Fun with Nostalgia: 1993 Edition

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Fun with Nostalgia: 1993 Edition

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | October 2, 2012 | Comments ()


This Movie Was Inexplicably Popular with Teenage Girls


This One Was Inexplicably Popular with Teenage Boys


This Woman Was Crazy, But in the Good Way Instead of the Way That Gets Your Kid Taken Away


Grown Ups Dressed Like This




Some of Those Grown Ups Were Reese Witherspoon


Fades Were a Thing


I Don't Know Why, But I Watched Perfect World On New Year's Eve


MTV Still Played Music Videos, and This One Creeped Everybody's Sh*t Out

This Guy Was a Hero


People Went to the Mall to Get Glamour Shots, Which Magnified Your Physical Flaws


Madonna Had a Dick


Pacino Had a Terrible Beard


But Not As Bad As Cindy Crawford's


It Was 6 a.m. A Lot in 1993


We Prided Ourselves in Loserdom



Leo DiCaprio Looked Like a Teenage Lesbian


Tom Hanks Broke Our Hearts


Damn. Just damn.


What the Hell?


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  • seanfast

    hocus pocus: only time sjp was ever attractive

  • zeke_the_pig

    Uh, Pacino had a freakin' AWESOME beard, thank you very much.

  • Bistro

    I am a boy who turned 14 in 1993. Cool Runnings still has the power to make me cry.

  • apsutter

    So, am I alone in saying that I wouldn't mind fades coming back? Some of those cuts were damn good looking.

  • They're everywhere I look in East London as the nineties are back w full force. Just watch the Vice UK parody Dalston Superstars.

  • TheBlackMenace

    I had that high top fade in '93. Also my Cowboys were actually relevant, you know before Skeletor Jones killed his own franchise. Now? Panties and pizza for err'body!

  • WestCoastPat

    I'm not ashamed to admit that I still say "Whatever is wrong with no little thing" on a semi-regular basis.

  • John G.

    If that's the Charlie Sheen from the dark timeline, which one do we have?

  • BWeaves

    What are those movies?

    For the record, I'm still writing 1989 on my checks. Somehow 1993 skipped by me.

  • Natallica

    Damn! Reese Whiterspoon was frumpy even as a teen. Sometimes I think she just doesn't even has a vayjayjay, like a Barbie doll

  • Candee

    I watch Hocus Pocus every goddamn year around Halloween probably since it came out. I can't help it. I love it. I can quote it backwards and forwards.

  • thenchonto

    Amok! Amok amok amok!

  • Brown

    I had a huge crush on Reese Witherspoon back during those times.

  • Bedewcrock

    In Fear with Mark Wahlberg?! Loved me some Sarah Mclachlan's version of "Wild Horses". NICOLE 4 EVA!!!

  • tmoney

    Not to be nitpicky- but it's actually The Sundays performing "Wild Horses". It's amazing.

  • Bedewcrock

    I blame Napster. This makes way more sense now, thank you.

  • Still... 'Nicole 4 Eva' was hilarious! Look how far Mark-y has come, y'all.

  • Carlito

    "This Movie Was Inexplicably Popular with Teenage Girls"

    And given how Sarah Jessica Parker looked in it, explicably popular with teenage boys.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker was my first onscreen crush because of this movie. Didn't hurt that I was already a Halloween obsessive at 8 years old. Between this, Addams Family, and The Witches, it's no wonder I associate horror with romance and pnub.

  • Return of Santitas

    I had a crush on Omri Katz who played the teenage boy in this movie. A huge crush. Born out of that show Eerie, Indiana. So that might explain some of the teenage girl love for this movie. Or else people just fucking love Halloween, I mean who doesn't?

  • Yup, loved Omri when I was a teenybopper.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker was really good-looking in this. And to be fair, Bette Midler was off-the-hook funny AND malevolent - she got the whole "Halloween witch" vibe.

    The movie is STILL popular with teenage girls because Disney Channel runs it every year.

  • Bedewcrock

    Also, let's give some credit to Kathy Najimy riding the vacuum. She's awesome.

  • KatSings

    That movie is still popular with grown up girls, too. I know a ton of people my age (and no, we were NOT teenaged in 1993) who still watch Hocus Pocus every year. IT IS NOT SAD AT ALL, STOP JUDGING US! ...ahem.

  • Jezzer

    I loved it too. STOP JUDGING US.

  • Just noting the fact that it gets a new teen/tween audience every year.

    And I can't judge. I wasn't a teenager in 1993 either, and I still dig the movie.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    But is it better than The Worst Witch? I was actually wondering if this movie WAS popular with girls - I have no memory of it being a thing at my school - but maybe at 16/17 I was just a little above that demographic.

  • Gina

    I don't know about better, but I never heard about "The Worst Witch" until this year, assuming we're talking about the movie with Tim Curry and Fairuza Balk... I know a lot more people who saw "Hocus Pocus", whereas "The Worst Witch" wasn't a part of my childhood.

  • Socrates_Johnson

    I was 9 at the time, but I concur. Probably the best she's ever looked. The corset probably helps.

  • pajiba

    Best she's ever looked? The Sarah Jessica Parker from "L.A. Story" begs to differ.

  • Carlito

    The white dress from Honeymoon in Vegas.

  • Socrates_Johnson

    I was going to reiterate corset, but no. That view totally trumps corset.

  • space_oddity

    Courtney Love was never crazy in the good way; people just didn't recognize her batshittery. I went to school in Portland in the late 80s when she was a scenester there and she was UNIVERSALLY reviled.

  • Fredo

    You forgot:

    - Everyone learned what a "G thang" was as they played The Chronic nonstop.
    - The Bodyguard (or rather "I Will Always Love You") was a big hit.
    - We all lined up to see Jurassic Park.
    - We met Mulder & Scully, Frasier's Dad and Brother Niles and saw a lot of Dennis Franz's ass.
    - Animaniacs

  • Drake

    My goddaughter is COMPLETELY hooked on my Animanics box sets. She's obviously an intelligent and discerning child.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Animaniacs! Les Miseranimaux!

  • Kala

    That witch movie was strangely compelling when I was a pre-teen, despite the fact that I was aware of the fact that it wasn't particularly good. Chalk it up to the talking puppet cat and Bette Midler's antics.

    I kindly ask you to please step off of Pacino's beard. I have far too much love for Carlito's Way to tolerate that junk, especially since there's more deserving fodder, like Sean Penn's 'fro.

  • FrayedMachine

    I TOTALLY just watched Hocus Pocus the other night and it was horribly terrible and filled with a lot more sexual innuendo then I remember there being when I first watched it (but to my defense, I was a terribly naive and innocent child. Like TERRIBLY naive and innocent). But this list has just reminded me of how long it's been since I've seen Cool Running and that is a problem that has to be resolved as soon as feasibly possible. I imagine this movie was almost as good as I remembered it being. maybe. Probably not.

  • ,

    My age, I NEED pictures to remember 1993.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I think my college boyfriend had all of those sweaters.

    Reese wasn't a grown-up! Neither was I, but I had an awesome black skirt and suspenders outfit that I wore with turtlenecks and white button-downs.

    Madonna had a dick, but no eyebrows. And Cindy Crawford played Richard Grieco.

  • JenVegas

    This was not really "fun" because it just made me feel old.

  • ERM

    The Jamaican bobsled team movie was also inexplicably popular with girls. Or maybe just me...

  • PuraPuma

    I loved it too! I will watch it if I see it on tv. Every single time.

  • apsutter

    Loved that freakin movie!

  • Socrates_Johnson

    Yeah. But if the Swiss see a pretty girl, they'd probably go "Ein! Zwei! Drei!" and try to push her down a hill of ice.

  • Socrates_Johnson

    ...and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers debuted. Your list is now complete.

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