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Fun with Nostalgia: 1993 Edition

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


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This Movie Was Inexplicably Popular with Teenage Girls

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This One Was Inexplicably Popular with Teenage Boys

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

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Grown Ups Dressed Like This

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Some of Those Grown Ups Were Reese Witherspoon

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Fades Were a Thing

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

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

This Guy Was a Hero

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

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Madonna Had a Dick

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Pacino Had a Terrible Beard

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But Not As Bad As Cindy Crawford's

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It Was 6 a.m. A Lot in 1993

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We Prided Ourselves in Loserdom

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Leo DiCaprio Looked Like a Teenage Lesbian

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Tom Hanks Broke Our Hearts

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Damn. Just damn.

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What the Hell?

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  • seanfast

    hocus pocus: only time sjp was ever attractive

  • 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 you...is 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.
    http://www.cinemotions.com/dat...

  • 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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