineup and honestly didn’t read through the above post (cuz I’m lazy & tired and unemployed – haha) but i scrolled down and saw the video still of Bear in the Big Blue House and got all giddy inside because Bear is so UNBEARABLY ADORABLE!!!!!!!! Then like an idiot I started scrolling through the video just to see Bear in the Big Blue House and got so frustrated cuz I couldn’t find it…and then I did and now I’m so happy. This coming from a 26 year old *shakes head*

  3. Congratulations!! You are the possessor of the blogs 200th comment! Yay! *throws confetti and streamers*

    Wow, you really love Bear in the Big Blue House. But I can’t blame you. I may or may not have the theme song memorized. Did I really just say that? lol 🙂

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