29 Late ’90s Millennial Nostalgia That’s Now Forgotten


No, the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards weren’t just something you imagined.

1.

The whole Tickle Me Elmo mania:


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2.

The Michael Graves section at Target, which had full home accessories that were just so chic:


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3.

Ed O’Neill’s 1-800-COLLECT commercials:

4.

Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997” single, which everyone owned a copy of:

5.

The old Comedy Central logo:

6.

MTV’s 10 Spot programming block:

7.

McDonald’s gift certificates that you would get from relatives who had no idea what to get you as a gift:

9.

RuPaul’s late-night talk show, The RuPaul Show, which used to air on VH1:

10.

The large cardboard 3D cutouts that stores would display for VHS releases:


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11.

Restoration Hardware stores that were light and bright (painted with mint green walls) and sold kitschy throwback stuff:


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Columbia House, which everyone would order CDs from and then never pay for them:

14.

Rebecca Romijn as the host of MTV’s House of Style:


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15.

TV cabinets with glass doors that were held in place with magnet holders — and also always felt like it was one rough close away from breaking:

16.

Kids in the Hall, which for some reason felt like it played for six hours a day, every day on Comedy Central:


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17.

Dolly the sheep (the world’s first cloned mammal):

18.

That oh-so-’90s font that Starbucks used to use on their menus:


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Those :08 Min. workout videos:

20.

Real California Cheese commercials (that featured this logo):

21.

The old AOL logo:


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22.

The yellow video game tickets you’d give the cashier at Toys “R” Us in order to buy an item:

23.

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, which were a legit awards show:


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24.

Rosie O’Donnell’s house band, John McD and the McDLT’s, on The Rosie O’Donnell Show:


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25.

When record stores would arrange their singles and albums based on chart placement:


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26.

Sam Goody with its so-late-’80s store designs:


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27.

The giant and heavy TVs they would put on display endcaps inside of stores:


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28.

Beanie Babies handbooks, which were mainly just to tell you the “value” of your collection:

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