The Year: 1994. Quentin Taratino’s break0-through hit Pulp Fiction debuted that year; Tom Hanks owned the box office and the Academy Awards with Forrest Gump; the Lion King cornered the kiddie market for the final year (Toy Story would debut in 1995); Reality Bites opened that year as the first mainstream Gen X movie; Ace of Base, Boys II Men, Salt n’ Peppa, and the Crash Test Dummies dominated the music charts; police engaged in a slow-speed chase with O.J. Simpson that year; Tonya Harding faced off against Nancy Kerrigan in the Olympics, Kerrigan placed second, Harding placed 8th; Woodstock ‘94 commemerated the 25th Anniversary of Woodstock; we were all wearing Tommy Hilfiger and cooking on George Foreman grills.
All things considered, 1994 was a terrible year in pop culture. If Pajiba was around, this probably would’ve been that year’s Pajiba 10.
Robert Sean Leonard